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Favourite Song Intros

Favourite Song Intros

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OlberJ

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14,078 posts

135 months

Monday 27th August 2012
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Thinking about this earlier. I can pick up so many songs from the first few notes and it got me thinking about all the great intros to songs.

Songs that come on the radio and instantly put a smile on your face because you know you'll be singing your head off right the way through.

For me, it has to be RadioHead's The Bends.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAKFSnQdhvE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAKFSnQdhvE

The energy as that kicks in totally blows me away.

So what've you got, evidenced with links please.

Anything that gives you shivers the second you realise what it is.


marcosgt

8,331 posts

78 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
Back In The USSR - The Beatles
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Blue Monday - New Order

First 4 that sprang to mind.

M.

OlberJ

Original Poster:

14,078 posts

135 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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laugh Spot the odd one out.

Thanks for adding to the ghostly dead thread though.

Gargamel

8,731 posts

163 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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Must be Kashmir by Led Zep - used everywhere - from Boxing to the Oscars

Trophybloo

1,117 posts

89 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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Sweet Child of Mine
Starman (or anything off 'Ziggy')
Like a Hiurricane
Virginia Plane

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OlberJ

Original Poster:

14,078 posts

135 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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Good shout. Hey Hey, My My has a cracking intro too.

Justin Cyder

12,624 posts

51 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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stephen300o

14,800 posts

130 months

OlberJ

Original Poster:

14,078 posts

135 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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Almost forgot.

Prodigy - Their Law

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlEs9udOquE

gbbird

5,154 posts

146 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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Achilles Last Stand by Led Zep - the guitar arpeggio intro is sublime

Fantuzzi

3,297 posts

48 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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Crazy train ozzy

Thin lizzy dancing in the moonlight

Tarot woman Rainbow

NIB BLACK SABBATH


otherman

1,351 posts

67 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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I love this one, turn it up loud

Pupp

8,534 posts

174 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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This must be a contender

Johnny Was - SLF Remember being completely mesmerised by an extended intro rendition in the early 80s at Leicester Uni.... single strobe from the drum riser for about 10 minutes (it seemed) until the first guitar chords chimed in. Still gives me goose bumps now cool

otherman

1,351 posts

67 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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Pupp said:
This must be a contender

Johnny Was - SLF
I've seen the stiffs but I don't remember this tune. Tasty.

DubZeus

1,365 posts

120 months

DubZeus

1,365 posts

120 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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otherman said:
I love this one, turn it up loud
Nice intro, never heard it before.

Symbolica

10,651 posts

117 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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Time for a bit of funk:

Rainbow Brown - Till You Surrender

The intro just builds up brilliantly and makes me think I'm back in GTA cool

kiteless

7,528 posts

106 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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I've always had a soft spot for this:

Lost In Music

Great, unmistakeable intro. Great tune, and some of Nile Rogers' best guitar funkery.


Pupp

8,534 posts

174 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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Oddboy86

183 posts

85 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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Ash - Loss Control. Great intro to the album and song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGdDaH4wtxY