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Your First Beatles Songs
7 January 2014
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Everyone has childhood memories of Beatles songs, whether being played off of vinyl by your parents or blasted in the classroom by the teacher. Which songs were your first exposure to the Beatles? My music teacher in elementary school played us Yellow Submarine, Birthday, Sgt. Pepper, and Hello Goodbye all the time.

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7 January 2014
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Girl, back around April 2004. From there I am not sure, but my mind says that Mr. Moonlight, It's Only Love, I Saw Her Standing There, Come Together, She Loves You just to mention a few, were among the first I heard after Girl. My brother (who is not a big fan of them, still has some songs of them in his cellphone) loves this song. a-hard-days-night-john-5

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7 January 2014
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silver_hammer_man said
Everyone has childhood memories of Beatles songs, whether being played off of vinyl by your parents or blasted in the classroom by the teacher. Which songs were your first exposure to the Beatles? My music teacher in elementary school played us Yellow Submarine, Birthday, Sgt. Pepper, and Hello Goodbye all the time.

I heard them all from the start on the radio and on TV (I grew up in the UK).  The first ones I owned were the ones on Let It Be, which was my first ever album - I was gutted when they announced the split within days of my buying it.

 

7 January 2014
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No idea. Pepper, 20 Greatest Hits and Love Songs were the Beatles tapes played in the car on long journeys so it was probably one of the songs from those. 

The first Beatles album i ever bought was the Blue Album on a long play cassette; all the songs were on 1 cassette not two with Revolution and Back in the U.S.S.R. switched around. That was followed up by Help! (with the wrong running order, took a long time getting used to the opener not being I Need You) and the Red Album (again a long play cassette). Very happy days discovering new Beatles music.

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7 January 2014
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silver_hammer_man said
Everyone has childhood memories of Beatles songs, whether being played off of vinyl by your parents or blasted in the classroom by the teacher. Which songs were your first exposure to the Beatles? My music teacher in elementary school played us Yellow Submarine, Birthday, Sgt. Pepper, and Hello Goodbye all the time.

Alas, I am an oddball. My first time to hear a Beatles song, and know what it was I was listening to, was last May. I am 45 years old.

 

7 January 2014
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Ahhh Girl said

silver_hammer_man said
Everyone has childhood memories of Beatles songs, whether being played off of vinyl by your parents or blasted in the classroom by the teacher. Which songs were your first exposure to the Beatles? My music teacher in elementary school played us Yellow Submarine, Birthday, Sgt. Pepper, and Hello Goodbye all the time.

Alas, I am an oddball. My first time to hear a Beatles song, and know what it was I was listening to, was last May. I am 45 years old.

 

That part always amazes me - I can get not being a fan, but living in the Western World and not really being aware of Beatles ...  :)

 

8 January 2014
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trcanberra said

Ahhh Girl said

silver_hammer_man said
Everyone has childhood memories of Beatles songs, whether being played off of vinyl by your parents or blasted in the classroom by the teacher. Which songs were your first exposure to the Beatles? My music teacher in elementary school played us Yellow Submarine, Birthday, Sgt. Pepper, and Hello Goodbye all the time.

Alas, I am an oddball. My first time to hear a Beatles song, and know what it was I was listening to, was last May. I am 45 years old.

 

That part always amazes me - I can get not being a fan, but living in the Western World and not really being aware of Beatles ...  :)

 

I had heard the word Beatles, and I think I might have been able to tell you they were a music group (but I can't be sure), but I just knew them to be long-haired, hippie, drug-addled, Jesus-hating, Satan worshipers (as I've mentioned in other threads). I didn't know how many of them there were, their ages, or their genders. I really didn't know any of their music. 

 

8 January 2014
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"I just knew them to be long-haired, hippie, drug-addled, Jesus-hating, Satan worshipers"

You got that part right anyway :)

8 January 2014
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trcanberra said
"I just knew them to be long-haired, hippie, drug-addled, Jesus-hating, Satan worshipers"

You got that part right anyway :)

giggle. :-)

 

8 January 2014
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My first Beatles songs..I would say Twist And Shout, Revolution, Help, Ticket To Ride, and I Want To Hold Your Hand. Obviously, I heard more songs later on in my childhood/teen years, but those are the songs I can remember listening to when I was really little.

8 January 2014
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The first Beatles songs I was exposed to were Octopus' Garden and Good Night. My mom would sing them to me before bed and when I was in the bath from as early as my first memories. Then I had a Beatles tape of hits, idk which one it was I was so young, but I played it until they sounded like they were Alvin and the Chipmunks. Then I started to listen to listen to them in 6th grade when I was listening to Nirvana Metallica Black Sabbath and System of a Down all the time, and I found the Beatles 1 cd in my moms cd case and I never turned back from there. 

8 January 2014
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Mine were Twist And Shout, Ticket To Ride, Yellow Submarine, and All You Need Is Love. One of my earliest Beatles-memories is my babysitter explaining to me how the Beatles weren't the first people to make Twist And Shout. And listening to 1.

Oh, and I hated Yesterday. Thought it was depressing.

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8 January 2014
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The first ones I remember is anything off the "1" album.  My sister bought it when it came out in 2000 and would only listen to "Hey Jude" on repeat…  so I stole it and listened to the rest.  I had heard other stuff before then but I can't remember anything specific.  

I still have that CD too!  a-hard-days-night-paul-8

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8 January 2014
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LongHairedLady said
The first ones I remember is anything off the "1" album.  My sister bought it when it came out in 2000 and would only listen to "Hey Jude" on repeat…  so I stole it and listened to the rest.  I had heard other stuff before then but I can't remember anything specific.  

I still have that CD too!  a-hard-days-night-paul-8

was pretty much all I knew, and my dad had most of the CDs just sitting there, but I never listened to them! So I was just being happy, not knowing A Day In The Life, Strawberry Fields Forever, In My Life. All I knew was the popular stuff! Then, I played Beatles: Rock Band. And I'm really glad they included some obscure (to the general public, and at the time, me) stuff like Do You Want To Know A Secret, Helter Skelter, Taxman, and Good Morning Good Morning. So I started listening to everything, and the rest is history. (CLICHE ALERT)

Andd... that might belong in the introduce yourself thread, but I think it's not too far off topic.

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8 January 2014
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Also, to add, a few years ago my best friend and I were heading for a convention in Chicago and she played various Beatles songs the entire way there, which was what really got me interested in their music. We listened to Strawberry Fields Forever, Helter Skelter, Hey Bulldog, Happiness Is A Warm Gun, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, etc etc... I remember looking up so many Beatles songs on YouTube that next week, which led me to buying all of the CDs! a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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8 January 2014
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The first time I heard a Beatles song was the first time I stumbled across the cartoon, since I wasn't allowed to listen to rock music. That episode had "I Should Have Known Better," and I remember being struck as an 8-year-old by the plaintive harmonica. A few days later I really connected with the episode that featured "I Wanna Be Your Man." I talk a bit about that in the cartoons thread.

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9 January 2014
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For some reason I can remember my parents often playing Abbey Road and the White Album when I was a toddler, though they had all albums and had been playing them since before my birth. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill is one that stuck. Wild Honey Pie is another. I always found that one so creepy. I also loved Obladi oblada.

 

We also had 1. I remember crying when Love Me Do came on. Hated it back then already. Can remember Something and loving it. Can remember Yellow Submarine and loving it. Same goes for She Loves You and I Want To Hold Your Hand, and Eleanor Rigby, but can't remember anything else for some reason.

 

I remember thinking it was amazing. I had no idea the Beatles were only 4 people. I thought they were a huge group. What did I know? I was 6 or so.

9 January 2014
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I remember my dad not liking the Beatles so when I grew up I followed suit and couldn't see why everyone liked them. I remember hearing From Me To You and it being a guilt pleasure and on Youtube the search suggestions led me to Yesterday, Please Please Me etc. I then bought a book and decided to plow my way through all the albums and well...the rest is history.

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9 January 2014
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I honestly can't remember a time when I didn't like/know/hear Beatles music.  It was a constant in our home as I grew up.  I loved it all.  I remember my sister's fav album was "Rubber Soul", so those songs were all listened to often.

A couple that stand out from childhood are "Twist And Shout", "I Saw Her Standing There" and "And I Love Her".

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9 January 2014
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Linde said
For some reason I can remember my parents often playing Abbey Road and the White Album when I was a toddler, though they had all albums and had been playing them since before my birth. The continuing story of Bungalow Bill is one that stuck. Wild Honey Pie is another. I always found that one so creepy. I also loved Obladi oblada.

 

We also had 1. I remember crying when Love Me Do came on. Hated it back then already. Can remember Something and loving it. Can remember Yellow Submarine and loving it. Same goes for She Loves You and I Want To Hold Your Hand, and Eleanor Rigby, but can't remember anything else for some reason.

 

I remember thinking it was amazing. I had no idea the Beatles were only 4 people. I thought they were a huge group. What did I know? I was 6 or so.

Wow, if those had been three of the first Beatles songs I'd heard, I would have never picked up a Beatles album again.

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