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(Some Guy)   Fifteen songs that don't waste your time and start with the chorus   (faroutmagazine.co.uk) divider line
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2021-08-16 6:36:41 PM  
Mojo Nixon - Shane's Dentist
Youtube fLMGXCTn_Lk
 
2021-08-16 6:49:10 PM  
Abba - Dancing Queen (Official Music Video Remastered)
Youtube xFrGuyw1V8s
 
2021-08-16 8:42:09 PM  
Chumbawamba - Tubthumping (Official Video)
Youtube 2H5uWRjFsGc
Uhhhhhhh clearly missed the best....
 
2021-08-16 9:19:43 PM  
Paradise
Youtube taDO7020QVg
 
2021-08-16 9:31:11 PM  
Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls (Official Video)
Youtube VMnjF1O4eH0
 
2021-08-16 9:33:40 PM  
Queen - Flash (Official Video)
Youtube LfmrHTdXgK4


Queen did this a lot.
 
2021-08-16 9:35:17 PM  
 
2021-08-16 9:37:04 PM  
The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Official Lyric Video)
Youtube nrIPxlFzDi0
 
2021-08-16 9:39:55 PM  
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
Youtube Yjyj8qnqkYI
 
2021-08-16 9:42:10 PM  
Judas Priest's "Living After Midnight" is a glaring omission. And a biatchen tune.
 
2021-08-16 9:42:18 PM  
The Trashmen - Surfin Bird - Bird is the Word 1963 (RE-MASTERED) (ALT End Video) (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Youtube 9Gc4QTqslN4
 
2021-08-16 9:45:00 PM  

bamnuke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbm6GXllBiw


Came here to post this (Guns 'n' Roses' "Paradise City").
 
2021-08-16 9:46:48 PM  
The build to the hook is what separates a good song from a great song. Pulp's Common People. The Fugee's cover of Killin' Me Softly. Edith Piaf's Non, je ne regrette rien. Bobby Darrin's Beyond the Sea. MC Solaar's Solaar Pleur. Underworld's Born Slippy. They went from head bopping to full on dancing.
 
2021-08-16 9:50:24 PM  
Rise Against - Nowhere Generation
Youtube 75S5PDXTEVQ
 
2021-08-16 9:55:32 PM  
What's New Pussycat?
Youtube qQvIAs-nPSo
 
2021-08-16 9:57:20 PM  

Snapper Carr: [YouTube video: The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night]


Nice.  Here Comes The Sun was the first one I thought of.
 
2021-08-16 10:00:29 PM  
The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville 1966
Youtube ZcXpKiY2MXE
 
2021-08-16 10:01:21 PM  
Samwell - "What What (In the Butt)"
Youtube fbGkxcY7YFU
 
2021-08-16 10:03:13 PM  
Sesame Street: Ernie and his Rubber Duckie
Youtube Mh85R-S-dh8
 
2021-08-16 10:03:27 PM  

WhippingBoi: [YouTube video: The Trashmen - Surfin Bird - Bird is the Word 1963 (RE-MASTERED) (ALT End Video) (OFFICIAL VIDEO)]


Thanks for this! 58 years old and this is the first time I'm ever seen this.

David Byrne and Fred Schneider owe a debt of gratitude.

Thanks again!
 
2021-08-16 10:04:52 PM  
One of my favorites

Jason Isbell - Super 8 (w/ lyrics)
Youtube 5fdSqADvjOs
 
2021-08-16 10:05:37 PM  
The B-52's - Roam (Official Music Video)
Youtube iNwC0sp-uA4
 
2021-08-16 10:06:13 PM  
Little River Band - Lonesome Loser - Official Video - 1979
Youtube XIle_6Vzm5A
 
2021-08-16 10:06:38 PM  
I don't think Shout starts with the chorus, I think it's a different form altogether. Theme and Variations.
 
2021-08-16 10:12:27 PM  
The Banana Splits - The Tra La La Song ( One Banana, Two Banana) HD
Youtube 6XoIjhbzPtg
//Now it'll be stuck in your head all night.
//You're welcome
 
2021-08-16 10:13:30 PM  
Built to Spill - You Were Right
Youtube IhNPeiy-MeU
 
2021-08-16 10:16:30 PM  
The Commodores - Brick House
Youtube X2HJRTvb7V8
 
2021-08-16 10:28:35 PM  
R.E.M. - Superman
Youtube IxQS6lfn0yU

Also useful because the song goes from zero to stalker once you hit the verses. Better to lead with the less creepy part.

/yes, it's a cover
 
2021-08-16 10:31:27 PM  
I've Seen All Good People: a. Your Move, b. All Good People (2008 Remaster)
Youtube WfgPEh2J9aI
 
2021-08-16 10:32:21 PM  
Phil Collins (Easy Lover) (Serious Hits...Live!) (2003)(HD)
Youtube pxn9WNSAW4E
 
amb
2021-08-16 10:33:05 PM  

beakerxf: [YouTube video: What's New Pussycat?]


The Salt and Pepper Diner
Youtube QnkrL42R7gk
 
2021-08-16 10:33:16 PM  
Teenagers Don't Know Shit
Youtube wufaQBJ8WpE
 
2021-08-16 10:37:44 PM  

Ragin' Asian: The build to the hook is what separates a good song from a great song.


Starship - We Built This City (Official Music Video)
Youtube K1b8AhIsSYQ
 
2021-08-16 10:45:25 PM  

bigbadideasinaction: [YouTube video: R.E.M. - Superman]
Also useful because the song goes from zero to stalker once you hit the verses. Better to lead with the less creepy part.

/yes, it's a cover


The One I Love Lyrics R E M
Youtube 1ogEuT_Bzt0
 
2021-08-16 10:45:50 PM  

bigbadideasinaction: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/IxQS6lfn0yU]
Also useful because the song goes from zero to stalker once you hit the verses. Better to lead with the less creepy part.

/yes, it's a cover


Stand starts on the chorus as well. Maybe also The One I Love but I don't think that counts as I'm not sure there's even much of a chorus.
 
2021-08-16 11:14:35 PM  

bamnuke: bigbadideasinaction: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/IxQS6lfn0yU]
Also useful because the song goes from zero to stalker once you hit the verses. Better to lead with the less creepy part.

/yes, it's a cover

Stand starts on the chorus as well. Maybe also The One I Love but I don't think that counts as I'm not sure there's even much of a chorus.


Then there's Losing My Religion which kinda is just verses and a bridge.
 
2021-08-16 11:41:44 PM  
Hit The Road Jack
Youtube _txAdifulHg
 
2021-08-17 12:07:50 AM  

Snapper Carr: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/VMnjF1O4eH0]


Came for Fat Bottomed Girls

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2021-08-17 12:09:00 AM  
this was the subplot of a movie i saw forever ago.  some guy was driving himself crazy over a first verse for the song he was writing, and at the end, the love interest said, 'just start with the chorus, it's all people are waiting for anyway'.  and it worked.  it was a cute movie, but i don't remember the title.  so... you're welcome, i guess?
 
TKM
2021-08-17 12:21:08 AM  
Saw these nit-wits at Whisky A Go-Go.  They ran back stage and came back out dressed as nuns drinking tea from Jack Daniels bottles......

Yawn.
 
2021-08-17 12:21:38 AM  
My Shot
Youtube Ic7NqP_YGlg
 
2021-08-17 12:33:27 AM  
https://gearspace.com/board/songwriting/830535-chorus-first.html

smili
Gear Maniac

""Anyway you want it" by Journey popped in my head when I saw the thread. It was sortof an a cappella chorus. (for singer songwriter thing "She's Got A Way" by Billy Joel is one that I came across looking below that may interest if it's considered a chorus). "Mr Tambourine Man" by Dylan starts with chorus.

Off of the top of my head a lot of rock/pop songs start w/ music of the chorus without any vocals. Just looking through my mp3s some characteristics:
- like Van Halen's "Jump" starts with a musical chorus - but not like there's much words to it anyhow.
- "She's a Beauty" by the Tubes. music/no vocals
-"Mickey" by Toni Basil. starts w/ cheer, then chorus music only prior to verse.
-"Rock and Roll ain't noise pollution" by AC/DC uses chorus music as intro w/ talking over top of it.
-"Hell's Bells" - the classic AC/DC intro with the bells ringing over chorus music.
-"Song of the South" by Alabama - fiddles and then a capella vocals to start.
-"I'm in a Hurry" by Alabama - a cappella chorus vocals again
-"Sweet Emotion" Aerosmith - laid back chorus groove w/ weird guitar vocalization thing prior to chorus vocals coming in - very similar to normal chorus.
- "Stop the Rock" - Apollo 440 - sortof a high energy dance song.
- "Airplanes" B.o.b and Paramore singer. intro chorus and then into rap.
-"Ballad of El Goodo" by Big Star is more of a ballad that starts with chords of chorus without vocals.
- "She's Got a Way" by Billy Joel. This structure works nice for more of a story/teller singer/songwriter thing.
- "Mr Tambourine Man" Dylan.
- "If I could turn back time" Cher, done w/ minimal instrumentation.
- "Layla" Clapton (Derek and Dominoes) - chorus riff to start - fall in energy into 1st verse.
- "Sweet Dreams" Eurythmics - not sure what chorus of this song is - pretty much starts at same energy as rest of song.

...I guess there's lots, but a couple themes for chorus at front seems to be:
- chorus music at front w/ no vocals.
- a capella chorus"
 
2021-08-17 12:35:07 AM  
Steam - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye (2018 Stereo Remix & Remaster)
Youtube Fg8szI8FExU
 
2021-08-17 3:01:22 AM  
2pac feat Dr.Dre - California Love HD
Youtube 5wBTdfAkqGU
 
2021-08-17 4:22:00 AM  
Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
Youtube ggJtfD8ZyW0
 
2021-08-17 4:23:25 AM  
Dream Police - Cheap Trick - Chicagofest '81
Youtube dL1SgiK2fbU
 
2021-08-17 4:28:03 AM  
This one was mentioned in the comments to the article.
Who Are You
Youtube LYb_nqU_43w
 
2021-08-17 5:44:37 AM  
Slipknot - Wait And Bleed [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
Youtube B1zCN0YhW1s
 
2021-08-17 6:20:10 AM  
Don't bore us, get to the chorus!
Foo Fighters - Dave Grohl
Youtube oojzmjJ3ugE
 
2021-08-17 8:23:56 AM  

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John Mulaney Plays "What's New Pussycat?" 21 Times on a Diner Jukebox
Youtube Mw7Gryt-rcc
 
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