Top 10 Most Instantly Recognizable Song Intros


The Top Ten

1 Hot Legs - Rod Stewart

What? I've never even heard of this song, and it's above classics like Stairway to Heaven, Smoke on the Water, and Bohemian Rhapsody? - SoldierOfFortune

There's a spam voter on this site who votes for Rod Stewart on several lists every day. I made a list 'Top Ten Music Lists on TheTopTens Where the Number One Items are Number One Items Thanks to Spam Voting'

Only #1 because of the Rod Stewart spam voter. I have never heard this song, so of course I wouldn't recognize the intro. - allamassal

Who's that knocking on m door...

It's a simple fact of live, if you make lists where people can vote; they will vote what they like. For instance the list of best albums of all time; clearly Sgt Peppers and Exile On Main Street are up there with Blond On Blond, but you find they are not on top of that list. other people do think other albums are better ad that fine, they are maybe to young to know about the Beatles, The Stones or Dylan. I recently met a young guy who never heard of Elvis. Come one...I mean what. That people vote for Rod Stewart means only one thing; he's well known and he still has a large fanbase, nothing wrong with that. I personally like Nirvana but I do not see them in many lists, not even in the top 10 of this one, and tell me Smells everybody knows from note one. But I can live with that...

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2 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

Voting this to keep the obviously spam-voted Rod Stewart song from the #1 spot - IronFist13

3 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Almost everyone knows this one. "Is this the real life... is this just fantasy..." - allamassal

"Is this the real life... is this just fantasy
caught in a landslide...
no escape from reality..." - Kolobanov

4 We Will Rock You - Queen

The intro is like the whole song - Userguy44

I know it from the first sound.

5 Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood
6 Back in Black - ACDC
7 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
8 Master of Puppets - Metallica

I can dream the intro! - Userguy44

9 Echoes - Pink Floyd
10 Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger

The Contenders

11 Let's Get it On - Marvin Gaye
12 Come Together - The Beatles
13 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
14 Extreme Ways - Moby
15 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
16 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
17 Fallen - Electus
18 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
19 One - Metallica
20 Tom Sawyer - Rush
21 Avaritia - Deadmau5
22 Battery - Metallica
23 Blue - Gemini
24 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
25 Don't Stop - The Loops of Fury
26 Paradise Circus - Massive Attack
27 I Want You Back - Jackson 5
28 Save My Night - Armin Van Buuren
29 In the End - Linkin Park
30 Some Chords - Deadmau5
31 Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A

"You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge." - LizardKing99

BACKZ INZ the HUUD I Think You'll Understand That Lizard - FettiMC

32 Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
33 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
34 Blind Faith - Chase & Status
35 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
36 Careless Whisper - George Michael
37 Master Exploder - Tenacious D
38 Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 - Pink Floyd

"We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Teacher, leave them kids alone!
All in all it's just another brick in the wall
All in all you're just another brick in the wall" - christangrant

39 Epic - Faith No More

More like the outro. - Userguy44

40 Once Upon a Time In New York City - Huey Lewis

Now it's always once upon a time in New York City
It's a big old, bad old, tough old town, it's true
But beginnings are contagious there
They're always setting stages there
They're always turning pages there for you

Love this song!

41 Fight Fire With Fire - Metallica
42 Vision One - Royksopp
43 Megalovania - Toby Fox
44 Heart-Shaped Box - Nirvana
45 Wake Up Dead - Megadeth
46 Thunderstruck - AC/DC
47 Jump - Van Halen
48 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
49 Imagine - John Lennon
50 Light My Fire - The Doors
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List Stats

500 votes
60 listings
3 years, 123 days old

Top Remixes (5)

1. Extreme Ways - Moby
2. Fallen - Electus
3. Echoes - Pink Floyd
1. Master of Puppets - Metallica
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
3. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
1. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
2. We Will Rock You - Queen
3. Back in Black - ACDC

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