There is no better way to get your attention than to kick off a song with a killer riff, as illustrated in Gibson's 10 of Rock's Greatest Guitar Intros.
Something new, something clever, something loud, usually something simple.
Hey! Over here! Pay attention. Stop what you’re doing. You’re gonna dig this.
It’s arguably part of the formula for a great rock song. As hinted by the carefully worded title, these are 10 of rock’s greatest intros, not rock’s 10 greatest intros. The comments below the posting really drive this home. No end of worthy candidates.
Though, really, is there anything better than I Feel Fine? No wait! Layla. No, Start Me Up. No, no, no! Blackdog. Wait! …