Top 10 Best Song Intros That Are Less Than 5 Seconds Long

Donut
These are those song intros that are so quick that you can't enjoy them good enough, no matter how many times you listen to them.

The Top Ten

1 Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 2 - Pink Floyd

Nothing quite like this. It just pulls you into the song immediately. - Donut

This is a perfect example. And a perfect song. - Metal_Treasure

2 Everything in Its Right Place - Radiohead

(for the record, I thought I changed the title to 8. My bad. It should be 8 seconds) - Donut

I never knew such an original album could be summed up so quickly. - Donut

3 Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz

I get so excited for the song when I hear those drums hit, then it slows down and the low guitars and bass enter. Oh, my goodness that is so great to hear. - Donut

What? The intro of this song is quite long. I am not sure which song you or I have heard. - keyson

I'm just talking about when the drums hit for a couple of seconds and the guitar enters. Not the entire intro or guitar work. Should've explained what I meant better. - Donut

4 Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel

When I first heard this song, I was pretty excited since I knew it was known to be very good, but the opening line alone caught me by surprise and kept me fully invested in the whole song. - Donut

"Hello, darkness, my old friend" is possibly the best opening lyric ever. - PetSounds

5 Feel Good, Inc. - Gorillaz

Hearing that laugh makes my day to be honest. - Donut

Everything of this band is great - YanRocky

6 Moonage Daydream - David Bowie

That moment when the guitar strikes and he sings, then it strikes again and he changes pace. For that short moment, rock music was perfect. - Donut

**DU-DU**
I'm an alligator!
**DU-DU**
I'm a mama-papa comin' for you-ou-ou. I'm the space invader... - PetSounds

7 Dude (Looks Like a Lady) - Aerosmith

I can't believe I forgot this one. The intro is shorter than 5 secs but it's so crazy. - Metal_Treasure

8 24k Magic - Bruno Mars
9 Thank God It's Christmas - Queen

Here you are - the most beautiful Queen song, and it's with no intro, or there is one which is only 1 sec long. Give a chance to this amazing song, moreover X-mas is around the corner. - Metal_Treasure

Totally agree. One of Queen's finest songs. So underrated, though. Kind of sad to think not as people know it. Thanks for your contributions to the list! - Donut

10 Kokomo - The Beach Boys

The Newcomers

? Back in Black - AC/DC

The Contenders

11 Basket Case - Green Day

It just jumps out at you! Can't go wrong with this one. - Donut

12 Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande
13 Yesterday - The Beatles

"Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away." I think Paul McCartney just broke our definition of 'true lyrics' with that bit, for that is the most real 7 seconds I've ever heard in my entire life. - Donut

There is a reason this is the most-often recorded song in history.

14 Wicked Witch - Demons & Wizards

Less than 1 sec intro. A beautiful acoustic ballad. - Metal_Treasure

15 All Star - Smash Mouth
16 Cold Hearted Woman - Rainbow

Less than 1 second and you hear an awesome singer (D. White), followed by a killer riff - like all Ritchie Blackmore's riffs. - Metal_Treasure

17 Girls Like You - Maroon 5
18 Miracle Machine - Blind Guardian

Practically there's no intro at all, the singer just starts singing after one short note on the piano. Only one note, less than 1 second long!
But when you hear the amazing voice of the singer you just stop thinking about anything else. This is a new song (ballad), 2015. - Metal_Treasure

19 Rock with You - Michael Jackson
20 Dream of Mirrors - Iron Maiden

A short, 1 second intro, followed by Bruce singing. - IronSabbathPriest

To be honest, not really sure why this list exists. Any intro under 8 seconds isn't long enough. - Songsta41

Come on, man. Haven't you ever had that little part in a song you wish you could listen to forever? Some of them are at the beginning of the track. - Donut

21 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Very, very well known for very, very good reason. - Donut

7 seconds of silence on youtube - waldo

I actually think Bohemian Rhapsody has a very long intro - yes, Freddie starts singing almost acapella but this is exactly the intro to this song. - Metal_Treasure

22 Revolution - Primal Fear
23 One More Time - Daft Punk

I don't know why, but hearing the song open like that gives me a good feeling. I don't know why but it just does. - Donut

What a classic wonderful song. - keyson

24 Feels Like We Only Go Backwards - Tame Impala
25 Islands in the Stream - Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
26 Crime of the Century - Supertramp
27 Cloud Number Nine - Bryan Adams
28 La Bamba - Los Lobos

5 seconds, amazing intro. - Metal_Treasure

29 Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys
30 Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
31 My Prerogative - Bobby Brown
32 Maroon 5 - This Love
33 Every Little Step - Bobby Brown
34 Carrie Underwood - Inside Your Heaven
35 Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
36 Nice for What - Drake
37 Ladies Night - Kool & the Gang
38 Where is the Love - Black Eyed Peas
39 The Unforgiven II - Metallica
40 Maroon 5 - Payphone
41 Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood
42 Fetty Wap - Trap Queen
43 Better Now - Post Malone
44 You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
45 Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
46 Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot
47 Livin' on the Edge - Aerosmith
48 Always and Forever - Heatwave
49 California Love - 2pac
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Top Remixes

1. Everything in Its Right Place - Radiohead
2. Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz
3. Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 2 - Pink Floyd
Donut
1. Dude (Looks Like a Lady) - Aerosmith
2. Thank God It's Christmas - Queen
3. Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 2 - Pink Floyd
Metal_Treasure
1. 24k Magic - Bruno Mars
2. Kokomo - The Beach Boys
3. Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande
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