The guitar riff from Muse’s ‘Plug in Baby‘ has been named as the best Guitar riff of the past decade in a poll by Total Guitar magazine.
Released back in 2001, taken from their Origin of Symmetry Album, the track only made it to number 11 in the UK singles chart, but has managed to score much higher in this latest table.
The poll also placed the group, whose guitarist Matt Bellamy created the memorable lines, at number five with another of their tracks Knights Of Cydonia.
Total Guitar asked readers to name the ultimate guitar riff of the past ten years, which is celebrated in a special “monster riffs” edition of the magazine.
Stephen Lawson, editor of Total Guitar magazine, has said;
“I think Muse won because Matt Bellamy is a guitar hero for the 21st century,”
“He’s genuinely innovative, a real creative type who comes up with unique guitar parts. I’m sure it helps that his riffs are catchy too,” he stated.
Bands such as Green Day, Kasabian, Biffy Clyro, Elbow, Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers all made the top 50.
Last year, a poll also found that 1968 track Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix was the greatest all-time riff.
Meanwhile, earlier this year, the band were voted as having produced the greatest cover version of all time, for their rendition of Feeling Good.
The survey for car maker Seat found that the band’s cover of the track – originally made famous by Nina Simone – topped a poll of music fans, beating performances by the Clash, Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Buckley.