Sunday, February 14, 2010

Remember Those Songs

This week I thought it would only appropriate to do a Valentines dedicated post. Remember when we used to give everyone in our class Valentines. And then it happened to me, well to most of you who read this blog. (thanks Becky! )

So I am going with Remember Those Songs... I'm sure you have all been waiting for this week. I have decided that we must look into this backflash in two parts. One will be about those REALLY old songs that remind you of things like camp, singing circle and just plain innocense.
But then we HAVE to get into that embarassing stuff. You know the N'SYNC, the B4-4... Oh yes we will go there with my fav remembers of the 90s.

A few years ago I was working for the YMCA as a camp counsellor and all the young camper girls would hang out together and talk about the boys (not much has changed there) but also about their favourite popstars. At the time it was Hilary Duff, and I can only help but remember thinking WHAT ARE THESE GIRLS THINKING. How are their ears not bleeding? But then I remember what we used to listen to and who we used to obsess over.
The girls who lived down the street from me were about 2-4 years older and were obsessed with the Back Street Boys before I was even old enough to like boys. They used to think that my younger brother looked like Brian Litrell and would swoon over him... I'm talking a 12 yearold swooning over my 8 year old brother... It's funny the obsessions you have when you are young, now you look back and wonder what was I thinking.
So I thought I would make this post easy and give you two top 10 lists.

You may notice that most of the next songs come from my favourites.. Sharon Lois and Bram. If you are a Canadian kid I think you may be on the same page.

Top 10 Kid Songs.
1. SkinaMarink- Sharon, Lois, and Bram
2. Wheels on the Bus - who knows
3. There was a Moose - who knows
4. Cookie Jar - Sharon, Lois and Bram
5. Teddy Bear Picnic -Anne Murray

6. Won't you be my Neighbour? - Mr. Rogers
7. You got a friend in me - Randy Newman
8. Hakunamata - Timon and Pumba
9. Under the Sea - Sebastian and company :)
My mom was a sewer and in Grade 1 due to my obession with Ariel and the Little Mermaind she bought some Little Mermaind fabric and made me a little mermaid dress. I wore it every week more if she would let me. Therefore, I love this song even still.
10. Be Our Guest - Lumiere
Just saying its quite a production, this song.

Now that we are done the younger years lets move on to my discovery of popular music. Now some of these songs may still seem relevant but they are all either funny or at least a step in the direction of where my taste lies now.

Top 10 Rememberal Songs of the 90s
1. Oasis - Wonderwall
This is an obvious one, but it pulled me into the rock world which I cannot help but be thankful for.
2.Backstreets Back - Backstreet Boys
3. Tearin Up My Heart - N'SYNC
I throw in both of these because they just are here. I mean boybands ruled the 90s and I ate it up. Plus JT came out of it and he brought sexy back.
4. TLC - Waterfalls
my cool, popular babysitter who looked like Kelly Kapowski used to rock to this song. We would both dance to it, whenever she babysat me... I felt so cool, so old, so I have to thank Rebecca wherever you are for making me feel like the coolest 6 year old ever.
5. Only Wanna Be with You- Hootie and the Blow Fish
6. Saturday Night - Wigfield
Dance Mix 95 is full of classic 90s songs and as a dancer at that period this was the ONLY CD we danced to. I would post a picture of my costume for that years dance recital but I cannot for the life of me find it. Our costumes were neon green with a psychedelic patterin all over. The song? Total Eclipse of the Heart.
7.Sugar Ray - Fly
8. Blink 182 - All the Small Things
There video to opened my eyes to how LAME the pop stars of our generation were
9. I Want You - Savage Garden
I could literally sing the whole song... YES THAT FAST ... to be honest I could sing the whole album. Probably my number one obession that year.
10. Mambo Number 5 - Lou Bega / Blue - Eifel 65
had to throw these two in last because it wouldn't be a list without the two most catchy songs of the decade.

So now I want to hear about yours... Maybe I have forgotten some bigs ones. I know I have. So comment away



  1. Al, I had to quote you, " What were they thinking,how are their ears not bleeding?" HHAHAHAHAHA I laughed so hard when I read that and then I read it again out loud. I also have to let you know that this blog is briliant, very creative and very touching. I have a remember when moment for you. I remember when "Mambo Number 5" came out and they named the girls names and they forgot Joanna, so I cried, I actually cried because my sister, Angela was mambo number 4 in that song!

  2. Glad you liked the Valentine, Alex. I'm happy I got a shout-out! I love Sebastian from Little Mermaid. My friend Anna and I knew a guy named Sebastian and would make claw hand motions every time we spoke of him because we thought of "Under the Sea" and Little Mermaid.

    Another great back-in-the-day song is "I Love You Always Forever" by Donna Lewis. So good.

  3. When I remember songs from my childhood I think of Alanis Morisette... Jagged Little Pill. Possibly one of the great albums ever.
    Great post Alex, I have already made a few iTunes purchases.

  4. Oh guys thanks for the comments.
    Joanna - hahah i was always jealous that Alex wasn't one of the 5 too! How dare Lou forget about us!

    Becky - The Little Mermaid was my life.I think I would have worshipped Sebastian rather than making fun of him. But thats a good burn.

    Alanna - I was thinking of Jagged little pill and Ironic.. when they are in the car.And by they I mean all 4 different Alannis'. Loved the video loved the song loved the album. Wait still LOVE IT ALL

  5. Alex! Remember "S Club 7"??? Hahah! That was poular for my group back in good old grade seven. And from childhood... Remember "This is the song that never ends" from Lambchops Play along?? Used to drive my
    family nuts singing that. Also, the apples and bananas song from Barney. Yes... I said barney. Don't act like ya'll didt watch it. "I like to ate ate ate ay-pels and ba-nay-nays..."

    Those were the days.

  6. Songs have the power to make us travel back in time, to remember stories, people, places and moments which are unforgettable! Songs bring back not only memories, but also feelings. Every time I hear that Sesame Street's song, I go back to my childhood, and feel happy as if I were still a child. Great idea of a blog, Alex! Pretty soon...I will come back here again, and write down: Remember when you were public relations' students at NC? Remember...