Reading, writing arithmetic and the fourth ‘R’, ROCK!

Reading, writing arithmetic and the fourth ‘R’, ROCK! 

Posted: 2:34 pm Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

By Pete Rizzo

Rock of Ages

Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott once said ‘Four little words mean so much’. He and his comrades in Def Leppard ought to know. They began one of their classic tunes with those famed words (albeit in the form of completely legendary gobbledygook).

Which four words, you ask? They’re the first numbers we learn in school, and they have also started some amazing tunes over the years.

Some of my favorite  ‘1, 2, 3, 4’ kickoffs include the aforementioned Leps:

Not sure why Bono decided to with ‘1, 2, 3, 14’ but in Spanish it sounds bad ass in the opening this terrific U-tune.

But this one may be my favorite, thanks to one of rock’s greatest frontmen:

Which other tunes can you think of?

 

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