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Happy Birthday is all I can come up with right now, other than a few Christmas songs.
lol!!! Oh come on, there's got to be at least ONE song that you remember that your parents must have secretly liked via them NOT changing the dial on the radio whenever a certain song came on the radio?
My 13 yr old knows that I dislike new music of today, yet she figured out last summer while riding in the car with me many times to the beach, that I secretly liked that song by Shawn Mendes "There's Nothing Holding Me Back" because of me keeping that song on, as well as turning up the volume to that song, and being the PARENT having control of what music we listen to in the car she figured out... "omg, you like this song mom!!!" lol!!
Well.... My Dad was born in 1913... I don't remember my parents ever listening to music on the farm. I don't remember my Dad even turning on the radio in the car. They may have liked some music from the 30's or 40's but nothing I can recall. I really didn't spend much time "with" my parents growing up. We all worked.
I here ya...my Irish nana was one of 13 siblings living on a farm, who were forced to quit school at 10 years old to work on their family farm in Ireland as well as to eventually at times live/work at another poor family's farm in Ireland..thus why my Nana at 17 years old in 1924 chose to leave Ireland, leave her mom and dad and her 12 siblings for her own quest/journey to have a better life/future for herself living in America...where eventually being our nana, she would tell us stories about living in Ireland, and reminisce about her fond memories of her and her siblings being so happy singing along to Irish songs with their parents when their parents were "liquored up", which is why my siblings and I know all the lyrics to that Irish song "Danny Boy" :)
Sounds like you've got some great memories there Gronk... :)
I am so grateful that I was born in an era prior to cable tv, the internet or video games...where back then we as kids were babysat by our grandparents. where we as kids would listen to our LEGAL immigrant grandparents telling us their happy/tragic stories about what their lives were like living in their home country before coming to America.
In today's world where we're all so busy driving our kids here or there to their many sports and activities, a lot of kids sadly do not have the time to just sit and talk with their grandparents to listen to their grandparents lives/stories.
A week prior to my dad's sudden death, my youngest and I were BLESSED to have spent the entire weekend at my childhood home with my dad because of my home losing power due to a storm, with my husband and older children staying in our city with friends who didn't lose power because of them all having to work that weekend....where my youngest daughter was fortunate to spend that entire weekend with her grandpa just listening(being mesmerized) with her granpa telling her his many stories of back when he was a kid....where sadly because of our busy lives/schedules, my older children never really had the time to just sit and talk alone with their grandpa as their younger sibling did a week before their grandpa's sudden death :(
It's kind of interesting where some of our most cherished memories came from.
My grandparent's generation was the GREATEST generation in our country..... back then they as legal immigrants in our country raised their children to become AMERICANS, but also instilled in their children to always embrace their homelands heritage, to have morals, values and to have a belief in GOD no matter ones religion of choice(my mom was Catholic and my dad was Protestant) and to have an OPEN MIND towards those that WILL disagree with you ....because back then us kids were instilled with the belief that we were ALL Americans being BLESSED to live in this great country.
Back then, it wasn't about diversity. It was about becoming "one people" as a nation. Americans.
We as kids on my street growing up, had a vast diversity of LEGAL immigrants from different countries, where we all knew that our grandparents/parents came to America from another country...but none of us kids back then even knew how to speak our grandparents or parents foreign language, BECAUSE our grandparents/parents only spoke ENGLISH in our homes... because they came to our great country LEGALLY to become Americans to assimilate to our country's way of life/culture.....not to then live in the USA with politicians wanting to "Fundamentally TRANSFORM" the USA into the communist, socialist minded countries that they fled from.
My mum likes anything by Bryan Adams...
I always thought the verse was: "I caught my wife in a 69"
When that song came out, the lyrics bothered me because as a huge fan of Bryan Adams back then, I KNEW he wasn't a teenager BACK in the Summer of 1969 lol!!!!!
Dad likes this tune. I don't mind it too bad myself.
My Mother loved this song, but she never heard Josh Grobin sing it, she passed away quite a few years before he became famous.
My dad always loved the song The Wanderer.... looking back, obviously because of his single days before he met our mother(the love of his life/"his bride").
I never realized how much Ken Wahl in this movie(that I loved when it came out) looked so much like how my dad looked like back then, until my dad recently passed away suddenly, where his siblings gave my sisters and I their many old photos they've had of their brother that were taken of him when he was a young, so handsome single guy.
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I actually remember them humming this one....
My mom was once a ballerina (nothing serious) and I was fortunate that she had many classical music albums. She particularly liked Tchaikovsky. My dad liked music by a band named Bread. I don't consider myself so lucky with that one.
"Swan Lake Suite"
This version of "Moonglow" featured in the movie "Picnic". Beautiful song. (Also one of the sexiest scenes ever put on film.)
I agree. Loved that show and that song, very sexy dancing.
she loves prince. so do i!
Tell Him - Barbara Streisand
I love that song.
My Dad loved the old country singers. Yikes.
Lol...There were some great country singers back in the day. Patsy Cline is considered to be one of the greatest singers of all time. "Crazy" is a beautiful song.
I agree...one of the best. My Dad also liked Buck Owens. I hated country music growing up, but now I like it. lol My Dad would turn over in his grave if he knew that. lol
I didn't like it when I was you either but I blame that on "Hee Haw".
That was really corny! lol
My mom and dad liked a few of the Everly Brothers songs. I think this was their favorite:
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For most of my mother's life, it was not a matter of what was popular, it was whatever was available. This was considered a standard:
''Pennies from Heaven''
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