10 Most Famous Guitar Intros

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The Top Ten

1 Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple

The title is "10 Most Famous Guitar Intros", and this is the best known guitar intro ever... it's great, but I hate that this riff is so commercial - rock2metal

probably the most legendary opening - moose4life19

First one I think of, a classic!

best riff till the date. very easy to play and awesome

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2 Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

love the beginning to this song like everytime it comes on I'm like this is the snazz hahahahahahaha but yeah fav on here also this is like the most accurate list I've seen on here so far - ballaboi17

Sweet Child O' Mine has to be no. 1, it is the most noticable guitar intro easily

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3 Enter Sandman - Metallica

I JUST WENT TO THE CONERT MAN THEY ARE REALLY GOOD THIS IS THERE NO. 1 SONG THEN SAD BUT TEUE GUITAR RIFF IS AWESOME

4 Thunderstruck - AC/DC V 2 Comments
5 Hells Bells - AC/DC

One of the best and easily the most famous. It gets you hooked on the song, and the bell adds a nice sound to it. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Metallica tried to replicate this and make it their own (and I admit, it is amazing), but it's not as good as the song they got the idea from. - Songsta41

Incredible intro, absolutely unforgettable. Picture: slow-motion walking, smoke around your ankles, dark sunglasses, backlit... And this song.

#1 (Smoke on the Water) and #2 (Sweet Child O' Mine) are phenomenal riffs... But the greatest INTRO is Hells Bells. Let's be real.

Love the whole song. Great unique opening. Definitely deserves top 3 but I recon its #1

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6 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
7 The Trooper - Iron Maiden
8 Metal Meltdown - Judas Priest Metal Meltdown - Judas Priest
9 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Not only does this jump at you from the first note, but it scares you because it just says "anarchy to follow".

I learned this song and I really liked it

10 Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden

The Newcomers

? Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Really? People's here talking bout great intros, and stairway to heaven wasn't even listed?

This should be way higher in the list like at least top 10

? My Curse - Killswitch Engage My Curse - Killswitch Engage

The Contenders

11 Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
12 Layla - Derek and the Dominoes Layla - Derek and the Dominoes

Wow clearly the most memorable intro by one of the greatest guitarist ever Eric Clapton

13 Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth
14 Strike of the Beast - Exodus Strike of the Beast - Exodus
15 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
16 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
17 Sunshine of Your Love - Cream

Amazing Great Song Great Guitar Riff Vote This One Up Higher - mneilan

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18 Day Tripper - The Beatles
19 Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin

I would have thought Whole Lotta Love would be on this list instead, but I can see this.

The greatest intro and song ever.

20 Desecration of Souls - Mercyful Fate Desecration of Souls - Mercyful Fate
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Top Remixes

1. Metal Meltdown - Judas Priest
2. Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden
3. Thunderstruck - AC/DC
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1. Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple
2. Enter Sandman - Metallica
3. Thunderstruck - AC/DC
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1. Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple
2. Iron Man - Black Sabbath
3. Enter Sandman - Metallica
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