What’s the best song intro you’ve ever had the honour of hearing? See if your favourite made it onto the RouteNote team’s picks of the most iconic song introductions of all time.
Writing music and want to start your track with a bang? Helpfully, we’ve compiled twenty cool song intros that the RouteNote team have declared the best song beginnings of all time. From the bizarre to the fiendishly catchy, expect killer basslines and pure cheesy pop genius.
In the cut-throat world of digital music streaming, standing out means everything. Trigger-happy listeners on Spotify are just waiting to hit the skip button, and you only get one chance to make a first impression.
Listen to these iconic song introductions and get inspired to write a killer intro to your own song.
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Tom Tom Club – Genius of Love
Charles Mingus – Moanin’
Thundercat – Them Changes
Led Zeppelin – Kashmir
Screaming Jay Hawkins – I Put a Spell on You
Tame Impala – The Less I Know the Better
The Beatles – Come Together
Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc.
Muse – Uprising
Pink Floyd – Money
Hall & Oates – You Make My Dreams (Come True)
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Europe – The Final Countdown
Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
Men At Work – Down Under
Gwen Stefani – Rich Girl
Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell
Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Zephyr Song
My Chemical Romance – Welcome to the Black Parade
There you have it, the RouteNote team have spoken. But what would you say is best beginning to a track? Let us know your favourite song intro in the comments.
Learn how to write an amazing introduction to your song with our guide:
And see if your favourite bassline made our best basslines of all time list here!
If you’re well past the songwriting stage and finished mixing and mastering your track, it could be time to release your music to the world. RouteNote can help with that. Our digital music distribution gets your songs onto streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, onto social media sound libraries like TikTok, and protects your music on YouTube, too.