Best Album Opening Songs

The Top Ten

1 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

2 Back In The U.S.S.R. - The Beatles

It opens with a lot of a plane in the sky and then the energy kicks in with Paul doing his absolute best with vocals and then George doing a blazing guitar solo with background vocals adding more to the song then it needed to have and then but makes it even better and then the plane goes off while a few instruments come in while the plane goes and transitions into Dear Prudence! Deer Prudence is a slow song but has amazing and soothing vocals by John and background vocals by the other members! It stays the same for most of the song but later slows up at the near end and gets more of a psychedelic sound with the background vocals then singing with John and different instrument sounds and then goes back to the guitar and ends! Genius and I love how the album opens so much!

3 Baba O'Riley - The Who
4 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses

Appetite For Destruction (1987) - PinkFloyd99

5 Enter Sandman - Metallica
6 Changes - David Bowie
7 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
8 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.

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

Wish You Were Here (1975) - PinkFloyd99

10 We Will Rock You - Queen

News Of The World (1977) - PinkFloyd99

The Contenders

11 In the Flesh? - Pink Floyd

18? Are you kidding me?

12 Come Together - The Beatles

This is legendary

13 Cowboys from Hell - Pantera
14 Hells Bells - AC/DC
15 A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles

A Hard Day's Night (1964) - PinkFloyd99

16 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

Highway 61 Revisited (1965) - PinkFloyd99

17 Angel of Death - Slayer
18 Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan
19 Telegraph Road - Dire Straits
20 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin ' - Michael Jackson
21 Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
22 Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...) - Queen
23 Help! - The Beatles
24 Hotel California - Eagles

Should be higher, much higher.

25 South of Heaven - Slayer
26 Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd
27 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
28 Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
29 Roundabout - Yes
30 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth
31 Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
32 21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson
33 My My Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) - Neil Young
34 Where the Streets Have No Name - U2

The Joshua Tree (1987) - PinkFloyd99

35 The Post War Dream - Pink Floyd

The Final Cut (1983)
Really underrated - PinkFloyd99

36 Aces High - Iron Maiden
37 You Make Me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra
38 Steady As She Goes - The Raconteurs
39 Cave In - Owl City
40 Pull Me Under - Dream Theater
41 Them Bones - Alice In Chains

Surprised this isn't at least Top 10. This and Dam That River are one of the best one-two punches to begin an album that I've ever heard.

42 Dead Flowers for Her - Skywatchers
43 So F*****g Rock (Live) - Tim Minchin
44 Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
45 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...

46 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
47 We are All Made of Stars - Moby
48 Everything That Rises - Moby
49 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
50 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.

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