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aussie girl 10-27-2005 01:14 AM

Songs that bring back memories
 
I have been playing some old cd's this week, and love the way certain songs can take you back to an exact place and time. Mine was predominately from my high school era, but I'd love to see your list from an important time in your life.

Some will be able to tell exactly when I was at high school from the following: :lol:

Bette Midler - My knight in black leather
Ellen Foley - We belong to the night (that was a biggie)
Poco - Rose of Cimarron
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
Rod Stewart - Do ya think Im $**y
Grease and Saturday Night Fever Soundtracks

middie 10-27-2005 02:22 AM

"Main Street" by Bob Segar
"Foolin'" by Def Leppard
"Wanted Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi
"Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister

just to name a few

Maidrite 10-27-2005 02:44 AM

1. Mathew- John Denver
2. Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the old Oak Tree - Tony Orlando and Dawn
3. Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
4. Blue Collar Man - Styx
5. Godzilla - Blue Oyster Cult
6. Low Rider - War
7. You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - BTO
8. Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller Band
9. All By Myself - Eric Carmen
10. Dust in the wind, Point of No Return, Carry on my wayward son - Kansas
11. Boston's First album - Boston :cool:

texasgirl 10-27-2005 07:47 AM

Any Fats Domino
Hank Williams Sr.
Lynn Anderson
Donna Fargo
Loretta Lynn
Patsy Cline
The Oldies but Goodies collection
My mom used to put these records {yes, I said records :o)
on when we would clean on the weekend. Now, I have a turntable {that was a really funny story when the boy at Circuit City had to figure out what I was talking about }and all my moms records!!

aussie girl 10-27-2005 08:27 AM

texasgirl - thats a word I haven't heard of in a while - turntable.

I still have mine, but the needle needs replacing. Not sure if they are still available. :ohmy:

urmaniac13 10-27-2005 08:41 AM

Captain & the Kid by Jimmy Buffett ... reminds me so much of my dad and little me...
The Sign by Ace of Base ... One song that stood out at the skater's party after 94 European Championships in Copenhagen... My fave skater smiled at me briefly while we were all dancing to this song...http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/...ticons7/38.gif
Saturday Night by Whigfield ... One of our favourite party song with a line dance to go with it while I was in Spain...
ParkLife by Blur ... this song really open up the landscape of real London, one of my favourite cities, before my eyes every time I hear it... It definetely breathes the life of that city!!
Something Stupid by Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman ... Cris and I did this on Karaoke in one party we went...I ended up doing the leading melody(Robbie's part) though as Cris was singing a little off key :tongue: it was great fun!!:rolleyes:
Mon Amour Tokyo by Pizziccato 5 ... One of my best ever friend, a little ice skating boy was for some reason obsessed with Japanese Language. He found this CD and happily sang along all the time... so much so that I still remember the lyrics!

And many 80's songs I liked while growing up, Erasure, Depeche Mode, Cure, New Order, Elvis Costello, and ah, don't forget Rick Astley!!:mrgreen:

I know there are many many more... but these are the few just came to my mind right now...

GB 10-27-2005 08:48 AM

So funny that this thread should come up right now. Just the other day I was thinking of this record that I used to listed to in my grandparents house. I have no idea who it was by or even what genre of music it was, but the name of the song was "The White Buffalo" and I listened to it over and over again when I was very young. I think I wore the record out and it broke eventually. I would love to find out who it was by so I could track it down and listen to it again so if anyone has any ideas I would be forever grateful!

I also remember listening to "Our House" by CSN at my grandparents house must the same way as I listened to "The White Buffalo". Those are some great memories!

texasgirl 10-27-2005 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by aussie girl
texasgirl - thats a word I haven't heard of in a while - turntable.

I still have mine, but the needle needs replacing. Not sure if they are still available. :ohmy:

:lol: I know. The kid that was helping us, scratched his head and said " a what?" when we said we wanted a record player:rofl:
When we finally found one, it had dust on it:ohmy: :lol: He had to really look to find the hookups that would work with the stereo we also bought. I had to have it, though and dh knew it. I have over 100 records still:wacko: It's fun to listen to them, the sound is sound different from a cd or a tape.
Now, if I could just find some 8 tracks, hubby found a 8 track player:lol:

urmaniac13 10-27-2005 08:57 AM

GB, I just found this... could this be your song?

White Buffalo
1976 Rod MacDonald, Blue Flute Music (ASCAP)

They say you've got to lose before you can win
they say you've got to choose before you can give in
and you've got to cut loose to get back again
and it's a long way back home

they say you've got to fall before you can land
they say you've got to crawl before you can stand
and you've got to lose it all to get what you planned
and it's a long way back home

(chorus)
and it's a long way, a long way back home
when you're standing on some place you've never known
and I might see you where the rivers flow
like me you're looking for white buffalo

they say you've got to die before you can live
they say you've got to cry before you can give
and you've got to say goodbye to get back again
and it's a long way back home

they say you've got to seed what you're going to grow
they say you've got to need what you're going to let go
anf you've got to believe what you're going to know
and it's a long way back home

(chorus)

so I say to you farewell for we will meet again
in the hottest flames of **** I could only call you friend
and when you hear that final bell, do not ask whose round you're in
till you've found your way back home

GB 10-27-2005 09:01 AM

I can't be totally sure, but I don't think so. Thank you so much anyway for finding this so quickly for me :smile:

tancowgirl2000 10-27-2005 09:47 AM

I have way too many songs that stick out and bring back at the weirdest times the memories associated with those songs. I can hear a song and the tears come, or the giigles, or what ever was there. I cant believe urmaniac had said Ace of Base...OMG.....another around that time was SNAP......When I was growing up I had to listen to this one record we had...on the paper in the center was the brightest swirls and a colorful turkey...could have been a peacock for all i know though. Years later did I only find out that it was ABBA......the list could go on and on......

Thanks for starting the thread though....now Ill have to have my songs going all day!!!

urmaniac13 10-27-2005 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by tancowgirl2000
OMG.....another around that time was SNAP!!

Yeah!! SNAP!! Our new Body Combat routine uses "Rhythm is a dancer".... the first time we did this I got too excited and carried away I fell on my bum on our jump kick...:lol:

tancowgirl2000 10-27-2005 09:57 AM

Rhythm is a Dancer!!!! I listened to that song over and over till one day we were all partying and Seths Dad...loser that he was and is said "If I hear that song ONE more time Im gonna SNAP that f'in CD!" Well me being the smarty pants I was ok am he came out of where they were jamming...like he could have heard it over that racket anyways, grabbed it out of the player and well SNAP went SNAP! I was SO mad!!! Ironic, guess I should have KNown he'd actually do it but it was fun to goad him on!

cara 10-27-2005 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by GB
I have no idea who it was by or even what genre of music it was, but the name of the song was "The White Buffalo" and I listened to it over and over again when I was very young.

GB, when was that? :mrgreen:

hmm.. there are lots of songs that bring back memories...

Billy Joel - Uptown girl : much older than '89 but still loaden with memories of that time..
Petshop Boys - Go west : from the time I left school...
REM - almost everything... REM is the music for me when I feel down...
Robbie Williams - Feel : great song performed at his 2003 Tour.. it was soooo wonderful...
Reamon - Super Girl : Franks & mine song.. :wub:
*hach* and sooo much more...

GB 10-27-2005 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by cara
GB, when was that?

I would say sometime in the late 70's (1977 or 1978).

urmaniac13 10-27-2005 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tancowgirl2000
Rhythm is a Dancer!!!! I listened to that song over and over till one day we were all partying and Seths Dad...loser that he was and is said "If I hear that song ONE more time Im gonna SNAP that f'in CD!" Well me being the smarty pants I was ok am he came out of where they were jamming...like he could have heard it over that racket anyways, grabbed it out of the player and well SNAP went SNAP! I was SO mad!!! Ironic, guess I should have KNown he'd actually do it but it was fun to goad him on!

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Yey Tanis!! Wasn't it too far off that period when Andre Agassi was saying in one of his Cannon CM, "Attitude is everything"??

I think my neighbour must have been tempted to do the same thing with my Ace of Base CD, but they restrained themselves because they owed me one, I hooked up their cable to their VCR and TV for them before:lol:

KAYLINDA 10-27-2005 11:47 PM

ok...you guys already know I'm over 50...so don't laugh!!!!!

The Way We Were..
The Impossible Dream
My Way
Most "old country" tunes...especially Patsy Cline
My favorite xmas song...Oh Holy Night
And my all time favorite "How Great Thou Art"

urmaniac13 10-27-2005 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by KAYLINDA
My favorite xmas song...Oh Holy Night

Yeah!! It is my favourite Christmas song, too... such a ethereal tune!! Charlotte Church did a beautiful rendition of it...

Maidrite 10-28-2005 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by urmaniac13
Yeah!! SNAP!! Our new Body Combat routine uses "Rhythm is a dancer".... the first time we did this I got too excited and carried away I fell on my bum on our jump kick...:lol:


I like that song have done the robot to it and Street Dancing ! Fast Paced song ! I like the New York Mix version ! :ohmy:

aussie girl 10-28-2005 02:00 AM

Wow - so many great songs and memories here.

GB - I did a quick search on my music program and came up with 2 possibilities...
Ted Nugent - Great White Buffalo
Rin Tin Tin - The White Buffalo
Probably right out of left field, as I've never heard of the song, sorry.

Mentioning grandparents also brought back another memory...
When I was about 8 or 9, my (late) Grandmother gave my Dad the Bing Crosby - White Christmas album for Christmas. No sooner was it unwrapped, than it was on the record player. It was on repeat for about 4 loops before being turned off for the day.

Now whenever I hear any of the songs from that album, the tears well up (for sentimental reasons). It makes for embarrasing Christmas shopping at the mall. lol.

funny 10-28-2005 04:20 AM

My fave song when I 15 years old.
ALWAYS ON MY MIND (Elvis Presley)

Maybe I didn't love you quite as good as I should have,
Maybe I didn't hold you quite as often as I could have,
Little things I should have said and done,
I just never took the time.

You were always on my mind,
You were always on my mind.

Maybe I didn't hold you all those lonely, lonely times,
And I guess I never told you, I'm so happy that you're mine,
If I made you feel second best,
I'm sorry, I was blind.

You were always on my mind,
You were always on my mind,

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn't died,
Give me, give me one more chance to keep you satisfied,
If I made you feel second best,
I'm sorry, I was blind. You were always on my mind,
You were always on my mind.

texasgirl 10-28-2005 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by aussie girl
Wow - so many great songs and memories here.

GB - I did a quick search on my music program and came up with 2 possibilities...
Ted Nugent - Great White Buffalo
Rin Tin Tin - The White Buffalo
Probably right out of left field, as I've never heard of the song, sorry.

Mentioning grandparents also brought back another memory...
When I was about 8 or 9, my (late) Grandmother gave my Dad the Bing Crosby - White Christmas album for Christmas. No sooner was it unwrapped, than it was on the record player. It was on repeat for about 4 loops before being turned off for the day.

Now whenever I hear any of the songs from that album, the tears well up (for sentimental reasons). It makes for embarrasing Christmas shopping at the mall. lol.

Isn't Bing GREAT? I got that one and Elvis Christmas from my mom when she passed. I got a few more, but those two are just classic Christmas to me.

mudbug 10-28-2005 04:56 PM

not necessarily my all-time favorites, but definite memories........

"Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer reminds me of my friend Danny. I miss dancing with him.

"Every Breath You Take" by the Police reminds me of a romantic obsession that lasted too long.

"Under The Boardwalk" by the Drifters reminds me of teenage summers at the 'beach.'

"Margaritaville" reminds me of Memphis and my many Parrothead friends there.

"Born on the Bayou" by CCR reminds me of the first time I heard that song, blaring out of the speakers at a record shop on the Sunset Strip.

Another CCR song, "Fortunate Son", reminds me of the Vietnam era. (Also, "We Got To Get Out of This Place" by the Animals.)

"We'll Meet Again" by Vera Lynn (I think) reminds me of all the WW2 GIs and our allies in Britain and their girls.

Maidrite 10-28-2005 05:39 PM

We about forgot the VanHalen Boys ! Jump with Dave Lee Roth and High in the Sky or something like that with Sammy Hagger and Queen with We are the Champions !

Can we put in " Everybody Loves SOmebody Sometime ! " Dean Martin ?
How about Tom Jones ? The Doobie Brothers " Black Water"!:ohmy:

DampCharcoal 10-28-2005 07:41 PM

Bryan Adams' "Everything I Do," from "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" was the theme of our junior prom. As corny as it sounds, that's when I got my first kiss and as much as I hate the song, I still kinda like it, it takes me back. :cool:

shannon in KS 10-28-2005 07:57 PM

I'm with my fellow Kansan, Kaylinda! Patsy Cline, Slim Whitman, Sons of the Pioneers, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald all remind me of my grandfather, and sitting on the porch singing along- he could play ANY string instrument and loathed any song with drums in it hahaha! Bless his soul though, I listen to EVERYTHING now....

urmaniac13 10-28-2005 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidrite
The Doobie Brothers " Black Water"!:ohmy:

OMG Doobie Brothers!! That brings out another memory in me... at tender age of 7 or 8 I was having a crush on Michael McDonald, I always wanted to snuggle my face against his beard!!:lol:

http://www.discusscooking.com/attach...e606d0b4fc.jpg

middie 10-29-2005 02:13 AM

my mom thought he was a looker too urmaniac lol

Maidrite 10-30-2005 11:31 PM

Celine Dion, I admit I am a Hopeless romantic , I write lots of stuff I just pitch !

Shania Twain

Where is the Love By the Black eyed peas !
I love all kinds of music kind of like Hurley ! :cool:

Claire 10-31-2005 06:51 AM

Funny how you can almost guess everyone's age on this post!! Ironically, I found my most memorable song years after it was written. I'm 50, and it was around when I was a teen, but it started having meaning as I got older. "Freinds and Lovers" by the Beatles. I love the line, "In my life, I've loved them all." Since I've moved so much in my life, there are so many friends (and, yes, at one time lovers) who I've left behind. This song really expresses that to me.

aussie girl 10-31-2005 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by texasgirl
Isn't Bing GREAT? I got that one and Elvis Christmas from my mom when she passed. I got a few more, but those two are just classic Christmas to me.

They sure dont make em like that anymore, texasgirl. It's just not Christmas without Bing on the record player. It is somewhat a paradox for us aussies though, as we do love our hot Christmas days.:lol: Still, I think it is the spirit of the music and words.

As much as I love Elvis, he has a way of singing that is very mournful. I still sook every time I hear "Old Shep".

I am very partial to Michael Buble too. It would be great if he bought out a Christmas album


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