Top 10 Album-Opening Tracks
Even in this ever-changing digital world of music, the first track on an album, both past and present, serves as a master of ceremonies of sorts. It invites you in for what the artist has to offer at any given stage in their career whether it’s their first disc or their last. Perhaps the most important song on any release, the opening track can set the tone, create a mood, and become your own personal anthem – all with the push of play.
Whether it’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship or just a one night stand, the opening song should greet you with the fervor, flavor and temperament of the rest of the music that will follow, luring the listener in and locking the door behind.
We wondered how many albums have accomplished this with their opening track so the Diffuser.fm staff took a stab at pulling together our very own ‘Top 10 Album-Opening Tracks’ list, check them out below and let us know what would have made your own personal collection.