Best Rock Song Intros


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41 Poison - Alice Cooper
42 Hangar 18 - Megadeth
43 Evil Angel - Breaking Benjamin
44 Day Tripper - The Beatles
45 Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones

65 really?! I honestly believe this song has the greatest rock intro of all time. So many different layers of music in this intro help create one of the most epic and intense feelings ever. The intro has the listener excitedly anticipating what's next, this intense build up could be down to the subtle "oooh"s or the piano key that sets the song in motion and more but either way there is no denying that this has one of the greatest introduction sequences ever!

Every time I hear this I feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Definitely my favorite. So soothing and relaxing. - MontyPython

46 Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer
47 Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
48 Masquerade - Versailles
49 Snow (Hey Oh) - Red Hot Chili Peppers
50 Closure - Asking Alexandria
51 Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
52 Black Betty - Spiderbait

Ram Jam's version of Black Betty is widely known, but I honestly think that Spiderbait gave it a more aggressive face. Also, I find Spiderbait's version much catchier than Ram Jam's. :-)

53 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold
54 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana V 1 Comment
55 Where the Streets Have No Name - U2

The buildup from the keyboards to the arpeggiated guitar, to when the drums kick in... It's unlike anything else I've ever heard

What an astonishing intro. Just listen it

56 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold
57 The Sails of Charon - Scorpions

A must listen intro! Especially for people who are looking for superb but obscure/deep tracks and intros.
It's probably the longest intro on this list because it also includes the solo - yes, the guitar solo is in the intro. The song structure is unusual but it's awesome. Uli rocks! - Metal_Treasure

58 The End - The Doors
59 In the Light - Led Zeppelin
60 The Final Countdown - Europe
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