Top 10 Song Intros Longer Than 2 MinutesMetal_Treasure Songs with long intros take you to a long journey even before the singers start singing. Usually these songs are progressive rock or metal but there are exceptions.
Just to remind you, there are many songs that are shorter than 2 minutes, i.e. the entire songs are shorter than the intros to these songs. Songs with long instrumental intros require more work by the listener to fully appreciate.
The Top Ten
The intro is basically a bunch of space sounds. This makes me feel really comfortable and relaxed. I love it!
8:40 minutes. This was the first Pink Floyd song I ever heard and it blew my mind. I played it like 15 times in a row.
This intro is great and pretty long - there aren't many bands who played such intros. One of the songs with a longer intro is Deep Purple's April (8:50 min) which was released in 1969, before the Pink Floyd's song (1975). - Metal_Treasure
Till 8:40 I thought it was instrumental :-)
One of my favorite metal intros, 2:07 minutes. Just epic with that bell. - Metal_Treasure
I don't think that's too long
One of the best intros ever. Roger Waters makes that clock ticking with his bass I believe. - Userguy44
This intro used to freak me out as a kid. - phillysports
Love this intro (2:15) and the whole song. - Metal_Treasure
Phillysports, I can understand you - basically the songs on this list aren't for kids. - Metal_Treasure
Iconic song and the intro is 4:25 minutes long. - Metal_Treasure
Pretty unique and heavy sound (2:15 min long) - Metal_Treasure
@visitor - I love Wheel Of Time intro but it is under 2 minutes (1:45) and it can't be on this list, which starts from 2 minutes. - Metal_Treasure
Wheel of time is a bit better in my opinion but this is amazing as well
Powerful, flawless and impressive symphonic metal intro (2:10 min long).
A song of 2010. - Metal_Treasure
The intro to this song of 2012 is pretty unique and I love it - extreme progressive metal with violins (2:50 minutes). Play the song sample to hear it.
I love these Aussies. - Metal_Treasure
Vocals start at 8:50 into the song! And this is a song of 1969...
Deep Purple were so ahead of their time that this song never became popular and only their diehard fans know it. I heard this song for the first time in 2016 and I feel guilty...
Deep Purple deserve much more credits than they get. - Metal_Treasure
A Change of Seasons, but also: Home, Octavarium and The Glass Prison as well
Such a beautiful song
It's about 3 minutes long. - Metal_Treasure
I love the dynamics of this intro (2:05 min). While the intro is pretty soft and melodic, the song after it is progressive death metal. This song came out in 2016. - Metal_Treasure
Probably one of my favorite intros to a song in recent years. It starts with a low synth that builds up to this chaotic riff, afterwards is some great guitar playing and drumming which all ends at the 3:00 minute mark to open us with the first verse.
Amazing song and the intro is more than enough to get you hooked. - cjWriter1997
4:20 minutes - the whole song is 7:20 so the intro is over 50% of the song - Metal_Treasure
Very, very long - EliHbk
It's over 3 minutes long. - Metal_Treasure
2:30. And in the intro there are TWO solos by Jeff Waters - Metal_Treasure
Singer starts at 2:12 - Metal_Treasure
Intro is 5:25 long, whole song is 10:53, intro is basically half of the song. One of my favorite of all time too.
I like this intro (2:05 min) and I basically listen to this song for the intro. Let the headbanging begin! - Metal_Treasure
Length - 3:15. Steve Vai basically plays instrumental pieces so this long intro isn't a surprise. - Metal_Treasure
2:30 (a song from the album Bananas, 2003) - Metal_Treasure
Note, an intro is a part of a song without vocals. - naFrovivuS
It more than two minutes and I love that song
It really is sad no one read the title. It's not "Songs longer than 2 minutes," it's "Song INTROS Longer than 2 Minutes." - naFrovivuS
It's ok that song
Rock ballad with a duration of 9:08
I don't think you understand what a song "intro" is. The intro has no vocals. The vocals start here 1 second in. - naFrovivuS
I didn't add this - intro is under 2 minutes. - Metal_Treasure
The singer starts at 6:20 into the song - Metal_Treasure
If I had to describe the intro in one word it would have to be "explosive"
It's hits you with the same riff throughout but each time it plays it gets even more and more intense it seems. Not to mention it all "explodes" unexpectedly from the beginning, sure to leave quite the impact. The rest of the song that follows is amazing as well too - cjWriter1997
The full album version is almost 12 minutes long. The vocals come in at the 4:02 mark. Four straight minutes! - Gg2000
The introduction is 4:00 long. It takes you on several twists before you hear the main melody. - Gg2000
Extremely underrated. One of the best Pink Floyd post-Waters songs. - Merkwurdigliebe
The vocals come in around 2:30. It's different from the other stuff on the list because it's not even a metal or prog song! - Gg2000
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