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  • Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love

    9 16.36%
  • On Fire

    0 0%
  • Somebody Get Me A Doctor

    1 1.82%
  • Light Up The Sky

    0 0%
  • And The Cradle Will Rock

    0 0%
  • Romeo Delight

    1 1.82%
  • Mean Street

    18 32.73%
  • Unchained

    9 16.36%
  • Hang 'Em High

    0 0%
  • Hot For Teacher

    17 30.91%
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    Which of the following songs has the best intro?

    Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
    On Fire
    Somebody Get Me A Doctor
    Light Up The Sky
    And The Cradle Will Rock
    Romeo Delight
    Mean Street
    Unchained
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    ATBL is my favorite song and has a killer intro but Unchained is slightly ahead.
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    HFT. Barely ahead of Mean Street and Unchained. But I'd take HAIL ahead of both of those as well.

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    Mean Street will win this poll.
    not only is it the best intro in VH history, in my opinion, it's the best intro of any song ever !!
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    Hear About It Later.
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    Mustard on your leg, one of my favorite songs with a killer intro. Ed wrote that while he was in the bathroom.
    Funny it didn’t make this list.

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    As with most of these threads, I originally looked at the list and thought "ah shit" as I tried to make a selection. ATBL, Mean Streat, Unchained...and then the answer came at the end--Hot For Teacher. Alex with an iconic drum intro, Eddie with an iconic guitar intro, and Mike...was present in the studio when it all happened.

    HFT of course. Unchained is a close #2, though. Depends on the mood. Hot for Teacher makes me want to start a party. Unchained makes me want to get arrested.
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    Hear About It Later!

    From the options listed, I picked Mean St.

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    None of the Above


    The Best opening would be:

    • HAIL
    • Everybody Wants Some
    • You're No Good


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rover View Post
    None of the Above


    The Best opening would be:

    • HAIL
    • Everybody Wants Some
    • You're No Good


    Lol, HAIL is my favorite guitar intro of all time. EWS is both my favorite drum intro AND full band intro of all time. And YNG is definitely Mike's best intro ever.

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    I went with Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love. It’s not the most complex intro, but when it starts, you just know it’s going to take off (and it does!).
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    HAIL, the intro is my ringtone, but I voted for ATBL

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    I voted for HFT, although for me, ATBL and MS are strong contenders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Halen View Post
    Mustard on your leg, one of my favorite songs with a killer intro. Ed wrote that while he was in the bathroom.
    Funny it didn’t make this list.

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    I remember roaring when I read that, and how Ed jokingly wanted it as a title for the OU812 album...
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