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What’s the songtrack from your earliest memories?

Mine are the folk songs from the early ‘60s.

by Anonymousreply 4809/16/2020

Definitely cartoon theme songs.

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by Anonymousreply 109/15/2020

Good 70s rock mixed with the tacky 80s shit my dad loved. I remember being 5 in the car alone with him and he was blasting Van Halen. It assaulted my ears. Jump brings back terrible memories. My dad also liked Rick Astley

by Anonymousreply 209/15/2020

"Happy Birthday", "I‘m Popeye the Sailor Man", "Found a Peanut",

by Anonymousreply 309/15/2020

Waylon & Willie. My dad was a big country music fan.

by Anonymousreply 409/15/2020

Me, too, OP! Kingston Trio, lying on the floor in front of my Grandma’s console stereo.

by Anonymousreply 509/15/2020

oh and: "On Top of Spaghetti All Covered With Cheese"

by Anonymousreply 609/15/2020

This was the first thing I remember buying online. I don't like it much anymore but I think I was only 9 when I bought it.

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by Anonymousreply 709/15/2020

King of the Road. My dad played it as I rode beside him in his old Chevy.

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by Anonymousreply 809/15/2020

I remember hearing Up, Up and Away on the car radio repeatedly and making a connection that popular songs were played and repeated often for a certain time frame. I think I was about four and it may have been on a long drive to the Jersey shore, otherwise I can’t think why we would have been in the car for such a long period to have heard it so much?

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by Anonymousreply 909/15/2020

I learned all the words to this when I was about four.

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by Anonymousreply 1009/15/2020

Songs from classic Disney movies ("Pinocchio," etc.) that I played on Little Golden Records.

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by Anonymousreply 1109/15/2020

This. I wanted to be Ms.Peggy Lee!

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by Anonymousreply 1209/15/2020

[quote]This. I wanted to be Ms.Peggy Lee!

Peggy Lee co-wrote the "Lady and the Tramp" songs I played on my Little Golden Records.

by Anonymousreply 1309/15/2020

Didn’t she voice the singing dog number in the dog pound in Lady and the Tramp?

by Anonymousreply 1409/15/2020

^^Peggy Lee voiced the dog (named Peg, I think) who sings "He's a Tramp," and she also was the voice (double-tracked) of the two Siamese cats.

by Anonymousreply 1509/15/2020

Wow! Good info! Thanks!

by Anonymousreply 1609/15/2020

R15 I recall that being quite racist, she must be up for cancellation like Kate Smith then.

by Anonymousreply 1709/15/2020

I remember my parents liked listening to this album and his TV program: "Sing Along with Mitch".

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by Anonymousreply 1809/15/2020

This was the first pop song I remember being aware of, which is funny because it's quite sexy.

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by Anonymousreply 1909/15/2020

My parents didn't play any albums - it was just radio or classical. When I read about people praising what their parents played while they were young, it's almost with disbelief. I'm so jealous they had some sort of musical influence.

I had NONE and had to learn about music and most everything by myself.

by Anonymousreply 2009/15/2020

Also this one, although it was slightly an oldie already by the time I heard it (early 70s):

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by Anonymousreply 2109/15/2020

This was the first pop song I genuinely liked, because it had a child's part in it. Only when i was older did I realize it was dreck.

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by Anonymousreply 2209/15/2020

I remember my mother and I dancing in my bedroom to Petula Clark's "Downtown."

by Anonymousreply 2309/15/2020

Stop! In the name of was probably the hand gestures from TV appearances by the Supremes that stuck out in my mind. Lots of Motown, California pop & soul, Dionne, Johnny Mathis...

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by Anonymousreply 2509/15/2020

Oh yes, I recall "Here We Are.Again".

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by Anonymousreply 2609/15/2020

This one sticks out in my memory.

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by Anonymousreply 2709/16/2020

Michael, Row The Boat Ashore.

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by Anonymousreply 2809/16/2020

My mother taught me to sing "High Hopes" when I was under five years old. She called me her "little old ant."

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by Anonymousreply 2909/16/2020

Day-O by Harry Belafonte. I sang along with gusto.

by Anonymousreply 3009/16/2020

"Theme From A Summer Place," which always seemed to be playing on the car radio when I was a child and we were driving to the beach in the summer, something we did quite often.

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by Anonymousreply 3109/16/2020

What the hell is a "songtrack?"

by Anonymousreply 3209/16/2020

David Cassidy & crew:

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by Anonymousreply 3309/16/2020

R32 I assume a soundtrack of one sine?

by Anonymousreply 3409/16/2020

Steppenwolf -- "The Pusher"

by Anonymousreply 3509/16/2020

Yes, soundtrack. My bad.

by Anonymousreply 3609/16/2020

The song about me.

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by Anonymousreply 3709/16/2020

My oldest sister taught me all the words to American Pie when I was 4.

by Anonymousreply 3809/16/2020

If I Had A Hammer - Peter, Paul & Mary

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by Anonymousreply 3909/16/2020

My folks played the film soundtrack to Hans Christian Anderson, with Danny Kaye for me. My memory is of Inchworm, lying on the floor on my tummy, singing along. Except I didn’t know what a marigold was, and I thought he was saying merry-go....(round).

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by Anonymousreply 4009/16/2020

[quote]My folks played the film soundtrack to Hans Christian Anderson, with Danny Kaye for me . I generally find Danny Kaye fairly insufferable, but "Hans Christian Andersen" has a lovely score by Frank Loesser.

by Anonymousreply 4109/16/2020

The Beverly Hillbillies theme song, The Aristocats, Elvis.

by Anonymousreply 4209/16/2020

Peter and the Wolf...bittersweet. Mother used to play it while she sewed. I feel extremely sad when I hear it ...which is rare, of course

by Anonymousreply 4309/16/2020

"I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "She Loves You" by The Beatles; "Stop In The Name Of Love" by The Supremes; "It's Not Unusual" by Tom Jones; "Georgy Girl" by The Seekers; "Up, Up And Away" by The Fifth Dimension; "Nothing But A Heartache" by The Flirtations; "Winchester Cathedral" by The New Vaudeville Band. Dionne Warwick's "What The World Needs Now" version; and folk music like OP. The Seekers' song was first one I remember playing off the radio in my parents' car.

by Anonymousreply 4409/16/2020

I was a romantic

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by Anonymousreply 4509/16/2020

[quote] ^^Peggy Lee voiced the dog (named Peg, I think) who sings "He's a Tramp," and she also was the voice (double-tracked) of the two Siamese cats.

And she sued Disney for a share of the video royalties and won.

by Anonymousreply 4609/16/2020

"Moon River", I have an aunt that would play it on the piano and make me sing along with her. That song was everywhere, radio, commercials, even the soundtrack to "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

by Anonymousreply 4709/16/2020

[quote]That song was everywhere, radio, commercials, even the soundtrack to "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

*Even* the soundtrack to "Breakfast at Tiffany's"? "Moon River" was written for "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

by Anonymousreply 4809/16/2020
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