20 Nostalgic Songs That Remind Us Of Our Childhoods
Vote up the songs that really take you back.
Music is a powerful thing. It can lift your spirit when you're feeling down or bring tears to your eyes in mere seconds. And often that's because we associate songs and bands with specific moments in our lives.
We may reminisce over dangerous childhood toys or discontinued foods we wish we could eat again, but the music from our youth is still with us. Hearing these popular songs in a grocery store or blaring from the radio can instantly transport us back to a simpler time.
We asked our Weird History Facebook fans what nostalgic songs they cherish, and these are the top answers.
- 122 VOTES
From Facebook commenter Vanessa Davidson:
Bohemian Rhapsody. 1985 baby here. Momma raised us right.
- 217 VOTES
'The Tide Is High' - Blondie (1980)
From Facebook commenter Lisa Blewitt Tusing:
Blondie~ “The Tide is High.” Childhood, not teenage years but definitely childhood. I tried to tape it off the radio and my Basset Hound started howling in the background. I would love to hear that again. What a great memory.
- 317 VOTES
'Total Eclipse Of The Heart' - Bonnie Tyler (1983)
From Facebook commenter Lynne Armstrong:
Total Eclipse Of The Heart - always reminds me of my Dad.
From Facebook commenter Megan Watson:
Because of my mom, any James Taylor, but especially You've Got a Friend. She loved to sing it to us. Anything Led Zeppelin or Aerosmith would be thanks to dad. You Are My Sunshine thanks to granny (dad's mom). John Prine or Patsy Cline thanks to Manny (mom's mom). Joe Cocker and Aretha Franklin, also mom's credit. When you awoke to either of those blaring early on Saturday morning, you knew it was cleaning day. It meant get up, eat, and await further instruction.
- 516 VOTES
'Do They Know It's Christmas?' - Band Aid (1984)
From Facebook commenter Joey Alejandro:
Do they know it’s Christmastime? I always loved hearing that song during Christmas.
- 615 VOTES
'Summer Of '69' - Bryan Adams (1985)
From Facebook commenter Soumia Merzouk:
Summer of '69. I was 12 and have awesome memories of that year.