10 Most Famous Guitar Intros

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1Smoke 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!

first song I learned on guitar - Flyingmidget12

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2Sweet 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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3Enter 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

4Thunderstruck - AC/DC
5Hells 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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6Iron Man - Black Sabbath
7The Trooper - Iron Maiden
8Metal Meltdown - Judas Priest
9Smells 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

10Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden

The Contenders

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

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

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

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

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18Day Tripper - The Beatles
19Heartbreaker - 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.

20Desecration of Souls - Mercyful Fate
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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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