Planet Rock - THE GREATEST INTRO OF ALL TIME



Martin Bailey Martin.Bailey at netsoltech.com
Fri Apr 30 13:09:04 UTC 2010


Baba at 8.
WGFA at 11.

Not bad at all.

My predicted winner: Money For Nothing" by "Dire Straits" at number 24.

-MB




from:

http://www.planetrock.com/Article.asp?id=1781312&spid=16339


THE GREATEST INTRO OF ALL TIME

Throughout April thousands of you have been voting for the Greatest Rock Intro - and now we have the results.

In a not altogether surprising result, DEEP PURPLE'S SMOKE ON THE WATER has been crowned the Greatest Rock Intro - adding to its Greatest Riff crown that it picked up last year.

The simple four bar refrain that has been air-guitared to death since its release in 1972 is an undoubted winner in terms of beautiful simplicity. No other opening to a song is so recognisable, and that's why just under 7% of the votes won this particular accolade for Deep Purple.

Here's the top 40:
1. Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
2. Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses
3. Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
4. Hells Bells - AC/DC
5. Layla - Derek & The Dominoes
6. Thunderstruck - AC/DC
7. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix
8. Baba O Riley - The Who
9. Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
10. Speed King - Deep Purple
11. Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
12. Stargazer - Rainbow
13. Spirit of Radio - Rush
14. Rock & Roll - Led Zeppelin
15. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
16. Back In Black - AC/DC
17. Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
18. Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC
19. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
20. Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf
21. Caroline - Status Quo
22. Enter Sandman - Metallica
23. Whatever You Want - Status Quo
24. Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
25. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
26. Whiskey In The Jar - Thin Lizzy
27. Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N' Roses
28. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
29. Phantom Of The Opera - Iron Maiden
30. Doctor Doctor - UFO
31. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
32. Highway To Hell - AC/DC
33. Hotel California - Eagles
34. Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden
35. Highway Star - Deep Purple
36. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
37. Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
38. Xanadu - Rush
39. Burn - Deep Purple
40. When The Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin





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