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Top 5 Intro's

Posted by Amy Park on April 14, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Ok, so here's my next top 5 list (I create a million of these in my head, I'm worse than Rob Gordon from High Fidelity).  Here's my  top 5 intro's to songs list, feel free to voice you own opinion.

Top 5 Intro's

1. Happy House - Siousxie and the Banshees. ( I love that it's quite creepy and chilling but perks up at the verses, makes the hairs on my neck stand on end -fantastic).

2. The Trial - Pink Floyd. (Even down to the sound of the courtroom door opening, this intro is another one that stimulates the folicles of my forearms).

3. Thunderstruck - AC/DC.

4. Immigrant Song - Led Zepplin. (Aaaa- aaa -aaaaa- aah, nuff said).

5. Teenage Dream - T-Rex. (It just starts as it means to go on, it's a classic and an underrated T-Rex song).


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Reply Highstrummer
8:00 PM on April 14, 2011 
I'd go on the basis of a great intro being one that as soon as you hear a note, a beat, it sets you up for a tune you know you're gonna enjoy - instantly recognisable and instantly gratifying!

5. Smooth - Santana ft. Rob Thomas: those drum pounds at the beginning are just marvellous!

4. Glitter & Trauma - Biffy Clryo: quite an extended intro (complete with what sounds like old modem noise), but when the drums kick in and then the little guitar riff it all ties together nicely.

3. Black Hole Sun - Paul Anka cover version - on first hearing this I had no idea the album even existed. I didn't know what was coming, but I was intrigued by the strings and when he started singing I thought "I know this, I know these lyrics, what is it?!?!". So radically different to the original, but still awesome.

2. Backstreet Symphony - Thunder. Go on, look it up on youtube and try not to get pumped up by that intro. It's just an amazing start to an amazing song from a truly amazing and often underrated band.

1. When I Come Around - Green Day. That chunky guitar riff just sets the mood perfectly!
Reply Amy Park
10:46 AM on May 25, 2011 
A lot of thought has gone into your Top 5 list, I like that. Thanks for taking the time to give your opinion.