Do You Remember the First Time?

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"Do You Remember The First Time?"
Single by Pulp
from the album His 'n' Hers
Released 21 March 1994
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, CD single, cassette single
Recorded Do You Remember the First Time?: October 1993 to February 1994, Britannia Row Studios, London.
B-sides: December 1993, The War Room, Milo Studios, London.
Acoustic songs: 22 March 1994, BBC GLR, London)
Genre Britpop
Label Island
Pulp singles chronology
"Lipgloss"
(1993)
"Do You Remember the First Time?"
(1994)
The Sisters EP
(1994)

"Do You Remember the First Time?" is a song by British rock band Pulp, taken from their 1994 album His 'n' Hers. It was released 21 March 1994 as the second single from the album, charting at #33 in the UK Singles Chart (see 1994 in British music).[1]

The song's lyrics are not necessarily about first sexual encounters, but rather a plea from the singer for his lover not to return to her partner, no matter how much it "makes good sense" for her and her straight-laced partner to be together. In the end, the singer resigns himself to losing his lover, if only for the night, as long as she "saves a piece" of her heart for him.

Sometimes a "sanitised" version of the song was aired on TV and radio, with the lyric "I don't care if you screw him" changed to "I don't care if you knew him".

The b-sides to the French single - acoustic versions of "Joyriders", "Dogs are Everywhere" and "Razzmatazz" - were later released in the UK as the b-sides of CD2 of "Common People".

To promote the release of the track, lead singer Jarvis Cocker asked fans to recount stories of their own "first time" sexual experiences. A short film was produced by Cocker and Steve Mackey, featuring loss of virginity stories from celebrities including Justine Frischmann, Jo Brand and John Peel. This was made available on the Sorted for Films & Vids video, and later the Pulp Hits DVD.

Track listings[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jarvis Cocker, Russell Senior, Steve Mackey, Nick Banks and Candida Doyle; except where noted.

7 vinyl / cassette single
  1. "Do You Remember the First Time?" – 4:23
  2. "Street Lites" – 5:55
12" vinyl / CD single
  1. "Do You Remember the First Time?" – 4:23
  2. "Street Lites" – 5:55
  3. "The Babysitter" – 4:58
Limited edition French CD single
  1. "Do You Remember the First Time?" – 4:23
  2. "Razzmatazz (Acoustic Version)" – 4:05
  3. "Joyriders (Acoustic Version)" – 3:31
  4. "Dogs Are Everywhere (Acoustic Version)" (Jarvis Cocker, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle, Magnus Doyle, Peter Mansell) – 3:05

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British chart positions". chartstats.com. Retrieved 3 February 2010.