Posted: 2:34 pm Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
By Pete Rizzo
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?
About the Author
Hi, I'm Pete Rizzo, early morning elixir for your weekends. I love music and I love talking about it. I grew up listening to bands like Rush (best band on the planet!), Van Halen (Diamond Dave all the way), AC/DC (Bon rules!) and Genesis (the Gabriel years). But my true love is progressive rock and heavy metal. The louder, crunchier, more bombastic and self-indulgent, the better! When I’m not on the air, I’m either training in martial arts, deciding which tattoo I should get next, reading a good book (I still enjoy turning actual pages), or my wife and I are planning our next big travel excursion. I’m on every Saturday and Sunday morning. You can also follow me on on Twitter @PeteRizzoWBAB. I’d love to hear from you.