your first favorite song


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Aug 12, 2009
Dickshooter, Idaho
like first song where you realized you had a connection with the music, where it wasn't just some noise in the background of life

I was pretty obsessed with guns n roses but my first like FAV song was today by the smashing pumpkins
The first time I heard a song on the radio and was like OH PUMP IT!!! was:
I was 7 when it came out. As a kid who barely spoke English, I was floored by the refrigerator rap part; I found it unbelievably cool. Later, when I saw the video my respect for Gwen Stefani only grew, and she quickly became one of my faves.

But before that, I really liked the Venga Boys hahah.
I was really into the combination of this song with the claymation when I was 3

It’s either Love Shack by The B-52s or I Touch Myself by Divinyls. I listened to and sang both songs a ton as a child (yeah nothing like a 5 year old singing about touching herself). I specifically liked both songs because of the women’s vocals (especially the harmony in Love Shack), and I liked the backup voices too in the Divinyls song along with the sound of the guitar during the chorus.

As a kid growing up in the 90s, my exposure to music most nostalgically was classic rock playing on a stereo at family functions (mostly summer bbq settings). My most associative memory is the radio blasting all day when spending the days at a summer home shared between my parents and my aunts and uncles. The first one that really stood out to me though was when I was about 11 or 12 years old on a road trip with cousins and Baba O'Riley by The Who came on the radio. It seemed to go on forever with very little lyrics. The elaborate synthesized instrumental was experimental and appealing. It was the first song I felt as if I was falling into the atmosphere of it. I just remember looking out from a cliffside to endless forest as it played (We were driving upstate NY).

When I got my first ipod in freshman year of high school, the first thing I put on it was The Who greatest hits album that my dad had.

My taste in music would grow to become more varied from then on, but The Who was a monolith moment for me with music to open the door to a whole array of different stuff.
"Kryptonite" by 3 Doors Down. I first heard it as a 4 year old watching a crappy, black and white TV, and it was full of static so I couldn't see the actual band playing. Kid me thought it was actually Superman singing the song, so I was obsessed.
My Dad used to listen to a lot of country music when I was about 3 or 4 years old. I distinctly remember hearing - and loving - Randy Travis' He Walked on Water.
I was very into music from a very young age, so I'm not positive, but I think the earliest I remember knowing all the words to and confidently singing at any time and very much entertaining or appalling to all older relatives at family functions was Sex and Candy by Marcy Playground.

The earliest favourite artists I remember having are Britney Spears and The Moffatts.
I grew up with a lot of 70s and 80s songs thanks to my dad but the first CD I bought myself was Garbage because I really liked only happy when it rains. I also enjoyed blues traveler, sister hazel, oasis, no doubt, smashing pumpkins, presidents of the United States of America, and of course Michael Jackson. From that same time period Johnny liked letters to Cleo, Alanis morissette, and concrete blonde.
I grew up with a lot of 70s and 80s songs thanks to my dad but the first CD I bought myself was Garbage because I really liked only happy when it rains.
Rad. The first CD I ever bought myself with my own money was Garbage's Version 2.0 album. My mom already had the self-titled release which I loved (especially Queer, Stupid Girl, and Milk). Then I found out Version 2.0 was releasing and I practically rushed -- as fast as the city bus could go :lawl: -- to the CD store at the mall to get myself my own personal copy. That CD never left my portable CD player after that except for a few months where I replaced it with a burned CD I made. Then I put it right back in.
My earliest exposure to music was through some Muppet tapes I had almost as soon as I was born (my mom and grandmother were awesome in terms of how early they exposed me to this stuff) with one that stood out being their version of what ended up being the very first Beatles song I ever heard:

Honorable mention goes to their take on Kokomo by the Beach Boys which is honestly my preferred version.
Outside of TV Theme Tunes (to which I wouldn't remember), I think the first song I really liked was Poker Face by Lady Gaga, at least it is the song I look at when I think about what got me into music in the first place.
The 'Rickroll' itself, Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley