Top Ten Songs That Have An Acapella Intro

A song with an acapella intro means that it starts with vocals and the instruments come in later. I don't care if it's one voice or a bunch of them, and I don't care if it's long or short. This one should be simple enough. Feel free to add to this list.

The Top Ten

1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

This song, as most of you know, starts off with several layers of Freddie Mercury's voice singing the intro in harmony. The piano comes in after the fourth line. - Gg2000

First song that came into my mind when I saw this list! Also, it's amazing that Freddie sang these harmony! - Userguy44

2 I've Seen All Good People - Yes

The whole band sings the title of the song twice before the guitar comes in. - Gg2000

3 Nowhere Man - The Beatles

The song starts off with all three Beatles singing the intro in harmony. - Gg2000

4 A Quick One, While He's Away - The Who

The first section, "Her Man's Been Gone", is completely acapella. - Gg2000

5 Seven Bridges Road - Eagles

It not only starts acapella, it ends acapella as well. The only instrument that appears throughout the whole thing is an acoustic guitar. - Gg2000

6 Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas

It starts with the chorus sung acapella. - Gg2000

7 I Can't Quit You Baby - Led Zeppelin

Robert Plant starts the song by himself. - Gg2000

8 Pancreas - Weird Al Yankovic

The whole song is a pastiche of Brian Wilson and his work on Pet Sounds and Smile. The acapella intro is considered by most to be based on "Our Prayer", the acapella track which was supposed to open up Smile. - Gg2000

9 Monday, Monday - The Mamas & The Papas

They sing the phrase "Ba-da, Ba-da-da-da" twice before the instruments come in. - Gg2000

10 Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen

So many good songs to choose from here. Was torn between this, (my favourite Queen song, and Carry On Wayward Son) I guess I made my choice. Good list! - Britgirl

The Contenders

11 You Take My Breath Away - Queen

Thanks to whoever tried to add this song to the list originally. I had completely forgotten about it. The intro is way more ornate than the one in Bohemian Rhapsody. - Gg2000

12 Take a Chance On Me - ABBA

The whole first verse is acapella. It was the brainchild of Björn Ulvaeus, who came up with the title and it's distinctive rhythm while running. - Gg2000

13 The Advent of Panurge - Gentle Giant
14 Heaven Tonight - Yngwie Malmsteen
15 The Evil Has Landed - Queens of the Stone Age

Close, come close. - JCHOW

16 Friends of P. - The Rentals
17 Shoop - Salt-N-pepa
18 Bullet with Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
19 Dead & Bloated - Stone Temple Pilots
20 D.J.'s - Sublime
21 White Light/White Heat - The Velvet Underground
22 Drifter in the Dark - Ween
23 Ed is Dead - Pixies
24 Happiness is a Warm Gun - The Beatles
25 Twice - Christina Aguilera
26 I'd Be Surprisingly Good for You - Jonathan Pryce & Madonna
27 Bohemian Rhapsody - Lil Meerkat
28 I Wanna Be Free - Uriah Heep
29 Breakthru - Queen
30 Bands - Comethazine
31 Devil is Fine - Zeal & Ardor
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