Songs Where the Intro is the Most Important Part

Some songs are known for their intros, which became the most important part. They helped give the songs importance. Who knows how important the songs would be if they didn’t have their signature intros?
The Top Ten
1 Leave It All to Me - Miranda Cosgrove Leave It All to Me - Miranda Cosgrove Cover Art

The theme song from the Nickelodeon series iCarly. The countdown to the intro (by Nathan Kress) became the signature element on the song.

2 Get Ready for This - 2 Unlimited Get Ready for This - 2 Unlimited Cover Art

The electronic riff is the highlight of the track & help set the tone overall.

3 Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer Cover Art

I heard the Crazy Frog version first and I was surprised at how good the original tune was.

The initial electronic hook/riff from the keys is the staple of the whole track.

4 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon Cover Art
5 Children - Robert Miles Children - Robert Miles Cover Art
6 A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton Cover Art

The opening piano hook/riff is the most familiar part of the song.

7 Take My Breath Away - Berlin Take My Breath Away - Berlin Cover Art

The bassline in the intro along with the synth hooks/riffs helped give this song recognition ever since it 1st played in Top Gun.

8 Maniac - Michael Sembello Maniac - Michael Sembello Cover Art

The beat & solo in the beginning was the way to start the song. A signature solo.

9 When Love Takes Over - David Guetta When Love Takes Over - David Guetta Cover Art

The piano arpeggio is the highlight of the song & opened it up to its style.

10 Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen Cover Art

I don't know I would say most of this song is just as important.

The Contenders
11 A Year Without Rain - Selena Gomez A Year Without Rain - Selena Gomez Cover Art

It starts with a piano arpeggio which becomes the highlight of the song in general. Back during her days as 1 of the top dance princesses.

12 Wonderwall - Oasis Wonderwall - Oasis Cover Art
13 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson Billie Jean - Michael Jackson Cover Art
14 Thriller - Michael Jackson Thriller - Michael Jackson Cover Art
15 Toxic - Britney Spears Toxic - Britney Spears Cover Art

Everybody knows the intro to this song. Sung by Britney Spears, created by the late Lata Mangeshkar. R.I.P.

16 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Cover Art
17 Money for Nothing - Dire Straits Money for Nothing - Dire Straits Cover Art

A decently catchy song to start.

18 Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses Cover Art

A powerful hook to begin with.

19 Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple Cover Art

A recognizable intro for metal.

20 Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes Cover Art

You couldn't get past the familiar hook/riff of the intro in this song.

21 Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees Cover Art

The entire song is equally important.

22 It's a Girl Party - Mack Z It's a Girl Party - Mack Z Cover Art

Back during her glory days as a dance popstar. The beat & initial vocals set the song & her music days in.

23 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica Cover Art

Surprised this wasn't added yet.

24 Music for a Sushi Restaurant - Harry Styles Music for a Sushi Restaurant - Harry Styles Cover Art

The buildup & vocals on the intro are the most famous part of the song. Partially reminiscent of Exceptional by China Ann McClain (from A.N.T. Farm).

25 Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding - Elton John Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding - Elton John Cover Art
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