Another week of summer, and another batch of epic “Riffs” with the 101 Riffs Of Summer on 101 WRIF Detroit’s Rock Station. We spanned several decades this week, with excellent riffs from the 80s to more recent rocking tracks.

This week, we put the spotlight on epic riffs from rock greats like George Thorogood to newcomers like Michigan’s own Greta Van Fleet. We featured several other great and recognizable riffs during the show this week. Make sure to listen Monday through Friday at 2pm for the daily “Riff Of Summer!” Plus, you’ll get two “riffs” on Two-Fer Tuesdays doubling up on some of your favorite WRIF bands.

In previous weeks, we’ve highlighted bands like Rage Against The Machine, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix, and more. The catalogue goes deep and it goes way back, covering all different aspects and angles of rock and roll throughout the years. Great “Riffs” happened back in the ’60s, and they’re still happening today. With the 101 Riffs of Summer, we hope to cover all of your favorites spanning across multiple generations and decades.

If you missed any of the “Riffs” this week, check out the playlist below, along with the playlist from previous weeks, as well. Then, continue reading to hear about an awesome contest with a rocking Grand Prize!

Here’s what you missed on the show this week! Don’t forget to listen Monday through Friday at 2pm for the “101 Riffs Of Summer!” (Still listen other times, too…just make sure not to miss it at 2pm, is what we’re saying.).

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Week 12 Playlist

  • Monday, August 14th

    Breaking Benjamin – “I Will Not Bow”

    This was the lead single off their 2009 album, Dear Agony. Breaking Benjamin will be coming to Pine Knob September 1st with Disturbed.

  • Tuesday, August 15th

    Greta Van Fleet – “The Falling Sky”

    The fourth single off their latest album, Starcatcher, released in 2023. Starcatcher is the band’s third studio album.

    Greta Van Fleet – “Highway Tune”

    Two-fer Tuesday, so we got a double dose of our hometown heroes, Greta Van Fleet. “Highway Tune” is what helped launch them into becoming a household name back in 2017.

  • Wednesday, August 16th

    Judas Priest – “Turbo Lover”

    This track was a single off of the band’s Turbo album in 1986. It’s considered to be the best song on the album.

  • Thursday, August 17th

    HIM – “Wings Of A Butterfly”

    This track was featured on the band’s fifth studio album, Dark Light, in 2005. The music video was also very popular, being number one on MTV2’s Rock Countdown for five weeks before being retired.

  • Friday, August 18th

    George Thorogood – “Bad To The Bone”

    Ended the week with one of the most iconic riffs of all-time! The song was featured on the 1982 album by the same name. It’s a go-to song for Hollywood when they want to depict a bad guy in a comedic way. It’s been featured in a ton of movies and shows.

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