Barracuda (3:28)

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“Barracuda” is a song written and recorded by the rock band Heart. It was released as the first single from the band’s second album “Little Queen” (1977).

The song is an aggressive hard rock number notable for a galloping guitar riff. It has been noted for its use of natural harmonics, particularly in the intro where the harmonics are bent using the tremolo arm of the guitar.

Upon its release “Barracuda” became Heart’s second top-twenty hit in the U.S., peaking at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has become the band’s signature song and is a staple on American classic rock radio playlists.

In 2009 it was named the 34th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.


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