Welcome to my Spotlight Sunday! Every Sunday I put someONE or someTHING I love IN the Spotlight!

Anyone is welcome to use the idea on their own blog and spotlight whoever or whatever THEY choose, but if you do, please use my lovely graphic that my friend made somewhere in your post to show that the idea came from here! And I would love it if you left the link in my comments, so I could go check out what YOU spotlighted!

Today I have decided to spotlight some of my favorite music from when I was a child, in this case, from baby to before I turned 13. Music has made a strong impact on my life and I can remember loving music since before I could talk. I also think it’s awesome that MTV launched just a couple years before I was born. I grew up watching their Music Videos back when they actually played them! Here’s my list of 10 childhood favorites WITH videos for you to enjoy and maybe reminisce with me!

1) I still LOVE this song and vividly remember dancing to it every time I heard it. I think THIS song made me obsessed with the name “Venus” which is probably why my first screen name at 16 was “Venus001616”. From 1986, “Venus” by Bananarama!

2)Next comes a song that I still don’t know all the lyrics too but I watched the music video over and over on MTV and was in love with the beat. It took me years to realize it wasn’t just a fun song but was actually about very serious issues.

From 1989, “We didn’t start the fire” by Billy Joel 🙂

3)Did any child of the 80’s or 90’s NOT dance to this next one? I remember being over at a friend’s house and jamming to it…and posing, 0f course!

From 1990, “Vogue” by Madonna

4)This song incredibly touched me long before I really even understood the lyrics. I remember just belting this song out along with the diva and just wanting to be like her.

From 1992 or 1993, “Hero” by Mariah Carey

5)I STILL start singing this song when I hear it. This song came out around the time when I was living in Austin and the few nieces I had at the time were staying with us. I remember us all singing along to this song and for some reason, I vividly remember coming home from a summer camp at Hobby Lobby where we made t-shirts, mine with a watermelon on it(lol) and we were listening to this song. I don’t know WHY that pops into my head, but this song makes me feel empowered while also reminding me of great childhood memories!

From the 90’s, “You gotta be” by Des’ree

6)This next song is another one I used to jam out to with my nieces. I HOPE they hear it and still remember it. It had this Jamaican feel for it and I knew I never had all the words right but I had fun pretending I did!

From 1995, “Shy Guy” by Diana King

7)This song was later redone as a country hit, but I never liked that version anywhere near the way I love THIS group’s version. It was romantic and sweet and while you listened to it, you imagined your future Prince Charming that would love you forever.

From the 90’s, “I can love you like that” by All 4 One

8)Now I’m going to flash back to the 80’s for another video I loved as a child. Such a fun video and a fun dance….even today, if you ask me! Only wish I could have found the original music video.

“Walk like an Egyptian” by The Bangles

9)Another classic that, especially as a kid, how could you not love? Little did I know the person singing the song would later emerge as a popular singer that I would come around to liking later in life as well!

“The Loco-motion” by Kylie Minogue

10) One of the longest music videos ever for this next one, but a darn good one! Honestly,my brother had the tape of this album and I used to listen to it over and over in the backyard and dance around like a fool. This song was my absolute favorite and though, with time, I have forgotten parts of it, I USED to know every single word, even the speaking parts. At the time, I loved horror movies, even though she scared me, so this was just a perfect fit for me!

Actually from 1982, BUT still important in my childhood…”Thriller” by Michael Jackson!

I hope you enjoyed this list. My mom actually told me that my favorite song as a little bitty baby was the “Meow Mix” song from the commercial. I didn’t count this in the 10 listed here cause I don’t consider a full fledged song but for those who don’t remember or have never heard it…here’s you a look at the old commercial. 😉

I was such an eclectic lover of music, wasn’t I? 🙂


  1. I remember singing/dancing to You Gotta be…Waterfalls by TLC was another one I remember jumping on the bed singing when we stayed in Austin with you.


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