Lyrics That Grab You by the Ears

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The Top 10

"Superfreak" (Rick James)

She's a very kinky girl. The kind you don't take home to momma...

"Jumpin' Jack Flash" (The Rolling Stones)

I was born in a cross-fire hurricane

"Blitzkrieg Bop" (The Ramones)

Hey, ho, let's go!

"I Saw Her Standing There" (The Beatles)

Well, she was just seventeen, if you know what I mean...

"Mama Said Knock You Out!" (LL Cool J)

Don't call it a comeback...

"Close to You" (The Carpenters)

Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near?

"Loser" (Beck)

In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey...

"Blue Suede Shoes" (Carl Perkins)

Well, it's one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now go, cat, go!

"Gloria" (Patti Smith)

Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine...

"Livin' on a Prayer" (Bon Jovi)

Tommy used to work on the docks...

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