Not that I agree with the choices-- but as usual, Rick's videos are fun and instructive. Here, he has a friend of his, Jack Jones, play out the first few measures live of each intro.
My only real gripe is that the intro to "Rock and Roll" is NOT played correctly.
For Honorable Mention, I think the intro to "Honky Tonk Woman" is more iconic than "Billy Jean."
The inclusion of Billie Jean is a he'd scratcher for me. The song has a deserved place in drumming lore as an example of less being more, and the importance of playing a simple part with authority, but it's just not a great drum intro.
I think the walking bass line is the bigger hook than the drums.Perhaps not great from a technical aspect or having a recognizable 'hook', but it's definitely iconic. When you hear it, you immediately know the song.
"Walk This Way", the bass drum part, wasn't right either. It was noticeable. And his tempos felt a bit fast on a lot of the stuff IMO.
"Roseanna" sounded nice.
Rick's videos are consistently entertaining.
My pick for overlooked intros would be Deep Purple's "Fireball"