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TOP 20 ACOUSTIC GUITAR INTROS OF ALL TIME

December 13, 2019


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  • Reply Rick Beato October 2, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Check out all my TOP 20 Countdown Videos on my Countdown Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW0NGgv1qnfyZapBWVmTPHzTFncPgkLXn

  • Reply Mark Malone December 8, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Well freaking lucky you for having have met her. WTF am I doing wrong in the eyes of God mang?

  • Reply Robert Douglas December 9, 2019 at 4:27 am

    Enjoy your stuff Richard, hopefully just not an oddball question Sir, ever had a guitar that you loved to play in a style you normally wouldn't equate to it's usage, for example, without mentioning makers, I owned a heavy metal pawnshop find, that just wispered beautiful jazz chords, and brought up to volume an expression, unique not normally thought of,?

  • Reply Mad Dog December 9, 2019 at 4:52 am

    She talks to angels – the black crowes

  • Reply damian deforge December 9, 2019 at 5:28 am

    That seasons by Cornell made a great intro to the man of steel movie! It made that intro great.

  • Reply KM Leong December 9, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Whitelion's When The Children Cry should be in there

  • Reply Snack Browenson December 9, 2019 at 9:52 am

    well #1 its the classic you all know and love thats banned from your local guitar center…

    BUTCHERS IT

  • Reply Prabahar Ignatius December 9, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Blackbird-Beatles

  • Reply hairynleggz1 December 9, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    A fun little song called "Coconut". But I can't argue with any of these….

  • Reply dj 2015 December 9, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    What's up chief. I like that you chose Stay Away. Needle and the Damage Done and Floyd's Fearless top my list. Treetop Flyer's up there for me too..

  • Reply Tico Martinez December 9, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    SRV.. Life By The Drop

  • Reply Renan Carduz December 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Fleetwood Mac – The Chain

  • Reply Steve D December 9, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Some of my fav acoustic intros (something for you to listen to if you don't know them) in addition to Rick's excellent picks:

    Heart Of Blues – Jude Cole
    Queen Of California – John Mayer
    Wishful Thinking – Duncan Sheik
    Hunger – Christopher Cross
    Leader Of The Band – Dan Fogelberg
    Nutshell – Alice In Chains
    Tennessee Mountains – Ray Wilson
    Hey You – Pink Floyd
    Entangled – Genesis

  • Reply Barnabe51Reims December 9, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    California dreamin' ?
    No milk today ?

  • Reply Danny December 9, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    What's the very first intro at 0:18? 🙂

  • Reply shagnasty December 9, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Top 20 and page on it 3 times truly the best

  • Reply Tom D December 9, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    90’s hair metal bands…. Tesla – Love Song

  • Reply SB Productions December 9, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    What about Oasis

  • Reply A Man Of Simple Pleasures December 9, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    This guy is biased, he keeps going for 70s songs!

    …I love it xD

  • Reply larry boswell December 10, 2019 at 2:46 am

    A big fan of Acoustic guitar solo's….

  • Reply Mark Riggs December 10, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Rick! No Dust in the wind!!!

  • Reply Ron Cole December 10, 2019 at 3:48 am

    2:30 YES ! I can hear Layne screaming 😂

  • Reply Koji Attwood December 10, 2019 at 4:07 am

    Alice in Chains–"Brother"

  • Reply pboston007 December 10, 2019 at 4:19 am

    What about Bon Jovi?

  • Reply Bendini 20 December 10, 2019 at 4:30 am

    You kinda forgot the legendary acoustic intro to Love Song by Tesla

  • Reply Welks December 10, 2019 at 4:59 am

    You are so talented, Rick…..

  • Reply Terry Hill December 10, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Love don henley but he needs to cut it out with the copyright stuff smh

  • Reply longinus cyclone December 10, 2019 at 8:18 am

    fade to black..??

  • Reply youtube addiction December 10, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Warrant – Uncle Tom's cabin

  • Reply GM Kid Radja December 10, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    I was expecting Jethro Tull- Thick as a brick at number 1?

  • Reply lastoftheojibwe December 10, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    RIP Chris Cornell

  • Reply Mark C December 10, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    …hi Rick …first of all I'm very thankful for someone like you who helps people ( musicians) understand music …and why certain songs are so well crafted ..( what makes them great ) in fact you're very eloquent with ur breakdown …. however , I have to disagree with ur assessment of Landslide …I mean , I get what ur saying ..that it doesn't hit u in the face with it's intro …but in saying that …when it hit ur ears…it most definitely takes you somewhere ….but anyway , huge fan of ur channel …and while I haven't contributed $$ .. personally …I've turned many friends on to your videos who have…keep doing what ur doing…ps ..hold on to every bit of your gear …your amazing son will appreciate it one day….cheers 👍

  • Reply James Rice December 10, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    mmmm that 12 string Taylor!

  • Reply Paul Cooke December 10, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Outstanding list 👍🏻

  • Reply Geno Turrise December 10, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Cat Stevens – the Wind ?

  • Reply Brendon Thompson December 10, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Good compilation. But “wish you were here” was sloppy. Come on bro

  • Reply Jean Pierre Placencia Dàvila December 11, 2019 at 12:28 am

    Top 0: NEON – John Mayer

  • Reply Capt Patrick December 11, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Today: jack frost shows us his favorite acoustic intros of all time

  • Reply a girl called party December 11, 2019 at 1:41 am

    Have you ever thought of a top 20 countdown series featuring your top 20 songs from a single artist and breaking down why?

  • Reply Paul Muad'dib December 11, 2019 at 1:58 am

    Should have been titled Top Acoustic Guitar Intros of the 60s and 70s. There was a lot of music after that era – even though he threw in a couple from the 90s. He seems anti 80s and 90s. How about Tesla -What you give, Queensryche Silent lucidity, White Lion- When the Children Cry, Live-Lightning Crashes, Metallica Fight Fire with Fire, Metallica -Battery, Everlast What Its like…I can name a bunch.

  • Reply Tyler Cruz December 11, 2019 at 2:07 am

    Best intro hands down is love song by tesla

  • Reply Toby White December 11, 2019 at 2:19 am

    Glad to see Jimmy make 3 of 20…he could’ve made more actually.

  • Reply light sole December 11, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Hey here's some good advice never be like Tom petey

  • Reply Lucas Monteiro December 11, 2019 at 2:30 am

    big love – fleetwood mac

  • Reply Lee Sanders December 11, 2019 at 2:54 am

    yeah but what's the best outro?

  • Reply Roshan December 11, 2019 at 3:09 am

    "Byrds – Turn turn turn" deserves a mention

  • Reply StephenNu9 December 11, 2019 at 3:20 am

    This video reminds me of why live acoustic music, well played, is one of life's sublime pleasures.

  • Reply jacob hickman December 11, 2019 at 3:22 am

    From the beginning???? Let’s just sweep it under the rug I guess.

  • Reply Skrearlmaster December 11, 2019 at 4:03 am

    Ya know….. there was more music after the 70's lol

  • Reply Ferdinand Gonzalez December 11, 2019 at 5:47 am

    Aubrey by Bread…Youve Got A Friend by James Taylor…Dust In The Wind by Kansas…

  • Reply Robbing The Casino December 11, 2019 at 6:55 am

    I like the Minions Banana Song 🍌

  • Reply Brian McDonnell December 11, 2019 at 6:56 am

    Disappointed that the acoustic intro to Baby Animals "One Word" didnt make the list. One of the best I've ever heard.

  • Reply Al Alvaro December 11, 2019 at 7:30 am

    My favorite, Ventura Highway by America.

  • Reply Ryan Boljkovac December 11, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Where is the chain!

  • Reply Lucinda Iris December 11, 2019 at 8:07 am

    I must congratulate you on the choice of songs. Honestly I was saying to my self I am going to highlight Angie by the Stones, wish you where here. I knew Stairway to heaven would get selected . Beatles songs great too. That leaves two personal favourites of mine. It could be bordering a percussion signature I will give this a go . And I love her The Beatles on a different tangent Paul Stanley solo album Tonight you belong to me. No need to agree just my obscure personal taste sometimes not all the time. Please pardon me.

  • Reply Sam Hill December 11, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Dammit Rick…Terry Kath in Beginnings from Chicago. That jangle Kath came up with is legendary. Geesh

  • Reply Steve Haigh December 11, 2019 at 10:42 am

    besides the beatles, i think i'm right in saying Rush is the only band to feature in all your top intro videos right (they totally deserve it by the way, best band of all time)

  • Reply Chase Welch December 11, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Very surprised that Simple Man wasn't on here. Still a good list.

  • Reply maximotoleics December 11, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Great choice of intro's Rick …. Mostly English as well Omego 🙂 🙂

  • Reply nba shiterzz December 11, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    One last breath..

  • Reply Alejandro Miranda December 11, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    From the beggining and thick as a brick?

  • Reply Charles Cockburn December 11, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    I'd love to hear Rick's best 20 acoustic guitar solos of all time – it ought to include at least, Maria Muldur's "Midnight at the Oasis" and Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel's "Come up and see me". I'd love to hear other people's lists might include.

  • Reply Jude Miniat December 11, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Blackbird by the Beatles should of been on the list

  • Reply Mary Viola December 11, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Hotel California
    More Than a feeling
    Solsbury hill
    Stairway to heaven
    Wish you were here
    .. Well done!!!
    But Spanish caravan – the Doors would deserve to be in the chart!

  • Reply Rag Tie December 11, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    "Can't ya see?"

  • Reply Dylan jones December 11, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    Good riddance (time of your life)

  • Reply Christopher Beard December 11, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    Lola by the kinks? California Dreamin’ by the Mamas and the Papas?

  • Reply goneflying140 December 12, 2019 at 12:20 am

    My favorite 2 made the list!! Crazy on you, and over the hills.

  • Reply Stephen Green December 12, 2019 at 1:04 am

    Man my first couple years of high school you couldn't go to a party or a public park without some guy earnestly playing the Roundabout intro on his guitar.

  • Reply David J. Gorsky December 12, 2019 at 1:32 am

    Mmmm. Nylon representation. Either "Blood On The Rooftops" by Genesis or "Can't Find My Way Home" by Blind Faith. Maybe there is another one too.

  • Reply 3 Minute Poetry Analysis December 12, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Widespread Panic's "Driving Song"

  • Reply Matt Kyander December 12, 2019 at 2:16 am

    Mamma I’m coming home by ozzy didn’t make it

  • Reply Elle Wudds December 12, 2019 at 3:35 am

    Amazing video. Thank you!

  • Reply scpe21 December 12, 2019 at 3:43 am

    Great acoustic intros for sure but I'm sorry, how you overlooked "Little Guitars" by Sir Edward Van Halen is beyond me… Plus honorable mention "California Dreamin" Need to update the list. Great job though!

  • Reply NYRangers0623 December 12, 2019 at 4:16 am

    Please do vocal intros.

  • Reply Stephen McCollum December 12, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Great skill, talent and history.

  • Reply Stephen McCollum December 12, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Missing one of the best ever: Dust in the wind.

  • Reply Alexandre Laranjeira December 12, 2019 at 6:10 am

    Rick, you forgot two lovely songs: Summer Breeze (Seals and Crofts) and Can't Find My Way Home (Steve Winwood).

  • Reply Jesus Christ December 12, 2019 at 6:45 am

    C’mon man you aren’t gonna put Tesla’s Love Song in there?

  • Reply Nina Lee December 12, 2019 at 9:43 am

    I'm a little surprised "Love Song" by Tesla wasn't mentioned, as well. I was quite certain Led Zeppelin would make the most times on the list and Heart's "Crazy on You" would make the list. I just didn't think Rick wouldn't even try.

  • Reply Eric Marks December 12, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Thank you for "Seasons." That's just pure mastery.

  • Reply The swedish guy December 12, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Battery by metallica should be on here

  • Reply Shannon Zanzarella December 12, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Dust in the wind

  • Reply JGJWgames December 12, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    JOTARO

  • Reply rembeadgc December 12, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Doesn't quite fit your list but is my Top for acoustic guitar intros: Allan Holdsworth (UK) – intro to Nevermore .

  • Reply In Orbit December 12, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    I like the intro of Roundabout from Yes, one of my fac acoustic intros. This Alice In Chains intro is awesome.

  • Reply Victor Carvalho December 12, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Iris from Goo Goo Dolls is not on the list. BOO

  • Reply Brad Pirochta December 12, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    … and this 70s song is at #4… and this 70s song is at #3… and this 70s song….

  • Reply jx14aby December 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

    How come you can't say the name or play the song Hotel California?

  • Reply Micky Garcia December 13, 2019 at 1:56 am

    When did Negan get a YouTube Channel?

  • Reply The Crow December 13, 2019 at 2:02 am

    Rick, you one talented guy! I would say you were spot on with all of the songs. I like your song selection also.
    That guitar has an amazing sound to it.
    I am a proud subscriber. Thumbs up for me.

  • Reply Mason MacKinnon December 13, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Hey great video ill mention a couple of my favorite intros that weren't on the list and those are 1.time of your life by green day&2.wonder wall i know it's over played but it's a beautiful song in my opinion

  • Reply Reuben December 13, 2019 at 4:35 am

    That would be an interesting video.. Top 10 Songs That Will Get This Video Taken Down

  • Reply John Wheeler December 13, 2019 at 5:08 am

    Thank you Rick…that 12 string guitar sounds fantastic!

  • Reply AmanOU2be December 13, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Would "Never Going Back Again" qualify?

  • Reply bigsmokiee55 December 13, 2019 at 7:00 am

    All that Zeppelin and no bron-y-aur stomp. Angeles by Elliot Smith is great too imo

  • Reply Abraham Anthony December 13, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Crowded House-Don’t Dream its Over

  • Reply Alien Jones Savage December 13, 2019 at 10:50 am

    1.22M idiots following a cocky old fart who's actually comitting copyright infringement!! Should be blocked!

  • Reply Konstantinos Aldaron December 13, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Great Video! Thumps up. And i think you should find a place for the unforgiven.

  • Reply camilo florez December 13, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    hey there Rick you have a big audience in South America, why don't you talk about great guitar players in spanish? I think it will be cool too!

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