You may still like it. You may hate it. It may be at the very edge of your memory. What was the first song you were crazy about? What do you remember about how you listened and enjoyed?

For me it was summer 1975 and I turned 5 and whenever Mom drove me and my brother anywhere, "Rhinestone Cowboy" came on the radio and I loved it. I can remember my Mom's reaction to my enthusiasm. Summer, everyone all smiles in the car and Glen Campbell singing virtually every time we drove anywhere. I still like the song and if you asked my older brother today what tune was my favorite at age 5 he could answer without pause.

I honestly can't remember music before 1975.

Well . . . what is the earliest song that you can remember that you just couldn't get enough of?

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don't know if it was my first favorite, but the first 33 record I bought was "Will It Go Round In Circles" by Billy Preston
My first was "Any Time At All" from the Beatles' now non-existent album Something New. I certainly didn't purchase it, but at about age 7 I was playing a little plastic guitar and bouncing like John
Lee, you can get Something New as part of the box set The Capitol Albums Vol. 1. You can also find it as part of a grey-market two-fer (check eBay, as well, as there may be other grey-market issues or CDs broken out of the Capitol box).
My first favorite song was "Swingin'" by John Anderson. I even sang it for show and tell in kindergarten...I think more than once. I sang that song all the time. Probably over and over, to the chagrin of my family.

The second one was "Jump" by the Pointer Sisters.
"Trouble in Paradise" by Loretta Lynn. My family was living in Frankfort, KY. I was probably in second grade. Dad took me to a Loretta Lynn concert because I loved her so much.
I was 5 or 6 years old and I had one of those compilation records for kids like goofy greats (this was around 1974-75) and Bucks Owens "Along Came Jones" was one there and I played the heck out of it because of the whole "tie you up on the railway tracks"! lines. Loved it!
I believe it was "Sneaky Snake" by Tom T. Hall. I was about 4 years old.
Shortly after that it was replaced by "The Fang" by Nervous Norvus. It was all downhill after that.
First Favorite Song:

Rock & roll song: I Want to Hold Your Hand - the Beatles (2/64)

Non-rock song: The Blue Danube - Johann Strauss (7/62)
She Loves You - The Beatles - a glint of colour in a black and white world. This'll sound like a cliche but it's true. The streets had cobbles, the old tram lines were there and the lights were still gas you kicked to get lit. And my first girlfriend - she was 11 and I was 7. I was smitten. You know that can't be bad.
One of the first songs I remember liking was "Does your bubblegum lose it's flavor on the bedpost every night?" by Lonnie Donegan. I'm sure there was something even earlier than that, but I do know that I lay in bed most nights with the transistor radio glued to my ear listening to the count down.
For me it was "Jumping Jack Flash" - I just remember thinking it was a really cool song as a little boy.
I also remember driving around with my brother in his '56 Chevy listening to CCR's "Goin Up Around the Bend".
I was 3 or 4 years old, and the song was Down on the Corner. My parents had a tape of Willy and the Poor Boys that I just about wore out. Still love that song.



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