Google "easiest guitar riffs", and it's likely that you'll be faced with the same three or four songs time after time. Iron Man. Seven Nation Army. Satisfaction, and of course, Smoke On The Water. For a beginner guitarist, it's enough to drive them insane and leave them yearning for more songs to play that are within their skill level. Learning any instrument is never an easy process, and if there's one thing that would lead a new player to give up before they've even properly started, it would be a lack of songs to play.
To assist those looking for new songs to learn and experiment with, here is a list of guitar riffs that can be easily mastered by a beginner player looking to expand their repertoire. In some instances, these songs are easier to play than the regular litany of songs that have been dubbed the "easiest" for beginners, yet they never appear on common lists of the easiest riffs of all time, which is honestly quite a shame. If anyone is looking for more songs to try their hand at, then this list might be a good place to start.
At the end of the day, at least it isn't Smoke On The Water again.