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Napster Launched 15 Years Ago This Month

Posted by - 01:44 PM on 06/02/14
Napster was launched in June of 1999 and changed the music industry almost overnight -- what was the first song you downloaded?
 
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01:47 PM on 06/02/14
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If you're capable of remembering the first song you downloaded... you have some sort of special memory there. I wish I knew.
01:50 PM on 06/02/14
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I don't remember the first song I downloaded, but I do recall getting into several arguments in the high school cafeteria, trying to convince people that "Brown Eyed Girl" by Lagwagon and "Angel" by Slick Shoes were not, in fact Me First & the Gimme Gimmes or Blink-182/Fenix TX/Unwritten Law, respectively.

Also? That is not an a cappella version of "What I Got" as performed by 311. I don't think.
01:51 PM on 06/02/14
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If you're capable of remembering the first song you downloaded... you have some sort of special memory there. I wish I knew.
"Inside Out" by Eve 6.
01:52 PM on 06/02/14
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"Inside Out" by Eve 6.
To be fair I was like 13... and probably didn't understand the weight of it at the time.
01:52 PM on 06/02/14
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I have no idea why I remember this but it was a Our Lady Peace song from Happiness... "One Man Army" I think. And then it's been deleted some time in the last 15 years
01:55 PM on 06/02/14
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I've smoked way too much weed and drank way too much alcohol to remember this but I bet it was a Metallica song. Such irony
02:05 PM on 06/02/14
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It might have been Armageddon by Good Charlotte feat. The singer of gold finger or something like that?

I thought it was Tom when i first DL'd it.
02:07 PM on 06/02/14
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jenny from the block by J.Lo
02:07 PM on 06/02/14
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History of a Boring Town!
02:08 PM on 06/02/14
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It might have been Armageddon by Good Charlotte feat. The singer of gold finger or something like that?

I thought it was Tom when i first DL'd it.
God that song is so awful. I remember thinking that back when it first came out, and I was still a huge Goldfinger fan back then.

BTW, it was actually a Goldfinger song featuring the vocalists from Good Charlotte and Mest.

My first download was probably something from Reel Big Fish or Goldfinger, and it wasn't from Napster, but an IRC board. Couldn't say what my first Napster download was.
02:13 PM on 06/02/14
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If you're capable of remembering the first song you downloaded... you have some sort of special memory there. I wish I knew.
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" - Deep Blue Something. But a lot of the copies had Semisonic as the band.
02:13 PM on 06/02/14
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The first mp3 I downloaded was Heaven is a halfpipe by OPM, I think that was the name. But that may have been from a pre napster mp3 site. I was on top of that shit.
02:13 PM on 06/02/14
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"Hands Down" by Dashboard. I feel like Chris Carrabba should attribute a ton of his success to Napster.
02:15 PM on 06/02/14
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Hit or Miss by New Found Glory. Classic.

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