I thought I’d blog purely for myself tonight. And myself wants to do some heavy tripping on the music/theme songs/sounds of my early childhood and youth. I’ve always loved music, especially the songs that help me retreat to And how many childhood sounds do you and I possibly share?
One Radio Theme
Rush Limbaugh’s Theme. My parents were listening to Rush everyday even before I was born: so my lunches growing up in the kitchen was to Rush Limbaugh’s voice and theme with peanut butter and jelly. Mom and my sister and I would head bob to this song at the table while we ate. And I remember when I was older, like eight or nine, often holding the kitchen broom like a guitar and air strumming the bristles instead of sweeping. I don’t care if you’re conservative or liberal, but y’all gotta admit that this is an epic theme to hear growing up EVERY DAY. 😄
VeggieTales. My childhood was awesome because of VeggieTales. We sang the songs all the time when I was just three and my sister a year old; I have specific vivid memories connected to the songs above. I love all the old silly songs, you guys. And the stuff mart rap was like pure dope. 😄 And LarryBoy was my first superhero. Since the entire show is strong in music, it makes sense that many of the early episodes were the background of my entire childhood.
The Busy World of Richard Scarry.
The Busy World of Richard Scarry songs. OH MY GOSH. THIS WAS MY EARLY CHILDHOOD. I WAS TWO OR THREE WHEN I WAS GIVEN VHS TAPES. AND HUCKLE AND LOWLY WHERE THE BROS AND I WILL NEVER HAVE ANYTHING BUT HAPPY FEELS. *pauses to take a chill pill.* But yes, childhood, the happy memories, the many songs: This was my Zootopia, guys.
Disney Songs/Musical Scores
Disney soundtracks. I have very distinct memories of these tracks! I WAS Tigger as a child and I bounced around the living room singing his song. 😄 The intro for 101 Dalmatians IS BURNED IN MY HEAD–I don’t know why. But it gives me the childhood chills. Any song from the Aristocats is pure childhood, to be honest. 😄 Little April Showers put me in awe. And The Jungle Book had that mysterious music that always grabbed my attention as the movie started.
Assorted Disney Cartoon scores. I just need to hear the first few brass notes of Donald Duck’s theme to take me alllllll the way back. ❤ Now these cartoons above have very specific melodies that have stuck with me through the years. “It’s a lovely day, Dolores!” Goofy’s whistle in Crazy in the Heat. The little military melody in Whirl Wind. The great musical finale of Toby Tortoise Returns. And the song and piano diddly at the end of Two Chips and A Miss.
The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt soundtrack. I still count The Prince of Egypt as one of the defining musical moments of my childhood. My family didn’t own it, and I only saw it a few times growing up, but I’ll never forget the first time saw it. The music blew my mind and I was obsessed. I did have a cassette tape of the songs, and I listened to it constantly. Hans Zimmer will always mean the world to me because how seven-year old me felt when I heard his music.
I guess I’m going to stop there for the night; I’ll have to cover video game soundtracks and classical songs some other time. 😄 How about you guys, what childhood melodies do we have common?