Songs with Confusing Intros


From David Bennett Piano.

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At the start of a song, it takes our ears a moment to latch on to where the downbeat is, where the "one" is. So sometimes, songwriters can shift the beat in such a way that it throws off our internal sense of rhythm, leading to a confusing and ear-catching introduction. Today I’m taking a closer look at some of the best examples of this sneaky rhythmic trick in action!

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