From classic tunes by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, to modern dance-electronica like LCD Soundsystem and rap champs Jay Z and Eminem, music makers know to never underestimate the power of a great opener. Those lines seduce our ears and keep us around for more! So now it’s time to forget the music and just listen to the WORDS, man! Head up to the gallery above to see forty of our all-time favorite opening lines in music history. Enjoy!
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