Keno's Weekly Rock-N-Roll Poll

Week: 860
Date: 1/2/2023
Question: What is the greatest all time intro to a Rock Song? (Part 1 of 3)
Your Vote Option Votes Percent
  Come Together - The Beatles - McCartney's heavy bass mixed with Lennon & Harrison's guitars, Lennon's handclaps w/ echo & Ringo's perfect drum breaks played on tom toms, starts this one off
292 8.9%
  Time - Pink Floyd - The gongs and alarms heard going off by many different clocks at the beginning of the song were all recorded in an antique clock store
291 8.8%
  Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix - Jimi's guitar riff says it all on this one
291 8.8%
  2000 Light Years From Home - Rolling Stones - Mellotron, Piano, Electric Dulcimer & Oscillator by Brian Jones, with Fuzz Bass by Bill Wyman & 12-string fuzz guitar by Keith Richards
290 8.8%
  Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty - A synthesizer sounding like a flute by Tommy Eyre, drum cymbals by Henry Spinetti & then a saxophone by Raphael Ravenscroft kicks off this one
290 8.8%
  Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple - Ritchie Blackmore's timeless and rock's most known and most ever played guitar riff, was born on this song's opening notes
290 8.8%
  Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin - Jimmy Page's acoustic guitar and moreso John Paul Jones' four recorders sets the mood
290 8.8%
  Funeral for a Friend - Elton John - A ringing bell followed by David Hentschel's eerie synthesizer makes this opening special indeed
249 7.5%
  Let it Be - The Beatles - Piano by Paul
165 5%
  Back in Black - AC/DC - Guitar riffs by the Young brothers
164 5%
  Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gary Rossington & Ed King's guitar riffs and Van Zant's spoken words:'Turn it up!', gets this one rolling
164 5%
  You Really Got Me’ – The Kinks - Opening Guitar riff by Dave Davies (and not Jimmy Page), followed by the drums & then the rest of the band joins in
121 3.7%
  Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen - Vocal harmony sung by Mercury, May and Taylor is then followed by Mercury's piano
84 2.5%
  Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash - Mick Jones' interesting opening guitar intro
82 2.5%
  Superstition - Stevie Wonder - Drums, clavinet, synthesizer and Moog bass all played by Stevie Wonder
82 2.5%
  Jump - Van Halen - Eddie Van Halen's opening synth line tells you this one isn't your normal Van Halen song
62 1.9%
  Threshold/Jet Airliner - Steve Miller Band - The synthesizer played throughout the instrumental song 'Threshold' is what opens the song 'Jet Airliner'
37 1.1%
  Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne - Ozzy's opening half spoken lyrics with Lee Kerslake's vibraslap followd by Randy Rhoads' metal guitar get this one going just right
24 0.7%
  Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood - Guitar lick by Thorogood
21 0.6%
  Billie Jean - Michael Jackson - Simple drum beat by Leon 'Ndugu' Chancler with an iconic synth line to boot
6 0.2%
  Down Under - Men at Work - The drum and pipes intro w/ drums by Jerry Speiser and with Greg Ham playing the flute and other 'fiddly things'
3 0.1%
  Eye of the Tiger - Survivor - Frankie Sullivan 's guitar riff starts off this number
1 0%
Totals: 3299 100%

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