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dav0147
09-18-2009, 06:32 PM
So... what song would it be??:confused:

PedroACastro
09-18-2009, 06:34 PM
i usually go with "all i want", "pretty fly" or "can't repeat"

randman21
09-18-2009, 07:34 PM
Hmm, good question. It's funny that I've never thought about this, though I often want to get people into the band.

I'd probably choose Come Out and Play. It has a little bit of everything that a popular music fan may like. It's catchy and has a pop kind of feel to it, there's a bit of a rap vibe, and it's rocking, but not too heavy.

But I change my mind before I even press "submit". Gotta go with Pretty Fly.

EDIT: Dammit. It largely depends on the person. For instance, my little sister doesn't like rock, so she got into them through Pretty Fly and COAP. For someone who I know likes punk but doesn't know Offspring, I'd through on something fast and banging like Dammit I Changed Again. Maybe I'm overthinking this...

SelfEsteem94
09-18-2009, 08:27 PM
i like to tell people about Blackball, Beheaded, Get It Right, and their cover of the Damned's Smash It Up.

Jules69
09-18-2009, 08:39 PM
I Choose, Can't Repeat, I Can't Get My Head Around You!!

Lizilla
09-18-2009, 08:55 PM
Tough question: Beheaded, I'll Be Waiting, Dirty Magic, Gone Away, Mota or Self Esteem (Everyone seems to love that one)!

brothadave79
09-18-2009, 09:14 PM
Well, I actually just introduced them to a friend recently, and the song was You're Gonna Go Far Kid.

Actually I've used that twice, and it's gone over very well both times. One now admits she likes the Offspring's music, and the other couldn't stop playing the song on her ipod. So I think it's a good choice!

Edit: after listening to it, both of them were interested in hearing more. win.

Oxygene
09-19-2009, 01:40 AM
I'd do half truism, simply because of pure awesomeness..

If that's lost on a someone it's probably better I don't interact with them much after that.

Free?
09-19-2009, 01:44 AM
Breaking arms works much better ;).

-L-
09-19-2009, 01:51 AM
Want you bad. Always kicks ass.

Budzy
09-19-2009, 02:49 AM
Depends on the person's tastes, but probably Self Esteem or Come Out And Play.

Tijs
09-19-2009, 02:53 AM
I Choose, I Choose, I Choose, I Choose, I Choose, I Choose, I Choose

Definitely I Choose, it has everything from every song the band has ever made. Really awesome and serious lyrics but with a lot of typical Offspring humor and funny references. The song itself sounds punkrock but also happy and upbeat.
The video is again very Offspring. This entire song just screams The Offspring.

dexterone
09-19-2009, 02:57 AM
Self Esteem for everyone and for someone,who likes new wave and new style of punk,definitely Want You Bad...

disclaimer_07
09-19-2009, 03:08 AM
I Choose, I Choose, I Choose, I Choose, I Choose, I Choose, I Choose

Definitely I Choose, it has everything from every song the band has ever made. Really awesome and serious lyrics but with a lot of typical Offspring humor and funny references. The song itself sounds punkrock but also happy and upbeat.
The video is again very Offspring. This entire song just screams The Offspring.

Maybe it's just me but I've never really liked the song that much.

EDIT: But if I were to go with Ixnay, I'd most likely pick All I Want.

dav0147
09-19-2009, 03:34 AM
I normally just play as many songs of theres when i cab around my friends - bad habit goes down pretty well. I think if it were a more metally type person then kids arent alright woulkd be a good option. i tend to avoid playing songs like pretty fly and especially why dont you get a job as i absolutely detest that song

Anka
09-19-2009, 06:00 AM
I have never chosen only one song...but usually I start either with something slow like Kristy, or with something fast and energic like YGGFK, or something funny like SIMU... I just realised all of my examples are from RAFRAG, but I have made 2 of my friends to listen to the Offspring thanks to Kristy and YGGFK... but still, the most attracting song seems to be TKKA. It has never been my top favourite song, but I love it because 3 of my other friends now like Off thanks to it...

Jessika
09-19-2009, 06:16 AM
Oh, it really depends on the person... but most of the time, Pretty Fly (almost everyone recognize that one here in Sweden), TKAA or YGGFK.

SmashingIxnayConspiracy
09-19-2009, 07:40 AM
Smash, I Choose, Way Down the Line, Self-Esteem, Gone Away, or TKAA probably.

_Way_Down_the_Line_
09-19-2009, 07:44 AM
Simple question for me :D

Want You Bad, The kids aren't Alright, Why don't You get a job?, Self Esteem, Hit That.

This songs are the most know my all the people, once they got into the band, we make'm listen:

Gone Away, Bad Habit, Come out and Play, All I want, Can't Repeat, I Choose, Have you Ever, Mota, Staring at the Sun... etc.

if I had to choose from the new album, i'll say Nothingtown and You're gonna go far, Kid :cool:

Tijs
09-19-2009, 07:47 AM
Simple question for me :D

Want You Bad, The kids aren't Alright, Why don't You get a job?, Self Esteem, Hit That.
Yet you failed to answer it.

If you had to choose one song to introduce people to them what would it be.

;)

KHWHD
09-19-2009, 07:58 AM
Pretty Fly. It was also the first one I heard by them 11 years ago. :p ;)

Superdope
09-19-2009, 09:17 AM
If it was just based on head-bopability (feel free to use that term) and if it was supposed to be immediately catchy, then I'd probably choose Come Out and Play. that one always win people over.

But if someone told me to show them, why I think they musically can rival even the best, I'd go with Pay the Man. That song is a masterpiece of epic proporions.

Blitz!
09-19-2009, 10:45 AM
Well, I find that when I play The Offspring around people they always comment on 'Gone Away' ... so I suppose it would be this one. As for Pretty Fly, most people know this song and associate it with The Offspring and they already either love or hate the song, so I don't believe this is a great introduction song for the band.

SeanAshmore
09-19-2009, 11:19 AM
Recently I have gotten a few people on my internship onto the Offspring. I just let them listen to RAFRAG and they were hooked. They had all listened to the Offspring years ago during the Americana era but didn't know that they had new albums out.

dexter12296566
09-19-2009, 11:33 AM
I would pick Gone Away for the meaning of the song or Pretty Fly(For A White Guy) because it is a fun song that most people that were around in the late ninties know pretty well.

chicapowerpunk
09-19-2009, 12:42 PM
It would be "nitro", because it is the pure energy and genuine anarchist,but is better to hear all album SmAsH:D;)

holland25
09-19-2009, 02:19 PM
When You're in Prison.

Alison
09-19-2009, 02:25 PM
Hmmm probably something off Ixnay. Or Dirty Magic maybe

cool 2 hate 681
09-19-2009, 03:44 PM
come out and play 2nd choice would be gone away

chicapowerpunk
09-19-2009, 03:53 PM
I may first have to Speack a bit about the band, as an exhibition, damnit! make a mental map of Offspring......:D

BKDH_1984
09-19-2009, 09:30 PM
The Kids Aren't Alright.

mav1223
09-19-2009, 09:42 PM
for a jock getting pumped: bad habit or session
for a demented guy: beheaded
for a suicidal guy: no hero
for anyone else: gotta get away

Conspiracyof1000
09-20-2009, 12:30 AM
Come Out and Play or Pretty Fly.

nancyoff
09-22-2009, 08:35 PM
I think it'd be come out and play
;) but if there's a longer moment
I'll definetly show more than only one song
:D

kaylae
09-23-2009, 03:59 AM
I normally just play as many songs of theres when i cab around my friends - bad habit goes down pretty well. I think if it were a more metally type person then kids arent alright woulkd be a good option. i tend to avoid playing songs like pretty fly and especially why dont you get a job as i absolutely detest that song

I agree. Self esteem is a good song to play to someone who hasn't heard of the Offspring. It really sticks in my throat that a lot of people who don't know much about the band know the songs pretty fly and why don't you get a job, especially why don't you get a job - my least favourite offspring song ever! I always tell people, seriously, this is not what the Offspring are about xx

slagod
09-23-2009, 04:17 AM
Definetely Staring At The Sun. It's typical for The Offspring in my opinion.
The another one could be All I Want.

_Way_Down_the_Line_
09-23-2009, 08:42 AM
Yet you failed to answer it.

If you had to choose one song to introduce people to them what would it be.

;)

There's no way i'll only let a friend to listen to "1" offspring song !! that's just insane !

Gayman
09-25-2009, 02:02 AM
Nothing From Something

Because it's one of their greatest songs

weezly
09-25-2009, 02:21 AM
trust in you
lol at oxys comment.

Anika0110
08-17-2010, 03:22 AM
I think every song could introduce people to the offspring. I was introduced to them by Self esteem when I was 8 years old.

zookie85
08-17-2010, 03:31 AM
Defy you or Self Esteem

lenaluna999
08-17-2010, 05:54 AM
starting at the sun or the kids arent alright cause that were my first songs :)

Sofinch
08-17-2010, 06:05 AM
When you're in prison.

dff_punk
08-17-2010, 06:38 AM
Um, if the person listens to punk rock, definitely All I Want. If the person does not, Pretty Fly is the obvious choice, and TKAA might work well too because of its melody-driven verse and chorus.

yarock
08-17-2010, 06:50 AM
Scar Tissue.

mynamewastaken
08-17-2010, 06:54 AM
i agree. Self esteem is a good song to play to someone who hasn't heard of the offspring. It really sticks in my throat that a lot of people who don't know much about the band know the songs pretty fly and why don't you get a job, especially why don't you get a job - my least favourite offspring song ever! I always tell people, seriously, this is not what the offspring are about xx


there's no way i'll only let a friend to listen to "1" offspring song !! That's just insane !:d
:d

um, if the person listens to punk rock, definitely all i want. If the person does not, pretty fly is the obvious choice, and tkaa might work well too because of its melody-driven verse and chorus.yea!

Anika0110
08-17-2010, 06:55 AM
Scar Tissue.

Scar Tissue is from Red Hot Chili Peppers, isn`t it?

yarock
08-17-2010, 07:05 AM
Yeah sorry,my mistake.

Anika0110
08-17-2010, 07:13 AM
It`s not that bad! Things like that can happen to anyone.

thedork649
08-17-2010, 07:25 AM
I would definetly show them either Denial, Revisited or Want You Bad

joshgenis
08-17-2010, 08:17 PM
idk i definitely wouldnt introduce them with pretty fly or wdygaj cause i can't fucking stand how offspring is most know for those 2 songs and that doesnt even sound like them. but if there was one song to just describe how there overall style id go with TKAA or perhaps Meaning of Life

Tompo2000
08-18-2010, 03:49 AM
well I would use come out swinging, million miles away, dammit I changed again and tkaa, because this songs made me a fan

samseby
08-18-2010, 05:45 AM
"The kids aren't alright" as has already been said several times or "I choose".

Gustavo
08-18-2010, 06:19 AM
Scar Tissue.


Scar Tissue is from Red Hot Chili Peppers, isn`t it?


Yeah sorry,my mistake.

Successful troll is successful. http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/6212/trollfacez.png

Anyway, The Blurb, definitely!

Jojan
08-18-2010, 07:32 AM
The Blurb.

Ginger2008
08-18-2010, 10:28 AM
my favorite songs: Can't repeat and TKAA

Unnatural Disaster
08-20-2010, 12:28 AM
I've done this for several people already:

I burn them a CD of my favorite songs and a majority of their singles and let them decide which they like.

I make sure I put at least 2 songs from each album on the CD. With the length of their songs, I can usually fit 23-24 songs on one 80 min disc.

I did this for one of my co-workers recently. She fell in love with Dirty Magic and now listens to The Offspring almost every day!

andrea.
08-23-2010, 03:38 PM
I think I would go with songs like:
"Pretty fly, Why don't you get a job, Want you bad..."
They are funny, catchy songs...People can really like that stuff.

To real punks, rockers I would introduce songs like:
"Beheaded, Kill the President, Bad Habit, Dammit I changed again,
Conspiracy of One..."

Mary 13
08-23-2010, 06:16 PM
i'd say here ya go listen to my ipod shuffle mother fucker u might be stoked. :D




:cool:

Supa
08-23-2010, 06:32 PM
Either Hey Joe or Intermission. Or Basket Case.

















In reality, probably I Choose. My friends always seem to like that one.

Omni
08-23-2010, 08:45 PM
Just hand them a copy of Ixnay on the Hombre. It's one of the best punk records of all time, and the Offspring's greatest achievement. From the first song to the last, that record doesn't have a single blemish or weak link.

emmylou
08-29-2010, 10:19 AM
i would have to say pretty fly ....... cos i dont know one person who has not heard of that song

and then i would .......


......

Just hand them a copy of Ixnay on the Hombre. It's one of the best punk records of all time, and the Offspring's greatest achievement. From the first song to the last, that record doesn't have a single blemish or weak link.


100% agree!!!!

Anbuhq
08-29-2010, 11:54 AM
All I Want

andrea.
08-31-2010, 03:41 PM
i'd say here ya go listen to my ipod shuffle mother fucker u might be stoked. :D :cool:

You got that right! :)

Walla_Walla 93
08-31-2010, 07:41 PM
Depends on who I am showing them to. Some of my friends have particular tastes so I pick the songs based on what they like.

Ramon Angelo
10-17-2013, 07:16 PM
But I usually introduce "Come Out and Play", "Hit That" and "Pretty Fly" :p

D0NT
10-18-2013, 08:19 AM
Nothing from fucking something:D

or Smash specially if this persons speaks english

MOTO13
10-18-2013, 08:44 AM
Ignition. Their high water mark of a damn near perfect CD.

One song? Kill the President.

Tiny Vessels
10-18-2013, 10:58 AM
If I had to choose one song.. I think I would probably choose Bad Habit.

plotkaPL
10-18-2013, 08:25 PM
Only one song? Can't repeat. Or Have you ever.

Oxygene
10-19-2013, 12:30 AM
Slim Pickens... it's a masterpiece..

Mega Man
10-19-2013, 12:22 PM
"Self Esteem" is instantly recognizable, and insanely catchy. I actually have a friend who HATES "Come Out and Play," but loves "Self Esteem."

For a more "non-mainstream" song, I'd say "Elders" or "Slim Pickens."

EarY
10-20-2013, 12:04 AM
'Gotta get away' I guess - though one song only sure wouldn't be enough ;)

Britpunk
10-20-2013, 04:17 AM
Session, Kick Him When He's Down, or Amazed.

Hairlip
10-23-2013, 05:08 PM
"Shit is Fucked Up" just to piss off Walmart.

Puschka
10-24-2013, 09:21 PM
It's depends on the friend... I want all my friends to like the offspring so I've chosend this years: Pretty Fly, The Kids, Slim Pickensm, Crusing California, Want You Bad, All I Want... as I said all depends on what my friend listen to...