Best Opening Songs of Debut Albums

A poor first impression is not necessarily an obstacle for success, but these are the debut album opening songs that have been very successful .

The Top Ten

1 Alison Hell - Annihilator UListen to Sample
2 More Than a Feeling - Boston

This song has very good guitar riffs. And the riffs was the reason that I got into this song - zxm

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3 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath UListen to Sample
4 Bombtrack - Rage Against the Machine

Nah... Even the band itself tried to kind of bury the song because they realised the sendero luminoso was not an amazing revolutionary force but actually terrorrists that massacred thousands of people. - JoLeKosovo

This song just comes out guns blazing, and with the next track on the cd being Killing in the Name makes it even more awesome - Jonerman

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5 Majesty - Blind Guardian

Love this song - Brobusky

This song is very good - zxm

Their drummer, Thomas Stauch, was only 17 when they recorded this fast song... - Metal_Treasure

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6 Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones

Not only best of the album but also best song of theirs. And best punk rock song ever! - zxm

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7 Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A. UListen to Sample
8 Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley UListen to Sample
9 We Die Young - Alice In Chains

It is a important song of this band, kicking off with a very heavy riff with great vocals by Layne Stanley - Ananya

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10 Heaven Denies - Demons & Wizards UListen to Sample

The Newcomers

? Hungry Freaks, Daddy - Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention

"Mr America, walk on by..." - JoLeKosovo

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The Contenders

11 Keep Yourself Alive - Queen UListen to Sample
12 I Am One - Smashing Pumpkins

Not their masterpiece, but its very strong and good. - Ananya

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13 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons UListen to Sample
14 Reel Around the Fountain - The Smiths UListen to Sample
15 Break On Through (To the Other Side) - The Doors UListen to Sample
16 Bonded by Blood - Exodus UListen to Sample
17 Evil - Mercyful Fate UListen to Sample
18 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses UListen to Sample
19 Runnin' with the Devil - Van Halen UListen to Sample
20 Good Times Bad Times - Led Zeppelin UListen to Sample
21 Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd

This song is very good. Especially the intro drumming beats - zxm

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22 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

It's just amazing psych. - JoLeKosovo

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23 Back in the U.S.S.R. - The Beatles

This is not a debut album. - JoLeKosovo

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24 To Defy the Laws of Tradition - Primus

First song off Frizlle Fry. Brilliant opener choice.
The album starts.

Light crackling. Cheers. The intro to "YYZ covered on drums". More cheers. Sonic zoom out.
A bassline cleaner than christian memes then strats. A guitar later lets out a few dings.
Then a very distorted guitar comes in. Boom. Drumrolls. The bassline switches to something more agressive, with a heavy yet funky guitar. All that with some unconventional rythmic work.
Then finally, Claypool starts singing. His voice is hillbillyish and uncoventional. The lyrics are rebellious, indicating what Primus stands for, with some wacky quips. The bass work is brilliant.
"To defy the laws of tradition, is a crusade only of the brave."
Primus will try to change music with their unique sound.
The track goes on and off, getting softer and then back to dirty work again. After the guitar solo, a drum crashes. No music anymore. This seems like the end. But then :
"Suppose the taxman, he comes to ...more - JoLeKosovo

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25 Shadowplay - Joy Division UListen to Sample
26 Infinite - Eminem UListen to Sample
27 Bone Machine - Pixies UListen to Sample
28 Take It Easy - Eagles UListen to Sample
29 Papercut - Linkin Park UListen to Sample
30 Crusher Destroyer - Mastodon UListen to Sample
31 Baby, Please Don't Go - AC/DC UListen to Sample
32 Janie Jones - The Clash UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes

1. Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A.
2. Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
3. More Than a Feeling - Boston
1. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
2. Bombtrack - Rage Against the Machine
3. We Die Young - Alice In Chains
1. Alison Hell - Annihilator
2. Majesty - Blind Guardian
3. Heaven Denies - Demons & Wizards


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