Best Songs with Acoustic Guitar Intros

Well there are mind blowing intros like Sweet Child O' Mind or Smoke On the Water. But those are played with electric guitar. While these songs intros are played with acoustic guitar.

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The Top Ten

1 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica


Great intro, but James plays it on an electric guitar. - Userguy44

2 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

So Powerful!

3 The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian
4 The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
5 Wonderwall - Oasis

I guess we are ranking the songs and not only the intros because the list title says "Best Songs with Acoustic Guitar Intros" and not "Songs with the Best Acoustic Guitar Intros". In many cases both the song and intro are great but not always. - Metal_Treasure

@Metal_Treasure, the original title of the list was "Best Acoustic Guitar Intros". - zxm

6 Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
7 Dust in the Wind - Kansas
8 Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival
9 Time What is Time - Blind Guardian
10 Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day

The Contenders

11 Peace of Mind - Boston
12 Crazy on You - Heart

By far the best opening solo!

13 Nutshell - Alice in Chains
14 Poth Chola - Artcell

Played by George Lincoln D's Costa. This song made me a huge fan of Artcell. I was never interested in acoustic guitar before hearing the opening riffs. - zxm

15 The Blood - The Cure
16 A Farewell to Kings - Rush
17 Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Not acoustic - Userguy44

18 Chop Suey! - System of a Down
19 Over the Hills and Far Away - Led Zeppelin

Probably the best mix of acoustic and electric guitar I've ever heard. One of Zep's best.

20 Battery - Metallica

How is this behind songs that don't even have acoustic openings?

21 Enter Sandman - Metallica

Not acoustic - Userguy44

22 In My Darkest Hour - So Far, So Good... So What?
23 Guitar Man - Bread
24 Ten Years Gone - Led Zeppelin
25 Diary of a Madman - Ozzy Osbourne

Haunting transition from Randy Rhoads' classical acoustic playing into powerful electric guitar - TheStargazer

26 ... and Justice for All - Metallica
27 Hotel California - Eagles
28 The Circle Game - Joni Mitchell

"Yesterday a child came out to wonder"
the begging of this song so perfect encapsulates a feeling. I once spent about two or three hours just hanging on to it. - RecklessGreed

29 Amie - Pure Prairie League

Fun intro, easy to sing, classic.

30 Slide - The Goo Goo Dolls
31 The Unforgiven - Metallica
32 Never Too Late - Three Days Grace
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Top Remixes

1. Hotel California - Eagles
2. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
3. Wonderwall - Oasis
1. The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian
2. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
3. The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
1. Wonderwall - Oasis
2. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
3. Poth Chola - Artcell


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