ne of the most magical aspects of music is its ability to transport us back in time.
Whether it's to a moment when we first discovered our favorite song or a concert we attended with friends, nostalgic music can bring us back to a specific memory in an instant- whether that memory is happy or sad.
As humans, we tend to hold onto negative memories more than positive ones -- so if you're going through something difficult right now and need a reminder of happier times, try listening to some nostalgic tunes! Music can help you remember what was good about your life before things got tough.
Let's dive into some nostalgic toons, guaranteed to bring up fond memories.
Top nostalgic songs to bring up fond memories
We asked our Learners what songs they find nostalgic and why—here's what they had to say:
- Elton John's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" was my first introduction to love as a child. The song was played on the radio all the time, but still holds sentimental value because of how many times I heard it growing up.
- Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" reminds me of how much I used to love listening to music when I was young; this song was one of my favorites!
- Lionel Richie's "Ballerina Girl" takes me back every time because it reminds me of my childhood friend who loved ballet as much as I did. We used to listen together in her room after school every day for hours at a time!
- Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” brings back fond memories because it reminded me of my mom when she would dance around the house while cooking dinner on Saturday nights (she taught me how).
Nostalgia is a powerful tool that can help us connect with our loved ones, without even being in their physical presence.
That’s why many of us treasure the songs we listened to during childhood or adolescence, because they remind us of a simpler time when we had nothing but time and joy on our hands. Next time you have a chance to sit down and reminisce about your past, try listening to some nostalgic music while you do it—you may just find yourself smiling!
If you want to sit back, relax, and listen to some nostalgic music,
check out this class and listen to some of Stevie's best performances and music: Stevie Wonder - His Performances.