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The history of rock n roll through the years in 100 familiar-sounding riffs - this Chicago guitarist shows some amazing skills recounting the classics.

Alex Chadwick plays the classic guitar riffs from 100 songs all in a row with no break - a mightily impressive feat. It's all here, from the early days of Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly to modern rockers The Strokes and Foo Fighters.

The amazing feat has been viewed nearly 300,000 times on YouTube.

The guitarist, who plays riff after riff on a 1958 Fender Stratocaster - considered to be one of the most iconic-sounding electric guitars - performed the musical stunt to promote music shop Chicago Music Exchange.

See how many of these classics you recognise, check out the video below.


Here's the complete list of songs that Chadwick gets through...

1 Mr. Sandman - Chet Atkins
2 Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
3 Words of Love - Buddy Holly
4 Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
5 Rumble - Link Wray
6 Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran 
7 Pipeline - The Chantays 
8 Miserlou - Dick Dale 
9 Wipeout - Surfaris 
10 Daytripper - The Beatles 
11 Can't Explain - The Who 
12 Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones 
13 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix 
14 Black Magic Woman - Santana 
15 Helter Skelter - The Beatles 
16 Oh Well - Fleetwood Mac 
17 Crossroads - Cream 
18 Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin 
19 Paranoid - Black Sabbath 
20 Fortunate Sun - Creedence Clearwater Revival 
21 Funk 49 - James Gang 
22 Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin 
23 Bitch - Rolling Stones 
24 Layla - Derek and the Dominos 
25 School's Out - Alice Cooper
26 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple 
27 Money - Pink Floyd 
28 Jessica - Allman Brothers 
29 La Grange - ZZ Top 
30 20th Century Boy - T. Rex 
31 Scarlet Begonias - Grateful Dead 
32 Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd 
33 Walk This Way - Aerosmith
34 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
35 Stranglehold - Ted Nugent
36 Boys Are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy 
37 Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
38 Carry on My Wayward Son - Kansas 
39 Blitzkreig Bop - The Ramones 
40 Barracuda - Heart 
41 Runnin' with the Devil - Van Halen 
42 Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits 
43 Message in a Bottle - The Police
44 Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) - Neil Young
45 Back in Black - AC/DC 
46 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne 
47 Spirit of Radio - Rush 
48 Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan 
49 Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes
50 Holy Diver - Dio 
51 Beat It - Michael Jackson 
52 Hot For Teacher - Van Halen 
53 What Difference Does It Make - The Smiths
54 Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen 
55 Money For Nothing - Dire Straits 
56 You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi 
57 The One I Love - REM 
58 Where the Streets Have No Name - U2
59 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
60 Sweet Child 'O Mine - Guns N' Roses 
61 Girls, Girls, Girls - Motley Crue 
62 Cult of Personality -Living Colour
63 Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue 
64 Running Down a Dream - Tom Petty 
65 Pictures of Matchstick Men - Camper Van Beethoven/Status Quo
66 Thunderstruck - AC/DC 
67 Twice as Hard - Black Crowes 
68 Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson 
69 Enter Sandman - Metallica 
70 Man in the Box - Alice in Chains
71 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana 
72 Give it Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers 
73 Even Flow - Pearl Jam 
74 Outshined - Soundgarden 
75 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine 
76 Sex Type Thing - Stone Temple Pilots
77 Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz 
78 Welcome to Paradise - Green Day 
79 Possum Kingdom - Toadies 
80 Say it Ain't So - Weezer 
81 Zero - Smashing Pumpkins 
82 Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters 
83 Sex and Candy - Marcy Playground 
84 Smooth - Santana 
85 Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers 
86 Short Skirt, Long Jacket - Cake
87 Turn a Square - The Shins 
88 Seven Nation Army - White Stripes 
89 Hysteria - Muse 
90 I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness 
91 Blood and Thunder - Mastadon 
92 Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet 
93 Reptilia - The Strokes 
94 Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand 
95 Float On - Modest Mouse 
96 Blue Orchid - White Stripes 
97 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day 
98 Steady As She Goes - The Raconteurs 
99 I Got Mine - Black Keys 
100 Cruel - St. Vincent


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