The song that most takes me back to childhood is Aaron Carter’s cover of I Want Candy. I know, I know, as if you’d chose this over Spice Girls. Honestly, I never got into them as much as other people. I was on the cusp of getting into pop music at that time (being only 6 or 7) and I never had their album. Instead, mum got me my first completion CD – “Barbie Slumber Party Mix”. This song was on it, and got a lot of plays.
Also on the CD mix was Steps – 5, 6, 7, 8, *Nsync – It’s Gonna Be Me, S Club 7 – Bring it All Back (a close contender for this title!) and Len – Steal My Sunshine. It may have been released under a cheesy name, but this mix is still pretty cool for 90s nostalgia. (Yes, I may have just spent 25 minutes tracking down all the songs and making a playlist. Don’t judge me!).
The song the defines my teenage years is an easy pick – Simple Plan’s “Perfect”. It was the first song that really got me and my teenage angst. Plus, these guys were the first band I ever saw in concert. I remember almost my whole year level went and it’s all we could talk about for the next week. Such an awesome show.
Hmmm, a song that defines my college years. I think I’m going to have to go with Taylor Swift’s Teardrops on My Guitar. Although comparatively late compared to everyone in the US, I was one of the first to discover her all the way over in Australia, and this was her first song I got into. I remember going to her concert and it was so small and intimate that there was maybe 300 people at most there. By the time she came out the following year, she’d filled up a whole stadium. It’s pretty awesome to know I was there before all that. Look how close I was!
What songs define you?