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The First Music You Ever Heard

A video went viral last week of a 40 year old woman from Low Fell, England who suffers from Ushers Syndrome, which is a genetic disorder that results in hearing and visionary loss.  The woman, Joanne Milne, is shown in the very emotional video hearing for the first time.

A friend of Milne pulled together a playlist as an introduction to music.  The playlist is a pretty decent mix of tunes:

Ken Boothe – Everything I Own

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – She’s the One – Live at Hammersmith Odeon

Paul McCartney – Silly Love Songs

Joni Mitchell – Black Crow

Steely Dan – Peg

Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky

Gary Numan – Are ‘friends’ Electric?

The Specials – Do Nothing

Soft Cell – Tainted Love

The Jam – Town Called Malice

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

Prince – When Doves Cry

Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)

The Smiths – Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others

Fleetwood Mac – Big Love – Live (Lindsey Buckingham solo acoustic version)

Tracy Chapman – Fast Car

The The – August & September

Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart

Ozric Tentacles – Sploosh!

INXS – Baby Don’t Cry

Nirvana – All Apologies

Richard Thompson – King Of Bohemia

Pulp – Common People – Full Length Version / Album Version

Everything But The Girl – Missing

Foo Fighters – Everlong

Massive Attack – Teardrop

Jimmy Eat World – For Me This Is Heaven

The Avalanches – Frontier Psychiatrist

Daft Punk – Digital Love

The Streets – Turn The Page

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps

Beastie Boys – An Open Letter To NYC

Nine Inch Nails – The Hand That Feeds

Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor

Radiohead – Jigsaw Falling Into Place

Elbow – One Day Like This

Maximo Park – Tanned

Gruff Rhys – Shark Ridden Waters

The Joy Formidable – Whirring

Bat For Lashes – Laura

Haim – Don’t Save Me

This really got me thinking, what are the top 10 songs I would have wanted my friends to choose for me if I had never heard music before? This was probably the most difficult list I have ever pulled together, and I already regret some of the choices:

10. The Clash – London Calling

9. Neil Young – After The Gold Rush

8. Daft Punk – Da Funk

7. Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough

6. Beastie Boys – So What’cha Want

5. Nine Inch Nails – Hurt

4. Oasis – Live Forever

3. Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode

2. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

1. The Beatles – A Day In The Life

What would you want in your Top 10 list if it was the first music you ever heard?

Another time.


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