Best Rock Song Intros

Song intros are what makes you want to listen to the song even more.
Here are the Top 10 greatest Song Intros.

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1For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

The best intro ever. The bass intro makes the song more energetic and I think this is the best Metallica song with the great bass lines of cliff and the guitar work of kirk, vocals by james and yes the crazy drumming of Lars - amitcornelius1

Heard this song during the hockey playoffs & it just pumps the arena wild!

Why is the best intro ever 22nd? I've actually heard this song live and the guitaring gives me chills down my spine - Danielsun182

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2Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N Roses

Song intro... Oh come on?
Without a doubt.. Best ever..

Gotta love this one. When I was first getting into rock music this was my favorite! - Donut

The way all the instruments gradually come in is amazing!

Sends shivers down my spine every time

3Thunderstruck - AC/DC

A very catchy intro, its what attracted me to the song... But Sweet Child O' Mine is better. I'm surprised master of puppets intro isn't on the list

The Ultimate "pump up the crowd" song. The Riff... The Chant... It's legendary - VADERtheIMPALER

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4Your Betrayal - Bullet for My Valentine

This intro is definitely badass, but it should be #2 and For Whom the Bell Tolls should be #1 all by itself.

5The Trooper - Iron Maiden
6Money for Nothing - Dire Straits

The intro just gets you to the mood; it gets you so high that you can reach the sky. I love Dire Straits. MARK KNOPFLER IS THE BEST GUITARIST EVER! SAY WHAT YOU SAY

No intro to any song, ever, has ever, or will ever, come close to this beauty.

There's nothing much to say except this is one rocking intro!

Awesome song greatest guitar intro I ever heard

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7Enter Sandman - Metallica

This Intro Is The Most Hardest Rock Intro I've Ever Heard, I Gotta Say It Should be Either 1 or 2 But I Guess 5 Is Still OK, But This Metallica's Hardest Intro Ever

this intro makes you more and more excited... its the perfect intro

8Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
9Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

The intro to this legendary song, transcends any form of human greatness.

Never heard something as amazing as this... The intro is absolute perfection
Its out of human reach
And I love how jimmy page improvises it on stage

Heartbreaker by Led Zep a much better intro. It should be top ten!

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10Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple

The most legendary intro in rock history and the most obvious winner on this list.

The Newcomers

?King of Dreams - Deep Purple

Spooky, unusual and awesome. - Metal_Treasure

?Fallen Angels - Black Veil Brides

The Contenders

11Ghost Love Score - Nightwish

Nightwish is the my favorite band of all time and Ghost Love Score is my favorite song. I hope others agree with me and this song stays number 1 forever!

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12Battery - Metallica
13What Lies Beneath - Breaking Benjamin
14Layla - Derek & the Dominoes
15Gates of Babylon - Rainbow

Awesome intro and it's so unique that can't be described. It just slides into your head like nothing else.
Try the song sample below (only part of the intro guys). - Metal_Treasure

16Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses

Guns N Roses was one of the most talanted Bands of our time. Axle viocals were off the charts! Slash could play anything. What a shame they couldn't work out there def.

Slash was supreme on this piece. The music he played was perfect. Axles vocals were frightening, as they should have been. - mgenet

17Am I Evil - Diamond Head
18Knocking at Your Back Door - Deep Purple

The most unique intro ever! Knock, knock...
Give a listen to this - amazing and funny. You won't be sorry. - Metal_Treasure

19Discord - After Forever
20Hero - Skillet
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List StatsUpdated 11 Dec 2016

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Top Remixes (7)

1. Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple
2. Gates of Babylon - Rainbow
3. Knocking at Your Back Door - Deep Purple
1. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
2. Am I Evil - Diamond Head
3. Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden
1. Your Betrayal - Bullet for My Valentine
2. Caught Somewhere In Time - Iron Maiden
3. What Lies Beneath - Breaking Benjamin

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