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Your First Beatles Songs
6 February 2014
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I was born in September of 1968, and my mom tells me that she used to sing Hey Jude to lull me to sleep. So very early then, I was exposed to The Beatles.

However, when I was about 8, and the second wave of Beatlemania was starting up in the mid-70's I somehow got into the band more--not sure how, or what song got me but I can definitely say it was the '64-65 period of the Beatles, for it took me a couple more years to realize that this was the same band that did Come Together also!

So I am thinking it was probably the Meet The Beatles album (an American I am, as you can guess) that got me hooked. (But then again, I kind of remember liking "If I Fell" alot and saying more as "mo." Old age, you know.)

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OneCoolCat said
I was born in September of 1968, and my mom tells me that she used to sing Hey Jude to lull me to sleep. So very early then, I was exposed to The Beatles.

However, when I was about 8, and the second wave of Beatlemania was starting up in the mid-70's I somehow got into the band more--not sure how, or what song got me but I can definitely say it was the '64-65 period of the Beatles, for it took me a couple more years to realize that this was the same band that did Come Together also!

So I am thinking it was probably the Meet The Beatles album (an American I am, as you can guess) that got me hooked. (But then again, I kind of remember liking "If I Fell" alot and saying more as "mo." Old age, you know.)

1968. What a wonderful year to be born hearta-hard-days-night-george-10 ! Glad you've joined up with us, OneCoolCat.

 

6 February 2014
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Ahhh Girl said

OneCoolCat said
I was born in September of 1968, and my mom tells me that she used to sing Hey Jude to lull me to sleep. So very early then, I was exposed to The Beatles.

However, when I was about 8, and the second wave of Beatlemania was starting up in the mid-70's I somehow got into the band more--not sure how, or what song got me but I can definitely say it was the '64-65 period of the Beatles, for it took me a couple more years to realize that this was the same band that did Come Together also!

So I am thinking it was probably the Meet The Beatles album (an American I am, as you can guess) that got me hooked. (But then again, I kind of remember liking "If I Fell" alot and saying more as "mo." Old age, you know.)

1968. What a wonderful year to be born hearta-hard-days-night-george-10 ! Glad you've joined up with us, OneCoolCat.

 

Welcome OneCoolCat! I can relate to the incredible diversity of Beatles music. When I first heard I Am The Walrus, I thought, "This is the same band that wrote Hey Jude?!"

 

6 February 2014
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Thanks for the welcome both Ahhh Girl and Trippy Flower!

24 February 2014
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My very first Beatles memory was Fool on the Hill, at age 3 on vacation in San Francisco in my parents' friends new red Toronado.  I remember it clearly because I got my finger shut in the door!  But the car had so much cush and padding that it didn't hurt at all :)

Then I have memories of Maxwell's Silver Hammer and Octopuses [sp?] Garden, obviously not until '69 (I was 6) - I also have vague memories of most of the rest of "Abbey Road".  by then I knew it was the Beatles, but not much more.

Finally, when I feel I really dug the Beatles, although I was young and went through other musical stages in my life before coming back to the boys, was with Hey Jude.  We'd go to a pizza place, dad would give me a quarter and ask me to play Hey Jude twice, and I could pick the 3rd song.  Over and over.  I feel sorry (now) for the other patrons!  I might have been 7 by that point.  Unfortunately, dad's Beatles albums, including a well worn but numbered copy of "The Beatles", disappeared when I was homeless and living from couch to couch for a few months in my early 20s :(  They were worn, but original vinyl american releases.  Of course they're all replaced now in cd form, some in duplicate (and even triplicate, not sure where the stereo mixes included in the Mono Masters set come from) lol, and many more...my son is a vinyl collector and I'm going to try to get him an original Beatles vinyl for Christmas.  Ok wandering off topic here...

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24 February 2014
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First Beatles songs I was aware of were either "Yellow Submarine" or "Hey Jude", back when I was about 4 or 5. This would've been around 1972.

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10 May 2014
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My first Beatle memory is from 2/3 years ago. I was listening to The Beatles Greatest. And I only remember two songs: Please Mr. Postman and Twist And Shout. Yes I know, both are not originally written by The Beatles ahdn_paul_01

I liked Please Mr. Postman, but that is all I remember.

I just thought that Twist And Shout was really weird... and noisy.

 

This was all before I became a Beatles fan, which just happened a few months ago. So I don't have a strong recollection of those memories...

 

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I remember hearing to a lot of Beatles songs as I grew up and My favorite was Maxwell sliver hammer and I would always ask my dad to play it in the car.

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12 May 2014
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I Want To Hold Your Hand was probably the first Beatles song I remember.

My mom has told me that when I was really young she would sing that to me, probably if we were walking around and she wanted to keep me nearby. I don't remember that though as I was too little.

I do remember hearing it for the first memorable time. I recall this day pretty well actually which is kind of funny, but shows that the Beatles really attached themselves to me before I was a fan and before I really knew who they were. It was third or fourth grade music class and we had these textbooks out that we barely ever used opened up to some pictures of four men in suits and the lyrics to a song about holding hands. (Little did I know The Beatles were 'more than just holding hands.') Our teacher played us the song and I don't recall anyone not loving it. I wasn't aware of how important those four guys were to music or how much I would love them and be inspired by them in the future, what I did know was that I, like everyone else, couldn't get it out of my head that day. Everyone just kept singing it. That's my first Beatles song memory.

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12 May 2014
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The first Beatles song I ever listened to technically wasn't original Beatles. It was the original song, but edited: the version of Hey Jude in minor key.

I got to the "Na, na na nanana na!" part, which I'd heard before, but I never knew it was the Beatles. I didn't realise they had such complex music, thinking it was all the early stuff. I didn't get into the really early stuff until a bit later; it was mostly just The White Album with a bit of Abbey Road and Let it Be. I broadened my horizons later, though. It just all came flooding in - the Beatles, alongside Pink Floyd, are the bands that got me into "proper" lyrical music. I've not listened to as much Pink Floyd, but no doubt I will do when I've had my full fix.

My family's always been fairly Beatles-heavy since the '60s. My granddad and great-uncle were, and still are, massive fans. I think my earliest Beatle-related things were the album covers of The Red & Blue albums and AHDN at my great-uncle's house, which he's had for years. But I'd never thought about getting into them until January of this year, or around that time. Before that, it was just a few references and parodies in pop culture. The first proper Beatles song I ever heard was Yellow Submarine - our music teacher (who, thinking back, looks suspiciously like Paul) made us sing it.

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16 May 2014
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My dad had always been a major Beatles fan,  ever since Ed Sullivan. So, for my dad, the Beatles were the perfect lullaby for your child. I can still remember my dad coming into my room, when I was about 2, singing "P.S. I Love You". Even today, my dad will sometimes just start singing it, when I've had a bad day or something. Also when I was younger, two of my favorite songs to listen to were (even though this is for Beatles songs) "Uncle Albert/Admiral Hasley" and "Heart of the Country" by Paul; introduced to me by my dad. They were basically ALL I would listen to. They are still today two of my favorites. The thing was, at the time, I didn't know they were Paul. When I found out: Beatles obsession had begun (with Paul obsession).

But, my can't help but wonder. Would my dad not have sung it to me if he had known I would turn into a super-crazy-absolute fan? I hope not... a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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16 May 2014
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I was born in '63, with 3 teenage sisters at the time, so I think I was brain washed! a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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23 May 2014
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The first Beatles songs I remember hearing were Octopus's Garden and Yellow Submarine (covered by a children's band) and Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da (also a cover). The first Beatles recordings I ever heard were Yellow Submarine, Can't Buy Me Love, Michelle and I Want To Hold Your Hand, which I heard off a compilation album that my mother owned as a kid. I loved I Want To Hold Your Hand so much that my parents told me the name of the band that performed it and played their copy of The Number Ones (an Australian album that featured every number one single in Australia) and through that album I realised that Yellow Submarine, Can't Buy Me Love and Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da were also Beatles songs. However I didn't realise that Michelle was a Beatles song until I first listened to the entire Beatles catalog in late 2012, 10-12 years after I first heard the song.

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When i was young and in early primary school, so around 1988 time, one of the songs that got sung in the playground was "we all live in a tube of margarine" plus, if i remember correctly, one of the school songs we got made to sing weekly in assembly was to the tune of When I'm Sixty-Four. Its so long ago i forget the words. It all may have been thru the cd releases - which i was too young to notice at the time.

 

2 of the first songs i remember owning were by New Kids On The Block; Hangin' Tough & You Got It (The Right Stuff). Thank goodness the Beatles drowned all that kind of thing out of my life 2 or 3 years later.heart

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24 May 2014
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Mine was probably around when i was 4 or five. I was not a major fan until I was six. Now back to the point, I rember it being a cloudy afternoon and my dad was playing Yellow Submarine in the car. It was actually really appealing to me as I remember. I also remember asking him to play it over and over again. It was only that one of their songs because he was playing the greatest hots from 1966. Then a few days later he called me outof my room to see the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. They were showing it on tv for some reason and they were singing I Want To Hold Your Hand. So those where pretty much my first Beatles tunes. And I am grateful I listened to them.

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4 June 2014
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I think it was when I was about 5 years old or something like this, my dad would put a beatle LP for me to listen (called "Beatles Ballads") and I remember that the song who really caught my attention was "Norwegian Wood" because of the sitar sound. Also, one time at school, when I was very little, they put Hello Goodbye for us to listen. I was in love with their songs since I was little hahahaha!

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4 June 2014
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My older sisters were Beatle fans, so I've heard their music all my life. I can't remember a song, but this pic is my earliest Beatle memory. I remember spending hours staring at it while listening to the Blue and the Red albums.

 

Now I think about it, I think one of the songs I was very fond is All My Loving, because when I listened it makes me feel nostalgic about my childhood.

 

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8 June 2014
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I was born in '64 so I probably first heard the Beatles in the very '70s.  The first song I remember hearing was the 45 single "I Want To Hold Your Hand."  My siblings and I would hold our nose and sing along because we (laughably) thought that made us sound like John.

When I got slightly older, probably about nine or ten years old, two songs struck me in a way with such an impact that it never leaves:  "Yesterday" and "Oh Darling!"  Paul became my favorite Beatles because of his vocals on those two songs. 

 

 

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I was born in 1993 and I do not live in the 'West'. Anyway, I guess the first Beatles song I listened to was Let It Be, and then John's Give Peace A Chance I guess, just last year. And just cause I was bored having been listening to a particular band I decided to give ear to the 60s and 70s rock songs and heard Queen's Killer Queen, loved it. Still didnt pay attention to Beatles videos on youtube ticker, until boredom struck again I listened to Hey Jude, I Saw Her Standing There (my all time favourite) heart, The Night Before and I Am Happy Just To Dance With You (seriously who can keep you from becoming a fan after that?!?!)...and thence forward my journey took me here.  a-hard-days-night-george-9

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