This is something I've been thinking about for awhile, so I posed the question online. "What is the greatest rock song intro of all time?"

I have a few that make the top of my list.

Those are my big 3.

  • AC/DC - Thunderstruck
  • Pantera - Mouth for War
  • Jimi Handrix - All Along the Watchtower

Here are some of the other responses from people over on Reddit.

  • Dire Straits - Money for Nothing (I wholeheartedly agree with this one)
  • Pink Floyd - Time
  • Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears
  • Dio - Holy Diver

There are many more responses that you can check out by CLICKING HERE.

There's something about my top 3 that gets me going every damn time. If I need to get motivated for a workout, or if I'm in a funk and need a pick me up, those songs do it right out of the gate. From that first note I get goosebumps.

A conversation about Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven even popped up in this thread with someone adding:

Like I understand why it's the forbidden riff. But take away all stigma to it and honestly it is a gorgeous rock intro that just can make you feel all sorts of ways. Even if it isn't complicated to play, that riff is magical. That being said, I don't want to hear it played at any music store lol

Of course, the intro to Stairway to Heaven isn't the most original, depending on who ask.