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What songs take you back in time?

Music can induce nostalgia quickly and easily!  What songs do this to you and how?  

 

There is an Irish song If You're Irish Come Into the Parlour, it immediately takes me back to my childhood where my parents would start dancing!

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"Last Train to Clarksville."  I was 8 when The Monkees tv series debuted and this song was all over the radio.  My parents, taking the phrase "sex, drugs and rock'n'roll" a little too seriously, didn't allow me to listen to rock/pop, not even "I Want to Hold Your Hand" or "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" (instead, I was encouraged to listen to "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Honky Tonkin" and "Wild Side of Life" and the like--so much more moral an influence than "She Loves You", eh?)

But when The Monkees debuted and every pre-adolescent on the block raced to the record store to buy "Clarksville," I persisted.  A glance at the tv series convinced my parents that the Monkees were too sweet and innocent to do me any harm, so I was allowed to watch the show and buy the records and lunchboxes and puzzles and comic books and even Monkees bubblegum packs.

 

It was just a short jump from there to the Beatles, and thereafter I was a lost cause.

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I have memory of jamming to "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" on my transistor radio 

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that nostalgic feeling is neuronic command, music we heard as teens binds more tightly than anything we'll hear as adults.

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"Some Velvet Morning" {Phaedra is my name} * N Sinatra & L Hazlewood

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32tH1ujaCx4&ab_channel=HistoricusJoe

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Every Beat Of My Heart - Gladys Knight and the Pips 

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Nancy With The Laughing Face - Frank Sinatra

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I Am Your Man - Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers 

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Fall of 1972, Chicago’s “Color My World” I love the lyrics, my husband loves the brevity of the song as it was our first dance at our wedding!

 

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Hang On Sloopy - the McCoys

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All I Know by Art Garfunkel. Great lyrics, beautiful song. Reminder of a more innocent time in high school in the early 70's, when being in love for the first time was more important than homework! Nothing is better than having grown up with the 60's and 70's music. Great songs, great bands. We could use more of that now! 

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That is a really beautiful song - I first learned it on One Life to Live soap opera!  Good choice.

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This is a very beautiful song and the funny thing is, I first heard it on One Life to Live!  Good choice

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Saturday Night At The Movies - the Drifters

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"You've Made Me So Very Happy"

  By Blood Sweat & Tears

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWWLd7eKjpM

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Dancing Queen by ABBA. Actually everything by ABBA. The best pop group that ever was or ever will be. Their music is honest and has a distinct sound, complicated simplicity even in this day and age lives on.

 

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Looking For An Echo - Kenny Vance & the Planotones

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Anything by the Spinners. An amazingly

soulful, talented and underrated group.
My all time fav 
of theirs has to be “One

of a kind (love affair)”,released in 1973

when I was in high school and fell in

love “every other day” according to

my Mother! It has lines that can drive

you to tears so give a listen if you

haven’t heard it before 💜🎼

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Up On The Roof - the Drifters

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I have a lot of favorite songs from my teen years. One of my favorites, still fun to hear is Dan Fogelberg 'Part of the Plan'. Actually I love all of his music.

 

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As a kid I always had my nose in a book and didn't care about music until I turned 13 and heard, I've Just Seen a Face and I'll Cry Instead.

 

They changed everything.

 

 

 

 

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Same Old Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg. I love Christmas and New Years Eve and this always reminds me of my youth, my family, and my high school days in the 70's. 

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Standing On The Corner - the Four Lads

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I love all kinds of music. Any music brings back memories for me. One of my favorites is Old Time Rock and Roll. When I hear this song I always get up and dance. It makes me very happy! 

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Leaving on a Jet Plane by John Denver because it came out just before I flew for the first time.  I also really like Scarborough Fair, Simon and Garfunkel.

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Under The Boardwalk - the Drifters

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The song that came to mind was Stevie Wonders, 'Ribbon in the Sky." A wonderful song and wording. Spiritual and beautiful 

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There are many but one that stands out is "since I met you baby" by Ivory Joe Hunter. My honey and I danced many a dance to that tune.

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Any song from Tea for the Tillerman by Cat Stevens.  My boyfriend and I about wore that album out in the summer of 1975.  We would put it on the stereo and listen to it for hours.

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Reflections of My Life by Marmalade. Beautiful song that really does make you reflect on your life, your loves, and your own mortality. Time really does fly.