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What songs take you right back to being a teenager when you hear them?

Asked by jca (35994points) July 15th, 2010

what songs transport you right back to your teenage years when you hear them?

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zenele's avatar

Anything by Billy Joel – really anything 70’s – 80’s I guess. Music sends me.

Jude's avatar

Purple Rain – Prince

Cruiser's avatar

Anything by Bachman Turner Overdrive…them’s were top down cruise to the beach and tear it up tunes!

dpworkin's avatar

Richie Valens, Chuck Berry, Elvis, Little Millie Small, the Jaynettes, early Beatles, etc, etc.

ucme's avatar

When Doves Cry : Prince
Almost anything by Madness “This is a chemist not a jokers shop.”

Dutchess_III's avatar

Color My World. Throws me back to the age of 13, at sock hops, love sick over some guy who didn’t even know I existed! Although, I was love sick over a different guy every week!

Karen Carpenter…same reason.

SamIAm's avatar

anything blink 182 and brand new; bob dylan – the times they are a changin’

Aster's avatar

to actually make me feel transported back and not just remembering the song: Richie Valens, Frankie Avalon, Jimmy Reed, Bo Diddley, Fabian, The Coasters, The Platters, Frankie Vali,
Dion and the Belmonts, The Shirelles-too many to list.

earthduzt's avatar

I’m 35 so when I was a teenager it was Nirvana, Sound Garden, and Stone Temple Pilots…also Counting Crows was a big one back then…80s songs remind me of when I was prepubescent.

casheroo's avatar

Blink 182 for me as well.
Also, a lot of random 90s songs, “alternative rock”. It’s what my mother always listened to. Like Blind Mellon, Soul Asylum.

janbb's avatar

Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Beach Boys, Lovin’ Spoonful, the Doors, Janis Joplin

Folk music: Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Joni Mitchell’s first three albums…..

Dutchess_III's avatar

I associate the Beatles, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” with the first time I ever got the breath knocked out of me when I was about 6!

janbb's avatar

How could I have forgotten Simon and Garfunkel?

Jude's avatar

Around 12ish (possibly 13); this song. I probably played it at least 200 times when I was around that age.

OpryLeigh's avatar

Two times by Ann Lee comes to mind before anything else. I was in Germany at the time it came out and it was played everywhere!

tinyfaery's avatar

It’s hard to say. I’ve never stopped listening to the music I loved as a teen, so I have old a new memories of most of the music I listen to.

Recently, I put on a old Dinosaur Jr. album and I was immediately reminded of being 18 and into this really cute
guy.

It’s artists like the Bee Gees (60’s not 70’s), Neil Diamon and Simon & Garfunkle that hold the most nostalgia for me. They remind me of riding in the car with my parents.

chyna's avatar

Stairway to Heaven takes me back to 9th grade.
All that @tinyfaery stated takes me back.
Oh, and Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd.

Dutchess_III's avatar

—The first time I heard Money by Pink Floyd, the the cash register sound kind of freaked me out. But I was um….well, I had inhaled!

Marva's avatar

“Poison” Alice Cooper, 12–13 years old @ the Doolitle rock-club. Excellent years!

chyna's avatar

@Dutchess_III I had too, the first time I heard Pink Floyd!

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Black Flag’s “Fix Me”

aprilsimnel's avatar

She Bop
1984, holla!

Jude's avatar

@aprilsimnel Ahhhh, yeahh.

Pandora's avatar

Oh, this song. First crush.
DonnaSummer

Berserker's avatar

This totally brings me back to grade 7, haha. But mostly anything from Econoline Crush (Purge and Affliction, fuck the rest.) pretty much defines my times where I stole knee high Doc Martens from stores and got my uneducated ass drunk in alleys in the darkness of Winter.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Music of Gordon Lightfoot. He was an acquaintance and I loved his music. (1967–1975) and John Denver, The Kingston Trio, and much of the music of the Folk Music Revival.

john65pennington's avatar

Theres A Thrill Upon The Hill, Hank Ballard and The Midnighters. listen to it.

AliasTJ's avatar

Meat Loaf – Paradise By the Dashboard Light
Motley Crue – Kickstart My Heart
Violent Femmes – One Kiss

mattbrowne's avatar

Sweet. Bay City Rollers.

KTWBE's avatar

Hanson, “MMMBop” and Herman’s Hermits, “Silhouettes”

Aster's avatar

The Book of Love
DeeDee Dinah—Frankie Avalon
Venus—F Avalon
Blueberry Hill-Fats Domino
Twilight Time—The Platters
It’s Only Make Believe—Conway Twitty
Too Much=Elvis
In the Still of the Night
Duke of Earl

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