Saturday, November 01, 2008

Songs of My Childhood

I have been working 2-3 days a week and my post-load has really dropped! Fortunately, I don't have that many readers, so not many people rely on me for entertainment...

I have managed to hear several of my favorite songs from early childhood on the radio lately. It inspired me to write this post of my early faves, and to date myself very obviously. In addition, I noticed how much I loved songs with harmonies even from a very young age.

Angel by Aerosmith (1988)

I actually remember singing this at the lunch table with Ashley Brakebill. This was the very first song that I knew all the words to (that weren't on my Psalty tapes). I loved Steven Tyler's "A-ee-a-ee-a-ee-an-gel."

More Than Words - Extreme (1990)
This one is a bit later when I was already 11. About this time I was jammin' in my sister's car to Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer, but this one is one that really stuck with me. I also remember seeing the video (the only video on this list I have ever seen).

Glory of Love - Peter Cetera (1987)

Who doesn't love a man that would fight for your honor. Apparently, I loved that kind of man even when I was 8. It probably helped that this song was in The Karate Kid, Part II... The Peter Cetara parts of that video are AMAZING! :)

Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon (1984)

I don't remember when this song caught my ear, as I am sure it was not when I was five years old. But it was one I loved for years (still good!). This was a WEIRD video for 1984...

What songs from your childhood really stuck with you to adulthood?


Esther said...

That's not true - I missed you! Hmmm, I wasn't hugely into music as a child, more when I got into college but I remember having some Partridge Family and Bobby Sherman albums. Does that date me?!

Vance said...

They played C+C Music Factory's "Everybody Dance Now" at the club tonight. Wow. Now THAT takes me back in time.

And yet, the song is still awesome!

Emily said...

Fun topic! I also loved "More Than Words." I distinctly remember the sound of the guy tapping his guitar at the end of the bridge/chorus. No doubt I was right there with him! I'll have to think a bit on what my other favorites were, but I'll have help when I consult my stash of cassette tapes with songs I recorded off the radio on my purple jam box. Yeah, I was cool like that.

Linz McC said...

I just remembered a major one I left off: Shout by Tears for Fears. For some reason I even had some hand movements for that one.

Em, I was right there with you with the jam box. I remember laying on the floor of my bedroom taping all sorts of songs from the radio. This was also in my country stage. I bet I still have those tapes somewhere. Yikes...