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Classic spoken-word song intros

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by finishthehat, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    The RIP Teddy Pendergrass thread got me thinking of songs that had spoken introductions.

    One of the best is the Spinners' "Sadie."

    The there's "Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)"

    Donovan had "Atlantis"

    I'm sure rap is filled with this, but I'm thinking more old-school.

    Any other favorites?
  2. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    A couple that come to mind...

    Living Colour - Cult of Personality

    Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Fire

  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth -- Meatloaf

    Let's Go Crazy -- Prince
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Damn, my thunder was stolen with Atlantis.
  5. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    "Two of Us," The Beatles
  6. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    We can't forget the great Barry White who had some great spoken intros:
    "You're the First, the Last, My Everything"
    "Can't Get Enough of Your Love"

    to name two.
    Also gotta agree with Meatloaf's "Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" as being a classic spoken intro
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I'm beating Z-Man to the punch on this one ...

    Have You Seen Her? -- Chi-Lites

    Also ...
    Hot Rod Lincoln -- Commander Cody (sort of anyway)
    One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer -- George Thorogood
    Sex Machine -- James Brown
    Maggot Brain -- Funkadelic (Funkadelic has tons of weird ones)
  9. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Musta Got Lost - J. Geils Band
  10. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Spill the Wine, Eric Burdon & War
  11. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    "Mr. Blue Sky" - ELO (Not sure if this applies, but it's a memorable start)

    "Candy's Room" - Bruce Springsteen

    "Flash's Theme" - Queen

    Good call on "Spill the Wine" ... what an awesome song.
  12. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    "My Boyfriend's Back"
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