Best Opening Riffs Ever
5. Who Are You-The Who
From the crash of that cymbal, to Pete's mad scientist obsession with keyboards, to that guitar sound that launched a million air guitar players, The Who's most famous song is hands down their greatest opening riff
4. Born To Run-Bruce Springsteen
Bruce wanted to make a big sounding album, harking back to the Phil Spector days with his wall of sound; well he did it, all right. Max Weinberg's opening drum beat mixed with Clarence Clemmons sax, layered on top of the rest of the E Street Band's sound, make this opening riff feel like you walked into a hurricane.
3. Jumpin Jack Flash-The Rolling Stone
Keith and Brian Jones guitars just melt your face away, as Bill Wyman's bass and Charlie Watts's drum beats make you want to jump out of your head, cue Mick, cue piano and bang, you are gone, as the greatest rock song ever made starts off.
2. Layla-Derek And The Dominos
As Eric became Derek, his fingers became electric as the most famous opening in rock history starts and you realize, maybe the lord, did have a hand in Eric Clapton's talent
1. All Along The Watchtower-Jimi Hendrix version
The Experience take this Dylan track to a ridiculous level of insanity, as Jimi chimes in with his magic guitar riffs, this intro and song reach a spiritual level, That's why this is the greatest opening riff in the history of rock music....