Your very first song.

Remove this Banner Ad

SugarShane

C12 H22 O11
Sep 9, 2007
18,528
28,799
SA
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Strikers, BMS Goats
First song I really remember loving is Black or White by Michael Jackson. That riff had me hooked.
 

Log in to remove this ad.

Plugger35

The umpires are always right!
Sep 27, 2008
119,506
139,055
AFL Club
St Kilda
Other Teams
Chelsea, Black Caps, Subiaco
Being a little kid in the 70s this song reminds me of that time.

 

raskolnikov

Premium Platinum
Apr 1, 2002
34,234
31,561
Cap Coast
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Lions, Suns
Like Roobs321 I grew up in a very religious family so my first exposure to music were Christian kids songs. Songs like:



These days I prefer Nirvana's cover.




In terms of non-religious music not sure exactly of the exact first but I remember these from an early age.



 

Fossie 32

Premium Platinum
Oct 6, 2002
25,443
16,742
1300GODOGS
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Melbourne..VICTORY, Leeds
Mum and Dad liked Dean Martin, Roger Miller, Val Doonican, Glen Miller, Seekers etc. My grandmother liked classical music, Russ Conway, the famous musicals but also Elvis!

Telstar [1962] was the first of Mum and Dad's that I remember really liking, capturing the magic of the early days of space travel. The first one they bought me was Mr. Tambourine Man [1965]. The first I bought myself was Let's Hang On [1965]. I still have them all.





 

No eye deer

Club Legend
Feb 11, 2012
2,666
6,471
The Top End
AFL Club
Fremantle
Have all sorts of memories, but thinking about it, I was putting on a Buddy Holly record of my dads on a little turntable by myself, when I was 4 or 5, so maybe that….
 

Bostonian

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 9, 2015
19,360
19,554
AFL Club
Carlton
The family record player was in the sun room that was right next to my bedroom so when the old man would get on the piss and start playing records at night I'd have it coming through my walls.

Can't recall exactly which one of these songs it was but it was one of them.





 

Bostonian

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 9, 2015
19,360
19,554
AFL Club
Carlton
Mum and Dad liked Dean Martin, Roger Miller, Val Doonican, Glen Miller, Seekers etc. My grandmother liked classical music, Russ Conway, the famous musicals but also Elvis!

Telstar [1962] was the first of Mum and Dad's that I remember really liking, capturing the magic of the early days of space travel. The first one they bought me was Mr. Tambourine Man [1965]. The first I bought myself was Let's Hang On [1965]. I still have them all.



Rhythm guitar by George Bellamy who is the father of Muse's Matt Bellamy.

My uncle had a bunch of old posters up on his wall at my Grandmothers that she never took down from the 60's (this was in the 80s).

One of them was the Tornados so always loved that song.
 

Spearman

Premiership Player
Sep 15, 2017
4,225
6,622
expatriated in East Asia
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
Ohio State Buckeyes
The family record player was in the sun room that was right next to my bedroom so when the old man would get on the piss and start playing records at night I'd have it coming through my walls.

Can't recall exactly which one of these songs it was but it was one of them.






Those bring me back, mid 70s, junior high school.

could add Jim Croce


song great songs from that era, maybe not edgy but some could be evocative.
Wichita Lineman gives me visions of those endless roads on the great plains with the old sort of telephone poles running alongside.


Gordon Lightfoot, great, great voice. Edmund Fitzgerald hit a chord for me, spent a lot of time up on the shore of Lake Superior as all my family come from up there.
 

LeakyValve

All Australian
Nov 26, 2015
919
1,581
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Gordon Lightfoot, great, great voice. Edmund Fitzgerald hit a chord for me, spent a lot of time up on the shore of Lake Superior as all my family come from up there.


Gordon was/is a great balladeer.

His "If You Could Read my Mind" runs the risk of being sappy and mawkish, but the combination of his voice and the
cadence of the song really lifts it above the ruck of the easy listening genre.

When I was young, for some truly obscure reason, always mixed Gordon and Johnny Horton up. Maybe their sunk ship songs.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Dixie Flatline

Moderator
Jun 3, 2005
31,971
32,998
Leafy eastern suburbs
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Cartagena C.F., NYJ, A's
My dad always preferred classical music, but my mum enjoyed a wide variety of music. Some of my earliest memories of listening to music in the early 1980s include listening to Hot August Night by Neil Diamond, Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley and Air Supply (probably their most well-known songs, like Without You and All Out of Love).

The oldest son of friends of my family was into Pink Floyd and Metallica and Melissa Etheridge and we used to listen to them when we'd go to his parents' house for dinner and we would be excused from the dinner table. Not really a fan of either Metallica or Melissa Etheridge, but I still love Pink Floyd to this day.
 

citizen-erased

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 11, 2007
28,621
23,759
Victoria
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Tottenham, Bayern, Milan, Celtic
Matter of trust i think. That one, two. One two three four intro.
Poison by alice cooper is the one I remember grabbing me the most early on.
 

Gough

Moderator
Sep 29, 2006
64,353
119,076
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Friend of mine used to manage the Noah's Ark a long since closed gay bar in Windsor and Elton John used send emissaries there to pick out twinks to take his place for "parties".
 

Cuzz09

Hall of Famer
Sep 21, 2004
30,521
18,020
Adel - SA - Aust - Earth
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Norwood & Liverpool.
My earliest music memories are watching video hits on Sat morning. Michael Jackson thriller scaring us lol and random "moo moo land" songs by KLF

parents also listened to talk back so didn't really get into much music

good times

On SM-S908E using BigFooty.com mobile app
 

BringouttheGimp

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 18, 2015
20,796
25,150
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
PAOK of SALONIKA LIVERPOOL
Pasxalis Terzis - Dikaioma mou.

Still used it as motivational music when I was playing soccer.. running in the mornings.. in the gym.. etc.

One of my ol' time favs.
 

the_interloper

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 1, 2006
22,123
21,568
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
Money For Nothing was probably my first favourite song, must have been about 5.

My son's first favourite was Stargazer, I feel like this would be a cool one to have

 

Remove this Banner Ad