Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by elgreco, Aug 18, 2016.
I can't help but think there should be a Talking Heads song which qualifies but I can't think of it
How about When Doves Cry by Prince?
I Dont Care Anymore by Phil Collins. A rare case where the drums actually play the hook/riff.
Fly Robin Fly
This gets my vote. It’s probably the biggest international, cross-cultural example out there. Seemingly every crowd at every sporting event around the world will chant this hook at one time or another. We Will Rock You is the closest comparison I can think of, but I think it comes in a distant second.
Touch and Go
by Emerson Lake & Powell
Hocus Pocus by Focus comes to mind.
Court Of The Crimson King : King Crimson
This comes right to mind. The string part (after "talk to me like lovers do") is effectively the chorus here:
“Duncan” by Paul Simon.
Del Reeves- Girl On The Billboard. The hook is a Telecaster solo.
As a sax player myself, every time I hear Baker Street I'm reminded that the sax soloist was paid a one-time union session rate of less than £30 and no residuals or royalties.
The Allman Brothers - Whipping Post
Al Stewart's "Year of the Cat". It's really an instrumental masterpiece with only minor interruptions by vocals -- including what's probably the second best saxophone solo of the 1970s.
Also, Chicago's "Colour My World". It's mostly an instrumental, with just one short vocal verse.
I think this counts:
The Weight moves from really good to great when that little piano hook before Take a Load Off is there.
Poco Tulsa Turnaround
Mostly an instrumental track, but does have a verse of vocals in it:
AC/DC - Down Payment Blues
Kiss - Cold Gun
The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
The main riff is only part of the chorus, imho.
'I can't GET no..... NONO....NO!.....' is a pretty identifiable hook.
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