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Stolen meme
What's the first song you truly remember loving? (Don't worry if it's a little embarrassing; you were just a kid!) Then tag as many friends as you like to do the meme as well!

"Rhinestone Cowboy" by Glen Campbell.  I loved belting out that chorus.  And the second song I fell in love with (enough to even learn the words to the verses) is "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers.   I look at the lyrics to both songs now and think that perhaps it was just as well I didn't really understand them.

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"Crocodile Rock" by Elton John.

Ooh that is a fun song. There are certainly worse things to hum.

C'mon, the Gambler is still awesome.

The Gambler is still entirely awesome, it's just an odd song for a first grader to love.

I think it's just a catchy story song that's easy for a kid to understand. Kenny loved the story song. Like Coward of the County.

Heh - I spent a summer working on a musical called "Young Abe Lincoln" and all the music was written by the guy who wrote Coward of the County. That song was his peak, let me tell you.

Kenny was good at the story song, and that deep gravelly voice was comforting.

"Heaven is a Place on Earth" by Belinda Carlisle.

Worse is that I'm pretty sure the only reason I loved it is because the older, cooler kids on my swim team did. Eight years old and already succumbing to peer-pressure.

I can still hum that song too, it was really catchy.

You will notice all my early song loves are country because that's what my dad listened to, I think we always find our way into music through other folks.

Mrs. Robinson. I must have been the only pre-grade school kid to know who Simon and Garfunkel were! However, there was no way my parents would ever let me watch The Graduate.

That's a great song! Heh, I only saw the graduate for the first time a few years ago, these days it's tame.

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham. I was two and the Popples (or people dressed up as them) were appearing at a local shopping centre and they played that song. Earliest memory and earliest favourite song!

Also, I grew up listening to oldies AM radio and The Gambler was one of my favourites too when I was 6 or 7!

I loved Wham when they first came out, and that song is bouncy and catchy. I'm glad other people have Kenny Rogers love, I think it may have been about his deep voice as much as the song.

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