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25 Greatest Opening Lyrics Of All Time

22. "Here Comes Johnny Yen Again With The Liquor And Drugs"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQvUBf5l7Vw Artist: Iggy Pop Song: Lust For Life (1977) Co-written by David Bowie, this deceptively simple lyric references William S. Burroughs novel The Ticket That Exploded and has been ingrained into the public's consciousness by films like Trainspotting. As for Iggy, that lyric is fused with nothing but relief... he'd been waiting ages.

21. "You Were Working As A Waitress In A Cocktail Bar"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPudE8nDog0 Artist: Human League Song: Don't You Want Me (1981) This eighties synth-pop single topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic...and provided people with one song that's likely to be in any film that is set in the eighties. The video helped to massively increase the song's success which was inspired by the film A star Is Born. Virgin records wanted the video to be much better than the bands previous effort so no expense was spared apart from on the location... they opted for Slough.

20. "Well I Guess It Would Be Nice/If I Could Touch Your Body"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cs3Pvmmv0E Artist: George Michael Song: Faith (1987) These lyrics are from one of the best selling singles of all time. The lyrics sound pretty funny when you read them out loud but amazing when you hear them in a song... just thank your lucky stars you've never heard someone say them to you in a public lavatory.
 
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