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Highest open rate subject line possible?

On my old SDR team we used to joke about what would be THE BEST performing subject line for opens. Doesn't have to get replies, just needs to be opened. Below are a few of my very favorite options we came up with. Note: we never used any of these.


"Your son bit me"


"You are OVERDUE"


"I know what you did..."


What would you use if you HAD to have your emails opened?

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fuzzy
Notable Contributor
+21
CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
"I have your kids."
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
"Don't open this"
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
Maybe even add a "CONFIDENTIAL" beforehand to really seal the deal.
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Bold
sellout
Good Citizen
Hybrid Account Executive
β€œI’m Pregnant”

Kidding, but funny thing is my actual best open/success rate comes from an email with subject β€œthis could be us...”. I sometimes put in that gif of Leo in WoWS throwing the money off the boat.Β 
tonysoprano
Opinionated
+5
AE
open for a surprise
Da
DaveFromCollege
Notorious Answer
+7
Account Executive
We didn't use this much but had an external sales training and the most opened email subject line was:

Busy?
harrypotter
Chief Muggle Officer
{Name}, your recent acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry
YoungGoat
Opinionated
+2
Surgical Technology Specialist
"how dare you"
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
One of my teammates in my BDR days suggested "Your wife's stepping out on you" would be opened 100% of the time.Β 
KomodoDragon
MDR
Hey (name), quick question. 70-85% open usually
Omar
Enterprise Sales Executive
This one is simple it's
"Re: Meeting Next Week"

it will get opened and likely get a response; albeit maybe negative but a guaranteed responseΒ 
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When finding both Mobile and direct lines for prospects, which number has a higher success rate?
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Using the prospects first name in the subject line helps with more open rate?
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