I almost never write about music here on the blog, but as I pondered this week’s topic from the League of Extraordinary Bloggers, my mind kept creeping back to music. I am nowhere near being an audiophile, and have never been one to seek out rare B-side tracks or elusive foreign imprints–I like popular music that gets plenty of radio play.
The following list is made up of songs that instantly transport me back in time to when I would listen to them as loud as my stereo cabinet could go. Whenever one of the following songs starts playing these days, you can bet I’ll be cranking up the volume in the ol’ minivan.
My favorite intros from 80’s rock…
10. ZZ Top — Sharp Dressed Man
9. George Thorogood And The Destroyers – Bad To The Bone
8. Van Halen — Hot for Teacher
7. Bon Jovi — You Give Love a Bad Name
6. Guns N’ Roses — Welcome to the Jungle
5. AC/DC — Thunderstruck
4. Aerosmith/Run-DMC — Walk this Way
3. Guns N’ Roses — Sweet Child of Mine
2. Def Leppard — Pour Some Sugar on Me
1. AC/DC — You Shook Me All Night Long
Runners up: Bon Jovi — Wanted Dead or Alive; Van Halen — Jump
What songs do you think have some great intros? What 80’s songs did I miss?