Saturday, March 14, 2015

Listening my teenage songs

Teenage is the best age one lives in one's life - it is carefree, memorable and full of 'first' experiences of every kind. Listening to music is one of the hallmark of teenage and the songs and singers heard and listened to in the teenage become one's lifelong memories.

Even at 60 today, the songs I listened to in my teenage are still my all time favourite - although much to the disgust of my teenage children who think these quite outdated and out of tune compared to their standards and likes. I do not blame them as I also did not like to listen to songs that my father listened to - though I cherish the memories of him playing his 78-RPM vinyl records on his HMS' Gramophone. 

Coming back to my teenage songs, here are some of the best songs of my 'life' when I was young and which I still frequently listen to:

  • Not a second time (The Beatles)
  • You've gotta friend (James Last)
  • Play me (Neil Diamond)
  • You're my world (Tom Jones)
  • Yesterday (The Beatles)
  • Yesterday once more (The Carpenters)
  • Annie's Song (John Denver)
  • Have you ever been mellow (Olivia Newton John) 
  • There's kind of hush (The Carpenters)
  • Faster Than the Speed of Night (Bonnie Tyler)
  • When I'm 64 (The Beatles) - just four more years to go for me!!

As for the instrumentals, I loved and liked The Ventures, Herb Alpert, James Last and of course Paul Mauriat. Some of the my favourite instrumentals are:

  • Love is Blue (Paul Mauriat) - perhaps the best instrumental ever
  • It was a very good year (Herb Alpert)
  • Walk don't run (The Ventures)

Quite old you would say - well yes as old as my youth and teenage. But I treasure these for I grew up listening such songs and many more by these singers. Who do you listen too of your teenage life?

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