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.

The Top Ten

1 Stay with Me - Faces

The roughest, loudest and most fun Rock band of the late 60's early 70's. - phr

Iron Maiden covers this, FooFighters covers this, Van Halen, Guns & Roses, Pearl Jam, even the Sex Pistols covered this song live.

2 For 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!

It just gives me the chills every time I hear it. - Wolf92xd

So awesome

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3 Sweet 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

4 Thunderstruck - 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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5 Your 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.

6 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
7 Money 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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8 Enter 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

9 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

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

He outro was the best part - zxm

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!

10 Am I Evil - Diamond Head

The Contenders

11 The Trooper - Iron Maiden
12 Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple

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

13 Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden
14 Battery - Metallica
15 Baba O'Riley - The Who

Definitely of the best intros, should be at least in the first 5

The Who - Masters of epic song intros.

Nabbed off 1 direction

16 Ghost 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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17 Layla - Derek & the Dominoes
18 What Lies Beneath - Breaking Benjamin
19 Gates 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

20 Knocking 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

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Top Remixes (9)

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. Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N Roses
2. Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple
3. The Trooper - Iron Maiden

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