Favorite Songs From When You Were Growing Up – What Were They?

I would love to know what your favorite songs were when you were growing up. This can mean any age, as long as they are songs you love and remember. Isn’t it amazing how hearing them now can take you right back to that time? C’mon, help me out here–I would love to hear your favorites. Here are some of mine, in no particular order:

  • “Honky Tonk Woman,” Rolling Stones
  • “A Summer Song,” Chad and Jeremy
  • “Only Love Can Break a Heart,” Gene Pitney
  • “I Get Around,” Beach Boys
  • “I’m Happy Just to Dance With You,” Beatles
  • “A Soalin'” Peter, Paul and Mary
  • “Blowin’ in the Wind,” Bob Dylan
  • “Take Another Little Piece of My Heart,” Janis Joplin
  • “Bad Moon Risin’,” Creedance Clearwater Revival
  • “After the Gold Rush,” Neil Young
  • “Moon Shadow,” Donovan
  • “Scarborough Fair,” Simon and Garfunkle
  • “Where Did Our Love Go?” Supremes
  • “My Girl,” Temptations
  • “Shambala,” Three Dog Night
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Queen
  • “Your Song,” Elton John
  • “American Pie,” Don McLean
  • “Stairway to Heaven,” Led Zepplin
  • “Unchained Melody,” Righteous Brothers
  • “Peggy Sue,” Buddy Holly
  • “Hotel California,” Eagles
  • “Be My Baby,” Ronettes
  • “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay,” Otis Redding
  • “Lola,” Kinks
  • “Stand By Me,” Ben E. King
  • “Respect,” Aretha Franklin
  • “I’m a Believer,” the Monkees
  • “Sugar, Sugar,” Archies
  • “Georgia on My Mind,” Ray Charles
  • “Another Brick in the Wall,” Pink Floyd
  • “Fame,” David Bowie
  • “Dancing in the Street,” Martha and the Vandellas
  • “All Along the Watchtower,” Jimi Hendrix
  • “Send in the Clowns,” Judy Collins
  • “Twelve Gates into the City, “Joan Baez
  • “Mr. Blue Sky,” Electric Light Orchestra
  • “Bye, Bye Love,” Everly Brothers
  • “25 or 6 To 4,” Chicago
  • “Colors of the Sun,” Jackson Browne

…and there are so many, many more. It goes without saying that anything by the Beatles or the Beach Boys are just fine by me. Even writing these titles down take me way back; from childhood to teen to young adult and beyond. Really, it’s the best time machine ever!

Let me hear about YOUR favorites!



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