what do you think is the most recgonizealbe song opening/hook/intro?

  • rnch

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    Aug 06, 2008 7:42 PM GMT
    perhaps the 4 second opening guitar solo on "proud mary" by CCR?
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    Aug 06, 2008 7:45 PM GMT
    Well this is an interesting question.

    I think the beginning to "Satisfaction" and "Jumping Jack Flash" by The Rolling Stones are pretty distinctive.

    Here are a few others:

    "A Hard Days Night" The Beatles;
    "I Feel Fine" The Beatles;
    "Down On The Corner" CCR;
    "Bad Moon Rising" CCR;
    "Go Your Own Way" Fleetwood Mac;
    "More Than A Feeling" Boston.
  • rnch

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    Aug 06, 2008 7:47 PM GMT
    also good choices, SL.
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    Aug 06, 2008 7:57 PM GMT
    The opening to Beat It by Michael Jackson. The second those hallow thumping notes start you know what song it is.
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    Aug 06, 2008 7:59 PM GMT
    the string arrangement in some versions of Madonna's Vogue
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    Aug 06, 2008 8:00 PM GMT
    Another one is one my mom played endlessly when I was growing up. The violin intro to Patsy Clines Sweet Dreams. The second those Violins start you know the song.
  • auryn

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    Aug 06, 2008 8:07 PM GMT
    You take the good you take the bad....



    My bf and I were talking about the fairy tales one day and he found some of the Fractured Fairy Tales from the Bullwinkle show on youtube. I was on the other side of the couch laying back playing a video game when he started playing the music. Talk about recognizeable... I shot up like at the first three notes, and knew what he'd found without me even asking.

    I'd also add Margaritaville to any list.
  • auryn

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    Aug 06, 2008 8:10 PM GMT
    jsttennis77 saidThe opening to Beat It by Michael Jackson. The second those hallow thumping notes start you know what song it is.


    I don't know, that one can easily get confused with Weird Al's Eat Iticon_wink.gif.
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    Aug 06, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    Auryn said
    jsttennis77 saidThe opening to Beat It by Michael Jackson. The second those hallow thumping notes start you know what song it is.


    I don't know, that one can easily get confused with Weird Al's Eat Iticon_wink.gif.


    PLAGIARISM!! LOL
  • irishboxers

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    Aug 06, 2008 8:19 PM GMT
    Agree on the Rolling Stones riffs. Saw them in concert a few years ago and all they had to do is play those first few notes and we all went nuts.

    "Layla", Cream

    "Shook Me All Night Long", AC/DC

    "Walk This Way", Aerosmith

    "Sweet Child O'Mine", GNR (it's my phone ringer and people always spin around when it goes off)

    "Numb", Linkin Park
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    Aug 06, 2008 8:31 PM GMT
    the intro to "Dancing Queen" by ABBA. you have to admit, it's unmistakable, LOL
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    Aug 06, 2008 8:34 PM GMT
    The opening guitar on "Barracuda" by Heart!

    I love the Wilson Sisters!!!

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    Aug 06, 2008 8:35 PM GMT
    kryptonic saidthe intro to "Dancing Queen" by ABBA. you have to admit, it's unmistakable, LOL


    God, there I go again forgetting one of the most memorable "gay" songs around. I think it is time I turned straight, I am a failure as a gay man.
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    Aug 06, 2008 8:37 PM GMT
    kryptonic saidthe intro to "Dancing Queen" by ABBA. you have to admit, it's unmistakable, LOL


    Good one. Another unmistakable ABBA song you know right from the intro is I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
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    Aug 06, 2008 8:37 PM GMT
    jsttennis77 saidThe opening to Beat It by Michael Jackson. The second those hallow thumping notes start you know what song it is.

    I was going to say the intro to Billie Jean, the bass line - you only need one note. Heck, almost any MJ song is recognizable from the first few notes.
  • joeindallas

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    Aug 06, 2008 8:39 PM GMT
    The theme song to Jeapordy
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    Aug 06, 2008 8:43 PM GMT
    Jaydub, except for "The Girl Is Mine" (shudder).

    Here are some more:

    "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye;

    The two #1 songs from the mid-80s by Tears For Fears "Shout" and "Everybody Wants To Rule The World", as well as "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds from "The Breakfast Club" soundtrack.

    A disco classic from 1975 "The Hustle", and a classic from Carly Simon, "Your So Vain" from 1972-73, are others that come to mind.

    I could probably spend a whole afternoon thinking of songs.
  • cowboyathlete

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    Aug 06, 2008 8:46 PM GMT
    Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
    RESPECT - Aretha Franklin
    Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra
  • DuggerPDX

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    Aug 06, 2008 8:58 PM GMT
    Jump - Van Halen
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    Aug 06, 2008 9:17 PM GMT
    Are you all nuts?

    EASILY the most recognizable song is "Sweet Home Alabama"

    just the first three notes and all the cracker rednecks will start rocking their chairs...icon_biggrin.gif

    btw. cracker red neck here. except I don't like beer. doh!
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    Aug 06, 2008 9:17 PM GMT
    I Will Survive. I mean, c'mon!
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    Aug 06, 2008 9:23 PM GMT
    For me, it's a three-way tie:

    "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
    "Sunshine of your Love" by Cream
    "1999" by Prince




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    Aug 06, 2008 9:24 PM GMT
    Blondie- one way or another
    Madonna- Material girl
    Journey- Small town girl

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    Aug 06, 2008 9:26 PM GMT
    SurrealLife saidWell this is an interesting question.

    I think the beginning to "Satisfaction" and "Jumping Jack Flash" by The Rolling Stones are pretty distinctive.

    Here are a few others:

    "A Hard Days Night" The Beatles;
    "I Feel Fine" The Beatles;
    "Down On The Corner" CCR;
    "Bad Moon Rising" CCR;
    "Go Your Own Way" Fleetwood Mac;
    "More Than A Feeling" Boston.


    haha all my favorite songs in one place!

    I would have to agree with Hard Days Night, Satisfaction, and Go Your Own Way. I'd also throw in Squeezebox & Baba O'Reilly by the Who, American Girl by Tom Petty, and Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes, and most of all, LAAAAAAAAYLA! by Eric Clapton. I get mad excited upon hearing the first couple of seconds of any of them=)
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    Aug 06, 2008 9:38 PM GMT
    Smells Like Teen Spirit or Blitzkrieg Bop.