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

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

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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

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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

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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

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5 Feel Good, Inc. - Gorillaz

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

Everything of this band is great - YanRocky

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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

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

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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

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8 24k Magic - Bruno Mars UListen to Sample
9 Basket Case - Green Day

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

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10 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

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The Contenders

11 Kokomo - The Beach Boys UListen to Sample
12 Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande UListen to Sample
13 All Star - Smash Mouth UListen to Sample
14 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.

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15 Wicked Witch - Demons & Wizards

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

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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 UListen to Sample
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

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19 Rock with You - Michael Jackson UListen to Sample
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

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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

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

5 seconds, amazing intro. - Metal_Treasure

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30 Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys UListen to Sample
31 Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi UListen to Sample
32 My Prerogative - Bobby Brown UListen to Sample
33 Maroon 5 - This Love UListen to Sample
34 Every Little Step - Bobby Brown UListen to Sample
35 Carrie Underwood - Inside Your Heaven UListen to Sample
36 Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles UListen to Sample
37 Nice for What - Drake UListen to Sample
38 Ladies Night - Kool & the Gang UListen to Sample
39 Where is the Love - Black Eyed Peas UListen to Sample
40 The Unforgiven II - Metallica UListen to Sample
41 Maroon 5 - Payphone UListen to Sample
42 Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood UListen to Sample
43 Fetty Wap - Trap Queen UListen to Sample
44 Better Now - Post Malone UListen to Sample
45 You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC UListen to Sample
46 Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot UListen to Sample
47 Livin' on the Edge - Aerosmith
48 Always and Forever - Heatwave UListen to Sample
49 California Love - 2pac UListen to Sample
50 Back in Black - AC/DC UListen to Sample
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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
1. Dude (Looks Like a Lady) - Aerosmith
2. Thank God It's Christmas - Queen
3. Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 2 - Pink Floyd
1. 24k Magic - Bruno Mars
2. Kokomo - The Beach Boys
3. Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande


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