31 Songs With Outrageously Epic Intros


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1. The Rolling Stones, ‘Start Me Up’

This is the sonic equivalent of a song revving.

2. Arctic Monkeys, ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor’

An intro that barrels in with the youthful energy of a bucket of puppies.

5. Guns N’ Roses, ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’

Warning, epic riff ahead. Locate air guitar.

7. The Arcade Fire, ‘Wake Up’

Layered like a ten-stack intro sandwich.

9. ABBA, ‘Dancing Queen’

Entering on the wooooosh of a piano slide!

10. Rage Against The Machine, ‘Killing In The Name’

30 seconds of deadly tension before BOOM!

11. Baauer, ‘Harlem Shake’


12. Dr. Dre, ‘The Next Episode’ ft. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Nate Dogg

Did the motherfucking D-O-Double-G even need an intro?

14. Sweet, ‘Ballroom Blitz’

This soundoff intro was such rock & roll gold it’s been repurposed in other songs by bands like The The and My Chemical Romance.

15. Beyoncé, ‘Crazy In Love’ ft. JAY Z

So joyous, so upbeat. Just like their love, yo.

17. Dire Straits, ‘Money For Nothing’

Sting with an ethereal falsetto rising on a building wave of sound.

18. Europe, ‘The Final Countdown’

So bad, it’s good. Same for the perms.

21. Lady Gaga, ‘Bad Romance’


22. The Whites Stripes, ‘Seven Nation Army’

Here’s a song that knows how to strut in strong and sexy.

24. Van Halen, ‘Hot For Teacher’

Difficulty rating 10 on that opening drum solo.

25. Deep Purple, ‘Smoke on the Water’

Great riff? Or the greatest riff?

29. INXS, ‘Never Tear Us Apart’

So chilling and sad it was used in Donnie Darko.

30. Gerry Rafferty, ‘Baker Street’

Proof the sax needs to come back.

31. Ludwig Van Beethoven, ‘5th Symphony in C Minor’

The world’s most famous four notes.

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