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    36 First-Line Song Lyrics That Will, Quite Frankly, Never Be Topped

    Fair warning that these will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

    Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to share songs that have absolutely iconic opening lyrics, and y'all did *not* disappoint.

    Netflix / Via giphy.com

    So here are some of the most popular bops (er, responses) β€” and if your favorite isn't on the list, leave it in the comments! 🎡

    1. "Yo, I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want!"

    album cover of Spice showing a Spice Girl in each letter of the word
    Virgin Records Ltd

    "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls (Spice, 1996)

    β€”pattiecolvin23

    2. "Is this the real life? / Is this just fantasy? / Caught in a landslide / No escape from reality..."

    album cover of A Night at the Opera showing the Queen logo
    EMI Records Ltd / Elektra Records

    "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen (A Night at the Opera, 1975)

    β€”takerbobpooh

    3. "Oh, well, imagine / As I'm pacing the pews in a church corridor / And I can't help but to hear / No, I can't help but to hear an exchanging of words..."

    album cover of A Fever You Can't Sweat Out showing iconic women of different time periods all sitting at a bar beneath a framed image of a chandelier
    DCD2 Records / Fueld by Ramen LLC

    "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" by Panic! At The Disco (A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, 2005)

    β€”sarahc49521e304

    4. "Let’s go, girls!"

    album cover of Come On Over showing Shania Twain with her hands in her hair
    Mercury Records

    "Man! I Feel Like a Woman" by Shania Twain (Come On Over, 1997)

    β€”kes715

    5. "Do you remember the 21st night of September?"

    album cover of The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 showing the ancient Egyptian god, Horus
    American Record Company / Columbia Records

    "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire (The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1, 1978)

    β€”ryanw4b8930d84

    6. "You look so dumb right now / Standing outside my house..."

    album cover of Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded showing Rihanna on an angle
    Def Jam Recordings

    "Take a Bow" by Rihanna (Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded, 2008)

    β€”lizk41ced1621

    7. "Sweet dreams are made of this / Who am I to disagree?"

    album cover of Sweet Dreams showing a small image of Annie Lennox, of the Eurythmics, holding a heart
    RCA Records

    "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by the Eurythmics (Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), 1983)

    β€”jennifert50

    8. "You're insecure / Don't know what for..."

    album cover of Up All Night showing One Direction
    Syco Music / Columbia Records

    "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction (Up All Night, 2011)

    β€”madi16

    9. "This is Major Tom to Ground Control..."

    album cover of David Bowie showing a transparent image of Bowie's face
    Philips Records / Mercury Records

    "Space Oddity" by David Bowie (David Bowie, 1969)

    β€”mik6669

    10. "This is a story about a girl named Lucky..."

    album cover of Oops!...I Did It Again showing Britney Spears standing with her hands up as she faces the camera
    Jive Records

    "Lucky" by Britney Spears (Oops!... I Did It Again, 2000)

    β€”rawksyandrews

    11. "Am I more than you bargained for yet?"

    alternative album cover of From Under the Cork Tree showing the backs of people's head as they face a stage
    Island Records

    "Sugar, We're Goin Down" by Fall Out Boy (From Under the Cork Tree, 2005)

    β€”padawanryan

    12. "It's been seven hours and fifteen days..."

    album cover of I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got showing Sinead O'Connor's face with only her eyes lit
    Ensign Records / Chrysalis Records

    "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Prince (The Family, 1985); covered by Sinead O'Connor (I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got, 1990)

    β€”velez6830

    13. "I don't give a damn 'bout my reputation / You're living in the past, it's a new generation..."

    album cover of Bad Reputation showing Joan Jett standing with her guitar
    Ariola Records / Blackheart Records / Boardwalk Records

    "Bad Reputation" by Joan Jett (Bad Reputation, 1980)

    β€”mbalikmpofu

    14. "He was a boy / She was a girl / Can I make it any more obvious?"

    album cover of Let Go with Avril Lavigne standing in all black with her arms crossed as the blurred background depicts a busy street
    Arista Records, Inc.

    "Sk8er Boi" by Avril Lavigne (Let Go, 2002)

    β€”kestrelm

    15. "Turn around / Every now and then I get a little bit lonely / And you're never coming 'round..."

    album cover of Faster Than The Speed of Night showing Bonnie Tyler's face
    Columbia Records

    "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler (Faster Than the Speed of Night, 1983)

    β€”ryanw4b8930d84

    16. "You are my fire / The one desire / Believe when I say / I want it that way..."

    album cover of Millennium showing the Backstreet Boys standing, wearing all white
    Jive Records

    "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys (Millennium, 1999)

    β€”talormadisonc

    17. "Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene / I'm begging of you please don't take my man..."

    album cover of Jolene showing Dolly Parton sitting cross-legged on the floor
    RCA Records

    "Jolene" by Dolly Parton (Jolene, 1974)

    β€”allisonsamanthah

    18. "On a dark desert highway / Cool wind in my hair / Warm smell of colitas / Rising up through the air..."

    album cover of Hotel California showing a hotel with palm trees in the distance
    Asylum Records

    "Hotel California" by the Eagles (Hotel California, 1976)

    β€”becksie88

    19. "Hey Jude, don't make it bad..."

    album cover of Hey Jude showing the Beatles standing in front of the closed door
    Apple Records

    "Hey Jude" by The Beatles (Hey Jude, 1968)

    β€”pbbt

    20. "Just a small town girl / Livin' in a lonely world..."

    album cover of Escape showing a space ship bursting from a planet
    Columbia Records

    "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey (Escape, 1981)

    β€”joolzr2

    21. "It's nine o'clock on a Saturday / The regular crowd shuffles in..."

    album cover of Piano Man showing Billy Joel's face coming out of darkness
    Family Productions / Columbia Records

    "Piano Man" by Billy Joel (Piano Man, 1973)

    β€”kestrelm

    22. "I took my love, took it down..."

    album cover of Fleetwood Mac showing a tall and short man standing in a doorframe
    Reprise Records

    "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac (Fleetwood Mac, 1975)

    β€”qpatti2

    23. "Hello, it's me..."

    album cover of 25 showing Adele's face
    XL Recording / Columbia Records

    "Hello" by Adele (25, 2015)

    β€”mollykins13

    24. "It's been one week since you looked at me..."

    album cover of Stunt showing a cartoonish boy tied in rope, holding scissors, with a dunce cone on his head
    Reprise Records

    "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies (Stunt, 1998)

    β€”therosecolouredgirl

    25. "I don't want a lot for Christmas..."

    album cover of Merry Christmas showing Mariah Carey in a red jumpsuit lined with white fur kneeling in the snow
    Columbia Records

    "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey (Merry Christmas, 1994)

    β€”ryanw4b8930d84

    26. "You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge..."

    album cover of Straight Outta Compton showing N.W.A. looking down into the camera
    Ruthless Records / Priority Records

    "Straight Outta Compton" by N.W.A. (Straight Outta Compton, 1988)

    β€”mahtabc

    27. "When I wake up, well I know I'm gonna be, / I'm gonna be the man who wakes up next you..."

    album cover of Sunshine on Leith showing the backs of Craig and Charles Reid of the Proclaimers
    Chrysalis Records / Nettwerk Music Group

    "I'm Gonnna Be (500 Miles)" by The Proclaimers (Sunshine on Leith, 1988)

    β€”hannav4d7d4809c

    28. "Can we forget about the things I said when I was drunk? / I didn't mean to call you that..."

    album cover of A Place in the Sun showing a blonde woman laying on her stomach on a pool float
    RCA Records

    "My Own Worst Enemy" by Lit (A Place in the Sun, 1999)

    β€”pauln4bc1fe738

    29. "In the day, we sweat it out on the streets / Of a runaway American dream..."

    album cover of Born to Run showing Bruce Springsteen holding his guitar as he leans on someone else's shoulder
    Columbia Records

    "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen (Born to Run, 1975)

    β€”audreys4a6196a57

    30. "So no one told you life was gonna be this way..."

    album cover of L.P. showing The Rembrandts
    East West Records / Atlantic Recording Corporation

    "I'll Be There For You" by The Rembrandts (L.P., 1995)

    β€”chandlerbing1994

    31. "One, two, three! / My baby don't mess around / Because she loves me so / This I know fo sho!"

    album cover of Speakerboxxx/The Love Below showing Andre 3000 and Big Boi
    LaFace Records / Arista Records, Inc.

    "Hey Ya!" by OutKast (Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, 2003)

    β€”jayyyyyyjayyyyyy

    32. "There's a lady who's sure / All that glitters is gold..."

    album cover of Led Zeppelin IV showing a framed image of an old man carrying a bundle of sticks on his back, hanging on a wall with worn and peeling wallpaper
    Atlantic Recording Corporation

    "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin IV, 1971)

    β€”ryanw4b8930d84

    33. "Twenty-five years and my life is still / Tryin' to get up that great big hill of hope / For a destination..."

    album cover of Bigger, Better, Faster, More! with a depiction of a train with anthropomorphic items, like a clock with a face, teacup holding tea with a face, etc., being pushed out of the way
    Interscope Records

    "What's Up?" by 4 Non-Blondes (Bigger, Better, Faster, More!, 1992) (ofc there's also Prince Adam's Red Hot Dance Mix)

    β€”karencorrea

    34. "What's with these homies dissin' my girl? / Why do they gotta front?"

    album cover of Weezer's Blue Album showing all four members standing in a row
    DGC Records

    "Buddy Holly" by Weezer (Weezer (Blue Album), 1994)

    β€”reallylovely

    35. "Hiya, Barbie / Hi, Ken / You want to go for a ride? / Sure, Ken / Jump in!"

    album cover of Aquarium showing Aqua with a blue water background
    Universal Music Group

    "Barbie Girl" by Aqua (Aquarium, 1997)

    β€”kestrelm

    36. And "How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a / Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten / Spot in the Caribbean by providence, impoverished, in squalor / Grow up to be a hero and a scholar?"

    album cover of Hamilton, showing Hamilton's silhouette depicted as the top point of a star
    Atlantic Recording Corporation

    "Alexander Hamilton" by Leslie Odom, Jr., Anthony Ramos, Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Christopher Jackson & Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton (Hamilton, 2015)

    β€”elongb2015