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31 Songs With Outrageously Epic Intros

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1. The Rolling Stones, 'Start Me Up'

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

4. New Order, 'Blue Monday'

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

6. Blur, 'Song 2'

A guitar riff that's as distinctive as a fingerprint.

7. The Arcade Fire, 'Wake Up'

9. ABBA, 'Dancing Queen'

10. Rage Against The Machine, 'Killing In The Name'

11. Baauer, 'Harlem Shake'

MUST. DANCE.

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

13. Nirvana, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'

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.

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

16. AC/DC, 'Back in Black'

That tick-tick-tick is the sound of a countdown to rock salvation.

17. Dire Straits, 'Money For Nothing'

18. Europe, 'The Final Countdown'

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

19. The Prodigy, 'Firestarter'

20. Sir Mix-A-Lot, 'Baby Got Back'

"Ah Mah Gawd, Becky look at her butt."

21. Lady Gaga, 'Bad Romance'

22. The Whites Stripes, 'Seven Nation Army'

23. Wagner, Das Rheingold's 'Vorspiel'

Vorspiel: German for "Das Episch Intro". (Or, "Prelude".)

24. Van Halen, 'Hot For Teacher'

25. Deep Purple, 'Smoke on the Water'

Great riff? Or the greatest riff?

26. Survivor, 'Eye Of The Tiger'

28. Carl Orff, 'Oh Fortuna'

29. INXS, 'Never Tear Us Apart'

30. Gerry Rafferty, 'Baker Street'

Proof the sax needs to come back.

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

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