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 o’ Mine, Layla and Eye of the Tiger, YOU voted for the Top 100 Greatest Guitar Intros of All Time!

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100 Survivor Eye of the Tiger
99 Transvision Vamp Baby I Don’t care
98 U2 Desire
97 AC\DC Highway to Hell
96 The Cure Just Like Heaven
95 The Who Who Are You
94 Coldplay Adventure of a Lifetime
93 Arctic Monkeys Do I Wanna Know
92 Blur Country House
91 Oasis Wonderwall
90 Red Hot Chili Peppers Can’t Stop
89 Radiohead Creep
88 The Black Crowes Hard to Handle
87 Def Leppard Animal
86 The Animals House of the Rising Sun
85 John Mellencamp Jack & Diane
84 The Knack My Sharona
83 Gary Moore Still Got the Blues
82 The Police Message in a Bottle
81 The Cranberries Zombie
80 The Rolling Stones Paint It, Black
79 Yes Owner of a Lonely Heart
78 Alice Cooper School’s Out
77 Joan Jett I Love Rock and Roll
76 Dire Straits Money for Nothing
75 Don Henley Boys of Summer
74 The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar
73 Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall
72 The Smiths How Soon is Now?
71 Golden Earring Radar Love
70 U2 The Unforgettable Fire
69 Lenny Kravitz Are You Gonna Go My Way?
68 Michael Jackson Beat It
67 The Beatles A Hard Day’s Night
66 Van Halen Jump
65 Thin Lizzy Jailbreak
64 Aerosmith Walk this Way
63 Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Chile
62 An Emotional Fish Celebrate
61 Primal Scream Rocks
60 The Rolling Stones Start Me Up
59 Guns & Roses Welcome to the Jungle
58 Nirvana Come As You Are
57 Green Day When I Come Around
56 Red Hot Chili Peppers Under The Bridge
55 Oasis Champagne Supernova
54 Blue Oyster Cult Don’t Fear The Reaper
53 Blur Song 2
52 The Troggs Wild Thing
51 Tom Petty Runnin’ Down A Dream
50 David Bowie The Jean Genie
49 Led Zeppelin Heartbreaker
48 T. Rex 20th Century Boy
47 ZZ Top Sharp Dressed Man
46 U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday
45 The Kinks You Really Got Me
44 The Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter
43 Foo Fighters Wheels
42 Cream Sunshine Of Your Love
41 Steppenwolf Born to be Wild
40 The Beatles Revolution
39 Eagles Hotel California
38 The Killers Mr. Brightside
37 Queen Another One Bites The Dust
36 Rush Spirit of Radio
35 Franz Ferdinand Take Me Out
34 Pink Flyod Money
33 Metallica Enter Sandman
32 The White Stripes Seven Nation Army
31 Pearl Jam Alive
30 Ocean Colour Scene The Riverboat Song
29 Bachman–Turner Overdrive You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
28 Jimi Hendrix All Along The Watchtower
27 T. Rex Get It On
26 The Kinks All Day and All of the Night
25 David Bowie Rebel Rebel
24 The Black Keys Lonely Boy
23 Beatles Day Tripper
22 Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode
21 The Clash Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
20 Derek & The Dominos Layla
19 The Eagles Life in the fast lane
18 Free All Right Now
17 The Who Won’t Get Fooled Again
16 Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze
15 Arctic Monkeys I Bet You Look Good…
14 Meatloaf Bat Out Of Hell
13 The Rolling Stones Satisfaction
12 David Bowie Ziggy Stardust
11 Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama
10 Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven
9 Thin Lizzy The Boys are Back in Town
8 Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love
7 AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long
6 Nirvana Smells like Teen Spirit
5 Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child O’Mine
4 Deep Purple Smoke on the Water
3 AC/DC Thunderstruck
2 Ram Jam Black Betty
1 U2 Bad