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Subject: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Criz on 05/29/02 at 12:22 a.m.

This just came to mind while listening to the Depeche Mode song 'Behind The Wheel'. What are the best introductions to popular songs of the 80's - there must be hundreds! Other good ones that come to mind would be:

OMD - Enola Gay and Souvenir ( Very catchy - they get my tapping the tune out!)

Berlin - The Metro

Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night

Eurythmics - There Must Be An Angel ( Love Annies tune at the start)

The Smiths - Queen Is Dead and Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others ( the fading in and out part - good, but why?)

The Vapours - Turning Japanese

New Order - Blue Monday ( What else can I say aprt from fantastic tune!)

Yazoo - Situation ( The most sampled bit of music ever is Alison Moyet's laugh - bit of trivia for you :) )

Duran Duran - The Reflex

Transvision Vamp - Baby I Don't Care

Cure - Inbetween Days

Alphaville - Big In Japan

More to come I'm sure :)

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: philbo_baggins on 05/29/02 at 12:40 a.m.

GNR - Child o' Mine and Welcome to the Jungle
Iron Maiden - Hallowed be thy name
AC/DC - Hells Bells

Phil

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Kryllith on 05/29/02 at 12:46 a.m.

"Hot for Teacher"--Van Halen
"Final Countdown"--Europe
"The Heat Goes On"--Asia
"Silent Running"--Mike and the Mechanics
"The Power of Love"--Huey Lewis and the News
"The Living Daylights"--a-ha
"It's a Sin"--Pet Shop Boys
"Always Something There to Remind Me"--Naked Eye
"Black Celebration"--Depeche Mode
"Rio"--Duran Duran

Kryllith

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: philbo_baggins on 05/29/02 at 12:48 a.m.


Quoting:
"Hot for Teacher"--Van Halen
"Final Countdown"--Europe
"The Heat Goes On"--Asia
End Quote


Now how did I forget those?

Phil

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Criz on 05/29/02 at 12:51 a.m.


Quoting:
"It's a Sin"--Pet Shop Boys
"Always Something There to Remind Me"--Naked Eye
"Rio"--Duran Duran

Kryllith
End Quote



And how did I forget these three :)

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: big_dude on 05/29/02 at 01:07 p.m.


Quoting:
"Hot for Teacher"--Van Halen
"Final Countdown"--Europe
"The Heat Goes On"--Asia
"Silent Running"--Mike and the Mechanics
"The Power of Love"--Huey Lewis and the News
"The Living Daylights"--a-ha
"It's a Sin"--Pet Shop Boys
"Always Something There to Remind Me"--Naked Eye
"Black Celebration"--Depeche Mode
"Rio"--Duran Duran

Kryllith
End Quote

I think you mean "Heat of the Moment" by Asia

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: DJ Midas on 05/29/02 at 01:19 p.m.

Just a few come to mind  ;) :

Depeche Mode - Everything Counts
Depeche Mode - People Are People
Depeche Mode - Strangelove (Blind Mix)
Peter Schilling - Major Tom
New Order - Blue Monday
Yaz(oo) - Don't Go
Duran Duran - The Reflex (single remix)
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Human League - Don't You Want Me
Prince & The Revolution - Let's Go Crazy (I like re-creating the single version's intro myself)
Front 242 - Headhunter
Asia - Only Time Will Tell
Gap Band - Burn Rubber
Gap Band - You Dropped A Bomb On Me (12" version)
Uptown - (I Know) I'm Losing You

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: big_dude on 05/29/02 at 01:20 p.m.

What???? Nobody mentioned these!

"Rock of Ages" - Def Leppard (Later "Sampled" by The Offspring for the beginning of "Pretty Fly for a White Guy")

"Another One Bites the Dust" - Queen

"I Want It All" - Queen

"Under Pressure" - Queen/David Bowie (It always ticks me off when I play that song and people automatically assume it's Vanilla Ice!)

"I Love Rock N Roll" - Joan Jett

"I Love Rocky Road" - Wierd Al Yankovic (Hearing the rythmic hand farting still makes me laugh)

"I Just Died (In Your Arms)" - Cutting Crew

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: 80sTrivia on 05/29/02 at 01:41 p.m.

Loverboy by Billy Ocean
What Have You Done For Me Lately by Janet Jackson
What Have I Done to Deserve This by Pet Shop Boys
Is There Something I Should Know? by Duran Duran

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Crazy Don on 05/29/02 at 01:48 p.m.

"Mr. Roboto" by Styx
"She Works Hard for the Money" by Donna Summer
"I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" by Hall & Oates

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: cs on 05/29/02 at 02:17 p.m.

Shellshock - New Order
The Rain Song - Led Zepplin
Skateaway - Dire Straits
Anything by Pink Floyd!

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Syanne on 05/29/02 at 02:43 p.m.

How about:

You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benetar
The Kid is Hot Tonight - Loverboy
Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
Ain't Even Done with the Night - John Cougar Mellancamp (or whatever his name was at the time)
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: chris on 05/29/02 at 03:07 p.m.

"From Out Of Nowhere" - Faith No More
"You've Gone Wild" - The Almighty
"Dominion" - Sisters of Mercy

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Tarzan Boy (Guest) on 05/29/02 at 06:14 p.m.

"The Perfect Kiss" and "Kiss Of Death" by New Order

"Nowhere Girl" (1985 remix) by B-Movie

"Louise" by Clan Of Xymox

"The Drowning" by Christian Death

"Space Oddity" (70s) and "Ashes To Ashes" by David Bowie

"See You" and "Shake The Disease" (extended) by Depeche Mode

"Killing An Arab" by The Cure

"How Soon Is Now?" by The Smiths

"In A Manner Of Speaking" by Tuxedomoon

"Winds Of Change" (90s) by The Scorpions


Tarzan Boy

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: jamminoldies on 05/29/02 at 07:36 p.m.

-Rock It By Herbie Hancock
-Beat It By Michael Jackson
-What's Love got to do with it? By Tina Turner
-Bad By MJ

 -howard- :)

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: dagwood on 05/29/02 at 08:50 p.m.

"For Those About to Rock" AC/DC.  I hear this intro, and have to turn up the radio and rock out.  Good thing we have to wear headphones at work. ;D

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: lebeiw15 on 05/29/02 at 09:40 p.m.

Myself, I like the intro to "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor, and "Cars" by Gary Numan.

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Davester on 05/29/02 at 11:51 p.m.

Oh, good question...My Favorite intro would be Rush's "The Spirit Of Radio". The intro to Van Halen's "House Of Pain" rocks, too!

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Breaker on 05/30/02 at 00:13 a.m.

I would have to say "Fantasy" by Aldo Nova.  Great intro if I must say.  Anybody else agree?

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: ThunderVamp9 on 05/30/02 at 00:17 a.m.

Have to agree with that, Davester.  I also love the intro to Golden Earring's "Twilight Zone".  I hear that and HAVE to crank up the volume...

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Criz on 05/30/02 at 09:21 a.m.


Quoting:
"Ashes To Ashes" by David Bowie
End Quote



Great intro - come to think of it this song seems to be quite underrated. :)

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Kryllith on 05/30/02 at 10:36 a.m.

Quoting:

I think you mean "Heat of the Moment" by Asia
End Quote


No, I mean "The Heat Goes On" by Asia... 5th song on the Asia: Alpha album. Though I like the intro to "Heat of the Moment", "Only Time Will Tell", "After the War" and "Don't Cry" too...

Kryllith

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Natski on 05/30/02 at 01:09 p.m.

Bad by Michael Jackson
Rio by Duran Duran
Something About You by Level 42 (well I like it)

That's all i can think of right now.

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: 80smusicfreak on 05/30/02 at 02:25 p.m.

"The Breakup Song" - GREG KIHN BAND

They just don't write 'em like that anymore... :-( :-( :-(

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: JAQUI (Guest) on 05/30/02 at 02:54 p.m.

What You Need - Inxs
She's a Beauty - The Tubes
West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
Separate Ways - Journey
Panama - Van Halen

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Davester on 05/30/02 at 03:18 p.m.


Quoting:
I would have to say "Fantasy" by Aldo Nova. Great intro if I must say. Anybody else agree?
End Quote



   Just out of curiosity I downloaded the song and listened to it (I knew I heard that song before...) and, as far as the intro, once all the helicopter-like noises and stuff is finished (when the riff begins) the intro rocks!  I suppose that would be the 'after-intro'.

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: dagwood on 05/30/02 at 05:59 p.m.

I was just in the Culture Club thread and thought of another great intro...the intro to Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.   ;D

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: MissInformation on 05/30/02 at 07:30 p.m.

"Add It Up" and "Blister In The Sun" by Violent Femmes

MissInformation
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Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Breaker on 05/30/02 at 08:34 p.m.

Oh yeah, I would also like to add, "Turn Me Loose" by Loverboy...

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Wicked Lester on 05/30/02 at 10:14 p.m.

"Tearing Us Apart" - Eric Clapton & Tina Turner

"It's Only Love" - Bryan Adams & Tina Turner

"I Love it Loud" - KISS

"Perfect Strangers" - Deep Purple

"Variety Tonight" - REO Speedwagon

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/30/02 at 10:23 p.m.


Quoting:
"How Soon Is Now?" by The Smiths
End Quote



A very good choice, TB!!!  ;)

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/30/02 at 10:27 p.m.


Quoting:
"The Breakup Song" - GREG KIHN BAND

They just don't write 'em like that anymore... :-( :-( :-(
End Quote



That's for sure!!!  (Great song, BTW!)  8)

 

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Steve Hargrave on 05/31/02 at 00:26 a.m.

How could anyone forget "Where The Streets Have No Name" and "With or Without You" by U2?

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: cs on 06/02/02 at 04:48 p.m.

Crazy Train - OZZY

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: dagwood on 06/02/02 at 06:33 p.m.


Quoting:
Crazy Train - OZZY
End Quote



Ooooh...good one, CS.  Randy Rhodes rocked!

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Goreripper on 06/03/02 at 08:37 a.m.

Well I just want to add my votes for 'Sweet Child o Mine', 'Hallowed be Thy Name' and 'Hell's Bells'. And 'Eye of the Tiger.'

The opening passages of 'Beat It' and 'When Doves Cry' are also cool!

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Jonman on 06/03/02 at 04:40 p.m.

Let It Rock by Bon Jovi...that keyboard intro is so cool!

I also love Crazy Train, Hells Bells and For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) a LOT!

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: jamminoldies on 06/03/02 at 09:26 p.m.

"Proud Mary"
(Tina Turner) 1969.   -howard- :)

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: jamminoldies on 06/03/02 at 09:28 p.m.


Quoting:
"Proud Mary"
(Tina Turner) 1969. -howard- :)
End Quote



OOps,I'm sorry.My apologizes.Wrong decade. :-[ -howard-

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Sephiroth Tempest on 06/04/02 at 10:19 a.m.

My number 1 intro will always be "THE FINAL COUNTDOWN" by EUROPE!

The intro for the 1985 version of their "Seven Doors Hotel" song is also cool...

- Tempest -

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Tbullsr on 06/04/02 at 11:29 a.m.

;D The first song that popped into my mind was Welcome to the Jungle by Guns n Roses. ;D

TimRATT-n-ROLL

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Jonman on 06/06/02 at 04:57 a.m.

Another cool intro was "Turn Up The Radio" by Autograph....

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: dagwood on 06/06/02 at 06:28 p.m.


Quoting:
Another cool intro was "Turn Up The Radio" by Autograph....
End Quote



Too true, too true. :)

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Rick Deckard on 06/07/02 at 11:18 a.m.

Don't forget Mexican Radio by Wall of Voodoo, certainly one of the most STRANGELY memorable intro's of the time.

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Gambo on 06/07/02 at 03:38 p.m.




This is the second time I mention this song here today, but here goes:  "World's Away" by Strange Advance (the longer version on the album).

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: creerain71 on 07/16/02 at 02:09 p.m.

i can't go for that-H&O
It ain't enough - Cory Hart
Glory Days-B.springsteen
cruel summer-bananarama
Big love-fleetwood mac
blister in the sun
billy jean - m.jackson
broken wings-mr.mister
major tom-peter shilling
night shift-commodores?
talking in your sleep-romantics
and on and on..... :D

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Buzz_E_Miller on 07/16/02 at 09:19 p.m.

"Borderline" - Madonna
"Velcro Fly" - ZZ Top
"Let's go all the Way" - Sly Fox
"Shelter" - Lone Justice
"She Drives me Crazy" - Fine Young Cannibals
"Kick Start my Heart" - Motley Crue
"Turn up the Radio"- Autograph
"Sledgehammer" - Peter Gabriel
"Kids in America" - Kim Wilde (syth that sounds like traffic)
"Relax" - Frankie goes to Hollywood
"Livin' on a Prayer" - Bon Jovi
"Echo Beach" - Martha and the Muffins
"Heartbeat City" - The Cars
"Blue Monday" -New Order
"Crazy Train" - Ozzy Osbourne
"New Dawn Fades" - Joy Division

Buzz

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: the_OlLine_Rebel on 07/17/02 at 11:58 a.m.


Quoting:
Just a few come to mind ;) :

Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
End Quote



This is the 1 and only that immediately pops in my mind.  Love the song, love the intro!

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: pell on 07/17/02 at 08:09 p.m.

Here's a few good intros that weren't mentioned...

Dire Straits      "Sultans of Swing"

Night Ranger      "Rock in America"
                 "Sister Christian"

Tesla            "Love Song"

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: EightiesMusicDJ (Guest) on 07/17/02 at 08:24 p.m.

Excellent question:

1.  Broken Wings: Mr. Mister
2.  Love Is A Battlefield: Pat Benatar
3.  Always Something There To Remind Me: Naked Eyes
4.  Billie Jean: Michael Jackson
5.  Silent Running: Mr. Mister
6.  When Doves Cry: Prince
7   Edge Of Seventeen: Stevie Nicks
8.  Into The Groove: Madonna
9.  Hold Me Now: Thompson Twins
10. Dance Hall Dayz: Wang Chung
11. OverKill: Men At Work
12. Oh Sheila: Ready For The World
13. Sexual Healing: Marvin Gaye
14. Young Turks: Rod Stewart
15. Days Go By: Talking Heads

-Thomas

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Anelim on 07/17/02 at 09:10 p.m.

Haze Shade Of Winter - Bangles
Jeanny - Falco
It's Over - Level 42
Through The Barricades - Spandau Ballet
Lovecats - The Cure
Our House - Madness

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Anelim on 07/17/02 at 09:17 p.m.

:-[ I can't believe I forgot this one:

Your Latest Trick - Dire Straits

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: oneonone on 07/18/02 at 02:44 p.m.

Any fast songs by Daryl Hall and John oates. :) :)

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: creerain71 on 07/22/02 at 09:45 a.m.

you are correct sir!!! your right on the mark... 8)

Quoting:
Excellent question:

1.  Broken Wings: Mr. Mister
2.  Love Is A Battlefield: Pat Benatar
3.  Always Something There To Remind Me: Naked Eyes
4.  Billie Jean: Michael Jackson
5.  Silent Running: Mr. Mister
6.  When Doves Cry: Prince
7   Edge Of Seventeen: Stevie Nicks
8.  Into The Groove: Madonna
9.  Hold Me Now: Thompson Twins
10. Dance Hall Dayz: Wang Chung
11. OverKill: Men At Work
12. Oh Sheila: Ready For The World
13. Sexual Healing: Marvin Gaye
14. Young Turks: Rod Stewart
15. Days Go By: Talking Heads

-Thomas
End Quote

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: DJ Midas on 07/22/02 at 12:02 a.m.


Quoting:
Excellent question:


5. Silent Running: Mr. Mister


-Thomas
End Quote



Wasn't "Silent Running" by Mike & The Mechanics?  

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: dagwood on 07/22/02 at 05:48 p.m.


Quoting:


Wasn't "Silent Running" by Mike & The Mechanics?
End Quote



Last I checked, it was.  Unless they had a song not released by the same name.  

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: 80sBaby on 07/23/02 at 09:43 a.m.

I haven't seen this one mentioned yet:

Bang a Gong (Long Version)-Power Station

Also:

Do You Wanna Touch Me-Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

One-Metallica

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: roosterinparachutepants on 07/24/02 at 06:08 p.m.

??? does anyone no the name of the song that plays in sixteen candles. Its when sam see's jake
@ the coat room after the dance .  Its starts with A guitar riff ( dunnuna nu-na ooh ha----- dunna nu-nu
oh baby you---ahoo are my desiya ---haa  oh baby you-you- you-you id like to ? its say s few more
lyrics then fades . ive been trying to find this song since the movie came out so please help its driving me nuts

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: jamminoldies on 07/25/02 at 07:28 p.m.

"RUNNING AWAY"(Roy Ayers)

-doo be doo,fly,fly,fly
-doo be doo fly,fly,fly
-doo be doo fly,fly fly

I just love that beginning! ;D -howard-

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Lori Daane on 09/05/02 at 06:06 a.m.

RELAX---Frankie Goes To Hollywood
WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME--U2

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Child_of_the_80s on 02/07/03 at 02:03 p.m.

Prince "Lets Go Crazy"

Pet Shop Boys "East End Boys West End Girls"

Swing Out Sister "Breakout"

Duran Duran "Girls On Film"

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: princessofpop on 02/07/03 at 03:23 p.m.

"Barracuda" by Heart

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: FunkyFresh on 02/07/03 at 03:54 p.m.

I Touch Roses- Book Of Love
Bitchin Camaro- Dead Milkmen
Magic- The Cars

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: FunkyFresh on 02/07/03 at 03:57 p.m.


Quoting:
I Touch Roses- Book Of Love
Bitchin Camaro- Dead Milkmen
Magic- The Cars
End Quote



WHOA! I meant B----in Camaro

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Crazy Don on 02/07/03 at 04:31 p.m.

Might as well add one more:

The long version of "I Ran" by A Flock of Seagulls.

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: basskiller on 02/08/03 at 08:14 a.m.

"Godzilla" Blue Oyster Cult
"Run to the Hills" Iron Madien  
"Balls to the wall"
"London Leather Boys" Accept
Any AC/DC song.. you choose the album
and any song off the "Slippery when Wet" Album Bon Jovi  

BTW Nice board!

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: FRAYO (Guest) on 02/08/03 at 08:19 a.m.

Take on Me - A-Ha.
Come on, how many people here dont know how to play that on keyboard? Be honest!

Still of the night - Industry
A River to a sea - Private Lives
Disco Band - Scotch (synth bass and coughing--weird)
and probobly most rememberable:
Too Shy - Kajagoogoo

80s song stuck in my head:
Every Single Day - Thought
ALBUM: Thought (1985)

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: The Skuz on 02/08/03 at 08:47 a.m.

Here's some interesting ones:

"Everybody Wants Some," by Van Halen. A variation of that intro was used in "Pervert Nurse," by D.I.

"Shout at the Devil," by Motley Crue.

I'll think of more someday.

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Jeff on 02/08/03 at 10:27 p.m.

Tarzan Boy by Baltimora

Quoting:
"The Perfect Kiss" and "Kiss Of Death" by New Order

"Nowhere Girl" (1985 remix) by B-Movie

"Louise" by Clan Of Xymox

"The Drowning" by Christian Death

"Space Oddity" (70s) and "Ashes To Ashes" by David Bowie

"See You" and "Shake The Disease" (extended) by Depeche Mode

"Killing An Arab" by The Cure

"How Soon Is Now?" by The Smiths

"In A Manner Of Speaking" by Tuxedomoon

"Winds Of Change" (90s) by The Scorpions


Tarzan Boy
End Quote

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: jamminoldies on 02/09/03 at 03:45 p.m.

"I'll Be Good"By Rene And Angela(1984)

Howard

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Frayo on 02/09/03 at 05:32 p.m.

Funny to hear "Magic" by the Cars. Now to think about it, didnt a few of the cars songs have similar intros? not a note, but a noise?

I like the little guitar thingie intros to these two by Smash Palace
-No Love Lost
-Living on the Borderline

sad to see that they only had one self titled ablum in 1984.
OK, so that isnt true. They changed songwriters and released a CD in the late 90s, but it is all modern-punk rock and sounds like all other modern punk rock out there (yawn)...

Off the top of anyones mind, does anyone know what kind of keyboard Colin Campbell played for Corey Hart in that song?
Im guessing a DX-7 by the sound, but I am not sure.

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Dev on 02/11/03 at 08:26 a.m.

Opus - live is life.......la la la la la....... ;D

Dev

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Marian on 02/13/03 at 10:56 a.m.

:-* 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)"On The Wings Of a Nightingale"by the Everly brothers.Cheers! :D

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: rip_jeans on 02/17/03 at 02:46 a.m.

I Love Rock N Roll - Joan Jett
Brass Monkey - Beastie Boys
Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo
In My House - Mary Jane Girls
They're Playing Our Song - Trinere
Let The Music Play - Shannon
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Start Me Up - Rolling Stones (Okay this isn't 80's, but this intro ROCKS)

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: X on 02/17/03 at 08:49 a.m.

"Am I Too Much?" by Vanessa Williams.

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: kayhepburn on 02/17/03 at 09:28 a.m.

George Michael - Careless Whisper
Michael Jackson-Beat it
New Order-Blue Monday
Pet Shop Boys-Always on my mind
Tears for Fears - Everybody wants to rule the world

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: spirit301 on 02/17/03 at 06:28 p.m.

These are the most memorable for me:

Hanging on a Heart Attack - Device
Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung
Fine Time - New Order
Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order
Hounds of Love - Kate Bush
Election Day - Arcadia
Goonies - Cyndi Lauper
Velcro Fly - ZZ Top
Wild Boys - Duran Duran
One & One (Ain't I Good Enough) - Wa Wa Nee
Respectable - Mel & Kim
Something In My House - Dead or Alive
Don't Need A Gun - Billy Idol
Dominoes - Robbie Nevil
Do To You - The Machinations ;D

I'll stop here, as I could go on for days.

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Ghost on 02/19/03 at 09:43 a.m.

This is not an intro, but it is one of the best instrumental interludes of any song I have ever listened to. Just listen to Mister Mister's "Broken Wings" at around 02mins/30secs and then again at 04mins/06secs into the song. I can't explain why every time I hear this song I must stop what I'm doing so that I can catch those two parts of the song. Yesterday I was at the supermarket and this song was playing and I just stood there motionless in the middle of the aisle, listening intently :P :)

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Jelina on 02/19/03 at 09:50 a.m.

O.k., well I think you guys just about covered them all, so if I happen to think of one not mentioned, I'll post it .

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Sean1983 on 02/19/03 at 04:53 p.m.

Pretenders - Middle Of The Road (I love that short drum sequence)
Men At Work - Who Could It Be Now?
Prince - Sign 'O' The Times, Controversy, If I Was Your Girlfriend (album version)
Huey Lewis & The News - Hip To Be Square, Do You Believe In Love
Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait
Go-Go's - Head Over Heels
Debbie Gibson - Only In My Dreams (especially the backing vocal part that goes "uh...ah-uh...ah-uh...ah-uh")

I think you mentioned most of them, especially "Let's Go Crazy", "Final Countdown", "Blue Monday", and "Money For Nothing."  All I can think of now.

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: V-MAX on 02/19/03 at 11:45 p.m.

For Metal I'd have to say "House of Broken love" by Great White (off of "Twice Shy"): The intro to that tune broke all the rules and habbits of all the other Melodic Rock/Metal song writers of that day and still sounded good.

A close second would be the prelude to "Crusader" from Saxon (really sets the mood of the song).

For New Wave I'd say it's a tie between Duran Duran's "Rio" and "Route 66" from Depeche Mode.

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: ThunderVamp9 on 02/19/03 at 11:59 p.m.

Tesla - Love Song

Awesome intro.

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Snidely Whiplash on 02/23/03 at 05:17 a.m.

Hmmm...my top four or five faves:

How Soon Is Now, The Smiths.
How much more classic can you get? That freaky, reverb guitar sound has no equal anywhere in rock music, and is unmistakeable. Johnny Marr is a genius, as is Morrissey.

Purple Rain, Prince.
The definitive power ballad, if you ask me. This comes on in the car and the stereo goes ALL the way up. That cool echo just bounces around the car.

A Little Respect, Erasure.
Even people who don't like Erasure or synthpop know this intro. And the song itself, of course, is a gem of synthpop magic.

Just Can't Get Enough, Depeche Mode
The archetype of 80s synth-dance, probably the most recognizable synth riff there is.

Regards,
Snidely

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: DaChazman on 02/23/03 at 08:27 a.m.


Quoting:


"Rock of Ages" - Def Leppard (Later "Sampled" by The Offspring for the beginning of "Pretty Fly for a White Guy")



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I was going to say that lol

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Gram_Reaper on 02/23/03 at 03:04 p.m.

JUMP- By Van Halen, everytime i listen to the intro on this record + 1984 before it i just get chills down my spine.

Theres tons of other ones

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Paultx on 02/26/03 at 03:00 p.m.

Don't forget Van Halen's "Jump"!!!

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Gram_Reaper on 02/26/03 at 09:43 p.m.

one post above man

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Paultx on 03/04/03 at 07:08 p.m.

Quoting:

I think you mean "Heat of the Moment" by Asia
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Think the confusion was about "The heat is on" -but is it 80's?

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Paultx on 03/04/03 at 07:30 p.m.

And don't forget "Propaganda", by Duel!!!

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Paultx on 03/04/03 at 07:30 p.m.

And don't forget "Duel", by Propaganda!!!

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Paultx on 03/04/03 at 07:32 p.m.

Messed up things, sorry! "Propaganda", the band, "Duel", the song...  ;D

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Paultx on 03/05/03 at 04:13 p.m.

How could we all forget that????
Morrissey - Suedehead 8)

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: LWT on 03/05/03 at 06:20 p.m.

The Sun Always Shines on TV - A-ha
Jump - Van Halen
Devil Inside - INXS
Excitable - Def Leppard
Rocket - Def Leppard
Beds are Burning - Midnight Oil
Blister in the Sun - Voilent Femmes
Monkey Gone to Heaven - Pixies
She Bangs the Drum - Stone Roses

(not sure if any have been mentioned before!)

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: JAQUI on 03/05/03 at 06:51 p.m.

Twilight Zone - Golden Earing
Flesh For Fantasy/White Wedding - Billy Idol
Owner of A Lonely Heart - Yes
Pride - U2
Precious Time - Pat Benatar
When Doves Cry - Prince
Don't Disturb This Groove - The System

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Manhattan83 on 03/05/03 at 07:10 p.m.


A-ha - Take on me
Alphaville - Big in Japan
Blondie - Rapture
Classix Nouveaux - Tokyo
Duran Duran - Notourious
Falco - Rock me Amadeus
Flock of Seagulls - I ran
Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F
Imagination - Music and Lights
Lipps Inc. - Funky Town
Madonna - Everybody
Pointer Sisters - Im so excited
Prince - When doves cry
Toto - Africa
Wham - Everything she wants

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Manhattan83 on 03/05/03 at 07:27 p.m.



Forgot one, this is one of my favourites:

Michael Sembello -  Shes a Maniac

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: redhead007 on 03/05/03 at 07:38 p.m.

Dancing in Heaven- Q-Feel
Wide Eyed One- A Drop In The Gray
Self-Control- Laura Branigan
Crazy- Icehouse

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Men_At_Work_Fan on 03/09/03 at 01:56 p.m.

Send Me An Angel by Real Life

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: jamminoldies on 03/09/03 at 03:45 p.m.

-KC & The Sunshine Band

"Give It Up".

Howard

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: 80 Something on 03/25/03 at 01:02 a.m.

Fantasy - Aldo Nova ;D

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: karen (Guest) on 03/25/03 at 05:00 a.m.

There's one intro that's been used recently on a British TV series "20 Things to do before you're 30"

Its by Nik Kershaw and I think it's called Wouldn't it be good.  Good show and a great piece of music.

All of my faves have already been mentioned.

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: 80 Something on 03/25/03 at 05:22 a.m.

La Grange - ZZtop
Paradise by the Dashboard Lights - Meatloaf
Pretty Woman - Van Halen
More than a Feeling - Boston

;)

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Dev on 03/28/03 at 01:51 p.m.

Eddy Hungington - USSR

Raff - Self Control

Frankie goes to hollywood - relax

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Paultx on 04/22/03 at 01:18 p.m.

Michael Jackson - Human nature.

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Tbullsr on 04/22/03 at 02:51 p.m.

Tesla - Flight to nowhere. Unreal intro.

Tim
RATT-n-ROLL

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Arcfire on 04/22/03 at 07:03 p.m.

Here are some good ones as well,

"Voices" Russ Ballard  Kinda spooky!

"Smoke without a fire" - Bad Co. Kinda different I liked it.

"Winds of change" - Jefferson Starship

"Rock and roll party in the streets" - Axe Great piano intro, kinda a prelude to what Savatage would do later on.

"Angels on the balcony" - Blondie Very different type of music at the time this came out in '83, almost a prelude to Industrial/techno stuff

"Love song" -Tesla great Ballad!

"Uncle Tom's Cabin" - Warrent The nephew of the lead singer did this, pretty good!



Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: jamminoldies on 04/22/03 at 07:34 p.m.

Information Society-What Is On Your Mind ?

Howard  ;)

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Rio_Rhodes on 04/24/03 at 01:52 p.m.

Duran Duran- The Chauffer...its almost creepy how it starts, it is just so mellow.
Duran Duran- Rio ;D... That is the sound you get when you drop shards of glass onto piano strings! Amazing work by Nick Rhodes.
David Bowie- Fashion..I can't describe it, but its so great, I immediately crank up the radio when I hear that.
David Bowie- Lets Dance- No explanation, its just like a countdown to get your postierior on the dancefloor.
Adam Ant- Stand and Deliver ;D... I can't believe no one thought of this one!!!! IT IS AWESOME!!! "Stand and Deliver!!" and the trumpets!? Please let this one appear on some lists!
Adam Ant- Prince Charming ;D... that one still freaks my friends out when I play it. I love to crank that one too!
U2- where the streets have no name....When ever this one starts it has that kind of feeling when you just KNOW that something big is coming.
Peter Gabriel- sledge hammer ;D... the very beginning is so quiet it makes you turn it up to hear it, then the horns come in loud and clear and wake the dead!

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: jamminoldies on 04/24/03 at 06:38 p.m.

Rick Astley's intro "Together Forever"was pretty nice.

Howard  ;D

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Criz on 04/27/03 at 03:19 a.m.


Quoting:
Rick Astley's intro "Together Forever"was pretty nice.

Howard ;D
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Lol! How cheesy ;D Have you seen the video?

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: jamminoldies on 04/27/03 at 03:42 p.m.


Quoting:

Lol! How cheesy ;D Have you seen the video?
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Yes.The video makes me dizzy.

Howard

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Criz on 04/28/03 at 12:04 a.m.


Quoting:
Yes.The video makes me dizzy.

Howard
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Too much colour, right? ;)

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: jamminoldies on 04/28/03 at 07:03 p.m.


Quoting:

Too much colour, right? ;)
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yeah.It's also the way the camera keeps on moving around.What's with his hand gestures? ;D

Howard

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Coleco on 04/28/03 at 09:32 p.m.

Cant forget REO Speedwagon-Keep Pushin

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: stingr22 on 09/17/03 at 04:06 p.m.

People Are People - Depeche Mode
Lucky Ones - Loverboy
Shell Shock - New Order
Seperate Ways (Worlds Apart) - Journey
What Does It Take - Honeymoon Suite
Naughty Naughty - John Parr
Intruder - Van Halen
Norman Bates - Covnant
Positively Lost Me - Rave-Ups
Live It Up - Mental As Anything

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Howard on 09/17/03 at 06:58 p.m.

Billie Jean-Michael Jackson

Howard

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: atthistime on 09/17/03 at 08:22 p.m.

If not best, at least most memorable.........

Oh Sherrie..........Steve Perry

"You should've been gone
Knowing how I made you feel
And I should have been gone
After all your words of steel."

Intro without music!

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Pluto on 09/18/03 at 12:09 a.m.

Loverboy-Turn Me Loose
Der Kommissar-After the Fire
The Motels-Suddenly Last Summer
Def Leppard-Hysteria
Motley Crue-Dr. Feelgood
The Police-Don't Stand So Close to Me
Michael Jackson-Beat It
Tears for Fears-Head over Heels
Jackson Browne-Somebody's Baby
Tina Turner-What's Love got to do with it?
John Mellancamp-Cherry Bomb
Bruce Springsteen-Dancing in the Dark
Fleetwood Mac-Gypsy
Madonna-Borderline

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Pluto on 09/18/03 at 12:18 a.m.

Cyndy Lauper-She-Bop
Billy Idol-Eyes without a face
Prince-Let's Go Crazy
Prince-Little Red Corvette
U2-In God's Country
Eddie Grant-Electric Ave.
Phil Collins-Billy Don't Lose my number

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Pluto on 09/18/03 at 12:27 a.m.

Rolling Stones-Waitin on a Friend
Blondie-Tide is High
Club Nouveau-Lean on Me

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Absolutely_Vile on 09/19/03 at 01:33 a.m.


Quoting:
"In A Manner Of Speaking" by TuxedomoonEnd Quote



Excellent choice!! However...Martin L. Gore's version is better. And I'm NOT being biased. :D


Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: jimbo26 on 09/19/03 at 07:14 p.m.

Although it wasn't one of my favorites, Hazy Shade of Winter by the Bangles had a good intro

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: atari2600boy on 09/20/03 at 03:53 p.m.

don't believed this was mentioned, but "lunatic fringe" by red ryder had a pretty cool intro.

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: pennsygirl on 10/02/03 at 05:40 a.m.

Escalator of Life - Robert Hazard

A little hard to find but definitely worth it!

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: scarcito on 10/02/03 at 12:06 a.m.

May I add "Ayla" and "African Shuffle", Flash & The Pan.

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: Daffy on 10/04/03 at 10:41 p.m.

   A good intro, to me, is one that leaves absolutely no doubt in your head what song it is you're about to hear.
   If you don't realize you're about to hear "Stand and Deliver" then you're probably deaf!
   Unfortunately, some intros are close enough that they can throw you off a sec or two.  I used to get that with "How Soon is Now?" and (of all things!) "Hippychick"!    :-/

Subject: Re: Best Intros to 80's songs

Written By: antonio_62 on 10/05/03 at 09:31 p.m.

I liked these ones;

when doves cry - Prince
you're the best thing - Style Council
don't you want me  & facinaton - Human League
(go 80's Electronica!)
power of love - Huey Lewis and the news
hurts so good - John Cougar Mellencamp
jump - Van Halen :)