♪ Barrett’s Privateers by Stan Rogers
♪ This song is a legend with my family and my family friends. We play it at every special event.
♪ Karma Chameleon by Boy George
♪ This is one of the first songs or artists I remember liking. My sister was more into Michael Jackson but I was all about Boy George. For Christmas in Kindergarten, I got a Boy George tape as a present and I was so proud of it! I also proudly wore by Boy George shirt to school with my flourescent green socks. I wish I had a picture of that outfit.
♪ I’ve Got No Strings or The Grandfather Clock by Fred Penner
♪ I have to admit that I still enjoy Fred Penner songs. When I was a kid, I loved playing the Special Delivery tape (now called Ebeneezer Sneezer) over and over again. I can’t find either of these songs on YouTube but they’re worth looking for.
♪ The Age of Aquarius by The Fifth Dimension
♪ No matter which version I hear (and it is most often the one from the Hair soundtrack), I am always transported back in space and time and I remember watching the episode of Head of the Class where they preformed Hair.
♪ Stand By Me by Ben E King
♪In grade 5, I had a wonderful teacher for a few short months before he was promoted to a school division job. At the end of each day we would clean up our desks, put our chairs on top of out desks, and stand there while we listened to the song.
♪ Tonight by The New Kids on the Block
♪ My sister got into The New Kids on the Block earlier than I did so their first album was “hers”. This was my favourite song on the Step by Step album. One of the saddest moments of my life was when I was not allowed to go to their concert but my sister was and she didn’t really like them anymore.
♪ These songs take be back to a more innocent time in my life when my world was simple.
♪ Jeremy by Pearl Jam
♪ One of my most profound music video memories is watching the Jeremy video for the first time on MuchMusic.
♪ The Music of the Night from the Canadian Cast of Phantom of the Opera
♪ I am loyal to the first version I heard. My parents bought me the tape when they went to the show because I wanted to go so badly but it was sold out. I don’t quite remember but either later the show came back and they got tickets or they added shows on and they got tickets. I have seen this show at least 4 times now. I regret not going to the Las Vegas version when I was there just to see it but I felt weird going alone.
♪ Are You Gonna Go My Way by Lenny Kravtiz
♪ No explanation necessary.
♪ Sleigh Ride by Harry Connick Jr
♪ This song introduced me to jazz music. It means the start of Christmas. Sorry for the poor quality video.
♪ Buddy Holly by Weezer
♪ For some reason, with the exception of a few songs, I don’t really like the Maladroit album. Other than those songs, I have pretty much loved every single Weezer song I’ve heard since Buddy Holly.
♪ Glycerine by BushX
♪ Yep, when this song came out Bush was called BushX in Canada. Awesome. My sister took me to the BushX concert for my high school graduation gift. We had great fun. Mostly at the expense of the girl in front of us who couldn’t stop crying.
♪ Wonderwall by Oasis
♪ Love singing along with this one. Charlie sang it in Lost.
♪ Resurrection by Moist
♪ My friends and I took the bus to a small town to see them because the show in Winnipeg sold out. It was the first time I took an overnight trip without any parents. We stood outside after the concert until we met most of the band. It was a Big Deal at the time.
♪ Stop by the Spice Girls
♪ The Spice Girls helped me embrace the idea of loving pop music. I guess I was a bit turned off after I stopped liking the New Kids on The Block. Every time I hear this song I need to get up and do the dance. Learn it.
♪ Change by Blind Melon
♪ I’ve listened to Blind Melon since I was in junior high (another concert my sister was allowed to go to and I wasn’t). When I was in university I fell in deep love with this song. It has helped me get through some difficult times. If there is just one song you listen to from here, please make it this one. Shannon Hoon unfortunately died way too soon.
♪ Common People by Pulp
♪ As you can probably tell by now, during my high school/university years, I was strongly influenced by Brit Pop music. This song makes me so happy. My husband and I regularly fight over which version is better: Pulp or William Shatner.
♪ Angels by Robbie Williams
♪ When I heard this song for the first time, I had no clue that a lifetime love affair would start. I often crave listening to his songs. I don’t always want to listen to every song but there is a Robbie Williams song out there to satisfy all of my moods.
♪ If You Could Read My Mind by Gordon Lightfoot
♪ My university boyfriend had just broken up with me and I was driving home. This song came on the radio. It spoke to me. It helped me.
♪ Killing Me Softly by the Fugees
♪ I know it’s not the original but I enjoy this version and I enjoy dancing to it
♪You and I by Michael Buble
♪ I also have a love affair with all Michael Buble songs. This was my wedding song. If you enjoy him and you have a chance to see a concert, go! They are some of the funniest and most entertaining concerts I’ve been to. This man is a performer. Despite that, I can`t find a youTube video for this.
♪ Multiply by Jamie Liddell
♪ This is another song that always gets me up and dancing. I was addicted to it the first time I heard it.
♪ If I Had Eyes by Jack Johnson
♪ He’s another artist that can do no wrong in my book. This was the first song of his that I took notice of and I love all songs before and after.
♪ Sleeping Sickness by City and Colour
♪ Consistently the #1 song on my playlist count. Adding to the awesomeness is the cameo by Gord Downie.
♪ After Tonight by Justin Nozuka
♪ There is something about his voice that soothes me and comforts me. I have trouble comprehending the fact that he was only 19 when this album was released! A kid!!
There are some artists too that provide the soundtrack to my life but I don’t remember when I first heard them, or I have too many favourites to list.
♪ Once I got over the fact that my Dad also liked them, I loved them. Day for Night was one of the first 2 CD’s I bought.
♪ I was so lucky to get tickets to their concert in Winnipeg. Since they had never played here before, it was like listening to a greatest hits album. Monster was one of the first 2 CD’s I bought.
♪ Most people only associate them with Home for a Rest but they have so many great songs.
♪ This is another artist who is consistently great in my books. And she seems like so much fun! Did you see her on Sesame Street?
I know this is very long and there are songs that I am missing but these are the standout ones that I remember.
I hope I managed to bring back some memories for you and hopefully introduced you to some new songs!
Do you have a soundtrack to your life?