Top 10 Best Song Intros That Are Less Than 5 Seconds Long

Donut
These are those song intros that are so quick that you can't enjoy them good enough, no matter how many times you listen to them.

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1Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 2 - Pink Floyd

Nothing quite like this. It just pulls you into the song immediately. - Donut

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2Everything In Its Right Place - Radiohead

(for the record, I thought I changed the title to 8. My bad. It should be 8 seconds) - Donut

I never knew such an original album could be summed up so quickly. - Donut

3Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz

I get so excited for the song when I hear those drums hit, then it slows down and the low guitars and bass enter. Oh, my goodness that is so great to hear. - Donut

What? The intro of this song is quite long. I am not sure which song you or I have heard. - keyson

I'm just talking about when the drums hit for a couple of seconds and the guitar enters. Not the entire intro or guitar work. Should've explained what I meant better. - Donut

4Feel Good, Inc. - Gorillaz

Hearing that laugh makes my day to be honest. - Donut

Everything of this band is great - YanRocky

5Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel

When I first heard this song, I was pretty excited since I knew it was known to be very good, but the opening line alone caught me by surprise and kept me fully invested in the whole song. - Donut

"Hello, darkness, my old friend" is possibly the best opening lyric ever. - PetSounds

6Moonage Daydream - David Bowie

That moment when the guitar strikes and he sings, then it strikes again and he changes pace. For that short moment, rock music was perfect. - Donut

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7Dude (Looks Like a Lady) - Aerosmith

I can't believe I forgot this one. The intro is shorter than 5 secs but it's so crazy. - Metal_Treasure

8Thank God It's Christmas - Queen

Here you are - the most beautiful Queen song, and it's with no intro, or there is one which is only 1 sec long. Give a chance to this amazing song, moreover X-mas is around the corner. - Metal_Treasure

Totally agree. One of Queen's finest songs. So underrated, though. Kind of sad to think not as people know it. Thanks for your contributions to the list! - Donut

9Yesterday - The Beatles

"Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away." I think Paul McCartney just broke our definition of 'true lyrics' with that bit, for that is the most real 7 seconds I've ever heard in my entire life. - Donut

There is a reason this is the most-often recorded song in history.

10Basket Case - Green Day

It just jumps out at you! Can't go wrong with this one. - Donut

The Contenders

11Wicked Witch - Demons & Wizards

Less than 1 sec intro. A beautiful acoustic ballad. - Metal_Treasure

12Cold Hearted Woman - Rainbow

Less than 1 second and you hear an awesome singer (D. White), followed by a killer riff - like all Ritchie Blackmore's riffs. - Metal_Treasure

13Miracle Machine - Blind Guardian

Practically there's no intro at all, the singer just starts singing after one short note on the piano. Only one note, less than 1 second long!
But when you hear the amazing voice of the singer you just stop thinking about anything else. This is a new song (ballad), 2015. - Metal_Treasure

14Dream of Mirrors - Iron Maiden

To be honest, not really sure why this list exists. Any intro under 8 seconds isn't long enough. - Songsta41

Come on, man. Haven't you ever had that little part in a song you wish you could listen to forever? Some of them are at the beginning of the track. - Donut

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15Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

I actually think Bohemian Rhapsody has a very long intro - yes, Freddie starts singing almost acapella but this is exactly the intro to this song. - Metal_Treasure

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16Revolution - Primal Fear
17One More Time - Daft Punk

I don't know why, but hearing the song open like that gives me a good feeling. I don't know why but it just does. - Donut

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18Crime of the Century - Supertramp
19Feels Like We Only Go Backwards - Tame Impala
20Cloud Number Nine - Bryan Adams
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1. Everything In Its Right Place - Radiohead
2. Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz
3. Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 2 - Pink Floyd
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1. Dude (Looks Like a Lady) - Aerosmith
2. Thank God It's Christmas - Queen
3. Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 2 - Pink Floyd
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