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What's the 'Oldest' song in your iTunes library?

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MikeM

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I noticed today that a Beatles song that was playing was added to my library in October of 2002.

I sorted my entire library and saw that October 4th 2002 at 12:38 is the oldest date I have for music. A little research showed that that was the day I upgraded from iTunes 2 to iTunes 3. That upgrade added a ton of features, like ratings and play counts. It also required a library import, which is why I have a bunch of tunes all with that same day and time.

So, what's your oldest song? Anyone got me beat?
 

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The first MP3 I downloaded, back in the days when you had to find personal websites to download from (Before Abe's MP3 Finder, even!), was Hotel California by the Eagles.
 

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Ok in my iTunes library right now, my 'oldest' song is 10/3/2005 (March 10th not October 3rd, the latter happens to be my birthday :-D BTW) but that's when I moved all my stuff over from my PC to my PowerBook...(this is again completely off topic, bu don't get me wrong, I didn't 'switch' - I was always with Apple! I only needed a PC for schoolwork.)

I DO know however that my first MP3 download occurred in late 2001. Not sure of the date, but I know it was Vanessa Carlton's 'A Thousand Miles'.
 

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apparently i added an album on 12th April 2002...not sure about that, but i definitely did add the one on 21st April 2002, and both dates were around the arrival of my iMac LCD...sorry Mike :D

edit maybe that 12th April was correct - encoded with iTunes 2.0.4!! Was a Ministry of Sound compilation....now why did i rip that as my first...!? :confused: :)
 
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4/14/03 was about 200 songs, although I know my first one was earlier, since I didn't know you had to keep the iTunes xml files intact to store playcounts, etc, so when I switched hard drives, I didn't keep the playcounts.

I still have MP3s that have MacAMP/AST and SoundJam custom icons on them :p
 

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I guess I win...

The oldest "added on" date in my library is 11:53pm, 10/31/2001. It's a Bob Mould song ripped at 160kbs MP3. I started making MP3s out of my CDs right when I first pre-ordered my 1G 5GB iPod. I may have had some older ones before, but I've slowly been re-ripping my whole collection as 192kbs AAC files. I'm on my 4th iPod now, a 60GB photo model. Every time I sold an older iPod on eBay when I bought a newer and bigger one, I got almost what I paid for it new! Let's see...it looks like my oldest tracks were ripped by SoundJam 2.5.3, followed by iTunes 2.0.3.

- JonYo
 

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I don't have dates on mine, but I'm part of the Napster generation....I donwloaded several gigs of music before they were shut down, that would be about 2000-ish.
 

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oldest song on my iTunes is Souther Hospitality by Ludacris and was created september 7 2001 at 9:45 PM
 

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Macromedia said:
Mines probably a led zepplin song. Stairway to heaven in fact. October 16 2003. When I got my g4 imac.
Wow...my oldes iTunes song is the same date. Oct 16 2003. My oldest song is actually a purchase from the iTunes Music Store. It was a track of the Barenaked Ladies album Everything to Everyone which was available to purchase a full seven days before it was available in stores.
 

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The oldest date on a song I have is 3-20-1997 9:50 AM, Blind Melon's "No Rain." Date added in my iTunes wouldn't be that old, cause I only got my iPod a few months ago.
 

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My oldest appears to be 4th February 2002 (three tracks from Q magazine's Best of 2001) but I did add several tracks before that. A hard drive crash meant that I needed to start again. I now have 6654 more tracks than that, and still have a lot of vinyl to digitise.
 

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well i have a first generation ipod, got it teh first xmas it was out, but it came with musicmatch, so i used that. just recently maybe int he past year i switched to itunes. but i cant remember one of the first songs i downloded it was like in 1998 because i got an mp3 player that xmas (not ipod) and i had songs already to put on it (100's)
 

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All my songs were added to iTunes this year since i changed computers.

My first downloads of songs were in 1997, when the only place i could find mp3's was on IRC channels. Them were the days. About an hour per song. lol
 
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