Top Ten: Entry Music

Here’s my top ten picks for music to come in on at the start of an improv show.
(*indicates the songs I have actually used)

Seven Nation Army – the White Stripes*
This is the track I’ve used the most. Something about that bass line resonates with the butterflies in my stomach.

Intergalactic – Beastie Boys*

Iron Man – Black Sabbath
I hope one day to do a show where it will be appropriate to start with this song.

Blitzkrieg Bop – The Ramones*
Can’t go wrong with a bit of punk. I’ve also used a bit of Sex Pistols (but only on Queen’s Birthday weekend).

Can’t be Stopped -DLT*
My first entry music. I might be wrong about the name of this song, but I remember the chorus goes something like
‘we can’t be stopped, we can’t be blocked, we can’t be pimped, we can’t be fooled’

Amos Moses – Jerry Reed

The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song – the Flaming Lips
Nice upbeat song.

Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
I guess there should be a special category for 80’s classics like this, Danger Zone, Final Countdown, etc.

Toccata in D minor – Bach

The Gummi Bears theme music
Bonus points for nostalgia value.


What’re your favourite entry songs?


3 Responses to “Top Ten: Entry Music”

  1. Daniel Says:

    Devils Haircut – Beck … my theme song since 01

    40 ft – Franz Ferdinand … sassy build up, big explosion

    Antichrist Superstar – Marilyn Manson … dzzt dzzt HEY dzzt dzzt HEY. create the mob mentality.

    Lucky 13 – Smashing Pumpkins … insane drumfill opening

    Souljacker Part 1 – The eels … my new favourite opener. 22 miles of hard road. 33 years of tough love. 44 skulls buried in the ground crawling up through the muck. OH YEAH!

  2. jill bernard Says:

    Young Crazed Peeling by the Distillers – I used to have an edit of it where in the middle it broke in to People Get Ready by the Blind Boys of Alabama and then back into Young Crazed Peeling.

    Ain’t No Sunshine – DMX

    Du Hast (in English) by Rammstein

    Ruby Soho – Rancid

    Dancing Queen – Red Kross’ version of the Abba classic

    I Want It That Way – Dynamite Boy’s cover of the Backstreet Boys. We did an incredibly pretentiously hilarious opening once where we just posed to this song for about two minutes.

    – – – – – – – –
    I’ve stopped using run-up music for Drum Machine for the most part because sound people never understand what I mean by “PLAY THIS LOUD” and quiet punk makes me sad.

  3. Javier Says:

    *Do you wanna – Franz Ferdinand

    *Bohemian like you – Dandy Warhols

    *Walk Idiot Walk – The Hives

    Sure Shot – Beastie Boys

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