In amidst the quarter life crisis, university, work, and every other adulty thing you can think of, there are ways to feel like a kid again for a few minutes. Music is one of the best ways to ignore your woes (and the fact that your electricity bill is due), especially if they’re from a time without worry; childhood. So, go forth, stressheads, and take a step back to the time of pig-tails, Tonka trucks and sandboxes.
Heaven Is A Place On Earth – Belinda Carlisle
There is no doubt that this tune is a classic. Despite being released in the late 80s it still played on the radio from time to time in the 90s and early 00s. Ah, youth and life without the trusty aux cord. You can bet money on the fact that this song will continue to be belted out in the middle of the supermarket, and our future children will be embarrassed when the trolley acts as our dancing partner.
Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!! – Venga Boys
Who knows why we were listening to songs about promiscuity at such a young age, but alas, it added zest to our little personalities. This banger was on one of the Hits For Kids albums and I’m not ashamed to admit that it was played on repeat in my household. And the choice of attire while listening? Stripy turtle neck with purple, rectangular sunnies (#swag.)
Bring It All Back – S Club 7
Whoever doesn’t like S Club 7 is a dirty liar. These guys are the bomb, dance moves and all. Does anyone remember sitting in their room, listening to this bad boy on their first CD player? You were probably dressed in one of those velvet tracksuits, let’s be honest. Absolute classic.
Every Time We Touch – Cascada
The beauty of this song still remains steadfast, even after all this time. At first, you’re serenading whoever’s around with your stellar (or shocking) voice. Next thing you know, you’re fist pumping and jumping from side to side, looking naff in a backpacker’s bar. And excuse me, but Cascada also sings Evacuate The Dancefloor? Heck, since when?
Mambo No. 5 – Lou Bega
Of course this song is on the list, did you expect anything less? We’ve graduated from watching George and Stuart Little dancing on screen to Mambo No. 5, to losing our marbles in clubs when it comes on. The aim nowadays, is to find a nightlife establishment that plays the original song and not a remix with a pointless drop.
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