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8 Best Song Intros Ever

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These are the songs you wanted the disk jockey to shut up so you could hear from the start:

8. “Come Together”, The Beatles
You knew from the first notes that this wasn’t going to be a syrupy McCartney song.
7. “Purple Haze”, Jimi Hendrix
The greatest rock guitarist knew how to get the music started.
6. “I Wish”, Stevie Wonder
I’ve never felt this song got the recognition it deserved.
5. “Money for Nothing”, Dire Straits
Making sure that “I want my MTV” never fades from our memory.
4. “My Girl”, The Temptations
The greatest song by the greatest Motown group.
3. “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress”, The Hollies
The sleeper on this list, but I just love how the bass comes in to the song.
2. “China Grove”, The Doobie Brothers
This was before Michael McDonald, though he could set up a song brilliantly as well.

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1. “Enter Sandman”, Metallica
Okay, I’m biased, but the way the song builds, the driving guitar – perfection.


Honorable Mention: “Pinball Wizard”, The Who; “Money”, Pink Floyd; “Johnny B. Goode”, Chuck Berry; “Gimme Shelter”, The Rolling Stones; “Sweet Home Alabama”, Lynyrd Skynyrd; “Minute by Minute”, The Doobie Brothers

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  1. Hotel California, fortunate son, stairway to heaven should be included. Pinball wizard is a good one I am looking at lists and I did not see it in any and did not think of it, but I don’t think it’s anywhere near top 8.