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Favorite Singers or Bands While Growing Up

  1.  Write a list of your 5 favorite singers growing up…do they still make your top 5 list?

This week I didn’t get time to write this blog post until now.  My sinuses are bothering me. Sunday and Monday – Extremely tired
Tuesday – Stuffed up
Wednesday and Thursday – Coughing nonstop

I also had to write all of my progress reports for my 16 students.  I got them done last night.  I finished writing them last night, printed the remainder of them today, and put them in the envelopes today.  (Some were printed out on Monday and some were printed out yesterday.)  My students keep asking them for their progress reports so that keeps me on my toes.

Now that my life settled down a little bit, I had time to write in my blog.

Instead of my top 5 singers, I’m going to list my top 4 singers / bands from my youth.  When I was growing up, I enjoyed songs instead of specific singers / bands.

These four singers / bands are an important part of my life story.  That’s why I chose them.

1.  George Michael

I’ve been in love with George Michael since his days with Wham.  When I was 9 years old, my favorite song was Wake Me Up Before You Go.

I got in big trouble when I was 13 ish years old.  George Michael’s album, Faith, had been released.  I was given money for Christmas, I think, so I decided to buy the album.  Since it was the late 80’s, I bought a cassette tape.  Do you remember those?

Any who, the tape in the cassette tape broke and I had to get a new tape.  My grandparents, who I lived with at that time saw the name of the album.  They made me return the album and get a more suitable tape.  Here is the link to the whole story.

Even though he is not one of my favorite singers currently, I still enjoy listening to his music.

2.  Will Smith

When I was 13 years old, I attended my aunt’s wedding in New York.  We stayed in a hotel that had cable.  There was no cable at my house so that was a real treat.  I watched two videos that week that I can remember fondly.  One was Will Smith’s Parents Don’t Understand and the other is Guns and Roses Sweet Child o’ Mine.

Ever since I heard Parents Don’t Understand, I have loved Will Smith’s music.  Gettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It and Summertime are some of my favorite songs.

I have a tradition where I play Summertime on the last day of school.  As I drive down the road, it’s blaring in my car.

Will Smith is still a favorite of mine even after almost 30 years.

3.  New Kids on the Block

My sister and I loved the New Kids on the Block.  She loved Jordan and Joey and I loved Jonathan.  Jonathan was the quiet member of the band.

There are pictures of us wearing our New Kids gear especially from the mission trip we took to South Carolina in 1991.

Listening and seeing New Kids is hard for me.  It was a big part of my sister and my relationship when we were teenagers.  When they were on Fuller House back in December, I cried.

4.  Aerosmith

Okay, I didn’t truly start liking them until I was a young adult.I was probably about 18 or 19 when I fell in love with the band.

I’ve loved them for the past 20 plus years.  I’ve seen them in concert twice.  I even have their autographs in their Walk Their Way book.  Last year, I got to see Steven Tyler in concert while we were in Niagara Falls.

I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing is the song I sang to the Wee One when he was a baby.

I used the phrase “Education is a journey” for my portfolio when I was an undergraduate.  (In the song Amazing, one of the lyrics in “Life is a journey.”)

Aerosmith is my number one favorite group with P!nk being my number one favorite singer.

Steven Tyler

Here is a link to my old Ramblings of a Crazy Life blog’s post about seeing Steven Tyler last year.

Who were your favorite singers / bands while growing up?

Have a magical day!


Mama’s Losin’ It

3 thoughts on “Favorite Singers or Bands While Growing Up

  1. I kind of missed that time… too busy having babies and chasing toddlers. It’s nice to go back in time and remember the songs that spoke to our souls.

  2. It’s always interesting hearing what others like in music. Aerosmith has been around since I was in High school (1972). Certainly classic. Who doesn’t love “Guitar Hero?” I also like Sweet Child of Mine by Guns & Roses–one of the great guitar pieces.

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