Playlist Thursday: My Childhood

Playlist Thursday: My Childhood

Today, the First Lady turns one year old. There will be an entire post tomorrow dedicated to the little baby that changed my life for the better. But today, we are looking at songs that remind us of “childhood.”

Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old. (I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.)
Something Current: Songs that have been released within the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever.


Something Old

Artist: Ray Parker, Jr.
Title: Ghostbusters
Side Note: If you want to hear runners around you laugh, say “I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghosts. Who you gonna call?” I’m also willing to bet that someone screams “Ghostbusters!”
Quotable: “Don’t cross the streams.” — Yes, I went with a movie quote. Had to.


Something Current

Artist: Kylie Minogue
Title: Locomotion
Side Note: KM gets here because she just released an album this year. Her song Timebomb wants to be here, but she will forever be the girl who said…
Quotable: “Everybody’s doin’ a brand new dance now (Come on baby do the loco-motion)”


Something to Consider

Artist: Huey Lewis & the News
Title: The Power of Love
Side Note: We have to blame my dad for this… another option here would be “The Heart of Rock & Roll.”  — but Back to the Future gives this a boost of 1.21 gigawatts. This song is synonymous with the movie, so I included a version with NOTHING BUT Back to the Future clips… you’re welcome.
Quotable: “That’s the power of love.”

There you have it. Did you think a Thursday was going to go by without me sharing my music? THIS may have been tough, but it won’t stop me.
Don’t forget to head over to the Playlist Thursday Catalogue page to see other music posts from fellow bloggers — or add your own link.

What songs (or artists) remind you of childhood? 



  1. hahahahaha. such a great list. oh man. ghost busters reminds me of childhood too. such a classic.

    have a great great day.

  3. Classics – all around!

  4. Ahhh, the locomotion! I’m officially back in my elementary school gymnastics class with that one :)

  5. Haha, You ya gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS! Great song…I remember that one at the skating rink! (Are those even still in existence?)

  6. Locomotion!!! Oh my goodness I used to love that song! I was a huge Beach Boys fan as a child. My parents had to continuously by new tapes because my brother and I would wear them out! lol

  7. Hahahaha, I just introduced Ghostbusters to the girls. :)

    And Huey Lewis & The News!!! Oh my gosh, we must be about the same age. lol

  8. So this is the time when I tell you I was obsessed with the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, I even made my mom make my birthday cake of him for years. Now I have that cake pan ha! Happy Birthday little lady!

  9. Lemme say this: you may think you are dating yourself, but those songs were current when this one was in high school. Now THAT is old!

    Happy birthday to the first lady–my favorite day of my life was my son’s first birthday.

  10. Great old song choice, though I can’t say I agree with the current. Keep on truckin!

  11. Happy Birthday to the First Lady!! :) And GREAT song choices! BTTF is one of my favorite movies {and trilogies} so I’m always rocking out to Huey Lewis!

  12. Oh Marty McFly. I’ve missed you! The one song that keeps popping into my head when I think of childhood is “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurhythmics. I think that I used to go around singing that all the time.

  13. It’s hard to think back that far! Lol

    Elton John, Jimmy Cliff, Hendrix, Grateful Dead, anything from the late 60s early 70s played really loudly…

  14. My daughter’s birthday is Oct 3rd as well! She turned 10…yikes.
    Can’t believe I’m admitting this but Huey Lewis holds a special place in my “time and place” heart.

  15. Ghostbusters! So. Much. Awesome!

    My primary school did a ’12 Days of Christmas’ play when I was 5 or 6, I was one of the 11 ladies dancing and we got to dance to Locomotion. Twirling around to Kylie while wearing my party dress covered in stars is one of my happiest school memories :)

  16. Ps, hope your daughter has a very very happy first birthday :)

  17. Ok I feel OLD. These were all songs from my TEEN years. ha ha ha. Great choices though. I do love me some GHOSTBUSTERS!
    No playlist for me today, haven’t had a minute to think. :(
    Happy Birthday to the First Lady!!!

  18. Happy 1st B-Day to your first lady. Love the song choices. As Halloween approaches “I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghosts”.

  19. Happy Birthday to the first lady!
    And yes, I love the playlist as always! Love those 80’s tunes – which is why I have Duran Duran Radio on my Pandora :)

  20. Happy birthday to your sweet daughter! Um, Locomotion- at every single middle school slumber party. :)


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