Songs you used to skip but now love


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I was listening to my Ipod today and Shadows in the Rain (The Police) came on. I remember when I was thirteen or fourteen I could get to the record needle fast enough to jump over this song and get to The Other Way of Stopping. These days, I always listen to Shadows all the way thru and feel like that it was one of The Police's best songs.

Anyone else have this experience?



Funny thread, the first thing that came into my mind was the Red Hot Chili Pepper's "Falling Into Grace".

Same deal with Pearl Jam's "Dissident".


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I was thinking of making a similar thread on songs you didn't get so much when you were young, but make more sense with age.

As Swiss said, there are entire bands and styles I didn't dig so much that I listen to now.

A few points:
Rush: Time Stand Still. I though the song was alright when it first came out, but never really got it. But when I saw Rush a few weeks ago, and they played it for the first time in years and years, it just suddenly made more sense. I think because now I'm closer to the age the band was when they wrote it. Having a family and kids now, I can relate to the song far more than I did as a kid.

Another one is the entire Raised on Radio album from Journey. It came out when I like 15 or 16, but at the time, I was mad they fired Steve Smith and Ross Valery, so I didn't buy it right away. I eventually did get a few years later, just to complete my collection. And I just didn't really get where it was going. But now that I'm older, and I've been through many of the life experiences that are covered on that album, I say I get it now. I see what they were trying to do. I still think Smith and Ross should have been on it though. But all those songs make so much more sense, and are so much more enjoyable now.

Other things:
When I was younger, I had this rule that I won't listen to any band that uses drum machines. I was very against that. But then one day, I just had to make an exception. Then another. And 10 +years go by, and I suddenly realize, you know, it's dumb rule. A good song is a good song. And thus, through my wife, I've grown to appreciate things like Depeche Mode, Sisters of Mercy, and other stuff from the 80's I wouldn't have been caught dead listening to at the time.

Fleetwood Mac is another. Their hey day was the 70's, but it wasn't until 10 years ago I started to get what they were about. Obviously, I heard them on the radio 10,000 times, but I never got it.. The Chain, Gold Dust Woman, and such were awesome songs. I can't believe I never paid any attention to them before.


Last year: "2112 is so long and boring, Lets put on Tom Sawyer!"

Now: "Man, Tom Sawyer is so overplayed, Lets put on 2112!"