First Date by Blink-182

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"First Date" is a song recorded by American rock band Blink-182 for their fourth studio album, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001). It was released as the second single from the album on October 8, 2001. The track was composed primarily by guitarist Tom DeLonge based on memories of his first date with spouse Jennifer Jenkins. The song's creation stems from Blink-182 manager Rick DeVoe's opinion that the album lacked a catchy, "feel-good" song. DeLonge composed "First Date" in response, while bassist Mark Hoppus composed the album's lead single "The Rock Show".

The song peaked at number six on Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song's music video depicts the trio as hippies in the 1970s, parading around the suburbs in a Volkswagen van and visiting a water park. In promotion of the single, Blink-182 performed the song live on late-night talk show ''Late Night with Conan O'Brien''.

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