Thursday, August 13, 2009


Top Ten Best Opening Lyrics Ever

10. "Warden threw a party in the county jail"
-Elvis Presley "Jailhouse Rock"

9. "On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair"
-Eagles "Hotel California"

8. "Sittin' in the morning sun, I'll be sittin' when the evening comes"
-Otis Redding "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay"

7. "You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain"
-Jerry Lee Lewis "Great Balls of Fire"

6. "Just take those old records off the shelf"
-Bob Seger "Old Time Rock 'n' Roll"

5. "I guess I shoulda known by the way you parked your car sideways that it wouldn't last"
-Prince "Little Red Corvette"

4. "Jeremiah was a bullfrog!"
-Three Dog Night "Joy to the World"

3. "Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields, sold in a market down in New Orleans"
-Rolling Stones "Brown Sugar"

2. "Welcome to the jungle, we got fun 'n' games"
-Guns n' Roses "Welcome to the Jungle"

And the number one best opening lyric of all time...

1. "I like big butts and I cannot lie"
-Sir Mix-A-Lot "Baby Got Back"

-Jason Rohrblogger

And the alternates...

"Load up on guns, bring your friends"
-Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

"One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small"
-Jefferson Airplane "White Rabbit"

"There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold"
-Led Zeppelin "Stairway to Heaven"

"If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?"
-Lynryd Skynyrd "Free Bird"

"You know the day destroys the night, night divides the day"
-The Doors "Break on Through"

"When the sun comes up on a sleepy little town down around San Antone"
-Doobie Brothers "China Grove"

"I see trees of green, red roses too"
-Louis Armstrong "What a Wonderful World"

"She's a good girl, loves her mama, loves Jesus and America, too"
-Tom Petty "Free Fallin'"

"Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waiting for a train and I was feeling nearly as faded as my jeans"
-Janice Joplin "Me and Bobby McGee"

"Ground control to Major Tom"
-David Bowie "Major Tom"


Atomic Bombshell said...

Wow, some good memories spark when I'm reminded of those great songs.

Jenn said...

"All right stop, collaborate and listen." You just forgot that one, right??

Love the list, as usual!

Larry Litle said...

Great list. It caused me to start singing. It may lead to another one of my 80's video posts.

Anonymous said...

I'm with could you have forgotten THAT one?? LOL These top 10's are GREAT...really enjoyed reading thru them.

Amy said...

what about, "I once had a girl or should I say, she once had me." [Norwegian Wood]