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40 Responses to The 25 Most Epic Opening Rock Tracks

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2009 at 7:29 am
    Link: The 25 Most Epic Opening Rock Tracks - First impressions are everything, even for a rock & roll record. Great video clips to supports the list`s claims too.
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    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 7:42 am
    nice songs
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    mardraum Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 7:45 am
    "Hey, that IS Journey!"
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    Morteyur Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 7:59 am
    OMG JOURNEY!

    Scrubs made me love em. Mainly coz JD loves em.

    And hell yeah for Smashing Pumpkins.!

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    ne028 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 8:00 am
    fugazi should be 1
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    Morteyur Male 18-29
    155 posts
    March 11, 2009 at 8:01 am
    OMG JOURNEY!

    Scrubs made me love em. Mainly coz JD loves em.

    And hell yeah for Smashing Pumpkins.!

    GNR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3<3<3

    Tho my favs.

    Not all Who wander are lost, Devildriver.
    Clouds over California. By same guys.
    And hell. Most of Opeth`s songs. they open amazingly...

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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 8:26 am
    i me mine by the beatles
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    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2009 at 8:31 am
    Wow, journey and meatloaf? These were easy listening pop bands that were on the hits one hundred stations back in the day, the AOR stations never plyed these songs. No Rush 2112? One of the greatest intros to an album.Yes, Fugazi should have been higher, in the top ten.
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    GlooStikk Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 8:49 am
    yes this is rock n roll history, but isn`t it all a little boring at this point...? i`m just saying
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    Backfat Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2009 at 9:02 am
    fugazi video - proof that white people can`t dance.
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    alice_x Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 9:03 am
    I love all of these songs :D...

    this link is epic win

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    alice_x Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 9:06 am
    break on through to the other side

    breakonthruuu to theuuuther sideyeah xD

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    IAm1337 Male 13-17
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    March 11, 2009 at 9:12 am
    Immigrant song deserved to be there :)

    Not so sure about Baba O`Riley though.

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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
    639 posts
    March 11, 2009 at 9:48 am
    Immigrant song... what a tune.

    I`m surprised Pink Floyd didn`t make number 1 actually. Dark side is definitely up there with the best albums of all time.

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    danthew Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 10:07 am
    I love the family guy version of that Journey song
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    gozirra Male 40-49
    375 posts
    March 11, 2009 at 10:17 am
    I agree with most of them - great selections.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2009 at 10:44 am
    They missed a couple of beauties though:

    Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash.
    Walking on the Sun - Smash Mouth.
    Things Have Changed - Bob Dylan.
    Two Tribes - Frankie Goes to Hollywood (the version with the air-raid siren at the beginning).

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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    March 11, 2009 at 10:54 am
    Ive had that Fugazi song for awhile now and the only part i ever listened to is the intro XD
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 11:06 am
    There were some quite sh*tty songs there, but many were epic. Immigrant Song FTW!
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    earthshone Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 11:36 am
    tom waits - mule variations.
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    ambercooper Female 18-29
    309 posts
    March 11, 2009 at 11:43 am
    Great list. I agree with most of them especially The Who and Journey <3
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    BTDM Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 12:04 pm
    WWIII by KMFDM.
    Best opening in my book.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2009 at 12:26 pm
    I went into this thinking I would argue against their choices, but actually I very strongly agree with most of their selections. Immigrant Song is definitely one of the best openings to an album, and I was very surprised that they included one of my favorite opening tracks, Bat out of Hell, considering I thought everyone except me made fun of Meat Loaf as an untalented hack, but there is no denying that is a great leadoff song for an album. The only one that I think is missing is 2112 by Rush.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2009 at 12:27 pm
    "Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash."

    That is not the leadoff song on the album - the first song on the "Combat Rock" album by The Clash is called "Know Your Rights" - I have it right here.

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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2009 at 12:32 pm
    "i me mine by the beatles"

    That is not the leadoff song on the album - the first song on the "Let It Be" album by The Beatles is called "Two of Us"

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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    March 11, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    im going to get flack for this but lordi bringing back the balls to rok, the arockalypse album. the first song and the guys is just SCREAMING! awesome.
    a song about the fundamentals of rock. in your face, tearing your soul armeggedon.
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    AGit Male 30-39
    996 posts
    March 11, 2009 at 1:05 pm
    Nice, but I wouldn`t have put The Beatles anywhere near this list, it being rock n roll and all that.
    Anyone that has doubts, check out their cover of Roll Over Beethoven, appalling
    Chuck Berry must still be pissed off
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    ParasyT Male 13-17
    533 posts
    March 11, 2009 at 1:53 pm
    that list sucked
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    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 3:36 pm
    I was going to say that this list sucked... but they sorta nailed the top 10. Of course I could name some things that they missed, and maybe Speak to Me/Breathe isn`t quite a rock song, but the top 10 saved this list entirely.
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    aero Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    I`m pretty sure for number 22 they meant Belfast, Northern Ireland, but I`ll give them the benefit of the doubt that there is a Belfast, Ireland somewhere...
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    RdDan Male 30-39
    759 posts
    March 11, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    Holidays in the Sun off Never Mind the Bollocks should`ve been on this list. And Rock`n`Roll Star off Definitely Maybe
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    n0n Male 18-29
    342 posts
    March 11, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    I have no idea if it was an opener but all along the watchtower, remade by jimi hendrix, is easily one of the most epic rock songs of all time.
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    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
    1605 posts
    March 11, 2009 at 8:31 pm
    never heard that waiting room one, but it was kinda catchy
    did the person say Iceland was literally the land of ice and snow? (referring to the comment on the page where led zeppelin is) Someone needs to do their homework, Greenland is icy, Iceland is not. dork lol (Sorry I just like to be the annoying know it all now and then)

    and I do have to agree Ac/Dc`s back in black one of the best openings

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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
    2245 posts
    March 11, 2009 at 9:38 pm
    like a rolling stone?

    and the 80s were not rock and roll, they were the death of rock and roll. in other words, f*ck AC/DC.

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    cman7721 Male 18-29
    618 posts
    March 11, 2009 at 10:56 pm
    stupid list. delete the link i-a-b, this list is shot.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    March 11, 2009 at 11:04 pm
    Baba O`Riley should`ve been #1, Imho.
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    radar2434 Male 13-17
    230 posts
    March 12, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    Yay Journey, but "Any Way You Want" it should have definatly been on there.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    March 12, 2009 at 11:23 pm
    Add them all together, and they don`t match up to Close to the Edge.
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    Stevezapp Male 18-29
    7 posts
    March 13, 2009 at 3:00 am
    Worst list ever.

    No Money for Nothing?
    No Back in Black?

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    ricki24 Female 13-17
    244 posts
    March 17, 2009 at 6:12 pm
    Should have had Walk this Way by Aerosmith, at least.

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