SCOTT SIMON, host:
Spinner.com has come up with a list of the best opening song lyrics of all time. I figure they mean rock songs.
Here's their top 10 countdown.
(Soundbite of song, "Livin' on a Prayer")
Mr. JON BON JOVI (Lead Vocals, Bon Jovi): (Singing) Tommy used to work on the docks...
(Soundbite of song, "Gloria")
Ms. PATTI SMITH (Singer): (Singing) Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine...
(Soundbite of "Blue Suede Shoes")
Mr. CARL PERKINS (Singer): (Singing) Well, it's one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now go, cat, go.
(Soundbite of song, "Loser")
BECK (Singer): (Singing) In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey...
(Soundbite of song, "Close to You")
Ms. KAREN CARPENTER (Vocalist, The Carpenters): (Singing) Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near?
(Soundbite of song, "Mama Said Knock You Out!")
LL COOL J (Rapper): (Singing) Don't call it a comeback...
(Soundbite of "I Saw Her Standing There")
Mr. PAUL McCARTNEY (Lead Vocals, The Beatles): (Singing) One, two, three, four. Well, she was just seventeen, if you know what I mean...
(Soundbite of song, "Blitzkrieg Bop")
Mr. JOEY RAMONES (Lead Vocals, The Ramones): (Singing) Hey, ho, let's go.
(Soundbite of song, "Jumpin' Jack Flash")
Mr. MICK JAGGER (Lead Vocals, The Rolling Stones): (Singing) One, two. I was born in a cross-fire hurricane.
(Soundbite of song, "Superfreak")
Mr. RICK JAMES (Singer): (Singing) She's a very kinky girl. The kind you don't take home to momma...
SIMON: We heard Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer," "Gloria" by Patti Smith, "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins, Beck's "Loser," "Close to You" by The Carpenters, LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out!," "I Saw Her Standing There" by The Beatles, The Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop," "Jumpin' Jack Flash" by The Stones and the number one opening song lyric of all time, according to Spinner.com, Rick James' "Superfreak."
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