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The Top 5 Classic Songs From Childhood

Updated on April 7, 2018

A Classic

A classic means that something is a perfect example of a particular style with lasting worth or a timeless quality. There are many things that are classics, such as books and movies. Music is another thing that contains classics, as in classic songs or classic music artists. Classic music can range from different genres and even different time periods. For anything to be a classic, it must have a lasting worth and a timeless quality that is held by many generations to come. Classic music usually ties into childhood memories because it is the music that many people grew up with and created memories too.

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Classic Generations

Classic generations are past generations that have influenced future generations by ways of style, wardrobe, and even music. Certain classic generations include the 1950s, the 1960s, and even the 1970s and the 1980s. These classic generations have influenced this current generation in so many different ways. Clothing and dress from these past classic generations are becoming popular during this modern era while including the music. Many songs from classic generations have not been forgotten, but instead, are being re-created and remixed for a newer sound. Classic generations will never be forgotten and will always be included in the newer generations.

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Classic Songs From Childhood

Classic songs are certain types of songs that can be listened to and enjoyed by many different people. Many classic songs can take people back to when they were children, and how the world was so much different than today. Certain classic songs always will have a special place in a person's heart that can make them remember certain childhood memories or good times they may have shared with family. For example, some classic songs may include the memory of a first kiss, or maybe even a first date. Maybe a certain song can make a person remember their first party and a time when they first got into trouble. No matter what the memory is, these classic songs will always take you back to that special time during childhood.

1. Michael Jackson's "Thriller"

Michael Joseph Jackson has always been known as the "King of Pop". During the 1980s, he began to create a new type of music style, called pop music, that would influence many music artists of future generations. He invented fresh new dance moves, like the robot and the moonwalk. He was born in August of 1958 and passed away during June of 2009. MJ's memory and musical influence are still felt around the world today, even after his passing. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, MJ is also featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful entertainer of all time. He is also known as the recording artist to have won the most awards in music history.

Michael Jackson's 1982 album, entitled Thriller, is the best selling album of all time. The song entitled "Thriller" is one of the most downloaded songs around the world.

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2. Madonna's "Vogue"

Madonna Louise Ciccone is another musical artist that followed the new pop genre. She created a new and trendy musical style for many female future recording artists to be influenced by. Her unique image entailed bright blond hair, red lips, and an unorthodox wardrobe, which is the foundation for modern female artists, such as Lady Gaga. Madonna was born during August of 1958 and has been married twice, once to Sean Penn then later to Guy Ritchie. She is recognized by the world as the "Queen of Pop" and by the Guinness Book of World Records as the best-selling female recording artist of all time.

This song entitled "Vogue" can be found on Madonna's I'm Breathless record, which is music from and inspired by her role in the 1990s movie Dick Tracy.

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3. Roxette "It Must Have Been Love"

This song is a definitely a classic for anyone who grew up during the 1980's. With deep lyrics and a wonderful tone, this song can still make people think about their first break up and or the movie Pretty Woman. Originating from Sweden, this pop music duo includes Marie Fredriksson on vocals and keyboards with Per Gessle on vocals and guitar. Formed in 1986, the duo became an international act in the late 1980s.

This song can be found on the soundtrack to the 1990 movie Pretty Woman and on the band's album Tourism.

4. Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"

Whitney Elizabeth Houston seems to be the poster girl for childhood memories. Born during August of 1963, she has made a name for herself that will never be forgotten. She evenutally married Bobbi Brown and later became a mother to a daughter named Bobbi Kristina Brown. Her untimely death by drowning in 2012 has only increased her popularity. Whitney Houston is the only artist that created seven consecutive hits that ranked number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Hits. She was also the first woman musician to create many best selling albums consistently.

This 1987 song can be found on her first album entitled Whitney.

5. Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"

This song is very popular among women, when they were younger. This song can bring back childhood memories of sleep-overs, hot dates, and even girls getting into a bit of trouble during their teenage years. Cynthia Ann Stephanie was born during June of 1953 and her career has continued on for the past four decades. Cyndi Lauper is featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's exhibit called "Women Who Rock". She has created many number one hit songs, but this song is best remembered for childhood memories for many women today. Her unusal style and wardrobe can still be found during this century.

This song can be found on her first solo album entitled She's So Unusual.

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© 2012 Cristale Adams


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      Cristale Adams 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      I had Madonna on my list previously. I like to change the mix every so often.

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      Lybrah 5 years ago

      A hub about eighties music with no Madonna? At least you got Michael Jackson on there. Cheers.

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      Cristale Adams 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      I also wanted to include many more, but didn't want my list to go on for ever.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Very good, thank you. My daughter's first song (4 years old) - Bowie's "Rebel Rebel".

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      Cristale Adams 5 years ago from Los Angeles


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      KevinC9998 5 years ago

      Hi Cristale, I am in agreement with your choices! I too have written a similar hub listing my top ten - hope you enjoy it. Nice job and voted up, Kevin

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      Cristale Adams 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thank you so much!

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      Mary 5 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Great hub voted up,I love don't stop believing by Journey the lead singer has such a great voice.