Three Imaginary Girls

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Rick published the Top 25 Best Opening Lyrics list.

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 know 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'

What do you think? Is there anything missing?