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Your favorite song lead-in

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by GuessWho, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. GuessWho

    GuessWho Active Member

    So you're listening to the radio and the first few bars of a song come on that make you think, "Oh hell, yeah."

    Heard an old one yesterday: Don't Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult. Always liked it and hadn't heard it in years.

    Others where the first few bars do it for you?
     
  2. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Wow. Let the dance begin ...

    Genesis - "Squonk" (Thank you, Steve Hackett)
    Genesis - "Blood On the Rooftops" (Thanks again, Steve)
    Genesis - "Firth of Fifth" (Well done, Tony)
    Rush - "YYZ" (Who knew a triangle could be so catchy? Thanks, Neil)
    Rush - "The Spirit of Radio" (Nicely done, Alex)
    Rush - "Everyday Glory" (About as subtle as a sledgehammer. Good.)
    Billy Joel - "Laura" (Beautiful intro, twisted and dark lyrics ... can fool you the first time)
    Billy Joel - "New York State of Mind" (Unmistakeable)
    Billy Joel - "Angry Young Man" (Speed, ladies and gentlemen. Pure speed)
    Chicago - "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" (Hundreds of times later, still solid)
    Chicago - "No Tell Lover" (Smoooooooooth)
    Earth, Wind & Fire - "That's The Way of the World" (Ditto)
    Earth, Wind & Fire - "In The Stone" (Makes me want to find a marching band arrangement ... if that band can handle some serious music)
    Stevie Wonder - "Ribbon In The Sky" (Simple, beautiful intro to a simply incredible track)
    John Williams - Main Theme to "Star Wars" (If done correctly, it should make your hair stand up on end)
    Pearl Jam - "Jeremy" (Bass intro sets up dark, intense track very, very well)
    Sting - "Children's Crusade" (Soft keyboard/synth sets proper tone to beautiful, overlooked track dripping with substance)
    Led Zeppelin - "Kashmir" (See Rush - "Everyday Glory")
    Phil Collins - "Hang In There Long Enough" (EWF horn section, now known at the Phenix Horns, start off "But Seriously ... " off in a big way)
    Joe Jackson - "Steppin' Out" (Gets timbre and beat going in a hurry for a fun ride)
    James Taylor - "Long Ago and Far Away" (Simple. Beautiful. Not much else to say.)
     
  3. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Sweet Child o' Mine.
     
  4. Layla.
    I Can See For Miles.
    Like A Rolling Stone.
    Taxman.
     
  5. editorhoo

    editorhoo Member

    Two from Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Chile and All Along the Watchtower.

    The guitar rift at the beginning of Voodoo Chile makes you want to get out of your seat and jam. It worked well in the movie, "Under Seige."

    And I believe All Along the Watchtower has been used in some Vietnam movies.

    I belive these are two very underrated songs.
     
  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    "Rock And Roll" by Zeppelin.
     
  7. Faithless

    Faithless Member

    Rush - "Tom Sawyer" (It's my cell phone ring)
    Rush - "Freewill"
    Stones - "Sympathy For The Devil"
    GnR - "Welcome to the Jungle"
    Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama"
    Skynyrd - "Freebird"
    Van Halen - "Unchained"
    Black Sabbath - "Ironman"
    Elvis - "Suspicious Minds"
    Heart - "Crazy on You"
     
  8. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    "Me and Mr. Jones" - Amy Winehouse
    "Call Me When You Get This" - Corinne Bailey Rae
    "You Haven't Done Nothing" - Stevie Wonder
    "I Know" - Dionne Farris
     
  9. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Walk of Life
     
  10. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    In addition to several of the ones already mentioned, I've got to add:
    * "Born to Run" - Springsteen
    * "Thunder Road" - Springsteen
    * "Badlands" - Springsteen
    * "Who'll Stop the Rain" - CCR
    * "Centerfield" - John Fogerty
    * "Foreplay"/"Long Time" - Boston
    * "We've Gotta Get Out of This Place" - The Animals
     
  11. GuessWho

    GuessWho Active Member

    I'll second that one.

    Also "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" by the Georgia Satellites

    Also "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield. To me that song was the essence of the '60s.
     
  12. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    "Recurring Dream" by Crowded House
    "Barracuda" by Heart
    "Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones
    "Start Me Up" by the Rolling Stones
    "Should I Stay or Should I Go" by The Clash
     
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