MY (EARLY) LIFE IN TEN SONGS
Inspired by @kcupcaker
- •"Baby beluga" by RaffiI was a big Raffi fan as a kid and still have my vinyl records. I still like listening to it because the beluga sounds are so beautiful.
- •"I get around" by the kidsongs kids (originally by the beach boys)I have the kidsongs videos to thank for making me become a lifelong fan of older music. This was one of my favorites! I have a lot of the albums on Spotify too!
- •"It's good to be home" from Barney and friendsI was the biggest Barney fan from ages three to seven. I had a T-shirt, a Barney birthday party, and wanted to have Luci for a big sister. This is such a sweet song, and I still listen to it now when I come home from a vacation.
- •"The song that doesn't end" from lamb chop's play alongThe most hysterical earworm ever!
- •"I just adore four" from Sesame StreetI am also the biggest Sesame Street fan you will ever meet! I have an admiration for older comediennes who were on it (Ruth Buzzi and Lily Tomlin are my favorites), and the characters and lessons you meet and learn stay with you. The first Sesame Street video I had was from the 1980's called "learning about numbers," and I still love this song now! And yes, I still watch the show on YouTube!
- •"Doctor Looney's remedy" by parachute expressI was in first grade when the parachute express concert video was released. I loved jamming to it with my sister. Other favorites from the video: "high 5ious," "around the block," and "walking in my neighborhood!"
- •"It's You I like" from Mister Rogers' NeighborhoodWhile I love Betty Aberlin's version that she sings to Daniel Striped Tiger, I also love Mr. Rogers' version that he sang with a little boy named Jeffrey Erlanger. Such a sweet message about accepting others for who they are. Here is a video of grown-up Jeff introducing Mr. Rogers at a TV awards show: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PI_9GegVoYk
- •"Blue" by LeAnn RimesI remember seeing her on the Disney channel in a concert special at age seven and then I wanted her album. Because of how popular she became, more albums were recorded and released very quickly. This one will always hold a place in my heart as the first album I bought that wasn't children's music.
- •"Dixieland delight" by AlabamaWhile my mom played whatever we wanted to listen to in her car, my dad would sometimes, but he also wanted to listen to his music. Thanks to this, I am an Alabama fan and have seen them in concert twice (my parents have seen them five times).
- •"Wannabe" by the spice girlsI was the biggest spice girls fan and Geri was my favorite. I was obsessed with her. I even got 16 tweets from her back when she used Twitter regularly (she doesn't reply anymore). I still watch the movie Spiceworld too when it's on TV.