spinner's 25 best opening lyrics...

25. "You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar" --Human League's 'Don't You Want Me'

24. "I've been a bad, bad girl" --Fiona Apple's 'Criminal'

23. "You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips" --The Righteous Brothers' 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin''

22. "Go, shorty. It's your birthday" --50 Cent's 'In Da Club'

21. "Hello, Darkness, my old friend" --Simon and Garfunkel's 'The Sound of Silence'

20. "I am an Antichrist" --Sex Pistols' 'Anarchy in the UK'

19. "Well, I guess it would be nice if I could touch your body" --George Michael's 'Faith'

18. "We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee" --Merle Haggard's 'Okie From Muskokee'

17. "I was dreaming when I wrote this" --Prince's '1999'

16. "Pigs, they tend to wiggle when they walk" --Pavement's 'Stereo'

**15. "She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene" --Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' **

14. "There must be some kind of way out of here, said the joker to the thief" --Jimi Hendrix's 'All Along the Watchtower'

13. "What's with these homies dissin' my girl?" --Weezer's 'Buddy Holly'

12. "A candy-colored clown they call the sandman tiptoes to my room every night" --Roy Orbison's 'In Dreams'

11. "Oh, I just don't where to begin" --Elvis Costello's 'Accidents Will Happen'

10. "Tommy used to work on the docks" --Bon Jovi's 'Livin' on a Prayer'

9. "Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine" --Patti Smith's 'Gloria'

8. "Well, it's one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now go, cat, go!" --Carl Perkins' 'Blue Suede Shoes'

7. "In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey" --Beck's 'Loser'

6. "Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near?" --The Carpenters' 'Close to You'

5. "Don't call it a comeback" --LL Cool J's 'Mama Said Knock You Out!'

4. "Well, she was just seventeen -- you know what I mean" --The Beatles' 'I Saw Her Standing There'

3. "Hey, ho, let's go!" --The Ramones' 'Blitzkrieg Bop'

2. "I was born in a cross-fire hurricane" --The Rolling Stones' 'Jumpin' Jack Flash'

1. "She's a very kinky girl" --Rick James' 'Superfreak'

** Can anyone explain why this song is so great, why it's considered a pop masterpiece? I worked in radio for years and music is a passion but I cannot for the life of me figure out what's the deal with Billie Jean. Anyone? Anyone??

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It has a good beat and you can dance to it? ;)

I don't know, but my friends with the massive sound system say that it ALWAYS goes over well at their parties.