I Love Rock N Roll
#8 on our list of "Top 10 Iconic Riffs of the 80s:"
I Love Rock 'N Roll – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (Guitarist(s): Joan Jett and Ricky Byrd)
The video game sensation of Guitar Hero owes much to this riff (and to others on the list, of course), and the female rockers of the world owe much to Joan Jett. Alongside Pat Benatar and the band Heart, Joan Jett and the female rockers of the 80s left us all with some incredible songs and earth-rumbling riffs. This riff is no exception with its low E5 chord and the I-IV-V progression being steadily interrupted by the bluesy minor 3rd on a bent 3rd fret of the low E string. And who could forget that catchy minor pentatonic lick that’s doubled across two octaves and shows up in between every line?!?!
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