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?

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'

Wait what the heck? I know this song but I don't even recognize the intro

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

It was spam voted. I am 100% sure because I've seen the spam voting. I even know who did it.

2 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

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

3 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

EVERYBODY knows the intro even if they don't know the actual song.

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

Is this the real life? is this a fantasy?

Of course

4 We Will Rock You - Queen

The intro is like the whole song

A sports anthem... Classic one.

You can hear the clapping making it an instant hit.

Stomp stomp clap

5 Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood
6 Master of Puppets - Metallica

I can dream the intro!

7 Back in Black - ACDC
8 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

The intro is so iconic and bad ass

All aboard!

9 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
10 Echoes - Pink Floyd

The Contenders

11 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
12 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

So iconic!

13 One - Metallica
14 Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
15 Come Together - The Beatles

I love this soft intro.

16 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
17 Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N' Roses

How is this not number one

Should be in the top 20

Oof should be higher. Top 15 at least.

18 Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger
19 Extreme Ways - Moby
20 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
21 Fallen - Electus
22 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
23 Roundabout - Yes
24 Tom Sawyer - Rush
25 Avaritia - Deadmau5
26 Battery - Metallica

One of the greatest Metallica intros. I love how it starts soft and then kicks into the distortion. I like it more than Master Of Puppets.

27 Blue - Gemini
28 I Want You Back - Jackson 5
29 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
30 Don't Stop - The Loops of Fury
31 Paradise Circus - Massive Attack
32 Imagine - John Lennon
33 Painkiller - Judas Priest
34 Save My Night - Armin Van Buuren
35 In the End - Linkin Park
36 Thunderstruck - AC/DC
37 Jump - Van Halen
38 Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
39 Careless Whisper - George Michael
40 Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
41 Hot for Teacher - Van Halen


42 Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A

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

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

43 Some Chords - Deadmau5
44 Creep - Radiohead
45 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
46 Megalovania - Toby Fox

Now that’s what I like on these lists.

47 Time - Pink Floyd

This wasn't already on the list? The intro of this song is beautiful and very recognizable.

48 Blind Faith - Chase & Status
49 Master Exploder - Tenacious D
50 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"

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