I love all kinds of music, and I have an eclectic collection of vinyl albums and Cd's by many different music genres and artists, but I don't think I own many that I would be embarrassed by, so thinking about this tag lead me down a memory lane to my younger pre-teen and early teen years.
When I was growing up my Mom always had the radio on. One song I absolutely adored as a child was one that had a very catchy tune.
# 1) "Que Sera, Sera -- "Whatever Will be, Will Be," by Doris Day. Listen on Youtube. I sang that song so much the lyrics are engraved on my memory forever!
I have an older brother and sister, and they watched Dick Clark's "American Bandstand." Elvis Presley was the heart throb of the day! My brother grew his hair long in front and had the cute Elvis type curl, and my sister wore the saddle shoes, bobby socks and the flare skirts that were then fashionable at the time. They both use to argue over who was better, Elvis or Fabian, and while I think I liked Fabian more, I always loved this song the best:# 2) You Ain't Nothing But A Hound Dog -- "The King" -- Elvis Presley -- Youtube performance. Go Elvis go!
Transistor radios became the "in" thing to own in the early 60's, and who was singing on all of them? The Beatles! I loved Richard Starky, better know as RINGO, the best and use to write his name in hearts on all my notebooks. I still love Ringo!# 3) "She Loves You" -- The Beatles -- You have to watch this Youtube performance. Oh Ringo! He's such a happy Beatle! This was such a simplistic song, but it always makes me happy when I hear it! Remember the early Beatles on The Ed Sullivan show?
I absolutely loved the group that appeared frequently on these shows called Paul Revere and The Raiders. They dressed up in colonial outfits, and I think the costumes helped cement a "bubble gum pop" image to their legacy.# 4) "Kicks" - Paul Revere and The Raiders -- You can see the Hullabaloo dancers dancing as they sang on this Youtube performance. My friends and I all wanted to be Hullabaloo dancers! I had those same white "Go-Go" boots. Oh, the memories I have listening to this song! Phil Volk, the bass player better known as "Fang," was my favorite Raider.
Then The Monkees TV show phenomena appeared, and I became a big fan! Hearing the theme song always brings back happy memories. Peter Tork was my favorite Monkee, and I soon had his name written in hearts all over my notebooks.#5) " The Monkees Theme" -- The Monkees -- Youtube. The Monkee show was seen on re-runs in the eighties, and my daughter also loved them when she was a little girl! I believe Davy Jones was her favorite. Did you write his name all over your notebooks L?
My musical selections became a little more refined after the age of 14, and I can't say I have many songs that I've enjoyed since then that I'd be embarrassed to admit I enjoy now, but the early tunes I listed here today really made me smile with fond recollections, even if they are a little embarrassing by today's standards.
Now here are the tag rules:
1. Post the link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 5 songs you are embarrassed to admit to others that you like and tell why.
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post