Led Zeppelin's 5 Best Guitar Riffs

Jimmy Page has dealt out some classics throughout the years, but these are his very best.

April 6, 2018

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Led Zeppelin is one of those bands whose sound is instantly recognizable the moment you hear it. Chock full of hits, it's easy to come up with a playlist of their best tracks.

Jimmy Page's guitar takes a little more work though.

His sound is iconic and helped shape rock & roll for years to come. While this isn't a proclamation that these are his best riffs, they stand out as some of my favorites.

1. "Good Times, Bad Times"

It's amazing that this was the first exposure to Led Zeppelin for so many. The second you hear the "duh-nuh," you know you're in for a treat.

2. "Heartbreaker"

The Led Zeppelin II track grooves. The beauty of it lies in its simplicity. Not overwhelming, but says so much.

3. "In My Time Of Dying"

Psychedlic slide guitar? Sign me up. This 11-minute epic has everything you ever wanted from the guitar.

4. "The Ocean"

Another one of those riffs that defines Led Zeppelin. Simple, but iconic.

5. "Black Dog"

You didn't think we'd put up a list of Zeppelin's best riffs without including this song, did you?