Top 10 Rock Songs with the Best Intro

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

Iron Maiden covers this, FooFighters covers this, Van Halen, Guns & Roses, Pearl Jam, even the Sex Pistols covered this song live.

The roughest, loudest and most fun Rock band of the late 60's early 70's.

Yep, not even close!

2 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

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!

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

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

Why is the best intro ever 22nd? I've actually heard this song live and the guitaring gives me chills down my spine

3 Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N Roses

For children of a certain generation, this was the song that made us want to learn to play the guitar, and the first riff that was difficult enough to teach us the value of practice until we nailed it.

Iconic. Inspirational. Seminal.

THE reason I did this Google search. This is, in my humble opinion, THE BEST rock intro. I don't even like Slash, but he killed it here.

Gotta love this one. When I was first getting into rock music this was my favorite!

The way all the instruments gradually come in is amazing!

4 Thunderstruck - AC/DC

Just raw, fist-pumping, crowd-baiting, rock n' roll. The purest distillation of everything AC/DC stood for.

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

Catchy from the start!

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 Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple

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

I wouldn't call it an intro, it's just the main riff.

8 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

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

The intro to this legendary song, transcends any form of human greatness.

Instantly known, even for those who don't like Metal.

Heartbreaker by Led Zep a much better intro. It should be top ten!

9 The Trooper - Iron Maiden
10 Layla - Derek & the Dominoes

I'm sorry have you listened to this song? Then you know it should be #1

This should be #1

The Contenders
11 Enter Sandman - Metallica
12 Money for Nothing - Dire Straits

There's just nothing that compares... I dare ANYBODY to listen to that intro and not completely lose their s***, rocking the air guitar like there will be no tomorrow.

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!

Not even a contest

13 Baba O'Riley - The Who

The Who were the first true masters of the intro, and this was their best.

Remarkable considering it was very experimental, and the power required by the synth loop machine (very advanced for the time) was so great that once the other instruments kicked in, the electricity to the synth was sapped, so it started slowing down, forcing Bonham to change his beat ever so slightly.

The Who - Masters of epic song intros.

Nabbed off 1 direction

14 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.

15 Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth
16 What Lies Beneath - Breaking Benjamin
17 Caught Somewhere In Time - Iron Maiden
18 Time - Pink Floyd

I absolutely love the intro in this song. It's meant to take you on a journey.

19 Hero - Skillet
20 Am I Evil - Diamond Head
21 Live & Learn - Crush 40
22 Crawl - Breaking Benjamin
23 Hotel California - Eagles
24 Battery - Metallica
25 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

It is simply the best and most hooking intro of all time! It should be right @ #1 on this list.

? Only 32nd?

Is this the real life, or is this just fantasy?

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