Higher by Creed - shatters me to my foundation then lifts me up again to do it all over. The grunge reminds me of where I've been, the soulful lyrics express who I am becoming. Great meditation song and music!
I actually did this on a not-so-new stereo, while the neighbors were in: after many nights of the upstairs neighbor's little kids running back and forth on the hardwood floors at 2:00 a.m. (when the family came home from their store), and our complaints to the neighbors doing nothing to stop it, I decided to take matters into my own hands.
I turned the speakers to face the ceiling (including a pair in my exercise room, which was below the kids' room), turned the volume up to 10, turned on "Man in the Box," and enjoyed my sweet revenge.
Oh, did I mention it was 6:00 in the morning when I did this? :)
I always get a smile on my face when I hear it on the radio.
Oh, and the neighbors decided to move out 2 weeks later!
Lawman: That is a tune that is usually played in stores when they are about to close, or on a production line when there are orders to be met (and I can vouch for the latter!) and is just a damn good 'feel good' song!
Lifeinasia: Revenge is a dish best served cold; but glad that they moved, I have an occasional noisy neighbour. (just listened to this on youtube as I had forgotten what it was like; good choice!)
Faith no more: Epic is another I thought of, especially as it was on my stereo on the way home tonight!
Thank you for all the ideas though... I wonder what tomorrow's question is?
In that case I change my answer(s) to The Lone Ranger Theme Song
If theme music is allowed (I know it's the William Tell Overture) then I trump your Rossini with Poledouris - Conan the Barbarian. Assuming that we are talking about a real stereo rather than some pumped up mp3 player, that will test the build quality.
What to play for the first time on the new stereo is of course a decision that should not be made lightly. After all you can play the first song on a new stereo only once. Cause after that it would already be the second song.
I think I'd play a Mozart aria, turn the volume to maximum and see if I could shatter some windows.
From The Magic Flute, "The vengeance of Hell boils in my heart": [youtube.com...]
This is included on the Voyager Golden Record sent into space by NASA on the Voyager 1 & 2 spacecraft in case it should meet intelligent life.
(Don't try to sing this yourself it will rip your vocal cords appart)