Best Rock Song Intros

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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

I get goosebumps every time I hear this song. It's by far the greatest song intro ever written! The awesome bass guitar riff is just the best and Lars absolutely nailed the drumming rhythm! The intro is just the right length to build suspense and the energy is just exploding. Best... Song Intro... Ever!

Heard this song during the hockey playoffs & it just pumps the arena wild!

Incredible intro, creative and powerful.

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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 The Trooper - Iron Maiden
8 Am I Evil - Diamond Head
9 Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple

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

10 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!

The Newcomers

? Iron Man - Black Sabbath

The Contenders

11 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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12 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

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 Layla - Derek & the Dominoes
17 What Lies Beneath - Breaking Benjamin
18 Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth
19 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

The intro is absolutely amazing and the song itself is even better. 1: Money for Nothing 2: Hell's Bells 3: Wish You Were Here.

20 Caught Somewhere In Time - Iron Maiden
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1. Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple
2. Thunderstruck - AC/DC
3. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth
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1. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
2. Am I Evil - Diamond Head
3. Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden
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1. Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N Roses
2. Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple
3. The Trooper - Iron Maiden
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