Rank Iron Maiden opening songs from best to worst from their 17 studio albums

The title says it all. Here are mine:

1. Aces High
2. Caught somewhere in time
3. Be quick or be dead
4. The Wicker man
5. Where eagles dare
6. If eternity should fail
7. Moonchild
8. Futureal
9. The Ides of march/Wrathchild
10. Senjutsu
11. Prowler
12. Tailgunner
13. Invaders
14. Sign of the cross (amazing song, it's just not good as an opener)
15. Different world
16. Wildest dreams
17. Satellite 15...the final frontier

Well, to be honest the only let downs here are the last 3, all of the others range from outstanding to very good songs, yeah even Invaders. But just for fun..
 

Eli

Educated Fool
1. If Eternity Should Fail
2. Wicker man
3. Sign of the Cross
4. Different World
5. Be Quick or Be Dead
6. Satellite 15...The Final Frontier (don't like the song that much, but works good as an opener I think)
7. Senjutsu
8. Where Eagles Dare
9. Moonchild
10. Prowler
11. Tailgunner
12. Wildest Dreams
13. Aces High
14. The Ides of March/Wrathchild
15. Caught Somewhere in Time
16. Futureal
17. Invaders (one of the worst songs of IM)
 
1. Moonchild
2. Sign of the Cross
3. Where Eagles Dare
4. Be Quick or be Dead
5. Prowler
6. Caught Somewhere in Time
7. Tailgunner
8. Different world
9. Aces High
10. If Eternity should Fail
11. The Wicker man
12. Senjutsu
13. The Ides of March/Wrathchild
14. Invaders
15. Futureal
16. Wildest dreams
17. Satellite 15...the Final Frontier
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
1.The Wicker Man
2.Aces High
3.Prowler
4.Futureal
5.Senjutsu
6.Be Quick Or Be Dead
7.Different World
8.Sign Of The Cross
9.Caught Somewhere In Time
10.Moonchild
11.If Eternity Should Fail
12.Where Eagles Dare
13.Wildest Dreams
14.Tailgunner
15.Satellite 15... The Final Frontier (only because of the intro)
16.The Ides Of March
17.Invaders
 

Samantas5855

Ancient Mariner
  1. Moonchild
  2. Aces High
  3. Caught Somewhere In Time
  4. Where Eagles Dare
  5. The Wicker Man
  6. Be Quick Or Be Dead
  7. Invaders
  8. Futureal
  9. Prowler
  10. Wrathchild (Should've been Murders In The Rue Morgue)
  11. Man On The Edge (The true opener)
  12. If Eternity Should Fail
  13. Tailgunner
  14. Senjutsu (Great track, bad opener)
  15. TFF
  16. Different World/Wildest Dreams (Both are shit)
 

mepatrik1

Trooper
01. Aces High
02. Moonchild
03. Caught Somewhere in Time
04. Prowler
05. Be Quick or Be Dead
06. Where Eagles Dare
07. Sign of the Cross
08. If Eternity Should Fail
09. Invaders
10. Futureal
11. The Ides of March / Wrathchild
12. Different World
13. Tailgunner
14. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
15. Senjutsu
16. The Wicker Man
17. Wildest Dreams
 

Dick Brucinson

Smithdrian A
01. Caught Somewhere In Time
02. Aces High
03. Senjutsu
04. Moonchild
05. Prowler
06. Be Quick Or Be Dead
07. Where Eagles Dare
08. Sign Of The Cross
09. The Ides Of March/Wrathchild
10. Tailgunner
11. The Wicker Man
12. If Eternity Should Fail
13. Different World
14. Invaders
15. Futureal
16. Satellite 15/The Final Frontier
17. Wildest Dreams
 

MindRuler

Found in a lost world
1. Caught Somewhere In Time
2. Aces High
3. Sign Of The Cross
4. Where Eagles Dare
5. If Eternity Should Fail
6. Moonchild
7. Senjutsu
8. Be Quick Or Be Dead
9. Tailgunner
10. Prowler
11. The Ides Of March
12. Invaders
13. The Wicker Man
14. Different World
15. Futureal
16. Sat15/The Final Frontier
17. Wildest Dreams
 

GhostofCain

Ancient Mariner
1. Moonchild
2. Where Eagles Dare
3. Aces High
4. The Wicker Man
5. The Ides of March/Wrathchild
6. Be Quick or Be Dead
7. Caught Somewhere in Time
8. Prowler
9. If Eternity Should Fail
10. Different World
11. Invaders
12. Tailgunner
13. Futureal
14. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
15. Senjutsu
16. Wildest dreams
17. Sign of the Cross
 
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Shmoolikipod

Stranger to the Light
1Sign of the Cross
2Be Quick or Be Dead
3Moonchild
4If Eternity Should Fail
5The Ides of March/Wrathchild
6Senjutsu
7Aces High
8Caught Somewhere in Time
9Prowler
10Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
11Where Eagles Dare
12Different World
13Tailgunner
14The Wicker Man
15Futureal
16Invaders
17Wildest dreams

Ides of March without Wrathchild is probably just below Where Eagles Dare.
 

TheMercenary

Ancient Mariner
1) Aces High
2) The Wicker Man
3) Moonchild
4) Caught Somewhere In Time
5) Sign Of The Cross
6) Be Quick Or Be Dead
7) Wildest Dreams
8) If Eternity Should Fail
9) Different World
10) Where Eagles Dare
11) Tailgunner
12) Senjutsu
13) Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
14) Futureal
15) Invaders
16) Prowler
17) Ides Of March
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Off the top of my head:

1. Aces High
2. Sign of the Cross
3. Different World
4. Where Eagles Dare
5. If Eternity Should Fail
6. The Wicker Man
7. Be Quick or Be Dead
8. Caught Somewhere in Time
9. Tailgunner
10. Senjutsu
11. Satellite 15… The Final Frontier
12. Futureal
13. Invaders
14. Prowler
15. Moonchild
16. The Ides of March
17. Wildest Dreams
 

karljant

Ancient Mariner
  1. Aces High (10/10)
  2. Sign Of The Cross (10/10)
  3. Moonchild (10/10)
  4. Caught Somewhere In Time (10/10)
  5. Where Eagles Dare (9/10)
  6. Be Quick Or Be Dead (9/10)
  7. The Wicker Man (8.75/10)
  8. Tailgunner (8.75/10)
  9. Invaders (8.5/10)
  10. Futureal (8.5/10)
  11. Senjutsu (8.25/10)
  12. Prowler (8.25/10)
  13. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier (8/10)
  14. If Eternity Should Fail (8/10)
  15. Different World (8/10)
  16. Wildest Dreams (7.75/10)
  17. The Ides Of March (7.25/10)
After ranking these songs the main conclusion I get is that Maiden start their albums on an high note. The Ides Of March only gets 7.25/10 because (despite being gorgeous) it only lasts for 1min45 working as some sort of intro to the album. Would they extend it at least to the 3 something minute mark with another superb section and more top notch solos and it would easily get half a point more.

P.S: If we're taking it as a The Ides Of March/ Wrathchild combo it's easily a 9/10 and would rank right below Be Quick Or Be Dead.
 
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Patrick92

Educated Fool
1. Caught Somwhere in Time
2. Where Eagles Dare
3. Aces High
4. Moonchild
5. Sign of the Cross
6. Senjutsu
7. Wicker Man
8. If Eternity Should Fail
9. Be Quick Or Be Dead
10. Tailgunner
11. Prowler
12. Futureal
13. Invaders
14. Wildest Dreams
15. Different World
16. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
17. Ides of March
 
1. Moonchild
2. Aces High
3. The Wicker Man
4. Tailgunner
5. The ides of March / Wrathchild
6. The Sign of the Cross
7. Where Eagles Dare
8. Invaders
9. Caught Somewhere in Time
10. I'd eternity should fail
11. Be quick or be dead
12. Different World
13. Prowler
14. Wildest DreMs
15. Satellite 15. The final frontier.
16. Senjutsu
17. Futureal
 

GroundZero

Ancient Mariner
  1. Aces High
  2. Caught Somewhere In Time
  3. The Sign Of The Cross
  4. The Wicker Man
  5. Senjutsu
  6. Where Eagles Dare
  7. Moonchild
  8. Wildest Dreams
  9. Different World
  10. If Eternity Should Fail
  11. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
  12. The Ides Of March
  13. Invaders
  14. Futureal
  15. Be Quick Or Be Dead
  16. Prowler
  17. Tailgunner
 

hennkris

Prowler
1.Aces High
2.Moonchild
3.Where Eagles Dare
4.Caught Somewhere In Time
5.Prowler
6.Invaders
7.If Eternity Should Fail
8.The Sign of the Cross
9.Senjutsu
10.Be Quick Or Be Dead
11.The Wicker Man
12.Tailgunner
13.The Ides Of March
14.Satellite 15...The Final Frontier
15.Futureal
16.Different World
17.Wildest Dreams
 

Jeffmetal

Ancient Mariner
Aces High
The Ides Of March
Be Quick Or Be Dead
Caught Somewhere In Time
If Eternity Should Fail
Where Eagles Dare
Prowler
Sign Of The Cross
Moonchild
Invaders
Futureal
Tailgunner
The Wicker Man
Satellite 15...The Final Frontier
Different World
Wildest Dreams
Senjutsu
 
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