One’s familiar favourites could be the regular playlist he or she goes to when they hop on the train or work out to, but mine is a bit different. My list of familiar favourites are nostalgia filled tunes that bring me back to my childhood. They are influenced by my dad when I was much younger; he was quite the Hi-Fi nerd and would often turn on concert videos and I would watch along.
Hopefully you guys will enjoy a piece of my childhood.
Elton John — Crocodile Rock
Growing up, I had a rich memory of Elton John thanks to two momentous occasions — The Lion King and Princess Diana’s tragic passing. Elton John’s sad/love songs are definitely more renowned but he makes some awesome fun songs for sure such as Crocodile Rock.
Eagles — Hotel California and Eric Clapton — Layla
Have you ever heard acoustic versions of a song so often that it led you to believe it was the original? Well, these two songs are what happened to me when I was young. The former was played at a reunion concert while the latter at MTV’s Unplugged television series. Suffice to say it was a classic “my entire childhood was a lie” moment when I finally heard the original versions.
Michael Jackson — Black Or White
There are countless of Michael Jackson songs and music videos I’ve watched and listened to when I was young, any will easily make this list but Black Or White in particular left a deep impression thanks to the various ethnic groups featured. At that time, I roughly understood the message of the song but never fully comprehended the true meaning until much later, seeing the devastation that racism brings.
Bonus: Michael Jackson — Jam
While searching for Michael Jackson’s songs, I was reminded of this music video. What’s better than one MJ? Two MJs — Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan playing basketball and dancing together, enough said.