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12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: Mongoose ()
Date: June 29, 2010 19:51

A lot of this will depend on how old you are, of course .... I'm 55 ..... and I could easily have kept going and made it 20 or 30. But, for simplicity's sake, think of twelve songs that you first heard coming over your radio that stopped you dead in your tracks. Whatever you had been doing was now suddenly not as important, suddenly you now had to hear this record again. Maybe you even went out and bought it at the local J.C. Penney's that very day.

Here's mine:

1. It’s All Over Now – STONES
2. Eight Days a Week – BEATLES
3. Satisfaction – STONES
4. Jumpin’ Jack Flash – STONES
5. Hey Jude – BEATLES
6. Light My Fire – DOORS
7. Hungry – PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS
8. Black Dog – LED ZEPPELIN
9. You Really Got Me – KINKS
10. Call Me Lightning – WHO
11. Dock of the Bay – OTIS REDDING
12. Tin Soldier – SMALL FACES

What's yours?

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: Zack ()
Date: June 29, 2010 20:04

When I was 13 I stayed over at a friend's house. We stole a bottle of champagne and went out ransacking the neighborhood. Then about 4 or 5 a.m. I heard Sympathy for the Devil and Riders on the Storm both for the first time. I had never been up that late before, and it gave me a deep, lifelong love for both tunes.

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: Hillside Blues ()
Date: June 29, 2010 21:53

BLUE - MICK JAGGER

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: jamesfdouglas ()
Date: June 29, 2010 22:16

I can't think of 12 off the bat, but last year I went through a tough and sudden spilt after 14 years of marriage. One song started the pull away from the bad feelings I was having, it was an epiphany to me. Parked in my car (cound't see the road from the tears) - this song dove into my heart in a furious rush, feeling the healing immediately.

Gimme Sympathy - METRIC





It changed the way I think about music. I'm listening to good current music now, so many good indie bands out there making stuff better than regular radio. They were my gateway band into hope. Metric pulled me out of something bad and into something new, fresh and exciting. And to top it off, they're also Canadian.

[thepowergoats.com]



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2010-06-29 22:29 by jamesfdouglas.

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: June 30, 2010 03:35

not sure if i can think of 12. the last one i recall was Maps, by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. i actually thought it was a new Pretenders song at first. when i was younger i recall being blown away by Who Are You

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: Lynd8 ()
Date: June 30, 2010 04:18

Well I always heard the Stones on record first since my parents were fans, but these two songs grabbed me when I heard them in early 70's or so.



Baba O'Riley - The Who
Run Through The Jungle - CCR

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: winter ()
Date: June 30, 2010 05:49

Cocteau Twins- Carolyn's fingers
The Smiths- How soon is now?
The Cure- prayers for rain
Van Halen- eruption
Bebop Deluxe- adventures in a yorkshire landscape (live record)
Queen- bohemian rhapsody
Zep- live Dazed and Confused from TSRTS movie
The Who- won't get fooled again
Jimi Hendrix- are you experienced
Beatles- i am the walrus
Beatles- tomorrow never knows
The Chi-Lites- have you seen her? (which became my first 45rpm single)

i had a cute little cheap AM radio as a kid in the late '60's thru '73, when I started buying singles. Then we got a hand-me-down stereo (FM radio and record player through TWO speakers!! whole new world!!) from the parents and I started buying albums around 1975-76.

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: saturn57 ()
Date: June 30, 2010 08:03

Wow, I have quite a few. I love when a song stops you dead in your tracks. There are many Stones songs. I'll just list a few.

Layla - Derek & The Dominos (I still get chills from this song)
Tell Me - Rolling Stones
Lola - The Kinks
Instant Karma - John Lennon
Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Victoria - The Kinks
Fire - Jimi Hendrix Experience
White Room - Cream
Stray Cat Blues - Rolling Stones
Pineola - Lucinda Williams
Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting - Elton John
Stay -Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
Bring Me To Life - Evanesense
Cornflake Girl - Tori Amos
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
First I Look At The Purse - J.Geils Band
Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin
Righteously - Lucinda Williams

It's so very lonely, you're 2,000 Light Years from home

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: baxlap ()
Date: June 30, 2010 08:10

I don't think I can name 12 right away, but two that definitely stand out for me, on opposite ends of the spectrum, would be, on one hand, the first time I heard God Save the Queen by the Pistols in 1977 and, on the other, hearing the Yessongs version of Close to the Edge. Both I heard both on a crappy mono FM radio in New Jersey.

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: DaveG ()
Date: June 30, 2010 09:27

"I Want to Hold Your Hand" Beatles
"Satisfaction" Stones
"Gimme Some Lovin'" Spencer David Group
"The Last Time" Stones
"A Whiter Shade of Pale" Procol Harum
"Light My Fire" Doors
"Brown Sugar" Stones
"Red House" Hendrix
"River Deep, Mountain High" Ike and Tina Turner
"Heartbreaker" Zeppelin
"Do You Feel Like We Do" Frampton
"Don't Bring Me Down" Animals

. . . . . but there are many more! I LOVE music!

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: DaveG ()
Date: June 30, 2010 09:45

Oh yeah, one more . . . .

"I'm Not Talking" Yardbirds

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: June 30, 2010 09:51

She Loves You - The Beatles
Mr Tambourine Man - The Byrds
Satisfaction - The Stones
Like A Rolling Stone - Dylan
Reach Out I'll Be There -The Four Tops
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Strange Brew - Cream
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procul Harum
I Can See For Miles - The Who
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley And The Wailers
Complete Control - The Clash
Loaded - Primal Scream

These are the obvious ones.

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: andrea66 ()
Date: June 30, 2010 11:03

12 are too much, but i remember i used to listen to the radio on night time with the lights off when i was 14-15... I still remember when i heard Lou Reed Coney Island Baby and James Brown's Sex machine (not in the same night).. I almost couldn't sleep

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: ablett ()
Date: June 30, 2010 12:59

Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Smeels like Teen Spirit -Nirvana
First three Oasis singles

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: liddas ()
Date: June 30, 2010 13:09

It happened only once, and I can still remember it well: START ME UP!

C

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: teleblaster ()
Date: June 30, 2010 13:49

Blind Willie Johnson "Jesus Is Coming Soon".

I was a teenage (wannabee) jazz buff listening to UK jazzman Humphrey Littleton's weekly radio show (I guess about 1970) and he played this track. Blew me away, changed my musical direction (away from the trumpet towards a guitar) and my life!

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: whiskey ()
Date: June 30, 2010 14:40

Only one "I Wanna Be Your Man"

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: billwebster ()
Date: June 30, 2010 17:03

Songs that I first heard on the radio (a few of them only once) that influenced me to go out and buy the CD

Roy Orbison - You Got It
George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
Godley & Creme - A Little Piece Of Heaven
Sophia George - Girlie Girlie
Traveling Wilburys - Handle With Care

Later, when radio had gotten formatted and boring, these things happened only rarely:

Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra - Scorpio Rising - feat. Chris Difford
Frank Popp Ensemble - The Rural Assiduity

These days, I make those kind of discoveries with the background music people put on their youtube videos:

Salme Dahlstrom - Take It Off Baby

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: skipstone ()
Date: June 30, 2010 18:31

In no order:

Start Me Up - Rolling Stones
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) - Rolling Stones
Let's Get It Up - AC/DC
For Those About To Rock - AC/DC
Stiff Upper Lip - AC/DC
Runaway Train - AC/DC
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Loser - Beck
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
Factory - Walt Mink
Cochise - Audioslave

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: Norbert ()
Date: June 30, 2010 19:37

Copperhead - Kamikaze

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: stones77 ()
Date: June 30, 2010 20:09

american woman/no sugar tonight - the guess who
cracklin rosie - neil diamond (hey, I was 10, ok??!!)
all right now - free
the rapper - jaggerz
indiana wants me - r. dean taylor (i repeat, I was 10, ok!??)
arizona - mark lindsay (see above)
mississippi queen - mountain
signs - 5 man electrical band
pretty lady - lighthouse
heart of gold - neil young
go all the way - raspberries
rocket man - elton john
layla - derek and dominoes
25 or 6 to 4 - chicago
walk away - james gang
doctor my eyes - jackson brown
frankenstein - edgar winter grp
drift away -dobie gray
sittin on the dock of the bay - otis redding
rocky mountain way - joe walsh
cold shot - stevie ray vaughan
confidence man - jeff healey
hasn't hit me yet - blue rodeo
blow at high dough - the tragically hip

..there's a million of these..at least..



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2010-06-30 20:14 by stones77.

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: tomcat2006 ()
Date: June 30, 2010 20:23

START ME UP

x12

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: Mongoose ()
Date: June 30, 2010 21:03

Stones 77, I can relate.....I was eleven years old in 1966, so my list could have also included:

Windy - THE ASSOCIATION (first band I ever saw in concert, in 1970)
Happy Together - TURTLES
Last Train to Clarksville - MONKEES
.... and several other less cool responses!

I guess part two of this thread would be:
"SONGS THAT MADE YOU WANT TO ACTUALLY THROW SOMETHING AT THE RADIO!"

Here's that list:

1. Elusive Butterfly of Love - BOB LIND (made you look around for an empty Dr. Pepper bottle to heave)
2. Honey - BOBBY GOLDSBORO
3. I Am Woman - HELEN REDDY
4. Feelings - MORRIS ALBERT
5. Tie a Yellow Ribbon - TONY ORLANDO AND DAWN
6. Take a Letter, Maria - A. C. GREAVES
7. We Built This City - STARSHIP (LOVED the Airplane, but this was trash)
8. One Bad Apple - OSMONDS
9. Rhinestone Cowboy - GLEN CAMPBELL

I think that's enough, I'm starting to not feel so well......

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: stones77 ()
Date: June 30, 2010 21:42

"SONGS THAT MADE YOU WANT TO ACTUALLY THROW SOMETHING AT THE RADIO!"

...hahaha AGREED!!

here's a few guaranteed to turn yer stomach;

wildfire - michael myurphy
12th of never - donny osmond (hell ANYTHING by donny osmond or osmond bros)
good morning starshine - oliver
mandy - barry manilow
having my baby - paul anka
achy breaky heart - billy ray mullet
lovin touchin squeezin and dont stop believin' - journey (PUUUKE!)
we built this city - starship
all by myself - eric (crybaby) carmen
seasons in the sun - terry jacks
the streak - ray stevens
night chicago died - paper lace
heaven - brian adams
alone again naturally - gilbert o sullivan
loving you - minnie ripperton
titanic song - celine dion
clap for the wolfman - guess who (ugh)
i write the songs (that suck) - barry manilow
afternoon delight - starland vocal band
disco duck - rick dees
rich girl - hall & oates
i'm in you - peter frampton
muskrat love - capt & tenille
hot child in the city - nick gilder
sad eyes - robert john
do ya think i'm sexy? - rod stewart
in the navy - village people
do you really want to hurt me (yes) - culture club
sunglasses at night - corey hart
anything by cher, loverboy, bee gees etc



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2010-06-30 21:50 by stones77.

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: June 30, 2010 23:31

When I was a youngster.................
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - ?
Michelle - Beatles
Down Town - Petula Clark
This Strange Effect - Dave Berry
Dandy - Kinks

2000 Light Years From Home - RS
We Love You - RS

When I got older.....................
Eloise - Barry Ryan
River Deep Mounting High - Ike and Tine Turner
To Love Somebody - Bee Gees
In the Year Twenty five - Z&A
When I was Young - Eric Burdon
Tin Soldier - Small Faces
Instant Carma - John Lennon

70ties

Lady D'Arbanville - Cat Stevens
O' well part 1 and 2 - Fleedwood Mac
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - JH
Green Manalishi - Fleetwood Mac
Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
Virginian Plain - RM
All - CCR
All -T-Rex
All - David Bowie

And later on...........

Isla Bonita - Madonna
Smell Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
In Bloom - The Same
All - Amy Winehouse

I'll probably forgot some great tunes

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Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: June 30, 2010 23:38

Just noticed only 12 songs ..............

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Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: flairville ()
Date: July 1, 2010 00:24

Tears Dry, Amy Winehouse

Valerie, Winehouse & Ronson

Plundered My Soul, Stones (Itunes UK single download) Literally lept with joy.

Like A Prayer, Madonna

Start Me Up on Flashpoint (First Stones song heard live)

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: skipstone ()
Date: July 1, 2010 00:27

Ha ha...songs if I never hear again on the radio it will be too soon...

There's a lot. Stairway, Freebird, anything by Boston, Kansas or those other horrible bands of that way, like that horrible song that says 'I need a lover that won't drive me crazy'.

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: magenta ()
Date: July 1, 2010 01:20

1. Lonely Drifer- the Ojays
2. You Lost That Lovin' Feeling- The Righteous Brothers
3. My Girl- The Temptations
4. It's All Over Now- The Stones
5. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
6. 7 and 7 Is- LOVE
7. The Last time - the Stones
8. Gimme Shelter- the Stones
9. Let'Get It on- Marvin Gaye
10. Any CCR single
11. Brown Sugar- The Stones
12. Whiter Shade of Pale- Procol Harum

Re: 12 songs you first heard on the radio that stopped you dead in your tracks
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: July 1, 2010 01:32

I forgot the Motown










Man what was this sexy at age of 12




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