Radio NOVA’s Top 100 Greatest Guitar Intros Ever!


Guitar intros! They’re essential, a repeated sequence of notes and chords that sound sooo simple yet they’re so iconic that they instantly stand out within a fraction of a second.

They’re catchy, legendary, they speak volumes, and they can truly stir the soul!

They’re the focus of wannabe guitarists everywhere, plucking on their first guitar strings, and they’re the songs people turn the car radio up LOUD for, the world over.

From Smells Like Teen Spirit, Rebel Rebel and I Can’t Get No Satisfaction to Sweet Child of Mine, Layla and Eye of the Tiger, YOU voted for the Top 100 Greatest Guitar Intros of All Time!

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100SurvivorEye of the Tiger
99Transvision CampBaby I don’t care
97ACDCHighway to Hell
96The CureJust Like Heaven
95The WhoWho Are You
94ColdplayAdventure of a Lifetime
93Artic MonkeysDo I wanna know
92BlurCountry House
90Red Hot Chilli PeppersCan’t Stop
88The Black CrowsHard to Handle
87Def LeppardAnimal
86The AnimalsHouse of the Rising Sun
85John MellencampJack & Diane
84The KnackMy Sharona
83Gary MooreStill Got the Blues
82The PoliceMessage in a Bottle
81The CranberriesZombie
80The Rolling StonesBack in Black
79YesOnly of a Lonely Heart
78Alice CooperSchool’s Out
77Joan JettI love rock and roll
76Dire StraitsMoney for Nothing
75Don HenlyBoys of Summer
74The Rolling StonesBrown Sugar
73Pink FloydAnother Brick in the Wall
72The SmithsHow Soon is Now
71Golden EaringRadar love
70U2Unforgettable Fire
69Lenny KravitzAre you gonna go my way
68Michael JacksonBeat It
67The BeatlesHard Day’s Night
66Van HalenJump
65Thin LizzyJailbreak
64AerosmithWalk this Way
63Jimi HendrixVoodoo Chile
62Emotional FishCelebrate
61Primal ScreamRocks
60The Rolling StonesStart Me Up
59Guns & RosesWelcome to the Jungle
58NirvanaCome as you are
57Green DayWhen I come around
56Red Hot Chilli PeppersUnder The Bridge
55Who Are YouChampagne Super Nova
54Blue Oyster CultDon’t fear the reaper
53BlurSong 2
52The TroggsWild Thing
51Tom PettyRunning Down A Dream
50David BowieThe Jean Genie
49Led ZeppelinHeartbreaker
48T Rex20th Cent Boy
47ZZ TopSharp Dressed Man
46U2Sunday Bloody Sunday
45The KinksYou really got me
44The Rolling StonesGimme Shelter
43Foo FightersWheels
42CreamSunshine of your love
41SteppenwolfBorn to be wild
39The EaglesHotel Calafornia
38The KillersMr Brightside
37QueenAnother one bites the dust
36RushSpirit of Radio
35Franz FerdinandTake Me Out
34Pink FlyodMoney (with the full intro!)
33MetallicaEnter Sandman
32The White StripesSeven Nation Army
31Pearl JamAlive
30Ocean Colour SceneThe Riverboat Song
29BTOYou Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
28Jimi HendrixAll along the watchtower
27T RexGet it on
26The KinksAll Day and All of the Night
25David BowieRebel Rebel
24The Black KeysLonely Boy
23BeatlesDay Tripper
22Chuck BerryJohnny B Goode
21The ClashShould I say or should I go
20Derek & The DominosLayla
19The EaglesLife in the fast lane
18FreeAllright Now
17The WhoWon’t get fooled again
16Jimi HendrixPurple Haze
15Artic MonkeysI bet you look good on the dance floor
14Bat Of  Of HellMeatloaf
13The Rolling StonesSatisfaction
12David BowieZiggy Stardust
11Lynyrd SkynyrdSweet Home Alabama
10Led ZeppelinStairway to heaven
9Thin Lizzy – JailbbreakThe Boys are back in town
8Led ZeppelinWhole Lotte Love
7ACDCYou Shook Me All Night
6NirvanaSmells like teen spirit
5Guns & RosesSweet Child of Mine
4Deep PurpleSmoke on the water
2Ram JamBlack Betty