greatest opening tracks

Playlist | Greatest Opening Tracks

Welcome to the first in a new series of Wales Arts Review playlists, where we take a theme and run with it. First up, appropriately, is fifty of the greatest opening tracks of all time, including such iconic artists as David Bowie, Kate Bush, and Bob Dylan, but also throwing some potential surprises into the mix. We include opening tracks from some of the greatest albums of all time. 

We want to build these playlists, so please feel free to suggest ones we’ve missed on our social media channels.


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Wales Arts Review has brought together its editors and contributors to compile a list of the 100 greatest Welsh albums of all time

Wales, throughout its history, has always been a land of song. Welsh tradition places a high value on music, and it is a major part of Wales’ national culture. As far back as the twelfth century, there is historical record of distinct, unique music coming from Wales and that continues to this day.

Over the past few decades, major music publications have compiled lists of what their editors and contributors feel to be the greatest albums and songs of all time, but Wales Arts Review’s editors and contributors strived to create a list that celebrates Welsh musical output.