This week we decided to tackle “songs that take me back to childhood.” Songs our parents played on the stereo while we were young; songs we heard on the radio or (*ahem*) 8 track player while we stood in the back seat along for the ride. Join us as we walk down memory lane…

my sharona (the knack)
daniel (elton john)
I got a name (jim croce)
jive talkin (bee gees)
we will rock you/we are the champions (queen)
BONUS* the entire xanadu album

and the list could go on and on and on. a few more that I have to mention: the entire ‘grease’ album, the entire ‘saturday night fever’ album. and wow, do I miss the mammoth-sized brown stereo that used to play our beloved records over and over. feels like such a long time ago.

anything beach boys
i wanna dance with somebody – whitney houston
i got my mind set on you- george harrison
oh mickey your so fine– toni basil
i’m gonna fly- amy grant

Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell
Delta Dawn – Helen Reddy
Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels’ Band
When I Need You – Leo Sayer
Magic Man – Heart (actually the entire Dreamboat Annie album)

(honorable mention Year of the Cat – Cat Stevens, Love Will Keep Us Together – Captain and Tenille)

American Pie by Don McLean
Help Me, Rhonda by The Beach Boys
The Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Next Time I Fall by Peter Cetera w/ Amy Grant
Any song by Chicago!!

the muppets-“rainbow connection” from the muppet movie
ELO- “i’m alive” from the xanadu soundtrack
kc & the sunshine band – “shake your booty”
the bee gees – “how deep is your love”
the beatles – “she came in through the bathroom window”
again, it’s sooooo hard to pick just five

Bob Dylan: Subterranean Homesick Blues (Dad memorized this in college and used to sing it to impress us.)
Ray Charles: Straighten up and Fly Right (My brother Joel recorded this on a late night Jazz show one night and listened to it over and over and over)
Jim Croce: Bad Bad Leroy Brown (Dad would sing this to us when we were in trouble (not big trouble, but little trouble)
Ricky Nelson: Traveling Man (I bought an oldies tape in 3rd or 4th grade and this was on it.)
My Mom: Good Morning, Good Morning, Good Morning (Agapeland) (Mom would sing this to us ALL THE TIME in the mornings:)