Top 10 Most Instantly Recognizable Song Intros

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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' - somekindofaguy

SoldierOfFortune I agree, Stairway to Heaven; that nice river of acoustic guitars intro is magic but to say you never heard this song is just popycock. The intro to Hot Legs is more melodic than any other "Rock" song intro, it is maybe to hard for most ears but have a good listening to it. And Bohemian Rhapsody? Come on that cliché of a song, nicely put together but so to the taste of mediocrecy...

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...

2 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
3 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

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

4 Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood
5 We Will Rock You - Queen

I know it from the first sound.

6 Back in Black - ACDC
7 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
8 Master of Puppets - Metallica
9 Let's Get it On - Marvin Gaye
10 Come Together - The Beatles

The Contenders

11 Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger
12 Echoes - Pink Floyd
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 I Want You Back - Jackson 5
27 Paradise Circus - Massive Attack
28 Save My Night - Armin Van Buuren
29 In the End - Linkin Park
30 Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A

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31 Some Chords - Deadmau5
32 Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
33 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
34 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
35 Blind Faith - Chase & Status
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
Hey!
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 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!

40 Fight Fire With Fire - Metallica
41 Vision One - Royksopp
42 Megalovania - Toby Fox
43 Heart-Shaped Box - Nirvana
44 Wake Up Dead - Megadeth
45 Thunderstruck - AC/DC
46 Jump - Van Halen
47 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
48 Imagine - John Lennon
49 Light My Fire - The Doors
50 Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Extreme Ways - Moby
2. Fallen - Electus
3. Echoes - Pink Floyd
positronwildhawk
1. Master of Puppets - Metallica
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
3. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
htoutlaws2012
1. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
2. We Will Rock You - Queen
3. Back in Black - ACDC
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