Best Rock Song Intros


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41Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
42Masquerade - Versailles
43Snow (Hey Oh) - Red Hot Chili Peppers
44Closure - Asking Alexandria
45Black Betty - Spiderbait

Ram Jam's version of Black Betty is widely known, but I honestly think that Spiderbait gave it a more aggressive face. Also, I find Spiderbait's version much catchier than Ram Jam's. :-)

46A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold
47Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
48Where the Streets Have No Name - U2

The buildup from the keyboards to the arpeggiated guitar, to when the drums kick in... It's unlike anything else I've ever heard

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49Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer
50The Final Countdown - Europe
51Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
52Raining Blood - Slayer

It broods for a little, before bursting into a backwards triple gallop where ALL will headbang.

53Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold
54The Sails of Charon - Scorpions

A must listen intro! Especially for people who are looking for superb but obscure/deep tracks and intros.
It's probably the longest intro on this list because it also includes the solo - yes, the guitar solo is in the intro. The song structure is unusual but it's awesome. Uli rocks! - Metal_Treasure

55Under Pressure - Queen
56Hearts Burst Into Fire - Bullet for My Valentine
57Angel Witch - Angel Witch
58Back in Black - AC/DC
59Under a Glass Moon - Dream Theater
60Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones

65 really?! I honestly believe this song has the greatest rock intro of all time. So many different layers of music in this intro help create one of the most epic and intense feelings ever. The intro has the listener excitedly anticipating what's next, this intense build up could be down to the subtle "oooh"s or the piano key that sets the song in motion and more but either way there is no denying that this has one of the greatest introduction sequences ever!

Definitely my favorite. So soothing and relaxing. - MontyPython

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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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