Musical intros that make you say ‘Wow’


Queen around piano

Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody

It starts like a weird madrigal, but turns into one of the most surreal – and most surreally famous – poperatic epics ever written. Queen’s musical range and ambition is signalled by this opening, which sets the scene for the strange and murderous story they’re about to tell. I know it’s hard, but if you listen to this song as if you’ve never heard it before, you’ll realise that this beguiling close vocal harmony in the intro gives no clue whatsoever about the drama to come. Queen are playing with us, in other words – and we love it!

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