Songs that have no intro

I listened to a question on the radio abouts songs that start with the whole band coming in, no intro, no click click, no one two three... just straight in, it also has to have been a hit single in the UK, and the singing has to start in the first bar. apparently, there is only 1, but i know of another, the one i thought of is 'Buddy Holly' by Weezer, can you guess the other one?

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And 'Help!' :lol:

Michael wrote:
lol good work GLW.

Yeah it is a shame it's over. Was a lot of fun.

C'mon, Spandau Ballet wasn't such a bad guess.

And I still rekon I had one with Ruby Tuesday.

Ah, but the thing about Spandau, Mike, was that they didn't have a 2-guitar line-up. I'm not sure that they regularly had keyboards either. Didn't they have a sax?

I was trying to think of a 5-piece band with two guitars in the line-up, and I was guessing that the singer was probably one of the guitarists. I couldn't actually think of very many bands fitting that criteria and who also had over 20 hit singles in the UK. Other than Squeeze the only other band I could think of was Super Furry Animals, but the date of 1978 was too early for them.

Ruby tuesday had no drums on the verse that comes in, and 'Help' everybody is in and the vocal too but that is the intro, this is songs with NO intro, Well done again glw i thought it was beyond everyone, very good.


I was playing 461 Ocean Boulevard last night and came up with another one:
' I shot the sheriff ' was number 1 in the States and number 9 in the UK, so it qualifies, did someone already mention it?

Nobody did and, to my mind, it's a qualifier.

so, we have:

The Beatles - We can work it out.
Weezer - Buddy Holly
Eric Clapton - I shot the Sheriff
Squeeze - Pulling mussels.

Any others?

fark, you know what... I shot the Sheriff was one the first songs I went and listened to at the start of this thread... I thought for sure it was a contender. Except I listened to Bobs, not Erics.

A-ha! I've got one!

Nothing But Flowers by the Talking Heads.

At least the "newer" versions that David Byrne does....can't remember if the original came right in or not, but I think so!!

Sorry Shake, lengthy intro on the original recording:

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