What's the first song you remember listening to?

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  1. Puss_in_boots

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    Maybe I'm in a sentimental mood, but I just listened to that song again. I was probably about four years old and the song was "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles. I remember seeing the green apple spinning in the middle of the Abbey Road LP, as it turned around on my dad's turn table.

    I love all of George Harrison's songs.

    Here Comes The Sun


    Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
    And I say it's all right
    Little darlin' it's been a long cold lonely winter
    Little darlin' it feels like years since it's been here
    Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
    And I say it's all right
    Little darlin' the smiles returning to their faces
    Little darlin' it seems like years since it's been here
    Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
    And I say it's all right
    Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
    Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
    Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
    Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
    Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
    Little darlin' I feel the ice is slowly meltin'
    Little darlin' it seems like years since it's been clear
    Here come the sun, here comes the sun
    And I say it's all right
    Here come the sun, here comes the sun
    It's all right, it's all right
     
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    It was on an album of polka music my greatgrandmother owned. All the songs were in her native tongue, Polish, and I didn't understand any of them, but there was one song that used to get me dancing like a little fool. I still remember spinning around and around until I fell over dizzy, and Baka clapping and telling me to do it again. She payed me a quarter for every fratfall I took, so I really hammed it up. :)
     
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    For me it was Red Sails in the Sunset by Nat King Cole. I still hum it all the time. Kind of weird for a rock and bassist.
     
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    I'm trying to remember, but it was probably something like "Brick House" or something similar being played by my mom when I was a young kid. Perhaps that's where I got my affinity for old funk, eh?

    Bucky...are you a bassist? (If so, that would make at least 3 of us on this forum. Maybe bass players really DO go deeper! ;))

    BD
     
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    The first songs I remeber hearing were, America-Horse with no name; Pink Floyd-The wall part II; Genesis - I Can't Dance

    I think the very first one I remeber was I can't dance. My sister and mother tell me when I was like 4 I would dance to it when it came on tv.
     
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    I think mine would be "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles. Circa: mid-60's? Beatle-mania had hit the States big time! Loved them, right up until the Sgt. Pepper's album :ugh
     
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    This is embarrassing, but for me, it was "Countin' Flowers on the Wall" by the Statler Brothers! I was immersed in country music whenever I was riding around in my dad's truck...

    ...come to think of it, now 4 of my 6 presets are country....
     
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    When I was 6 in 1962, my dad built a Heathkit stereo amplifier. It was called HI FI back then, so anybody that had a HI FI was really cool. The first album he bought was "Meet the Beatles," and not to be repetitive, Rose, the first song I remember was "I Want to Hold Your Hand." And of course, soon after that, "I Saw Her Standing There," etc. I kept that album until I was about 16 and accidentally dropped a baseball bat on it on the hardwood floor of my bedroom. The only other album I remember him buying was Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, "Whipped Cream." I'd like to have a copy of that now.

    I know my Mom played lots of 45s for me before that, but I only remember the name of "The Grand Canyon Suite," and I have no recollection of what it sounded like.

    The first album I ever bought(not counting The Monkees)was Blue Oyster Cult's second - "Tyranny and Mutation," still to this day, my favorite. The second album I bought was BOC's first.
     
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    It was I Wanna Hold Your Hand by none other that the Beatles. The next two I remember were American Pie, and Fame by David Bowie.
     
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    We've got a regular Beatles Love-In going here.

    Peace, brothers and sisters.:bow
     
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    LOL! We are just aging rockers. Cool, but aging rockers.....
     
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    wow....um...Oh L amour Erasure...or Just can't get enough Depeche mode.
     
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    This Magic Moment by Jay and The Americans(I think)
    That was my first 45.

    This magic moment,
    Your lips are close to mine.
     
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    The first song I REMEMBER listening to was Wait and Bleed by Slipknot, and I remember the experience quite vividly.

    I was sitting at home flipping through the channels and stopped on MTV. This was during the first season of The Real World, so they still showed some actual music. Some U2 video was on, so I was tempted to change the channel, but as it was going off I stayed. The next thing I saw was a bunch of guys in red jumpsuits and masks coming out on stage. Now, at this point I had only ever been exposed to the country that my parents listened to at the time and the rap/hip-hop of the girl who watched the house and my younger sister, so I was like "What in the hell is this?"

    The intro was a little iffy, but once the actual song started it was like the whole holy light shining down thing. The vocals and the the music just embodied all the rage I had pent up (abusive dad, picked on in school and hadn't yet adjusted to the negative attention, etc.). My body just took over and performed the natural functions, (i.e. I STARTED HEAD BANGING, and didn't even know what the hell that was).

    After it ended I was winded and wide eyed. It felt like I was coming down off a sugar rush. Then the next video started, Brackish by Kittie. Two good metal bands in a row with never having heard metal before. Now I get into a little bit of everything, but at that time, metal was where it was for me.
     
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    Wow, glad you were properly indoctrinated. One of my ringtones is (SIC) by Slipknot. I have that one assigned to my son's number. Before that it was System of a Down.

    Keep on Bangin' :rockon
     
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    Mine was probably the Beatles too. Abby Road maybe.
     
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    Well hell, I've got a copy of it, but my dad certainly didn't buy it. I was enrolled in Uncle Sam's Charm School when I bought it -- probably 1967.


    I REALLY hate to admit this to all you younguns, but I think the earliest song I remember was "Goodnight Irene". Or maybe Dean Martin singing "That's Amore".

    I wish I could say it was a Beatles song.... :ugh
     
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    OMG!! I remember walking home from school
    & hearing my dad's stereo booming down the block.
    I remember "Innagoddadivida" by Iron Butterfly
    & "Sweet Leaf" by Black Sabbath
    & don't forget about "Fly Like an Eagle" by The Steve Miller Band
    :lol Does this mean I'm Old??
    ~Bella