So this is one of those typically generic, much reviled by critics, '70s corporate rock hits. Nevertheless, at the time of its release in 1977 (from the multi-platinum self-titled Foreigner debut album), "Feels Like the First Time" made the radio Top Five and seemingly never left. The hard-hitting snare and carnival atmosphere provided by the layered instruments and fist-pumping guitar riffs add to the song's insta-appeal. By toning down the crude, more thumping heavy metalisms, Foreigner built a bridge between that music and the more palatable, middle-of-the-road rock of the day, hair and tight pants notwithstanding. Though much of the civilized world had begun to reject the pre-fab-sounding music of Foreigner and their ilk right around the time they hit, for the late Boomer and pre-X generation masses who came of age to "Feels Like the First Time," the song lives on as a definitive '70s anthem to young love and sex. There really isn't much more to it than that, though Lou Gramm turns in a blueprint metal screamer vocal performance: think of the way he stretches out "never again."