What You Think is The Best Intro in a Song!
Jun 22, 2005 at 5:01 AM Post #46 of 69
My friends and I have a discussion similar to this one quite often. Except in our discussion (being athletically minded) we talk about the best "Walk-Up Songs" for baseball players. My favorite so far is:

Collective Soul - Heavy (The Intro of it)
Oct 22, 2009 at 3:48 PM Post #47 of 69
I cannot stress enough how much Dire Straits - Money For Nothing is objectively the right answer to this question.

I would add that I agree with Metallica- Enter Sandman.

And I express surprise that no one has mentioned the song that first popped into my head; its beginning is legendary and unmistakeable: The Who - Pinball Wizard.

A huge fan of Radiohead, I also submit the following:
Like Spinning Plates (less for the listening, more for the genius)
Everything In Its Right Place

Can I get an AMEN?
Oct 22, 2009 at 6:02 PM Post #49 of 69
Megadeth - Holy Wars / Punishment Due (Great riff)
PanterA - Regular People (Very underrated song, amazing riff)
PanterA - Throes of Rejection (The rest of the song is sadly average at best)
Gollbetty - ウエヲ (One of the most catchy and upbeat brass´ I´ve ever heard)
Yum!Yum!ORANGE - Superjoyful Time (Starts with the upbeat, instantly recognizable ska guitar, and then glorious brass´ jump in)
Yum!Yum!ORANGE - 星のカケラ (Fast, energic guitar starts, then not suprisingly, great brass`)

Just some...
Oct 22, 2009 at 8:25 PM Post #50 of 69
Bruce Springsteen - Jungleland
Tool - Lateralus
Femme Fatale - At The Alter
King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man
Ratatat - Nostrand (Well, the "intro" I take to be the first minute and 52 seconds)
Oct 22, 2009 at 8:34 PM Post #51 of 69

Originally Posted by Aman /img/forum/go_quote.gif
WORST song intro ever:
The Who - Baba O'Reily


I think Baba O'Riley has one of the best intros ever.

Another vote for Gimme Shelter.

The Ronettes - Be My Baby
Oct 22, 2009 at 8:49 PM Post #52 of 69
It occurred to me immediately, but I've read the full thread just to be sure that I wouldn't repeat someone else's recommendation.

"Daddy, what does regret mean?"

"Well son, the funny thing about regret is
It's better to regret something you have done
Than to regret something you haven't done.

And by the way, if you see your mom this weekend,
Be sure and tell her,

The Butthole Surfers' inimitable classic "Sweatloaf"
Oct 22, 2009 at 8:57 PM Post #53 of 69
Rage Against the Machine - Know Your Enemy.
Oct 22, 2009 at 9:45 PM Post #54 of 69
my favorite is "Man out of time" by Elvis Costello. Great furious rock that's reprised at the end.

Second place- A hard days night- that great clang is unlike anything anywhere.

and by the way several people made reference to the blues brothers. The song you are referring to is " I can't turn you loose" by Otis Redding which is GREAT song.
Oct 22, 2009 at 10:46 PM Post #55 of 69
Beatles -Helter Skelter
Beatles - Sun King
Beatles - Come Together
Beatles - A Day In the Life
Doors - LA Woman
Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer
Paul Simon - Mother and Child Reunion
Miles Davis - So What
Sigur Ros - Svefn-g-englar
Nirvana - Aneurysm
Paul McCartney - Band On the Run
Paul McCartney - Ram On
My Bloody Valentine - When You Sleep
Radiohead - Let Down
Radiohead - Reckoner
David Bowie - Five Years
David Bowie - Sound and Vision
Sonic Youth - Schizophrenia
Sonic Youth - Total Trash
John Lennon - Dream #9
John Lennon - Love
John Lennon - Hold On
Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing
Jimi Hendrix - Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
Jimi Hendrix - Who Knows
Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Joni Mitchell - Down To You
Porcupine Tree - Piano Lessons
Frank Zappa - I'm the Slime
Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice
Nick Drake - Saturday Sun
Nick Drake - Things Behind the Sun
Neutral Milk Hotel - Holland, 1945
Clash - Death or Glory
Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven (Unplugged)
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
CCR - Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
Television - Little Johnny Jewel
Neil Young - Alabama
Neil Young - Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
Moody Blues - Nice to Be Here
Yes - Roundabout
Yes - Siberian Khatru
Elliott Smith - Angeles
Yoko Ono - Why
T. Rex - Metal Guru
T. Rex - Get It On

If I had to choose only one, today my pick would be:
Like A Rolling Stone
Oct 22, 2009 at 11:04 PM Post #56 of 69
Tool - Parabol, as an intro to Parabola

Dream Theater - Blind Faith
Pink Floyd - Time
Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall
Pink Floyd - Have a Cigar
Isis - In Fiction
Mouth of the Architect - Hate and Heartache
Metallica - Master of puppets
Metallica - Orion
Porcupine Tree - Radioactive Toy
Liquid Tension Experiment - Paradigm Shift
Opeth - April Ethereal
Cryptopsy - ...And then it passes
Oct 23, 2009 at 2:50 AM Post #57 of 69
POD - Southtown
The transition when they finally hit it makes the song. This is first one that popped into my head when I saw the title, but my memory has been jogged by so many good calls.
Oct 23, 2009 at 9:38 AM Post #59 of 69
First song that came into mind was:

Mr. Big - Green Tinted Sixties Mind

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