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Directors Best Rock Song Openings?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Dome Vongvises, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    These are songs you can recognize from the get go from the first four to five seconds of.

    "Layla" - Derek and the Dominos
    "Paranoid" - Black Sabbath
    "One" - Metallica
    "Crazy Train" - Ozzy Osbourne
    "Thunderstruck" - AC/DC
    "Back In Black" - AC/DC
    "You Shook Me All Night Long" - AC/DC
    "Hells Bells" - AC/DC
    "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" - The Rolling Stones
    "Whole Lotta Love" - Led Zeppelin
     
  2. Eric_Bender

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    A couple of more:

    "Rock and Roll" Led Zepplin
    "Carn Evil 9 pt 2" Emerson Lake and Palmer
    "Time" Pink Floyd
    "Money" Pink Floyd
    "Black Dog" Led Zepplin
    "Roundabout" Yes
    "Dream Police" Cheap Trick
     
  3. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    A Hard Day's Night - Beatles
    Come Together - Beatles

    Hell, tons of Beatles songs, though maybe that's just me. [​IMG]
     
  4. Nick Sievers

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    Immigrant Song - Zeppelin
    Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
    Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
    All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
    Break on Through - The Doors

    Good call on Come Together, Whole Lotta Love and Roundabout.
     
  5. Casey Trowbridg

    Casey Trowbridg Lead Actor

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    Ironman - Black Sabbath

    I was also going to say Thunderstruck but it is already rightfully mentioned.
     
  6. Angelo.M

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    "born to run" & "thunder road" (springsteen)
    "come together" & "revolution" & "back in the ussr" & "get back" (the beatles)
    "black dog" & "rock and roll" & "communication breakdown" & "immigrant song" & "misty mountain hop" (led zeppelin)
    "break on through" & "light my fire" (the doors)
    "baba o'riley" & "won't get fooled again" (the who)
    "the weight" & "up on cripple creek" (the band)
    "sunday bloody sunday" & "where the streets have no name" & "i will follow" (U2)
    "wish you were here" & "money" (pink floyd)
    "heroin" & "sweet jane" (VU)
    "truckin'" & "casey jones" (grateful dead)
    "what's going on" & "mercy mercy me (the ecology)" (marvin gaye)
    "moondance" & "jackie wilson said (i'm in heaven when you smile)" (van morrison)
    "seven nation army" (the white stripes)
    "airbag" & "paranoid android" (radiohead)
    "the sound of silence" & "cecilia" (simon & garfunkel)
    "september" & "shining star" (earth, wind & fire)
    "running on empty" (jackson browne)
    "ants marching" (dave matthews band)
    "subdivisions" & "tom sawyer" & "limelight" (rush)
    "what's the matter here" & "hey jack kerouac" (10,000 maniacs)
    "black magic woman" & "evil ways" (santana)

    so much music, so little time...
     
  7. Philip_T

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    [​IMG]

    Highway to Hell (AC/DC)
    For Those about to Rock (AC/DC)
    Red Rain (Peter Gabriel)
    Eruption/You Really Got Me (VH)
    Pundcake (VH)
    Rebel Yell (Billy Idol)
    Battery (Metallica)
     
  8. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    "Teenage Wasteland" by The Who
     
  9. Danny Tse

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    "Money For Nothing" - Dire Straits
    "Jump" - Van Halen
     
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    "La Grange" ZZ Top
    "Hot For Teacher" Van Halen
    "Start Me Up" Stones
     
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    Hotel California - Eagles
     
  12. Christ Reynolds

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    i hate to be THAT guy, but it is called "baba o'riley". and yeah, great opening.

    the beatles - helter skelter
    the doors - strange days
    pearl jam - leaving here
    pearl jam - lukin
    pearl jam - mfc

    CJ
     
  13. Nick Sievers

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    I was just watching the Freaks and Geeks episode where that is mentioned as well. It has to be one of the most common mistakes for a rock song.
     
  14. Casey Trowbridg

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    Love this one! I also love "Baba O'Riley" both great choices.
     
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    ZacharyTait Screenwriter

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    Darkest Dreaming David Sylvain
    Unbound Robbie Robertson
    Who Are You The Who
    Evergreen Barbara Striesand
    Gangsters Paradise Coolio
    Lady In Read Chris DeBurgh
    Little Chid Running Wild Curtis Mayfield
    Superfly Curtis Mayfield
    Reflections Diana Ross and the Supremes
    Kentucky Rain Elvis Presley
    Suspicious Minds Dwight Yoakam
    Slow Ride Foghat
    You Belong to the City Glenn Frey
    You Can Leave Your Hat On Joe Cocker
    Smooth Carlos Santana & Rob Thomas
    Sweet Child Of Mine Guns and Roses
    Fireball Deep Purple
    Sister Christian Night Ranger
    Stevie Pat Travers
    Lunatic Fringe Red Rider
    Nowhere Fast Fire Inc.
    Fire Woman The Cult
    If I Was Your Girl Janet Jackson

    That's just a few, given the time I could come up with so much more.
     
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    "Sweet Jane" Lou Reed
     
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    "Joy To The World" - Three Dog Night
    "Losing My Religion" - R.E.M.
    "Knights In White Satin" - Moody Blues
    "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" - Procol Harum
    "Ohio" - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    "Cat's In The Cradle" - Harry Chapin
    "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" - Bob Dylan ("Everybody must get stoned")
    "When Doves Cry" - Prince

    As George said, tons of Beatles songs. Here's a few:

    "I Saw Her Standing There"
    "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"
    "Ticket To Ride"
    "I Feel Fine" (feedback, baby!)
    "Daytripper"
    "Back In The USSR"
     

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