What's the earliest song you can remember from your childhood?

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    Oct 06, 2007 9:46 PM GMT
    There was a commercial just on TV for one of those record collections. It reminded me of the earliest song I can remember. It is "Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds in 1957. I played that over and over on the record player. How gay is that? Surely, somebody should have noticed. ... icon_lol.gif

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    Oct 06, 2007 9:59 PM GMT
    I can't remember what order I first heard them in, because my perception of time at that age is a bit muddled. Could also have something to do with my parents having a restaraunt at the time with a jukebox... and I was always playing random stuff on that thing.

    But, I seem to remember a song called "Red Roses for a Blue Lady", "Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds, and "Yo-Yo" by the Osmond Brothers. Thing is, I tend to think of one and the other two come to mind for some reason... the 80s were really bad for my brain cells... icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif

    As far as the first one I played at home over and over... it has to be "Tammy"... and no one noticed... icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 06, 2007 10:01 PM GMT
    The Playmates "Beep Beep"
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    Oct 06, 2007 10:27 PM GMT
    I'm still waiting to hear about your boyfriend...Caslon....icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 06, 2007 11:43 PM GMT
    "Jet Plane" when I was 5 or 6 I loved it. I always knew that I would be travelling, I guess.

    However, I do remember my older brother listening to the Doors and thougt it was creapy music but today I love it.

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    Oct 07, 2007 3:24 AM GMT
    "An Irish Lullaby", sung by my mother when I was 4. I found it very depressing, as I was aware that her mother was indeed dead. It's generally not a great thing when a lullaby leads to tears...and not only because the person singing it is tone deaf...
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    Oct 07, 2007 3:27 AM GMT
    Little Willy, by The Sweet. Recorded in '72 but I think I heard it in the car in '73 or '74. Still a cool, thumpin' song.
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    Oct 07, 2007 3:36 AM GMT
    I assume that Disney stuff doesn't count.
    The first non-Disney record that I owned was "Hang on Sloopy," in 1965. (I no longer know which version it was.) My crazy aunt bought it for me, because she thought it was funny to see my dog and I trying to dance to it. Of course at the time, I was convinced that the lyrics should be "Hang on Snoopy."

    I had a groovy little plastic record player with a snap-on cover that ran on batteries. Kinda like a walkman, but you had to have really good balance if you wanted to jog with it.
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    Oct 07, 2007 3:37 AM GMT
    I remember hearing Petula Clark sing Downtown on the radio, though I'm sure that was a few years after it came out. I also remember hearing the Beatles Hey Jude.

    I also remember the long keyboard solo in Light My Fire by the Doors.

    My grandmother (who lived with us six months each year) used to whistle La Vie en Rose all the time.
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    Oct 07, 2007 3:45 AM GMT
    Hey, I had that exact same car! Uh... it was a model that I had to glue together and paint.
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    Oct 07, 2007 3:58 AM GMT
    quote][cite]Hansmkansan[/cite]I'm still waiting to hear about your boyfriend...Caslon....[/quote]
    How did this get in here? Why are you waiting to hear about my bf?
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    Oct 07, 2007 4:19 AM GMT
    There was one about the grandfather's clock being to big for the shelf, so it stood 90 years on the wall. And it worked for 90 year till the old man died. Really a good song to be raised on. It was on some disney record my mom got me. Depressing....

  • bigguysf

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    Oct 07, 2007 4:50 AM GMT
    "My Ancestors" by Lou Rawls
  • Starboard

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    Oct 07, 2007 4:57 AM GMT
    My parents had a Jim Croce album that they played all the time. I can remember pretending to know the words to Bad, Bad Leroy Brown...baddest man in the whole damn town~
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    Oct 07, 2007 5:17 AM GMT
    Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham. (1984)

    I used to sing it in the car when I was 4 years old, but I sang it "Before you Cocao."

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    Oct 07, 2007 5:37 AM GMT
    My mother putting me down for a nap and the lyrics to the song on the radio were "try to remember the time (?) in September....." Show tune. Duh. Are you intentionally making me gay??

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    Oct 07, 2007 7:33 AM GMT
    Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham. (1984)

    I used to sing it in the car when I was 4 years old, but I sang it "Before you Cocao."


    Goodness Crim , your are young enough to be my son. I was a sophomore in college .
  • trebor965

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    Oct 07, 2007 8:38 AM GMT
    sadly so, the first song my sister and i memorized, and sang for my dad on fathers day by waking him up with breakfast was......LETS HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS....off the footloose record. god he had to know i was a homo then. could you imagine your only son.
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    Oct 07, 2007 8:41 AM GMT




    Pseu Pseu Pseudo, by Phil Collins. I was on the beach in the Virgin Islands. I was like 4 I think.. I've been a fan ever sinceicon_smile.gif
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    Oct 07, 2007 11:31 AM GMT
    Mine was "The Nyink Donk Song" from The Goon Show. I haven't been able to find a recording, but my mother had it on an old 45. She was manic depressive, and used to play it over and over on the fast speed, and we'd all have to sort of dance around to it. I think there was probably a downside to the manic depression, but I don't remember it
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    Oct 07, 2007 11:33 AM GMT
    The first song I ever played on a jukebox (in a little diner in Connecticut in 1957) was.... Tammy -
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    Oct 07, 2007 12:15 PM GMT
    My mom had stacks of vinyl albums and they played all the time. The first time I listened and asked myself - who is singing this, I want to know the name of this song? One by Johnny Mathis.



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    Oct 07, 2007 1:45 PM GMT
    "Take a Chance on Me" by ABBA. Yes, I know.... that gives me a pink card instantly! ;-)

    But what I think is funny today is that I can't stand to listen to ABBA at all... except for that one song, just because of the memory of hearing it in the car on the way to see some friends in Texas.
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    Oct 07, 2007 2:32 PM GMT
    Circa the Summer of 1966-7, I must have been 4 or 5, and we must have just come home to Ft Bragg, because my dad was driving a new VW Beetle he had brought back with us from Germany.

    We drove to the beach for a picnic one weekend, just before he was sent to Vietnam; and "Surfin' USA" by the Beach Boys was playing on the AM radio.
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    Oct 07, 2007 2:38 PM GMT
    "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" I played it so many times my dad broke it over his knee. Hah.