The 25 Best Iron Maiden Intros

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How important is an intro to a song? Does an intro make or break a song? Wikipedia provides a good article about song intros:

“In music, the introduction is a passage or section which opens a movement or a separate piece. In popular music this is often abbreviated as intro. The introduction establishes melodic, harmonic, and/or rhythmic material related to the main body of a piece.

Introductions may be an ostinato that is used in the following music, an important chord or progression that establishes the tonality and groove for the following music, important but disguised or out of context motivic or thematic material (ibid). As such the introduction may be the first statement of primary or other important material, may be related to but different from the primary or other important material, or may bear little relation to any other material.”

Now that we have a music intro thoroughly defined, I will move on to the main reason for this post: The 25 Best Iron Maiden Intros! Iron Maiden has some awesome intros and the following list showcases them.


(A few songs from this Top 25 list are not on Spotify yet)


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24. “Aces High” (1984)

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23. “El Dorado” (2010)

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22. “Sanctuary” (1980)

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19. “Prowler” (1980)

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18. “Wasted Years” (1986)

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16. “Rainmaker” (2003)

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13. “Invaders” (1982)

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12. “Montsegur” (2003)

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7. “Running Free” (1980)

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6. “Wrathchild” (1981)

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2. “Killers” (1981)

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1. “The Trooper” (1983)

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Related Posts:

The 25 Best Iron Maiden Songs
My Favorite 25 Iron Maiden Songs
The 25 Best Iron Maiden Songs…Period 
The Best Iron Maiden Albums From First To Last  
My Favorite Iron Maiden Albums From First To Last
The 20 Best Iron Maiden Solos
The Top 20 Iron Maiden Epic Songs
The 25 Best Iron Maiden Choruses
My Top 50 Favorite Albums of All-time
(Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son is number 3 on the list)
My Top 100 Favorite Songs of All-time
(The Evil That Men Do is number 4 on the list)


Links of Interest:

Iron Maiden Official Site
Iron Maiden Youtube Channel
Follow Iron Maiden on Facebook
Follow Iron Maiden on Twitter
Iron Maiden Myspace Page
Iron Maiden Wikipedia Page
Iron Maiden Last.fm Page
Iron Maiden RollingStone Artist Page
Iron Maiden ArtistDirect Artist Page
Iron Maiden NME.com Artist Page
Iron Maiden Lyrics at LetsSingIt.com
Iron Maiden on Spotify


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