View Full Version : Most awesome ways to count in a song

12-15-2005, 08:21 AM
What are your favorite ways to count in a song?

The Ramones' "ONE TWO THREE FOUR!" is classic.

I think my personal favorite is Tenacious D's "One two three four five SIX SIX SIX," though.

Cowbell works, too.

12-15-2005, 08:23 AM
I think my friend has the best way to count in a song: "We're on record, guys!"

but usually we go for the 1,2,3,4.

12-15-2005, 08:27 AM
Dr John: "put me on tape; cut me while i'm hot"

and one of my bands live songs has a 16 count at the start. no reason, we just thought it was funny.

oh, and speaking of the Ramones "ONETWOTHREEFOUR" count, the count done at the start of Metallica's cover of 53rd & 3rd is pretty awesome

12-15-2005, 08:28 AM
Kanye West's "Workout Plan" works for me.

"1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and get the situps riiiiight"

12-15-2005, 08:28 AM
i really like the start of little sister by the queens of the stone age for some reason....... i don't even know what it is. :confused:

12-15-2005, 08:29 AM
Steve Albini's "One, two, FUCK YOU!" is the only way to go.

12-15-2005, 08:30 AM
i really like the start of little sister by the queens of the stone age for some reason....... i don't even know what it is. :confused:

that's a cowbell isnt it

12-15-2005, 08:34 AM
U2's "uno, dos, tres... catorze!" in the beginning of Vertigo sounds great. It means "one, two, three... fourteen" by the way.

12-15-2005, 11:46 AM
^Uno, dos, tres, catorce! Ahh....fun times. Senora Stahle actually brought in the CD so we could listen to that and make fun of how wrong it was.

12-15-2005, 12:05 PM
I prefer the "one e and a two e and a three e and a four e and a" method.

Other than that, I like the counting off in "Schifty Five".

12-15-2005, 12:15 PM
In all of my bands we've done it in German.

Eins, Zwei, Drei, FIER! *rawk*

12-15-2005, 12:18 PM
ooh, fun! :p

12-15-2005, 12:35 PM
I like playing a small riff and just screaming "LET'S GO!" really loud as my brother comes in on the drums. We have a pretty good idea of what the other person's going to do next. Sibling bonds are excellent.

12-15-2005, 12:44 PM
In the band I played in, it usually went along the lines of "Chris put the joint down."

12-15-2005, 12:47 PM
dunno what my band do.....i haven't participated in a single practice yet, i was one of the late joiners..... should be this friday *fingers crossed*

12-15-2005, 01:43 PM
"Okay !



12-15-2005, 01:52 PM
None of us can count :confused:

12-15-2005, 02:16 PM
This band Storytime from Syracuse opened for an improv/sketch comedy group I'm in. They have a song called Countdown where they count down from 40 and then the song ends. It's brilliant.

12-15-2005, 02:29 PM
"la la lalala la la lalalalala"

"i'm sorry but here's another one"

12-15-2005, 02:35 PM
In my old band, we always had intros based around one instrument, so it was easy. They'd just start playing.