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Best Intro To A Beatles Song
26 June 2011
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I was just listening to While My Guitar Gently Weeps, and I always forget about the piano in the intro, I think it's such a great way to start a song.

Others I'd add to the list are:
The spanish guitar before The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
The piano in You Never Give Me Your Money
And of course the "one two three fawr!" of I Saw Her Standing There

I've obviously forgotten some great ones, can anybody else think of any?

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
"When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind."
26 June 2011
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Not just an intro to a song, but to Revolver: Taxman's own "one, two, three, four, one, two bung berng bada boo".

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26 June 2011
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Harmonica on Love Me Do and I Should Have Known Better, Nowhere Man's accapella opening, many more. I actually prefer the opening to the solo WMGGW on Anthology 3.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
26 June 2011
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The Walrus said:

Not just an intro to a song, but to Revolver: Taxman's own "one, two, three, four, one, two bung berng bada boo".

That's a good one, and I love how accurate the "bung berng bada boo" is. a-hard-days-night-john-1

 

mr. Sun king coming together said:

I actually prefer the opening to the solo WMGGW on Anthology 3.

As a whole song, I definitely prefer the Anthology version, but I just love that piano.heart

 

Just to add another, the piano opening of Sexy Sadie. I'm on a White Album kick right now.

 

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26 June 2011
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5 words: A Day In The Life. a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
26 June 2011
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I think Walrus absolutely nailed it with Taxman, that's my favorite.
Others:
Love You To always makes me feel like I'm taking a great inhale of breath.
Rain, chicgka, chicgka chicgka
In My Life, I just can't help but smile.
Norwegian Wood, John's intro is nasty and does not get enough credit.
I'm Looking Through You

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26 June 2011
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Nevermind, it's the Word. The way that piano drops into the bass, Oh. My. God!

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26 June 2011
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I meant his guitar intro.

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26 June 2011
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First thing that came to mind was "I've Just Seen a Face"… I'd love to figure that out someday. 

Polythene Dan votes for "Rain." 

And who can forget "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da?" It always makes me jump when I'm listening to shuffle, and the last song was, say, "Hey Jude," and there was a nice long fadeout, and then…

paulsbass said:

OMG, this is an almost impossible task.

Revolution (hard version)

1. Agreed. :D

2. I also like the "take two" intro of "Revolution 1." But then again, I like "Revolution 1" better. 

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26 June 2011
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The Love version of Get Back is probably the greatest possible introduction in any genre of music (no hyperbole).

  • The final chord of "A Day In The Life", backwards.
  • The opening chord of "A Hard Day's Night"
  • Ringo's drum solo from "The End" (with added screaming girls)
  • The regular "Get Back" introduction.

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Incredible.

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26 June 2011
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Rain has to be my favourite. I also love the Helter Skelter take 2 off Anthology.

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26 June 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 DANG YOU SUN KING. MORE REASONS WHY I NEED ANTHOLOGY

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26 June 2011
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My work here is done.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
26 June 2011
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GniknuS said:

I think Walrus absolutely nailed it with Taxman, that's my favorite.
Others:
Love You To always makes me feel like I'm taking a great inhale of breath.
Rain, chicgka, chicgka chicgka

How I forgot all three of them, I'll never know. a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

 

The Walrus said:

The Love version of Get Back is probably the greatest possible introduction in any genre of music (no hyperbole).

I've definitely overlooked this everytime, incredible.
And nobody's actually mentioned that AHDN chord itself yet…

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27 June 2011
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Mr. Moonlight!  Well, I guess it is not a Beatles song.  But Johns voice is so awesome regardless.

27 June 2011
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MeanMrsMustard said:

And who can forget "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da?" It always makes me jump when I'm listening to shuffle, and the last song was, say, "Hey Jude," and there was a nice long fadeout, and then…

What a coincidence – I was listening to Anthology yesterday while watching a baseball game. When the game ended, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da was about to start. I saved it for this morning's commute because I thought I'd need a mental jump start to my work day. That opening really energizes me – especially the Anthology version in which Paul shouts out his "Take 1" announcement.

MeanMrsMustard said:

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 MORE REASONS WHY I NEED ANTHOLOGY

Oops. Sorry.a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

paulsbass is right – it really is hard to think of a Beatles song without a great opening. I'll stick with the opening of Rain as my favorite.

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27 June 2011
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Did anybody mention She Said She Said? a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

 

And let's not forget Love You To. With George on the top of the world included. a-hard-days-night-george-10

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
29 June 2011
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I like the intro in Eight Days A Week and I Feel Fine

I heart the Beatles so much I made a blog. —-> http://www.acrosstheuniversewi.....ogspot.com It's all in the mind y'know a-hard-days-night-george-10
29 June 2011
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Dig A Pony! The best intro of all time by far. a-hard-days-night-john-4apple02 Love it. And since we're doing descriptions of these beginnings.. Badum.. HOLD IT! SHSHSHSHS! badum chadum cradumbadum shwumbamumbabumbadum.

 

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