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November 04, 2022

Two-in-One Songs Cafe

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Two-in-One songs:

A lot of the songs I like are songs that have another song as an intro. This makes them hard to play digitally. Because they really should be played together, but no shuffle program has a "link these two songs as a unit" feature.

So to hear them properly in a digital medium, you have to go to the album itself.

Here are some of the songs I thought of when I tried to think of songs which have another song, titled as a separate piece, which actually serves as their intro.

Here are the ones I could think of, with hints for each:

Van Halen. Hint: early Van Halen. No, early Van Halen. (Fixed! Whoops, I assumed the video I linked was the right one. It wasn't.)

An Early-mid Van Halen. Hint: Un poco de sabor aqui. They are actually two songs, per the tracklist, though one is just called the "(Intro)" for the other and is only 0:42 long.

Van Halen again. Early-mid Van Halen. Same album as the last one.

Van Halen sure likes this trick!


Moody Blues. The intro is poem over music with rising tempo.


The next one is Pink Floyd. Even though a lot of Pink Floyd songs lead into each other, I don't think they're "intros" to each other, exactly, as opposed to different movements of the same song (the Shine On You Crazy Diamond parts) or just songs that, well, fade into each other. The song here is definitely in the "intro" category. Pink Floyd. For a hint, I'd say, "Peak Pink Floyd." (Clarification: Let's say Pink Floyd had two peaks, and this from their second peak.)

Boston. Hint: I don't know if you need one. Early Boston. I mean, come on.

Steve Miller Band. I think this starts side 2 of the greatest hits album.

Elton John. So much synthesizer. (Link replaced.)

Alan Parsons Project. As a hint: The intro is cool and what you'd call the "main song" of the pair is pretty lame. I'm pretty sure the intro is used as hype music for introducing sports teams in arenas. The main song is largely forgotten and lost in the early 80s (deservedly).

Hall & Oates, just after their actual peak.

This one's kind of played out, but: The Beatles. Not the Abbey Road Medley, which is a medley and a different sort of thing. This one is so obvious you'll probably miss it. The way people overlook things in plain sight. Here's a hint: Weirdly, almost no one listens to this album anymore.

Any songs you'd like to nominate?

I only included songs which are officially two different songs, with one being the intro to the other, but there are a lot of songs that begin with unrelated intros which could be "their own songs," if the artists had felt like slapping a title on them.

"Stay with Me" by the Faces has a long intro that isn't much like the song that follows.

One website I looked at defined an "intro" as being an introductory piece of music (obviously) which is not just the main riff or part of the chorus or part of the verse. So, Paperback Writer doesn't have an "intro" -- it just starts with a short version of the chorus. Day Tripper doesn't have an "intro" -- it just plays the main guitar riff.

Revolution, on the other hand, does start with a very short "intro," because the opening guitar riff is nowhere to be found in the rest of the song. (Although that's so short maybe it's just a guitar fanfare.)

Point is, songs don't have to officially be titled as two different songs to have an intro which is, basically, a much different musical idea.

Update: Here's a song that is just nothing but intro, until it goes into the outro.


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posted by Ace at 07:37 PM

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