Best rock song intro?

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    P-Worm

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    I was just listening to Dire Straits' Money for Nothin' and I thought to myself, this has got to be one of the greatest intros to a rock song there is. The building synths, the drum beats that add a little bit more each loop, the building crecendo, all the way to the ultimate climax: a rocking solo guitar riff. The rest of the song I think is okay, but that intro is awesome.

    So what do you guys think? What are some of the greatest intros in rock history?

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    Baba O'Riley..best intro ever!
     
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    Michael Jackson's "Bad" is pretty good. :p
     
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    from the top of my head:

    ac/dc - thunderstruck
    deep purple - smoke on the water
    the jam - town called malice ( you hear about 3 notes of the intro and you KNOW your foot is going to gain its own life)
     
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    It's just too bad that I have no way of listening to some of these and future ones that will be posted. iTunes previews are usually in the middle of a song.:(

    Another one to salivate over: Foreplay/Long Time by Boston or Renegade by STYX

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    Either "Down With The Sickness" by Disturbed or "Demonheart" by Luca Turilli...
     
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    Money - Pink Floyd
    Dreamboat Annie-Crazy on You - Heart
     
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    ozzy - crazy train
     
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    Honky Tonk Women (Stones)
    Gentleman (Fela Kuti)
    and I second Baba O'Riley.
     
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    /signed ;)

    For best rock intro there are many good ones, Jimi Hendrix "Voodoo Child" (or 'Chile' if you prefer), then there's Kiss with "I want to Rock and Roll all Night", and Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirt" comes to mind...

    My favorite is the intro to Matthew Sweet's "Girlfriend". He's actually really good at writing good rock intro's. Other good ones from him are "Sick of Myself", "Holy War", and "Ugly Truth Rock" to name a few.
     
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    Oh God, yeah... Those cash registers just set my heart a-flutter.

    Another one i love the intro for is the Who - Won't Get Fooled again...

    why is that the newer bands don't seem to register as having great intros like some of the older rock bands?
     
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    I second that one. That intro made the song famous.

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    Jefferson Airplane, "Somebody To Love"....one of my fav song intro's.
     
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    Baba O'Reilly is good, I agree.

    Sunday, Bloody Sunday comes to mind as well.
     
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    Best intro ever!
     
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    Agreed...plus the video of Sunday Bloody Sunday by Bush on Youtube was great
     
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    Thunderstruck is the first that came to mind
     
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    :eek: I had an avalanche of awesome rock song intros as soon as I read the title for this thread!

    "Betrayal" - Apocalyptica
    "Root Of All Evil" - Dream Theater
    "The Glass Prison" - Dream Theater
    "Master Of Puppets" - Metallica
    "Wishful Thinking" - John Petrucci

    That's all... for now ;)
     
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    Ray Charles, What'd I Say
    Spinal Tap, Stonehenge
    Throwing Muses, Honeychain
    Deep Purple, Lazy
     
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    But only because they turn it up to 11.

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    "Bat out of Hell" - Meatloaf
    "Hotel California" Eagles
    "Hounds of Love" - the Futureheads
    "With a Little Help from my friends" - Joe Cocker
    "Sympathy for the Devil" - Rolling Stones
    "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" - The Beatles

    I guess I better stop there! Everytime I type one down, I think of a new one!:eek: :cool:
     
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    down with the sickness, by disturbed (personally my favorite rock song overall, if you ignore the bit at the end where he's screaming about his mother...)
    or Crawling in the Dark, by Hoobastank. Just the first 10 or 15 seconds are so awesome.
     
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    • Thunderstruck - AC/DC
    • Sweet Child o' Mine - Guns N' Roses
    • Holy Grail - Hunters and Collectors
    • Khe Sanh - Cold Chisel
    • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
    • Baba O'Reilly - The Who
    • You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
    • Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
    • Where the Streets Have No Name - U2
    • Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
    • Wind of Change - The Scorpions
    • We Will Rock You - Queen

    All top openings, from classic riffs to classic opening lines these are some top notch rock anthems.
     

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