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View Poll Results: Best?
Back in the U.S.S.R (White Album) 7 10.14%
Taxman (Revolver) 12 17.39%
Drive My Car (Rubber Soul) 3 4.35%
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Peppers) 13 18.84%
Magical Mystery Tour (Magical Mystery Tour) 2 2.90%
I Saw Her Standing There (Please Please Me) 5 7.25%
It Won't Be Long (With the Beatles) 1 1.45%
A Hard Day's Night (A Hard Day's Night) 8 11.59%
No Reply (Beatles For Sale) 3 4.35%
Help! (Help!) 7 10.14%
Two of Us (Let It Be) 3 4.35%
Come Together (Abbey Road) 5 7.25%
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:58 PM   #1
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Best Opening Track

Let's determine which is the Beatle's best opening song.
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:58 AM   #2
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Re: Best Opening Track

Great thread idea. I went with A Hard Days Night because of the opening chord, the excitement, the movie, it's just a hard charging bit of magic. Mostly it's the impulse of this moment because they're several other songs on the list I might just as well have chosen.
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Re: Best Opening Track

I voted for the start of it all......."I Saw Her Standing There".

Paul's "one two three FAH" sets the tone for one of the most kick-ass exciting opening tracks on ANY rock album IMO.

I would also add that I think "No Reply" is the weakest opening track.
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:08 AM   #4
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Re: Best Opening Track

Lotsa good choices, but it's gotta be "Hard Day's Night". Like Harold says...that opening chord.
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Re: Best Opening Track

This one was alot harder than the last song one,but I went with "Two of Us (Let It Be) "
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Re: Best Opening Track

Much tougher question than the closing song, I went with "I Saw Her Standing There," but could have easily picked "A Hard Day's Night" or "Back In The USSR."

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Re: Best Opening Track

I went with back in the USSR, other strong candidates for me were A Hard day's night, Come together, Help, and I saw her standing there.
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I went with Drive My Car. More Cowbell
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:53 AM   #9
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Re: Best Opening Track

"Taxman"
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Re: Best Opening Track

A Hard Day's Night.

One of my all time favorite Beatles tunes.
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Re: Best Opening Track

No Reply - When the "Beatles 65" vinyl came out I played this song to death. I found it to be a comforting song regarding adverse situations in my life despite it's somewhat melancholic tone. Anyway, it continues to be one of my very favorite early Beatle classics.
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Re: Best Opening Track

I saw this question and my first thought was "I Saw Her Standing There" before I even opened the thread. Easily one of the best rock openings of all time.
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:44 PM   #14
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One, two, three, four, (cough) one, two
I love hearing that opening to Revolver as soon as you put the needle down.
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gotta go with taxman
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Re: Best Opening Track

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I saw this question and my first thought was "I Saw Her Standing There" before I even opened the thread. Easily one of the best rock openings of all time.
Same here. Perfect way to kick off an album.
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Re: Best Opening Track

I went with 'Sgt. Peppers'. Just something about the crowd noise and the instruments tuning up. Its like magic in my ears.
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Re: Best Opening Track

The "Yellow Submarine" album is missing from the list. I don't know if it would get any votes, but it is missing.

The opening track is YS - but if it was "Hey Bulldog" we'd have some thinking to do
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