Songs From My Childhood (Part 1)

There are so many songs that remind me of growing up. Whether its songs that I link to a specific memory, or just music I remember singing when I was younger, there are certain songs that always remind me of childhood. I wanted to share them in a blog post, because I want to write down music I listened to growing up somewhere to be able to look back on. I thought I would call this ‘part one’ because there so many songs to talk about from when I was younger that I wouldn’t be able to fit them into one post. So, for now, here is the first part of a potential few ‘songs from my childhood’.

Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis

This is a song that I feel was always played at loads of different occasions growing up. I remember specifically me, my mum, my dad, my sister and my brother sitting outside in summer as it was just getting dark and listening to this song. My Mum’s name is ‘Sally’ and so the fact her name was sung during this song made me love it even more. It is a song I feel like I have always known.

Elvis

My Dad used to have a ‘best of’ Elvis CD (amongst others) in the car when we were growing up. It was full of all of Elvis’ top hits, and I always remember it being played when we were driving around. My favourite song was If I Can Dream, and I remember having the CD on when we were driving to visit my Nan, singing this song a lot on the way there.

Life In Cartoon Motion – Mika

This album always reminds me of being in Wales with my family. We had been on a long walk around the beach (a walk we still do now when we visit) and were all eating food that we had packed earlier. I remember my Auntie putting Mika on and dancing around to this album. Every time I listen to songs from this Album, I always remember being in Wales.

She Moves In Her Own Way – The Kooks

This (alongside The Lumineers album) always reminds me of holidays in France that we went on when we were younger. This song was one we played loads on holiday and it always reminds me of being in the car, listening to music and heading to the beach.

Bat Out Of Hell – Meat Loaf

This was another album that my Dad had in his car growing up, and this song in particular is one we used to sing. I’m not sure where we had been, but I have clear memories of singing this with my Dad in the car. I still love this song now, although at the time I do remember only knowing the chorus.

Oranges and Lemons – Suggs

This is from a Jools Holland album, that I think my Mum might have had. We used to go and watch Jools Holland a few times when we were growing up, and we had lots of his CDs at home. This song in particular was one I was obsessed with at the time. Even when I listen to it now, I know all the words and when I was younger I always asked to skip to this song on the album.

I Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

This one is from a little later than the others, but I remember this being on at a Primary School disco and everybody dancing. It was also a song that was played at a New Year’s Eve party when I was younger, I think we were in Scotland and this was played on the night.


I think I’ll stop there today, because this list could get very long if I don’t stop at some point haha. But I will definitely be doing a part 2 to this post at some point, because there are plenty more songs to mention from my childhood.

I would love to know in the comments; what are your favourite songs from your childhood?

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