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Best Intro To A Beatles Song
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kelicopter
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29 June 2011 - 11.49am

kingjjj8 said:

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.

 

Bad description, I know.apple01

How has nobody mentioned this yet?! Such a great intro. a-hard-days-night-john-1

"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."

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30 June 2011 - 4.36am

I Want You (Shes so heavy) intro.
Mother Natures Son Intro.
Shes Leaving Home intro.
Ive Got a feeling Intro.
Let it Be intro.
Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite intro.
Twist And Shout Intro.
Things We Said Today Intro.
Magical Mystery Tour Intro.
Two of Us Intro.
And Your Bird Can Sing Intro.
and of course..Ive Just seen a Face Intro. (which is one of my favs to play on guitar followed by Blackbird)
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Nigel the good dog
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11 July 2011 - 6.46am

I have to say the intro's to all below:

I Feel Fine

Paperback Writer

A Day In The Life

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Nowhere Man

In My Life (the guitar just sounds so calm, I love it)

Norwegian Wood

Because (It puts me in a trance... Beautiful)

Dear Prudence

What You're Doing

A Hard Day's Night (Of course)

And I Love Her

I've Just Seen a Face

Two Of Us

 

Agh, the list goes on and on... a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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11 July 2011 - 7.42am

HELTER SKELTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

  1. Helter Skeltera-hard-days-night-ringo-13
  2. Revolution!!!!!!!a-hard-days-night-ringo-13a-hard-days-night-ringo-13a-hard-days-night-ringo-13a-hard-days-night-ringo-13
  3. Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey a-hard-days-night-john-2a-hard-days-night-john-2a-hard-days-night-john-2a-hard-days-night-john-2
  4. Mr. Moonlightheart
  5. And I Love Hare  Krishna (I'm just joking)a-hard-days-night-george-6
  6. Magical Mystery Tourstay-on-topic
  7. Twist And Shoutbrian-epstein
  8. Bad Boy
  9. Come Together
  10. I Saw Hare Krishna Standing There (JOKING AGAIN!!!!)a-hard-days-night-george-10

Now....... ZOMBIE GEORGE WASHINGTON WILL EAT YOU BWAAAAAAIIIIIINS!!!!!!!!!

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15 July 2011 - 9.50am

I think 'I Feel Fine' has always had a huge intro effect on meeeee a-hard-days-night-george-4

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17 July 2011 - 10.11pm

I always liked Paperback Writer's intro. a-hard-days-night-paul-2a-hard-days-night-george-2a-hard-days-night-john-2

John's acoustic intro on Dear Prudence and WMGGW are a close second and third, for me at least. a-hard-days-night-john-1a-hard-days-night-george-4

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18 July 2011 - 5.30am

A Day In The Life(!!!!!!!!!!)

I Saw Her Standing There

Dear Prudence

I've Just Seen A Face

I Want To Hold Your Hand

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Money(That's What I Want)

Mr. Moonlight

Mean Mr. Mustard

Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da

For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool by making his world a little colder

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18 July 2011 - 7.25pm

I'm a HUGE sucker for Revolution. Every time my dad and I hear it, we jump and get all excited and CRANK IT UP. My mom always tells us to turn it down and says we're breaking the speakers. pfffffffffffffffffffff.

And Your Bird Can Sing, but I suppose that's the riff...

All Together Now gets me going, oddly enough

Can't Buy Me Love always instantly has me singing along. At the top of my lungs.

Do You Want To Know A Secret. a-hard-days-night-george-10 Yes George, I do know how much you really love me.

 

Maybe I should just stop. I'm going through my iPod and I'm going to end up listing probably 50 of thema-hard-days-night-paul-3

can't....stop...FROMMETOYOUGETBACKDOCTORROBERTSHESAIDSHESAID

Control yourself, Jet. *9*

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18 July 2011 - 7.27pm

Ok Jet relax... here's an apple. apple01

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… 

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18 July 2011 - 7.33pm

mithveaen said:

Ok Jet relax... here's an apple. apple01

An apple for any accation 😀

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JET!
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18 July 2011 - 7.35pm

whew. thanks. momentary slip of self-control.

The sunshine bores the daylights outta me

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19 July 2011 - 2.44pm

JET! said:

All Together Now gets me going, oddly enough

I LOVE the film intro of this, despite it being the cheesiest thing possibly ever. a-hard-days-night-john-6

Jet! How come your default pictures are always awesome?!

"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."

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1 September 2011 - 1.31am

I agree with Kelicopter. It's not flashy; you don't jump out of your seat as with Revolution, but the intro to While My Guitar is fabulously effective. A great Macca contribution. Also exceedingly simple but very effective, the intro to Strawberry Fields.

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)

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1 September 2011 - 2.40am

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Absolutely. Sometimes I'm glad Paul wanted to shine in George's songs because his contribution is just awesome. a-hard-days-night-paul-5

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… 

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1 September 2011 - 6.01am

Blackbird (Loving that acoustic guitar!)

Because (This is my go-to song when I find myself in times of trouble... sorry, Let it Be a-hard-days-night-paul-1)

I Am The Walrus

She's Leaving Home (That harp!)

Good Morning Good Morning (The rooster call... should make that my ring tone)

All You Need Is Love (because the Beatles can start off their song with the French anthem)

 

Any of their mid-period guitar riff songs (Day Tripper, I Feel Fine, Ticket To Ride)

Because the wind is high, it blows my mind.
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1 September 2011 - 1.58pm

So far not mentioned:

Its All Too Much. John's "to your mother", then the guitars, organs, drums all being gradually added on top of one another (and whatever else they added in). Definately requires to be played full blast.

What You're Doing's Ringo's Drums (nicely playing as a never ending loop in wavepad as i type).

 

Of mention:

A Day In The Life

I Feel Fine

While My Guitar

 

O/T For anyone who hasnt heard Be My Baby on the Lennon anthology it has one of the greatest ever builds of any intro; guitar + bass + piano + sax + drums, each 1 being added on top of the previous others. One of the best John solo songs/vocals and simply wrong that its buried deep on an outtakes boxset. Cannot praise this song enough.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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1 September 2011 - 6.14pm

"One, two, three, faw!"  That's probably my single favourite, but "The Word" and "It's All Too Much" and "Good Morning Good Morning" and "Rain" (and more!) all have intros that really stand out as well.

These guys were masters at innovative intros! "A Hard Day's Night", "Eight Days A Week", "I Feel Fine" - all pretty much unprecedented in 1964. I love "Eight Days" especially, hearing that fade-in is like watching an entire sunrise in five seconds.

"Nowhere Man" is so odd, the way the instruments just appear out of nowhere. It sounds like they recorded the backing track, then added the vocals, then erased the backing up to "...making all his nowhere plans". At least, it sounds that way to me.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
-- Paul McCartney

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1 September 2011 - 9.25pm

I'm going to say A Hard Day's Night: That one chord is just a perfect intro to a great song. You know you are listening to something good when you hear that chord. Plus, the when the song is playing in the beginning of the movie, it creates this perfect beginning to something fun with all the running, screaming, and George falling. You can't go wrong there.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps: Flawless song has flawless everything. Flawless intro. Flawless lyrics. Flawless guitar solo. I think this song is... I can't think of the word.

Here Comes The Sun

Helter Skelter

Revolution 9: Admit it. You love when George Martin says "cheeky bitch". Then it starts....

Get Back

She Said She Said

A Day In The Life

Money (That's What I Want): Just a fun piano intro. And then you start dancing.

Well we all shine on like the moon, the stars, and the sun.

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kelicopter
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1 September 2011 - 11.17pm

Von Bontee said:

I love "Eight Days" especially, hearing that fade-in is like watching an entire sunrise in five seconds.

That is just the perfect description! a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

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1 September 2011 - 11.19pm

It's hardly a classic, but what about the dubh (chn) dubh (chn) dubh du du du dun intro to Think For Yourself?

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