I'm looking to remember the song that is used in the opening of this video. I remember it being very famous (and probably from the 80's or 90's), but i can't remember!

(I've got a impression it was b52 or oingo boingo, but couldn't find it in their songs)

  • You got a timestamp? All I see is some guy yelling in 'foreign'
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 6:24
  • @Tetsujin, it might be the short guitar riff on the very beginning of the video.
    – Bebs
    Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 8:13
  • ahh - it was over before I even got to my volume dial ;-) It's Billy Idol, Rebel Yell
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 8:14
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    White Wedding, not Rebel Yell
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 8:15
  • Sorry, @HenriAugusto - my initial comment was erroneous. I missed the first couple of seconds before I'd turned up my volume & didn't realise there was only about 1 second of the riff - good job I recognised it immediately, though it took me a couple of minutes to figure out which Billy Idol song it was.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 8:24

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It's Billy Idol - White Wedding (1982)


Wikipedia: White Wedding (song)

  • Thanks! I did too thought for a second about Billy Idol haha and i've tried Rebell Yell and Dancing With Myself but gave up on him after that. Because i've thought those were his only two songs i knew. Just happens i forgot i've used to listen White Wedding as i child! That intro sounded so familiar. Now thats a memorable intro! Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 22:08
  • Absolutely. I recognised it immediately - but jumped to the wrong initial conclusion. As soon as I heard the rebel yell intro then I knew it was White wedding instead. Finding the videos on YouTube actually took longer than the mental process. That is one great intro. Check out 'Eyes Without a Face' for the last great song he did in that series. Again, some lovely guitar work & I think his best song overall.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Feb 23, 2017 at 6:52

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