Rock songs with instantly recognisable intros
Every entertainment product follows a well-proven formula: The beginning should grab the consumer's attention, make him want to watch, read or listen to the end. This applies to films, shows, advertisements, articles. Rock songs are no exception either.
The consumer of a music product values his time and quickly moves on to the next track if the previous one did not impress him within the first 30 seconds. This is also the case with albums. As a rule, strong songs are placed on the first positions.
The classic rock songs presented below, not only catch the attention of listeners from the first second. They are appreciated largely due to their catchy intros.
Of course, there are many tracks with catchy, throat-grabbing beginnings, with mesmerising riffs. The list is endless. But today I'd like to dwell on this "ten".
Rock songs that fans recognise from the first notes. Playlist:
Derek & The Dominos - Layla (1970)
When those riffs start to play, you realise that magic will follow.
Cream - Sunshine of Your Love (1967)
Before this song, you need to put thoughts out of your head, relax and just enjoy the great art.
The Kinks - You Really Got Me (1964)
This melody penetrates every cell of the body.
Van Halen - Jump (1984)
One of the most recognisable rock hits of the 80s.
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode (1958)
It's a tune that once you hear it, you never forget. Even if you get total amnesia.
Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water (1971)
Ricci Blackmore's four-note melody will go down in history as the simplest yet fascinating central theme of the composition. Many guitarists begin to master the instrument with it.
Survivor - Eye of the Tiger (1982)
This song has such a powerful energy that by the end you feel like you could fight a tiger.
Metallica - Enter Sandman (1991)
Even a person who only recognises classical music will tell from the first notes that this is a Metallica track.
The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again (1971)
Pete Townsend knew how to attract fans with an intro. And he was sure the song would become a timeless hit.
Dire Straits - Money for Nothing (1985)
That case where the beginning and the sequel are equally intriguing. A timeless track.