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Videogames888

Favorite Intros/Outros

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Videogames888

While some songs tend to start with a simple drum hit followed by music and simply fade out at the end, some artists actually create memorable opening riffs and very well structured outros that help make the song memorable. What is your personal favorite intros and/or outros to songs? Genre doesn't matter.

 

Favorite intro: Definitely the opening riff followed by the simple yet memorable piano playing in the intro of "Reelin in the Years" by Steely Dan.

 

Favorite outro: The soothing guitar playing layered with a memorable piano theme certainly makes "Layla" by Derek and the Dominos a great contendor for encompassing one of the most soothing outros ever made.

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Maxxeine

Favorite intro: The Avalanches' "Since I Left You". Perfectly sets up the tone for the rest of the song, even the album I'd argue; with a slight overdose of happiness.

 

Favorite outro: Tame Impala's "Expectation". Initially, it fades out like most boring tracks, but slowly picks up again with a heavily flanged guitar that fades in and kicks things into high gear in a near minute long instrumental. Never fails to impress me.

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Mister Pink

This is beautiful. I first heard it in a music shop and the song is a straight-up rock and roll track but the outro turns in to this whimsical beautiful string and brass part with soft vocals and more more plucked strings.. Makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.

 

 

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme work really well together.

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Femme Fatale

I love tge intro in this song. :]

 

 

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PaeganLoveSong

Slayer - "Angel of Death"

 

From the opening chord until the end of Araya's scream (starting with ridiculous falsetto before devolving into a primal roar), it just sets the tone for the song, the album, and the rest of the band's career.

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DOUGL4S1

Favorite intro:

 

Favorite outro:

 

, but a Queen song would just be too overkill with "best ___".
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M*A*R*I*N*A

Definitely Katy Perry's 'Thinking Of You' extended version, the whole music video tells a story. The start is quite heart touching:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyYEMXHIVAU

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ClassicRock

Hope bumping a nearly one year old thread isn't frowned upon but I like this topic too much to not take a chance on it if it is. :music:

 

Intro (classic rock):

 

Outro (classic rock):

 

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Femme Fatale

These two intros.

 

 

 

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spectre07

No one can top this mighty intro song.

 

 

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Femme Fatale

Sweet Jane's intro is heavenly.

 

 

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Jerking For Soup

Intro: Death Grips - Beware

 

Nothing beats recordings of Charles Manson in opening up the discography for one of the most polarizing bands of this generation.

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FemmeFatale

I love the sax solo at the end of Walk On the Wild Side.

 

 

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spectre07

Intro inspired a horde of bands and outro from the theme of the film Phantasm (1979).

 

 

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Arrows to Athens

Killswitch Engage - My Curse

 

 

The intro is very calming and relaxes me.

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ilovebender.com

 

Intros^

Outros^

 

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Arrows to Athens
18 hours ago, ilovebender.com said:

 

Intros^

Outros^

 

No Paradise City? That has a beautiful intro!

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ilovebender.com

Their cover of since I Don't Have You has a very good outro too, they have a lot of great intros and outros.

Outro

 

Intro

 

Intro

 

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Rhoda

The first thing that came to mind is Maggie May by Rod Stewart. On the album version at least, we hear a short interlude that I later learned was actually given its own name, Henry. On certain subsequent re-pressings of the album that hosted the song, the two were merged but shared a title. As a kid I just it was a nice little introduction. Thematically it didn't sound anything like the rest of the song, and I don't think it's even in the same key, but it's instantly recognisable and an absolute treat to play on the guitar. 

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