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    Posted: September 07 2013 at 20:49
When I really think back, it was probably "Sherry" by The Four Seasons back in 62. I was very young but I do remember the radio airplay "Sherry" got back then was enormous and I was attracted to the simplicity of the lyrics, the catchiness of the beat and the harmonies. Everything the Four Seasons sang in the next few years sounded great to me. But a few years later when I heard "Wouldn't it be Nice" by the Beach Boys...my world changed. This week I downloaded the new Moon Safari album Himlabacken and I must say, all these years later,  I still really enjoy harmony.  
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Probably something by Shaun Cassidy back around 1976/77......
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The first music I really remember really listening to was when I was very young (4, think) and it was a DC Talk record. I don't remember a thing about it (I remember liking a song about "time" or something). Then, when I was 9, I heard Switchfoot's Beautiful Letdown, which got me serious about writing music, although I had been writing diddlies since I emerged from the womb. Both these bands, I don't really like or listen to anymore, but I appreciate them for their impact on my music listening/writing. Radiohead, though, hit me like a train when I was 10 or 11, and I haven't gotten over them since.
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Honestly, before I was a prog fan I didn't pay much attention to anything other than what my parents played (which is everything from Metallica to Garth Brooks to Rush to Wet Wet Wet) and what was played on rock and classic rock radio. Never actually gt into it, somehow. There was a short time before discovering prog when I only wanted to listen to songs with 'actual lyrics'. LOL I loved Cage the Elephant's Aint no Rest for the Wicked. I grin every time I hear it now. 
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When I was five or six I really liked "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" much to the annoyance of my parents I am sure. Then it was the Batman theme from the television show. But the first real song that struck me was Deep Purple's version of "We Can Work It Out," which I believe I actually heard before I heard the Beatle's original.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2013 at 02:58
In the same period A Whiter Shade of Pale and Night in White Satin
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I think it was Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones. I've since outgrown a lot of their music, but I can still say I legitimately really like that song a lot.
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I even remember the date, Feb 9, 1964.  My mom let me stay up to watch the Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show.  They played a few songs that night but the one that stuck in my head was "I Saw Her Standing There"....specifically the, "How could I dance with another -  woooo - when I saw her standing there" part.  A few days after she bought "Meet the Beatles" and then through the rest of the 60's we always had the Beatles latest US release album in the house.
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I remember the first song i ever heard and liked was Petula Clark's hit "Downtown" while driving with my parents and sister in downtown Toronto in my parent's VW Bug in 1967 when i was only four years old.
        To this day, "Downtown" is a magical song for me. I don't particularly like the remake done of it, tho.

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My earliest memory of specific songs are of Queen's We Will Rock You and Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall part 2.
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it was Mozart K.331 Third Movement

It's impossible to not know that song.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2013 at 09:31
One of my earliest memories was listening over and over again to the record "On the Threshold of a Dream" by the Moody Blues, and the track "The Voyage" in particular.  Basically a symphonic Mellotron piece, I would pretend to "conduct the orchestra" with a pair of spoons from the kitchen.  

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Post Options Post Options   Quote AdaCalegorn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2013 at 10:30
When I was a child, about six years old, there were three songs that hit me and since then music have become an essential part of my life: From my parents records was Mannheim Steamroller's 'Toccatta' from Fresh Aire III, from a local radio station here (in Mexico City) was Wallace Collection's 'Daydream' and finally from the a t.v. show a saturdayu morning was The Beatles' 'Hey Jude'.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2013 at 10:41
Would either be a Beatles song or These Boots Are Made For Walking by Nancy Sinatra. That descending bass line hit me like nothing else.One of the most clever pop records ever.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2013 at 10:53
Well this is a prog section, but the question says "first song" and to answer fairly that would be 60s pop songs....

My earliest 45s that I absorbed from my sister's collection when she moved out....I would have been 5-6 years old I'm guessing...I can remember

"Saturday Night" New Christy Minstrels
"The Last Waltz" Englebert Humperdinck
"Jennifer Juniper"  Donovan
"Dizzy"  Tommy Roe


The first single I ever bought myself was a silly pop song called "Seasons in the Son" by Terry Jacks.  I remember bring a quarter over to the neighbor girl and buying it from her.





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Post Options Post Options   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2013 at 11:04
I suspect that it was probably "Hound Dog" from Elvis Presley.  The first record my parents bought for me was from an Elvis impersonator called Big Ross (or something like that).  The second record that they bought me was Elvis' last Moody Blue. 
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It would have been the Beach Boys for me. When I was really young, I remember being familiar with their music, and my parents would tend to play their music when we went on summer vacations to the beach. This was in the early 90's though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2013 at 11:56

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^ Nominee, Best Song Title Ever.
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Almost certainly would be my dad playing Beatles and Stones songs on his guitar.  Probably Day Tripper.
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