Top Ten Opening Lyrics in Songs

Here are ten songs that suck you in instantly thanks to their perfectly penned opening lyrics.

The Top Ten

1 Hello darkness, my old friend, I've come to talk with you again. - Simon and Garfunkel, The Sound of Silence

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2 You'll take my life, but I'll take your's too! - Iron Maiden, The Trooper
3 Is this the Real Life, Is This Just Fantasy - Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody

The very best, no doubt! - CedreticFomento

4 It's nine o'clock on a Saturday, the regular crowd shuffles in. - Billy Joel, Piano Man
5 I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me. - The Beatles, Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
6 What do you mean, "I don't believe in God"? I talk to him every day. - Megadeth, Peace Sells
7 He was born in the summer of his twenty-seventh year, coming home to a place he'd never been before. - John Denver, Rocky Mountain High
8 Sing me a song, you're a singer - Heaven and Hell, Black Sabbath
9 There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold, and she's buying a stairway to heaven... - Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven
10 Drove downtown in the rain, nine-thirty on a Tuesday night, just to check out the late night record shop. Barenaked Ladies, Brian Wilson

The Contenders

11 When the Dream came I held my breath with my eyes closed - Neil Young, On The Way Home

At this moment one of or the best songs I've heard... - Billyv

12 Fool just another, Fool just another ... I've been waiting for signs of god - Blind Guardian - Bright Eyes
13 The world is a vampire - Bullet with Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins

This is also a great opening lyrics, sequence. - CedreticFomento

14 They Must Be Some Kind of Way Out of Here, Said the Joker to the Thief - Bob Dylan, All Along the Watchtower
15 Welcome to where time stands still - Metallica - Sanitarium
16 Time takes a cigarette, puts it in your mouth - David Bowie, Rock 'N' Roll Suicide
17 Couple in the next room bound to win a prize. They’ve been going at it all night long - Paul Simon, Duncan
18 Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the freakshow - Edguy, Mysteria
19 You open up but what you gain is another hole - Volbeat, Our Loved Ones
20 City girls seem to find out early, how to open doors with just a smile. - Eagles, Lyin' Eyes

This is so true... - Britgirl

21 If you could read my mind, love, what a tale my thoughts could tell - Gordon Lightfoot
22 And as I bear my inner soul, I've kept it hidden and safe - Demons & Wizards, Blood On My Hands
23 I hurt myself today, to see if I still feel - Hurt, Johnny Cash

This is a cover song so the credits actually go to Nine Inch Nails who wrote it. - Metal_Treasure

24 This is the end, beautiful friend… my only friend, the end. - The Doors, The End
25 Put down that chainsaw and listen to me - Weird Al Yankovic, Dare to Be Stupid
26 Please, can you stop that noise? I'm try'na get some rest from all the unborn chicken voices in my head - Radiohead, Paranoid Android
27 How many roads must a man walk down, before you call him a man? Bob Dylan, Blowin' in the Wind
28 I read the news today, oh boy - The Beatles, A Day In the Life
29 Beloved mother, There is no guilt In what I have done, It's far too late to turn it back - Demons & Wizards, Whistler
30 Generals gathered in their masses - War Pigs - Black Sabbath
31 Just yesterday Mornin' they let me know you were gone, Suzanne the plans they made put an end to you - James Taylor, Fire & Rain
32 Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away - The Beatles, Yesterday
33 Brother will kill brother, spilling blood across the land - Megadeth, Holy Wars... the Punishment Due
34 When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it's a wonder I can think at all. - Paul Simon, Kodachrome
35 Stop, be quiet now! - Blind Guardian, Fly

I guess this is the most commanding opening line. - Metal_Treasure

36 In the Time of Chimpanzees, I Was a Monkey, - Beck, Loser


Aw, yeah!

37 My friend came to me with teardrops in his eyes and told me that he wanted help before his country dies - George Harrison, Bangladesh
38 All aboard! Hahahaaa Ay Ay Ay... - Ozzy Osbourne, Crazy Train
39 Do you have the time, to listen to me whine - Green Day, Basket Case
40 Would you know my name? - Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
41 On a dark desert highway - Eagles - Hotel California

Damn, these lines are good...

42 It was early morning yesterday, I was up before the dawn. Supertramp, Goodbye Stranger
43 There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear, there's a man with a gun over there. Telling me I got to beware - Buffalo Springfield, for What Its Worth
44 Shot Through the Heart, and You're to Blame, Darling You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi, You Give Love a Bad Name
45 Would you believe in a night like this? A night like this, when visions come true - Blind Guardian, Skalds And Shadows
46 End of passion play, crumbling away I'm your source of self-destruction - Metallica, Master of Puppets

I get so much goosebumps when I hear these lines...

47 A long long time ago, I can still remember how that music used to make me smile - Don McLean, American Pie
48 Step Inside, Walk This Way, You And Me Babe, Hey Hey! - Def Leppard, Pour Some Sugar On Me

Catchiest hook ever.

49 Before you slip into unconciousness, I think I'd like to have another kiss. - The Doors, The Crystal Ship
50 Love is such a novelty A rarely painted masterpiece A place few people go or ever know - Janelle Monae, Say You'll Go
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