Mike Sudhalter | December 20, 2008
A gateway song is one that you hear on the radio that opens up your musical tastes to an entirely new genre.
Two that I can think of are "Down at the Twist and Shout" by Mary Chapin Carpenter; it got me interested in Cajun Music. Ditto for "Much Too Young To Feel This Damn Old" by Garth Brooks. It name-checked Chris LeDoux, and introduced me to that legend's music.
What gateway songs have y'all heard?