Songs that remind you of your childhood...

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  1. elegant20

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    Growing in the 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s when you either straight, bi, or gay, which was the songs you grew up the most that could remind you so of your childhood.

    It could be a flashback of the things you did, a song in your head that was playing, or whatever you did in life. What was the songs that could remind you the most of your childhood. In your very honest opinion.

    I could remember a few and some are just embarassing if you noticed, but:

    (Escape)The Pina Colada Song by Rupert Holmes. Sometimes, I could just remember through those Tiger Beats of those 70s teens stars I hid: The Bay City Rollers, Willie Aames, Robby Benson, etc...I remember hiding a bunch of those under the beds carefully. LOL.

    Money, Money, Money by Abba.....how much I lost it all those quarters on Pong.....it must have been 3 hours at that local Pizzeria that is no longer there. LOL.

    What reminds you of childhood a bit growing up?
     
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    Music has always been so important to me, and still is. Some albums have specific fond memories. One example was a childhood friend I had a crush on. The only music he owned was a cassette of Genesis (this was the 80's), so whenever I play my CD copy of that old cassette it stirs up fond memories of him (even if the music itself is not the best).
     
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    My musical exposure was all over the place. I remember music as diverse as "Wave" by Jobim on the car radio and then entering my house and listening to Debussy, Prokofieff and Gluck on the record player.
     
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    I may have been born in 1990, but the music I have most strongly associated with my childhood is the entirely of The Who's Tommy. It was the first album I ever got (I believe I got it Xmas '94 or '95), and I instantly fell in love with it. It's one of the few long albums I can easily sit through the entirety of in one go.
     
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    Being an 80's kid, I had a pretty normal exposure to music of the time while growing up.

    Anything by ZZ Top or Tina Turner takes me back... Surprisingly, some of the songs from Tiffany on the soundtrack of Jetsons The Movie (hands up those who remember it?) make me feel all warm and nostalgic.

    Supertramp's Breakfast in America (especially The Logical Song) always seemed to be in the CD changer.

    My radio days were the early 90's, so cue the Haddaway and Ace of Base :)
     
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    I grew up in the 70s, and had an unhappy childhood. I like some of the music though.

    My favorite songs at age 10:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZbeUAMoYg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68i4tMmv9F4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B1wdau8uHU

    (And I still like all of these, too!)

    The song that describes my childhood/teen years best is probably "At Seventeen" by Janis Ian, but that song is so depressing! (It hits a little TOO close to home for me!)

    Other songs that I liked as a kid and teen that stuck with me over the years, and are not so depressing! :biggrin1::

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfBwsG8ubFw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P95HLrZZefs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcsVPis1iNs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al9WmowJ3bQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS9aY41G9EQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM7LR46zrQU
     
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    whatUreallywant, we have good taste in music...


    WWG?
     
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    Anything by the Fifth Dimension or Abba or The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Bad babysitting cousins, my father was not amused to see his six year old doing the pelvic thrust.) "Pass the Dutchie", "Rapper's Delight", Kenny Rogers & Roger Whittaker (wtf?).

    This very performance actually. Must have been a live album.

    ...and anything off Dumb Ditties, Funky Favorites or Free To Be, You And Me...
     
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    Dang it all Jason, you stole my childhood songs! :tongue: :lmao:

    I think of bike riding with friends and muggy summer nights spent counting bats and eating popsicles on the front step. I grew up in rural New Jersey, we were probably the last innocent generation of children. We thought that was fun, and it was. :smile: :cool:

    Playground in my Mind
    American Pie
    Delta Dawn
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qurhsou1_nk

    This song has always made me travel back no matter how many times i hear it, it takes me back from 3rd grade on (and it didn't even come out til i was in 7th- strange how music can do that!)

    Something about the first few bars gets me...the saxophone & the piano, the lyrics are nice to hear from a guy perspective-
    Jon b has a sexy smooth vocal & tupac adds a sweet edge.

    might be my favorite song, i just hesitate because i love so many songs.:biggrin1:
     
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    Well that eliminates those of us born in the 50s!:tongue:


    Great topic.

    This one I played until my brother broke the 45 in two.

    That and Tchaicovsky's Peter and the Wolf were my earliest musical indulgences. Peter and the Wolf was mesmeric to my childish ears.
     
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    So many to select from. Too many.


    Bernadette- Four Tops

    Candida- Dawn

    I'll Take You There- Staple Singers

    Which Way You Going Billy- The Poppy Family (later, 'Mr.Poppy', Terry Jacks gave us the ultra-depressing, Seasons In The Sun)

    Me and Mrs.Jones- Billy Paul

    Clean Up Woman- Betty Wright

    Spill The Wine- (Eric Burdon &)The Animals

    Couldn't Get It Right- Climax Blues Band

    Brand New Key- Melanie

    Sylvia's Mother- Dr. Hook

    Soul Makossa- Manu Dibango

    Lily The Pink- Scaffold

    Anything from Janis Joplin (and The Big Brother Holding Company)

    Creeque Alley- The Mamas and The Papas takes me back to the 3 room place we lived in on 9th Avenue.

    Day After Day- Badfinger


    Anything from Procol Harum

    Too Late To Turn Back Now- Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose

    Reflections- Diana Ross & The Supremes

    Reflections of My Life- Marmalade

    Brother Louie- Stories


    and many many more.
     
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    Love the topic!! I am an 80's baby too...when i hear early "Cars" or 'Devo' i think of grade school, anything by 'Foreigner', 'Fleetwood" or 'Genesis' reminds of me high school and Hair Metal in late high school/earlycollege.

    The Nuns in my grade school forbid us from listening to this song...so naturally it was a hit with us =)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbt30UnzRWw&feature=related

    The one, the only..Genesis...still the sickest song EVER
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G6KrQG7fOs&feature=related

    Hair....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROvsNHws1nk
     
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    I was not a child when it came out, but I like "Pass the Dutchie".

    "Free to Be, You and Me" is my VERY favorite children's album! It's all about being free from gender stereotypes! :smile:

    I remember "The Night Chicago Died", "Billy Don't Be a Hero" and "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" very well. (Those are from my childhood too!). I don't remember the Tavares song from the title but I'm sure I've heard it. And I actually started listening to Peggy Lee recently... since I've become interested in karaoke I look for alto singers of any genre.

    Those too! I almost mentioned "Playground in my Mind". I might sing "Delta Dawn" at karaoke sometime...

    Some good choices there too! My favorites of these are "I'll Take You There", "Couldn't Get It Right", "Soul Makossa" (one of the rare times African music made it onto the US charts!), "Day After Day", and "Brother Louie" (I especially love the lyrics to this one...) But yes, I pretty much like this whole list!

    From my EARLY childhood, but yes, a great song! :smile:
     
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    These ones remind me of my very early childhood because they're the songs my parents would listen to

    There goes my first love - The Drifters

    Can't smile without you - Barry Manilow

    Forever in blue jeans - Neil Diamond

    Rose Garden - Lynne Anderson

    These ones remind me of when I first started getting interested in music

    Oh Julie - Shakin' Stevens (who I was sure I was going to grow up and marry)

    Zoom - Fat Larry's Band (my cousin gave me this record from her collection when I got my first record player, and I love it so much!)

    House of fun - Madness (bloomin' loved Madness!!)

    Lip up fatty - Bad Manners. If you only click one, make it this one, Buster Bloodvessel cracks me up. I went to a family wedding or something when I was about 7 and got so into dancing to this song that the DJ gave me the record haha.
     
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