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Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love' named Britain's favourite guitar riff

Led Zeppelin have come out top in a poll of Britain's favourite guitar riffs.

BBC Radio 2 asked the public for their top axe licks and the main theme to Zeppelin's 1969 song 'Whole Lotta Love' was No.1.

At No.2 on the list was Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine' whilst AC/DC's 'Back In Black' came in at No.3.

Other highly placed entries included Deep Purple's 'Smoke On The Water' and The Kinks' 'You Really Got Me'.

Speaking about Led Zeppelin's famous riff, "knocked out" guitarist Jimmy Page commented:

"I wanted a riff that really moved, that people would really get, and would bring a smile to their faces, but when I played it with the band, it really went into overdrive. There was this intent to have this riff and the movement of it, so it was menacing as well as quite sort of caressing."

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Listen to the top three tracks below:


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