Top 10 Songs with a Guitar Solo in the IntroUsually the guitar solo is somewhere in the middle of the song but not in the songs on this list.
As a rule, solos in the intro aren't very long but there are exceptions.
What you hear in the intro to Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses isn't a solo - it's just a melodic riff that creates a stand-alone melody.
There are many other songs where one may confuse a melodic riff with a solo.
The Top Ten Songs with a Guitar Solo in the Intro
Both the song and the solo are just awesome. - Metal_Treasure
The song starts with a great and catchy riff, and then comes the incredible solo by Uli Jon Roth. And then the first verse.
Awesome and unique song by the Scorpions, mostly for the guitar work and its unusual composition. I guess there weren't many songs with solos in the intro circa 1977. - Metal_Treasure
Long and crazy solo...and after it comes the riff. It's pretty unusual.
An underrated Slayer song that I love. It's great for headbanging.
On the sample you can hear the end of the solo and beginning of the riff. - Metal_Treasure
The song starts with a solo! (and not just a solo in the intro) - Metal_Treasure
There are two very good solos in the intro by Jeff Waters - not very long but are fast and technical, and overall, impressive. There's also a regular solo in the middle of the song that is longer than the intro solos.
A song of 2010. - Metal_Treasure
You can hear part of it if you play the song sample - Metal_Treasure
A very pleasant death metal song with a short yet cool solo in the intro - Metal_Treasure
Guardians - #1 Intro for Rising from Ruins
There are several spoken words before the solo but it's still part of the intro - Metal_Treasure
This one's different from the rest of the stuff on here, but it does qualify. It has a neat guitar solo that takes the space of a whole verse. - Gg2000
A common trope among slow blues songs in general is to kick off the song with a solo before the first verse. - Gg2000
Rik nailed that song - Metal_Treasure