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The Best Song Opening Lines? Here’s The Ultimate List

Get ready to spend the next couple minutes inspired, amused, and even shaking your head at these song opening lines.

First impressions?

You only get ONE.

If you take the time to read and absorb all 168 opening lines, it’ll be time well spent.

By the way, this list was created by songwriters. Songwriters love lists. They love charts, too. 😉

(You can download the PDF at the bottom of the post.)

I was happy to see Prince mentioned in the top 5. He’s a songwriter who knows how to make an impression.

Is YOUR favorite songwriter on the list?

Best Song Opening Lines

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What’s your favorite opening line in a song?

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Jeannette - August 2, 2015

I guess I shoulda known
By the way you parked your car
That it wouldn’t last

    Graham English - August 5, 2015

    Prince definitely deserves to be in the top 10! 🙂

Ike Isaac - September 6, 2015

I’ll probably hear your teardrops fallin’
’til the fear stops callin’ you out of your name…

“Crybaby” – Jemani

Carmen Fanali - September 17, 2015

OK so you’re still angry now. Maybe you feel you have the right. Maybe I did some things to make you mad. But some were done before our first sight. I’m biased, it’s my song

Jay - September 21, 2015

I wasn’t born, so much as I fell out. Nobody seemed to notice me.


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