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Best Intro To A Beatles Song
21 September 2014
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I haven't looked through all the pages………but I seem to agree with everyone's suggestions…...

 

But this one………for me……..is brilliant. 31 secs them boom….

 

21 September 2014
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A Day In The Life

Across The Universe

Strawberry Fields Forever

I Am The Walrus

I’m looking Through You

Michelle

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

These come to mind now, if I can think of some others I’ll edit the post and add them.

EDIT: I just remembered Lovely Rita , a song that I, ironically, don’t like that much. The intro promises a lot but the actual song doesn’t (in my opinion) deliver. But what an intro.

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Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

21 September 2014
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While My Guitar Gently Weeps ...I've heard it for 25 years and it still gives me chills every time I hear that intro. 

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21 September 2014
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Mean Mr. Mustard, Mr. Moonlight, and While My Guitar Gently Weeps a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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21 September 2014
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Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da , Piggies , Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite

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23 September 2014
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What you're doing (Beatles)

Got My Mind Set On You

(This song probably has the best drum intro and also got the catchiest beats, I wonder who came up with that maybe it was ringo)

23 September 2014
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Yeah IMO George's version is an improvement on the original

24 September 2014
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I always have a problem with "best" when it comes to anything Beatles-oriented, since so much is superb; but here goes:

1) The cockcrow followed by the saxophones of Good Morning Good Morning

2) The jet landing then the rock guitar chords & drums of Back in the U.S.S.R.

3) The sudden immediate launching into the singing of the song without any instrumental ado (sort of the opposite of an "intro", eh?) -- in these three (there may be more but I can't think of them now): 

Hey Jude

I Will

Penny Lane

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...

25 September 2014
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Funny Paper said

The sudden immediate launching into the singing of the song without any instrumental ado (sort of the opposite of an "intro", eh?) -- in these three (there may be more but I can't think of them now): 

Hey Jude

I Will

Penny Lane

@Funny Paper 

 I couldn’t have agreed more.

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Funny Paper said

I always have a problem with "best" when it comes to anything Beatles-oriented

Right. I wish there was more use of the word "favorite".

One of my favorites is the Anthology version of 'You Can't Do That ' - "A one two three fo-wah"

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26 September 2014
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Oudis said

Funny Paper said
The sudden immediate launching into the singing of the song without any instrumental ado (sort of the opposite of an "intro", eh?) -- in these three (there may be more but I can't think of them now): 

Hey Jude

I Will

Penny Lane

@Funny Paper 

 I couldn’t have agreed more.

here's a few more:

Can't Buy Me Love

PS I Love You

Julia

probably more that just start with the vocal

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I Me Mine with George's 6 second Guitar intro and Paul on the Hammond Organ is just "absolutely beautiful". heart

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Thanks robert -- Julia is a great one I'd forgotten about.  And Can't Buy Me Love fits the bill nicely.

Speaking of good intros in general, if someone already mentioned this one, I second it:  That barred sussy chord signalling the start of A Hard Day's Night is impeccable!

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26 September 2014
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robert said

Oudis said

Funny Paper said
The sudden immediate launching into the singing of the song without any instrumental ado (sort of the opposite of an "intro", eh?) -- in these three (there may be more but I can't think of them now): 

Hey Jude

I Will

Penny Lane

@Funny Paper 

 I couldn’t have agreed more.

here's a few more:

Can't Buy Me Love

PS I Love You

Julia

probably more that just start with the vocal

We had a discussion a while back where we talked about all of the songs that began a cappella even if it was only for one note. There were quite a few. 

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26 September 2014
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 for anyone interested in seeing that conversation, see http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....7/#p141370

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robert said

Oudis said

Funny Paper said
The sudden immediate launching into the singing of the song without any instrumental ado (sort of the opposite of an "intro", eh?) -- in these three (there may be more but I can't think of them now): 

Hey Jude

I Will

Penny Lane

@Funny Paper 

 I couldn’t have agreed more.

here's a few more:

Can't Buy Me Love

PS I Love You

Julia

probably more that just start with the vocal

If I Fell

When I Get Home

EDIT: Oh oops didn't see Ahh Girl's post!

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Day Tripper just because the riff is so memorable.  Have to agree with While My Guitar Gently Weeps as well.  Or I Saw Her Standing There ("One two three, FOUR!")

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It has been mentioned by many, but that feedback dissolving into a riff in I Feel Fine is so inspiring that I still get chills when I hear it, even though I've heard it 9 million times. I still remember where I was when I first heard it as a kid, because it was so different and beautiful. The bright clarity of the sound of that riff always exemplified to me Chuck Berry's line "he could play the guitar like ringing a bell." a-hard-days-night-john-1

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