What Song Reminds You of Your First Love?


"Leaving On A Jet Plane"

Gina Chandler, November '70
paul_graham
"Meal Ticket" by Elton John, actually the whole "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" album. She was my first and I will always remember her.

Summer 1976
"How Can I Tell You" by Cat Stevens
"Moondance" by Van Morrison: for Nancy M
"Sherry" and most other tunes by the Four Seasons in the Summer of 1969 for Mimi. I was 16 and she was 15 and gorgeous.
"Driving in my car" by NRBQ. A shame they only really remained a local band.
I realize this may not count, but I would like to post a song THAT I WISH would have reminded me of my first love, or any love for that matter: "Paradise By The Dashboard Light," by Meatloaf in 1977.
"You Left Me Sore" from Something/Anything by Todd Rundgren.
The song "Gloria" was recorded by several performers, including Van Morrison, but was written and performed locally in Mt. Prospect, Illinois by a group called the "Shadows of Night". I grew up in Mt. Prospect and lived near Gloria. I was about 12 and she was in high school. I wouln't say she was my first love since I don't think she even knew I existed. But, anyone who ever saw her would definitely agree, she was worthy of having a song written about her. I still can picture her tanned in her short cut-off jeans whenever I hear that song. Wow! GLORIAAAA
"I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore" The Young Rascals, Nov/Dec 1965........i was 16 and never been kissed. Hello Cindy where ever you are.
Hey Noble, check out the album cover pic of Linda Ronstadt, Living in the USA (Asylum 1978). Now that's what I call a pair of short-shorts. I guess I had a crush on Linda R during the 1970s. Hard to believe that she's about 65 years old now. What happened to the years??
Push, Push, in the Bush by Musique
"Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You"
"Lady In Red" by Chris De Burg
Bifwynne,
Gloria did look kind of like Linda Ronstadt facially but not otherwise. And she was always wearing cut off jeans with bare feet not roller skates.
I recall her looking more like a young and tanned Raquel Welch. Gloria's gotta be about 60 years old now. Good thing I've had her young image permanently imprinted in my mind since I was a horny teenager.
Noble, did I mention I also had a crush on (1) Raquel Welch, (2) Jane Fonda (Barbarella ??, exercise records) and (3) Ellen Foley (sang with Meatloaf; she did a great video with the "Loaf" singing Paradise By The Dashboard Light). There were many others. My memory is failing.

BTW, I see that an A'gon member's handle is "Raquel." I wonder if that is R Welch??
"Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison

Have to add the Righteous Brothers "Unchained Melody".
Lay, lady lay by Bob Dylan
What it Takes - Aerosmith
For Once In my Life by Stevie Wonder.
She was gorgeous, and so much fun to be with. Man, life was simple back then.
Crystal Blue Persuasion.
Ben Folds: Song For The Dumped ( give me my money back, you bitch, and don't forget to give me back my black t shirt!)
"I Only Have Eyes for You" by the Flamingos. Outdoor dance on a mild summer night in 1965.
"my eyes adored you" by Frankie Valli for Dora in grade 6 1975.
"You're Breaking My Heart" by Harry Nillson. You really need to know the lyrics- almost 40 years before Cee Lo.
"Riders On The Storm" The Doors
Ballad in Plain D, Dylan...Check it out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=405A1VCAj10
Demon's Eye by Deep Purple
You Broke My Heart,So I Busted Your Jaw by Spooky Tooth
You've Lost That Lovin Feelin - Righteous Brothers
"Kayleigh" by Marillion
"Misguided Angel"- Cowboy Junkies
One of the greatest American Standards by the great Johnny Mercer,"Laura".
I was 12, so was Gina. She was playing the guitar and singing at the campfire late at night, just the two of us.

I've heard the song 12 million times since then, and have thought of the late night campfire with Gina every single time.

And yes, I wonder if she even remembers the night, or me. This stuff about women being more romantic is simply wrong.
Endless Sleep
I was 12, so was Gina. She was playing the guitar and singing at the campfire late at night, just the two of us.

I've heard the song 12 million times since then, and have thought of the late night campfire with Gina every single time.

And yes, I wonder if she even remembers the night, or me. This stuff about women being more romantic is simply wrong.
Paul_graham

And the song would be????
Oops, I see you're the OP Paul. My bad.
"Love" by Mercy
"A Time For Us" Theme for Romeo and Juliet
"Jean" From The Prime of Miss Jean Brody
All for Jeannie T.
Amen Paul,that women are more romantic stuff is a total load of BS.
What they are is more sentimental and sentiment is not love,far from it.
You can bet the farm on the fact she has no memory of it,none whatsoever.
I got the Hungrys for You and I'm Waitin' in the Welfare Line.
"On The Street Where You Live" from "My Fair Lady."

Regards,
-- Al
Hey Tpreaves, Can't say I remember "You Broke My Heart, So I Busted Your Jaw" by Spooky Tooth, but I gotta give it a listen -- just because the title sounds so cool.
Mofimadness,

You and I must have been dating the same woman, as we wore out a copy of Captain Fantastic while making out in her parent's basement. She was a pretty good piano player and loved Elton John, and her dad had a nice rig down there to listen to while he lifted weights.

Our song, though, was definitely Tiny Dancer from Madman Across the Water. She was about 5'1" and had great legs from fencing.

:-)

David
The Chauffeur - Duran Duran

Great song. Great lyrics. Inscrutable yet deeply profound.
"Cactus Tree" by Joni Mitchell. She was busy being free.
Snofun3,
"Driving in my car" by NRBQ. A shame they only really remained a local band.
I'll tell you this, even though it dates me...
Terry Adams, founder of NRBQ, was a good friend in High School.
He started into music by playing trumpet, but didn't really have the 'chops' to play very well. BUT, he was very bright guy, with a 'fashion sense' of music--and took up piano--emulating Jerry Lee Lewis (why I don't know, as I'm not a fan of Jerry's banging style).
He'd call me and say, "Come over, I've got a drummer and bass player coming over, we can jam."
Not really liking his sort of 'hillbilly rock'n roll' I'd usually decline until he agreed to play some jazz too. At that time, I was into Cannonball and Parker and other jazz greats--and frankly he was curiously a 'Monk' fan too.
That year, we played in the Fall Talent Contest at our High School...playing a Jazz version of the Song 'Tonight', from 'West Side Story'. Great fun. It's amazing how many girls who'd never spoken to me before came up and said, 'Wow, that was good, I didn't know you played, Larry.'
That reaction, as much as my love of music 'sold me' on being an Alto player. lol.

NRBQ, I believe actually, became an East Coast player--AND they've had dozens of albums over the years.

PS. Most of Terry's music is a blueprint from what he did in those Salad Days of summer more than 30 years ago.

Good listening,
Larry
Commodores "She's a brick house"...??
Rick James "Super Freak"...??
Please don't go! KC and the Sunshine band.
"Love Stinks" J. Geils Band
Hit The Road Jack , not sure who sung it .