I recently was hanging out with some teens who were reminiscing about the TV of their youth (Spongebob Square Pants.) I turned on The Voice later that day and began reminiscing about the music of my youth.
The first album I remember hearing was Elton John’s Yellow Brick Road. My cousins owned the album and played it the entire time we were at their house up in New York.
The first album I owned was Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors. I remember watching General Hospital and Scotty Baldwin playing the album, which of course made me want to own it! The music from that album is classic and can be played over and over in my opinion.
During my high school years, I think I was more into songs instead of full albums. Every time I hear Billy Joel’s My Life, I become that rebellious teenager that kept playing that song over and over claiming my independence. You can hear that song and many more of Billy Joel’s hits on his album The essential Billy Joel.
What better way to relive the music of your youth than by checking out the Library’s music collection. I know I have been surprised at the number of albums I could find to reminisce about the good old times. What are some of the songs and albums of your youth that take you back into time?