Listography – Top 5 songs I grew up to


Thanks to Kate Takes 5 for letting me into the world of list making.

Here are my top 5 songs that I grew up with.

Like a Virgin – Madonna

Madonna Like a Virgin Single

I must have played the album over and over that even to this day I still mentally hear the little beep at the end of the side one that used to remind me to turn the tape over if I listen to the album.

Like a Virgin was the song that I dressed up in my mum’s clothes and danced around proclaiming ” Like a virgin…touched for the very first time”. I was 6. Ah my poor mum. I imagine her face was a picture as she hoped I didn’t understand the lyrics.

Beach Boys – Good Vibrations

The Beach Boys 20 Golden Greats

Possibly the first album I ever played at the tiny age of two, my love of The Beach Boys continues to this day. My favourite as a child was Good Vibrations. I had no idea what the song was about but sang along anyway. It also didn’t scare me half as much as Heroes and Villains did…

Eagles – Hotel California

Eagles Hotel California

I was obsessed with the album artwork for the album and instantly fell in love with the title song. It transported me to a different world where I imagined a whole film that went along with the lyrics. The artwork is actually quite spooky and again I still love the song.

Frankie – Sister Sledge

I was given Now 5 as a present and Frankie by Sister Sledge just got rewound over and over. I remember dancing and singing along in my mum’s bedroom wearing as many plastic rings and bangles as I could find until my family could listen to it no more.

Lionel Richie – Dancing on the Ceiling

“H-whurt is happenen’ here”… the first ever album that I bought myself with pocket-money on a rare trip to Tesco. I loved the video for Dancing on the Ceiling and thought at the time it looked like the best party ever. Ha.

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