Best Album Opening Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Back In The U.S.S.R. - The Beatles
2 Baba O'Riley - The Who
3 Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

Second best Led Zeppelin song only to When The Levee Breaks. And a great way to start out the greatest classic rock album of all time. - Beatlesboy9

Led Zeppelin IV (1971) - PinkFloyd99

4 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses

Appetite For Destruction (1987) - PinkFloyd99

5 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
6 Good Times Bad Times - Led Zeppelin

Pink Floyd is my favorite of all time, and I can't stand Zep, but I really like this song.

7 In the Flesh? - Pink Floyd

18? Are you kidding me?

8 Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1-5 - Pink Floyd

Wish You Were Here (1975) - PinkFloyd99

9 We Will Rock You - Queen

News Of The World (1977) - PinkFloyd99

10 A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles

A Hard Day's Night (1964) - PinkFloyd99

The Newcomers

? Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
? So F*****g Rock (Live) - Tim Minchin

The Contenders

11 Enter Sandman - Metallica
12 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

Highway 61 Revisited (1965) - PinkFloyd99

13 Cowboys from Hell - Pantera
14 Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan
15 Telegraph Road - Dire Straits
16 Angel of Death - Slayer
17 Changes - David Bowie
18 Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
19 Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...) - Queen
20 Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd
21 Help! - The Beatles
22 Come Together - The Beatles
23 Hells Bells - AC/DC
24 South of Heaven - Slayer
25 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
26 Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
27 Roundabout - Yes
28 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth
29 Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
30 21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson
31 My My Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) - Neil Young
32 Where the Streets Have No Name - U2

The Joshua Tree (1987) - PinkFloyd99

33 The Post War Dream - Pink Floyd

The Final Cut (1983)
Really underrated - PinkFloyd99

34 Hotel California - Eagles

Should be higher, much higher.

35 Aces High - Iron Maiden
36 You Make Me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra
37 Steady As She Goes - The Raconteurs
38 Cave In - Owl City
39 Pull Me Under - Dream Theater
40 Dead Flowers for Her - Skywatchers
41 What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction

It's probably the best debut song within the past decade...
One Directions made thousands their fans with their debut album...

42 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
43 We are All Made of Stars - Moby
44 Everything That Rises - Moby
45 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
46 Cherub Rock - Smashing Pumpkins

The beginning drum roll, the guitar rifts and badass lyrics... The most perfect way to start an famous and awesome album from the 90s.

47 Keep Yourself Alive - Queen
48 Them Bones - Alice In Chains
49 The Hellion/Electric Eye - Judas Priest
50 Innuendo - Queen
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Baba O'Riley - The Who
2. Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan
3. Changes - David Bowie
RecklessGreed
1. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
2. Telegraph Road - Dire Straits
3. Back In The U.S.S.R. - The Beatles
Beatlesboy9
1. Back In The U.S.S.R. - The Beatles
2. Good Times Bad Times - Led Zeppelin
3. A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
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