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Some songs build, and some songs just take off. “Blitzkrieg Bop” takes off the second it begins, and there's no turning back for the rest of the album.

The self-titled debut of the Ramones was released 43 years ago today (April 23.) Like many iconic albums, its opening track set the pace for the magic that followed.

In honor of the anniversary of Ramones, here are 15 incredible opening tracks from seminal albums.