Six Awful Songs with Amazing Intros

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2. Guns N' Roses - "Sweet Child of Mine"

Those warm, buoyant, reverberating notes, echoing in a bright spiraling pattern - it's an intro that sounds like it could be the soundtrack to a meteor shower. The rest of the song, however, is a shrill and insincere waste made by a bunch of clowns. If "Sweet Child of Mine" were a one-night stand it would be awkward, because once those leopard-print pants came off, you'd realize they were filled with greasy diarrhea.

1. Devo - "Gut Feeling"

In a stunning twist ending only worthy of appearing in an M. Night Shyamalan film (or a music-themed list in an alt-weekly), we've included a song which has an intro just as fantastic as the rest of it. A one-night stand with this song would still be uncomfortable, though. Not because it'd wear one of those little red hats or yellow suits to bed, but because of how unworthy you'd find yourself feeling halfway through as your notice your filth tainting its divine beauty. Devo is simply too good for you. You should know that.

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87 comments
inspain
inspain

Oh cool, an angry hipster that gets paid to write articles about how music that isn't really bad at all "sucks" because too many people like it for it to be "cool". Real original. Go listen to an obscure punk album on 8-track on your way to a free-trade coffee shop.

Joe DalekAwsum Willis
Joe DalekAwsum Willis

I'm beginning to think this writer just hates music and keeps a closed mind about it

Ryan Schmid
Ryan Schmid

Hell's Bells is no question number 1. As soon as the singing starts, it sucks.

Twmoui Guess
Twmoui Guess

Eye of the tiger should've been on this list

Daniel Sexauer
Daniel Sexauer

Hating on RHCP...real quality writer ya got there RFT

John Lupia
John Lupia

This writer enjoys bath salts and crying.

Craig Richason
Craig Richason

"Black Betty" by Ram Jam starts off kick ass and then completely falls apart as a forgettable mess

Eddie_Effects
Eddie_Effects

I always thought "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum had a really bad ass intro guitar chord that is ruined and really disappoints once the lyrics start.

Jake Parsons
Jake Parsons

"Crazy Train" cannot be on the list simply because of the solo.....Ozzy didn't help the song, but Randy made it immortal for the intro and solo alone

Justin Curia
Justin Curia

who's ready to see some grown men get rly defensive over rhcp

Chris Mcnabb
Chris Mcnabb

The chili peppers only have one good piece of a song in their entire catalogue? This guy sucks. I'd love to hear what his musical tastes include

David J. McCutcheon
David J. McCutcheon

You should probably just put "Top 10 reasons [insert the thing you love most here] is garbage and you're a terrible person for liking it" as the headline/strapline for all of your articles.

Amanda Lynne
Amanda Lynne

I'd also like to add that I strongly disagree with Sweet Child o' Mine and Under the Bridge -- that song is life-changing, and as far as GNR goes, you can't help but groove when you hear that shit.

Jessica Hampton
Jessica Hampton

I thought you were going to put "All Around the World" for Red Hot Chili Peppers. Intro is awesome. Rest of it's pretty goofy but fun and catchy.

Tim Holley
Tim Holley

That's like saying Justin Bieber did more for music in his career than Queen did for the entire genre of rock music

Tim Holley
Tim Holley

Please just do everyone a favor and put your head up your ass as far as you can so you can hear yourself become full of shit

Heather Johnson
Heather Johnson

Ahhhhh, under the bridge and sweet child of mine should not be on this list.... Ridiculous haters!

dawson.sean73
dawson.sean73

Sweet child of mine...you've got to be kidding.  That awesome intro is followed by an even greater solo, one of the best ever, IMO.  Yeah, the rest of the song is not the best, but it's only there as a vehicle for the intro and solo.  The chord progression under the solo is excellent, and overall it fits well with that wacky intro.  You are smoking crack.  

Matt Fischer
Matt Fischer

Yes, Owner of A Lonely Heart is a classic example of how to go from amazing to sucks in 10 seconds....

Jeff Ray
Jeff Ray

Umm,....RHCP are NOT GenXers. They were born at the tail end of the Boomer generation. 1966 was the beginning of Gen X. They just THINK they're Gen X. The person who wrote that article should be FIRED!

Eammon Azizi
Eammon Azizi

This should make the "Top 6 RFT Music Articles That Are Full Of Shit" list.

Jerome Lester Horwitz
Jerome Lester Horwitz

I skipped the article and went right to the comments cause I knew they'd be hilarious. GET UPSET DORKS.

Chad Kitchen
Chad Kitchen

“Under the Bridge" isn't the best song ever, but trying to discredit the Peppers' entire body of work is a big turn-off.

Courtny Munger
Courtny Munger

Whoa...someone has a vendetta against the chili peppers!

Jorge Rodriguez Rodriguez Ruxin
Jorge Rodriguez Rodriguez Ruxin

Your opinion means nothing to anyone ryan paluczak...I didn't bother to capitalize your name cause it's not worth the extra half a second to hit the upper case button. You may go now.

Kevin K Neumann
Kevin K Neumann

This is just random and an awful negative approach to music.

Ryan Paluczak
Ryan Paluczak

Oh no, someone doesn't listen to shitty 80's metal or 90's alternative, what a fucking hipster. Many one who gets offended by a fucking article written by the RFT about music really needs to take a look at their own insecurities. If RHCP GnR etc are so great, then let their music defend them. You aren't their knight in shining armor. Good god, grow the fuck up. I'll say hipster again for good measure. Because if someone is into something that you aren't, they must be part of some trendy hip bullshit, right? Give me a break.

Sarah Stum
Sarah Stum

RFT is lame. I used to like reading. What happened in the 15 years I have been away? Ick

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

Dude, shut the fuck up, seriously. Just for the record I DO think that all of these songs suck but that doesn't mean that Drew Ailes is not a cunt and that hipsters aren't worthless douchbags.

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