A1. Side one, track one. How do you put your best foot forward?
I’ve been harboring a personal fascination with opening tracks for a while now, so when I saw that this Playlist By Committee theme was still up for grabs, I had to take it.
This was a tough playlist for us to come up with, as there are enough glaring omissions to create multiple volumes of Best Opening Track playlists. Our thought process behind building this was what opening track does the best job at making you want to keep listening to the rest of the album. These nineteen tracks all do fantastic jobs at opening the door to their respective albums, ushering you in to whole new worlds with plenty to explore.
We hope you’ll enjoy!
PBC: Steak Sauce
1. Prince – Let’s Go Crazy
Even before this mix got started, I knew this would be my number one pick. I was threatening any other PBC member who voted it down. Then the unthinkable happened and I knew it had to be here. The iconic opening shot of Purple Rain with Prince giving a EULOGY TO LIFE with his back turned shrouded in smoke is forever burned into everyone’s mind. With that it turns into the greatest “fuck it, I am partying until I die” song. – BC