Songs that begin with the vocals alone

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Haristar, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. RickH

    RickH Forum Resident

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    Killer Queen - Queen

    Freddie sings "She keeps..." before you hear an instrument

    Edit: technically, I'm wrong; I forgot about the finger-snapping
     
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  2. dalem5467

    dalem5467 Well-Known Member

    Coot Marseilles Blues - Tom T. Hall
    Marie Laveau - Bobby Bare
    Chantilly Lace - Jerry Lee Lewis
    What Have You Got Planned Tonight Diana - Merle Haggard
    To Beat The Devil - Kris Kristofferson
     
  3. Poem58

    Poem58 New Member

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    Interpreting the topic to be vocal lead in, not simultaneous drums/instruments:

    Extreme - Color Me Blind
    Extreme - Peacemaker Die

    Tennessee Ernie Ford ( A TEF Chrismas Special album version) - The Virgin's Slumber Song

    Chicago - The American Dream although with drums only near simultaneously.

    One Week - Barenaked Ladies

    Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and the Shondels

    Not sure about Aerosmith - Dude (looks like a lady) with the electronic accent lead in which is clearly OF vocals, and at least the album track "Falling In Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" has some lead in sounds but on the radio it always lead off vocally.

    Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love

    Bon Jovi - You give Love a Bad Name

    ABBA - Take a Chance on Me

    Technically Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry be Happy, since it's all him, no instruments

    C&C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat

    Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar on Me

    Wow, never realized just how many songs start this way. That's enough for now.
     
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  4. Tartifless

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    Happiness is a warm gun.
     
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  5. The Panda

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    Keep the Customer Satisfied Simon and Garfunkel (not the quad version of course)
     
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  6. markbrow

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    Ozzy, Crazy Train.
    I Think I Love You by the Partridge Family, if memory serves (and I'm not going to check because it'll get stuck in my head all day).
     
  7. bozburn

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    Another Sinatra song from the underrated album Great Songs From Great Britain:

     
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  8. Jimbino

    Jimbino Forum Resident

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    "Mystery Dance" - Elvis Costello
    "Three of a Perfect Pair" - King Crimson
    "Sweet Painted Lady" - Elton John
    "I Can't Quit You Babe" - Led Zeppelin
     
  9. saturdayboy

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    some recent faves:

     
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  11. Joe Laviguer

    Joe Laviguer Forum Resident

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    Voodoo by Godsmack
     
  12. HeavensAbove

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    Love and Money - Halleluiah Man
     
  13. The Panda

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    Somebody to Love does have that tiny little "Can" from Freddie at the beginning.
     
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  14. JJ3810

    JJ3810 Well-Known Member

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    There really is too many to try to guess. Here's two right off the top of my head:

    "HELP" - The Beatles
    "I GET AROUND" - The Beach Boys
     
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  15. Chew

    Chew Well-Known Member

    The Residents - On The Way to Oklahoma
     
  16. backseat

    backseat Forum Resident

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    Some random McCartney songs:
    Sweet sweet memories
    Uncle Albert
    She's my baby
    San Ferry Anne
    Tug of War
    The other me
    No more lonely nights
    Another day
    Spies like us
    Run devil run
     
  17. idleracer

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    :D How's this for obscure?

     
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  19. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident

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    Dream On-Depeche Mode
     
  20. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

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    Traffic, Coloured Rain:

     
  21. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

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    Beach Boys, Heroes and Villains:



    Like the above, it cuts it rather close, but still ...
     
  22. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

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    Yes, it was mentioned.

    But let's include the even better original by Bessie Banks, which also qualifies:

     
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  23. Rockerbox

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    The first few lines of Uriah Heep's "Why Did You Go" from the "Return To Fantasy" album is acapella....with the beautiful voice of David Byron.
     
  24. kch27

    kch27 Active Member

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    "Hard Headed Woman" by Cat Stevens
    "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants" by Bill Lloyd
     
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  25. The Hud

    The Hud Seventh Hud of a Seventh Hud

    Metallica--Fuel
     

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