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Subject: “First Time” by Robin Beck

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/06/19 at 4:05 pm

This song originated as a jingle in a 1988 Coca-Cola commercial, which spawned a wildly successful single all across Europe. It did not chart in her home U.S. however.

There are two different versions of the music video with noticably different tracks. The seemingly more popular version is in black and white and features scenes of Beck in her apartment getting ready for a date.

https://youtu.be/oXk-PPmH5ak (can an admin help me with the embedding?)

The other features Beck performing the song on stage with the band typical of many late ‘80s music videos. Though not live, the vocals are a bit more raw and the guitar riffs are different. This version is rarer to find on YouTube so I’m guessing this is the unsuccessful American version.

https://youtu.be/Bh6-L98l6eE

She had a fantastic, powerful voice and deserved more attention in the U.S. but she may have been a victim of the fact that this style of music was on its way out. Do any Europeans on this board remember this great song?

Subject: Re: “First Time” by Robin Beck

Written By: robby76 on 01/07/19 at 5:19 am

Oh man this song was huge back in the day. Went to no1 in the UK on the strength of the Coke advert. It was a worldwide hit too (Europe, Australia, Asia).

Me and my friends sang this at a school singing competition... we didn't place.  :D


oXk-PPmH5ak

Subject: Re: “First Time” by Robin Beck

Written By: robby76 on 01/07/19 at 5:23 am



She had a fantastic, powerful voice and deserved more attention in the U.S. but she may have been a victim of the fact that this style of music was on its way out.


The beginning sounds like Roxette, who were huge in the 90s. I wouldn't say the style of music was on it's way out.

Subject: Re: “First Time” by Robin Beck

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 2:03 am

I remember this record well, for the main reason it knocked Enya's "Orinoco Flow" off the top of the UK Charts.

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