Keno's Weekly Rock-N-Roll Poll

Week: 862
Date: 1/30/2023
Question: What is the greatest all time intro to a Rock Song? (Part 3 of 3)
Your Vote Option Votes Percent
  Revolution - The Beatles - Acid guitar lick by John, hard single drum beat by Ringo, and John's scream has this one starting off the first acid to metal rock song
185 5.6%
  Iron Man - Black Sabbath - Ward's simple drum beat, followed by Iommi's demonic guitar riffing & Ozzy's demonic like spoken word's 'I am Iron Man!' kicks this one off
184 5.5%
  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
182 5.5%
  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
181 5.5%
  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
180 5.4%
  Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin - Jimmy Page's acoustic guitar and moreso John Paul Jones' four recorders sets the mood
180 5.4%
  Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix - Guitar riff by Hendrix says it all in this opening
179 5.4%
  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
179 5.4%
  Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd - It's the smooth organ played by producer Al Kooper and the piano played by Billy Powell that actually sets this one up
178 5.4%
  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
178 5.4%
  Time Has Come Today - The Chambers Brothers - The alternate striking of two cowbells by Brian Keenan and a simple 'kookoo' sung by Lester Chambers starts this one off
178 5.4%
  Funeral for a Friend - Elton John - A ringing bell followed by David Hentschel's eerie synthesizer makes this opening special indeed
177 5.3%
  Light My Fire - The Doors - Ray Manzarek's keyboard line gets this one going
175 5.3%
  Let it Be - The Beatles - Piano by Paul
174 5.2%
  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones - Electric fuzz guitar riff by Keith Richards
160 4.8%
  We Will Rock You - Queen - Foot stomping and hand clapping by the band members followed by Freddie Mercury's vocals
158 4.8%
  Thunderstruck - AC/DC - Manic guitar riff by Angas Young along with recorded chanting from fans at a live rock concert
144 4.3%
  Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix - Jimi's guitar riff says it all on this one
134 4%
  When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin - Bonzo's drumming followed by Plant's harp and the rest of the band then joining in made this opening fine indeed
71 2.1%
  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
45 1.4%
  Roll Over Beethoven - Electric Light Orchestra - Organ, followed by volins, cellos and other symphonic sounds, then by a '50s style guitar riff, all performered by the entire band
40 1.2%
  Back in Black - AC/DC - Guitar riffs by the Young brothers
36 1.1%
  Hot For Teacher - Van Halen - A rapid drum solo by Alex Van Halen followed by the usual frantic guitar playing by brother Eddie, gets this one going strong
21 0.6%
Totals: 3319 100%

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