Mine are the folk songs from the early ‘60s.
What’s the songtrack from your earliest memories?
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Definitely cartoon theme songs.
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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
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"Happy Birthday", "I‘m Popeye the Sailor Man", "Found a Peanut",
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Waylon & Willie. My dad was a big country music fan.
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Me, too, OP! Kingston Trio, lying on the floor in front of my Grandma’s console stereo.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/15/2020|
oh and: "On Top of Spaghetti All Covered With Cheese"
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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.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/15/2020|
King of the Road. My dad played it as I rode beside him in his old Chevy.
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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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I learned all the words to this when I was about four.
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Songs from classic Disney movies ("Pinocchio," etc.) that I played on Little Golden Records.
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This. I wanted to be Ms.Peggy Lee!
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[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.
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Didn’t she voice the singing dog number in the dog pound in Lady and the Tramp?
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^^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 Anonymous||reply 15||09/15/2020|
Wow! Good info! Thanks!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/15/2020|
R15 I recall that being quite racist, she must be up for cancellation like Kate Smith then.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/15/2020|
I remember my parents liked listening to this album and his TV program: "Sing Along with Mitch".
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This was the first pop song I remember being aware of, which is funny because it's quite sexy.
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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.
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Also this one, although it was slightly an oldie already by the time I heard it (early 70s):
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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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I remember my mother and I dancing in my bedroom to Petula Clark's "Downtown."
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Stop! In the name of Love....it 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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Oh yes, I recall "Here We Are.Again".
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This one sticks out in my memory.
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Michael, Row The Boat Ashore.
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My mother taught me to sing "High Hopes" when I was under five years old. She called me her "little old ant."
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/16/2020|
Day-O by Harry Belafonte. I sang along with gusto.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/16/2020|
"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.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/16/2020|
What the hell is a "songtrack?"
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/16/2020|
David Cassidy & crew:
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R32 I assume a soundtrack of one sine?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/16/2020|
Steppenwolf -- "The Pusher"
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Yes, soundtrack. My bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/16/2020|
The song about me.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/16/2020|
My oldest sister taught me all the words to American Pie when I was 4.
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If I Had A Hammer - Peter, Paul & Mary
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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).
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/16/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 41||09/16/2020|
The Beverly Hillbillies theme song, The Aristocats, Elvis.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/16/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 43||09/16/2020|
"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.
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I was a romantic
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[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 Anonymous||reply 46||09/16/2020|
"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 Anonymous||reply 47||09/16/2020|
[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."
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