According to The Pulse of Radio, Gibson.com has compiled a list of the 10 greatest guitar riffs of the Eighties, or as the site put it, the 10 riffs "we deem the most totally awesome of the (decade)." Included on the list are riffs from acts like RUSH, GUNS N' ROSES, JUDAS PRIEST and AC/DC, along with more surprising inclusions from MICHAEL JACKSON and THE CLASH. The list is below, along with an excerpt from the reason for each.
09. GUNS N' ROSES - "Sweet Child o' Mine"
08. THE CLASH - "Should I Stay or Should I Go"
07. MICHAEL JACKSON (featuring Steve Lukather) - "Beat It"
06. JUDAS PRIEST - "Breaking the Law"
05. DEF LEPPARD - "Photograph"
04. SCORPIONS - "Rock You Like a Hurricane"
03. OZZY OSBOURNE (featuring Randy Rhoads) - "Crazy Train"
02. THE ROLLING STONES - "Start Me Up"
01. AC/DC - "Back in Black"