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Are These the 20 Best Album Opening Songs of All Time?

I have to say…usually these lists are absolute garbage, but this seems like a pretty legit rundown of the top album opening songs of all time!

BroBible.com compiled the list, and not surprisingly, a lot of them are at least 20 years old, back in the days when ALBUMS were more of a thing.

The list also doesn’t include much rap music, because the author found that the “opener” of rap albums is often a brief intro track . . . and the point of the list was to point out the ones that do the best job of “convincing people to stick around.”

Also, each act could only be listed once.

Here’s the Top 20:

1.  “Welcome to the Jungle”, Guns N’ Roses . . . off “Appetite for Destruction”

2.  “Whole Lotta Love”, Led Zeppelin . . . off “Led Zeppelin 2”

3.  “Let’s Go Crazy”, Prince and the Revolution . . . off “Purple Rain”

4.  “Runnin’ with the Devil”, Van Halen . . . off their self-titled debut album

5.  “Purple Haze”, The Jimi Hendrix Experience . . . off “Are You Experienced?”

6.  “No Church in the Wild”, Jay-Z and Kanye West . . . off “Watch the Throne”

7.  “Refugee”, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers . . . off “Damn the Torpedoes”

8.  “Beautiful Day”, U2 . . . off “All That You Can’t Leave Behind”

9.  “Crazy in Love”, Beyoncé . . . off “Dangerously in Love”

10.  “Baba O’Riley”, The Who . . . off “Who’s Next”

11.  “P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)”, Parliament . . . off “Mothership Connection”

12.  “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star”, Oasis . . . off “Definitely Maybe”

13.  “Gimme Shelter”, The Rolling Stones . . . off “Let It Bleed”

14.  “My Name Is Jonas”, Weezer . . . off “[The Blue Album]”

15.  “Bombtrack”, Rage Against the Machine . . . off their self-titled debut album

16.  “Tom Sawyer”, Rush . . . off “Moving Pictures”

17.  “What’s Going On”, Marvin Gaye . . . off “What’s Going On”

18.  “Back in the Saddle”, Aerosmith . . . off “Rocks”

19.  “Rolling in the Deep”, Adele . . off “21”

20.  “Seven Nation Army”, The White Stripes . . . off “Elephant”

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