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post Jun 21 2016, 07:04 PM
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This is a question I've given more and more thought in the last couple of years - certainly as my own tastes and avenues for discovering new music are getting a bit 'older', so to speak. I've certainly found myself gravitating towards the music my parents played when we were growing up. These include, but are not limited to:

- Dire Straits, more specifically the 'Brothers in Arms' album which my dad always had on during long car trips when we were little. 'Why Worry' in particular always makes me go a bit misty eyed.
- Phil Collins, 'But Seriously', again, another long car journey stereo staple of my dad's. Big bombastic 80s production, what's not to love?
- The Beatles, largely through my mum who loved them as a teenager.
- Simon & Garfunkel, and also the 'Graceland' era of Paul Simon's solo career
- The Corrs (as de rigeur for any part Celtic family in the late 90s)
- Mary Black (an Irish folk singer)
- Enya (both my parents are fans)
- ABBA (I remember Mum buying and playing 'Gold' a lot at the time of their 1999 renaissance)
- Chas & Dave (my dad mainly. "That's What I Like Mick" he likes especially)
- Boney M (Mum had a budget release 'best of' of theirs which was always on the stereo)

So there's my list of sorts...what's yours?


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post Jun 21 2016, 07:22 PM
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Shania Twain, Celine Dion, Meatloaf, bonjovi laugh.gif

I do love a bit of Shania and Celine though.
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post Jun 21 2016, 07:27 PM
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Tons and tons and tons of 80's music. My dad likes the 80's alt the Cure-sounding music so I gravitated towards that for a good two and a half years of my life
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post Jun 21 2016, 07:33 PM
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i remember growing up listening to a lot of reggae

bob marley, ub40, etc

carol king, too, and rod steuart (i remember listening to those 2 artists on vinyl)

strange how music tastes change. today i don't like any of that stuff, and prefer to listen to pop/ rock
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post Jun 21 2016, 07:35 PM
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I loved mum n dads music as a kid, then rebelled against it as a teen, then cme back to lovin it

Roy orbison
Beatles
Elvis

Of course there wasnt that much of a generation gap as mum was 19 and dad 20 when i was born so they liked current 60s music as i got into it too age 5 6 7 and obsessing for the charts from age 10 laugh.gif
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post Jun 21 2016, 07:48 PM
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My Dad was into a lot of the 70s-80s alternative rock stuff, bits of which I got into, others not so much. Either I didn't make an effort to actively listen to all of it or I just wasn't too into it. He did give me some of his R.E.M. CDs which I was grateful for because I really got into them (although it's been a while since I've listened to them). We also had a few other artists in common later on, but right now I listen to a lot of things that would probably have brought him close to vomiting (e.g. some of the electronic stuff I'm into).

My mum isn't really into music anymore but she used to listen to things like Norah Jones, Katie Melua, Joss Stone and UB40. She used to call 'Red Wine' by UB40 her favourite song.

My parents went to see The Sugarcubes together before I was born which is really cool now that I'm a fan of Björk's. My Dad said that Björk threw him a rose haha.
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post Jun 21 2016, 08:04 PM
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My parents liked Irish country and traditional Irish music. I had to find my own way.
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post Jun 21 2016, 08:04 PM
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QUOTE(Mattias @ Jun 21 2016, 08:48 PM) *
My Dad was into a lot of the 70s-80s alternative rock stuff, bits of which I got into, others not so much. Either I didn't make an effort to actively listen to all of it or I just wasn't too into it. He did give me some of his R.E.M. CDs which I was grateful for because I really got into them (although it's been a while since I've listened to them). We also had a few other artists in common later on, but right now I listen to a lot of things that would probably have brought him close to vomiting (e.g. some of the electronic stuff I'm into).

My mum isn't really into music anymore but she used to listen to things like Norah Jones, Katie Melua, Joss Stone and UB40. She used to call 'Red Wine' by UB40 her favourite song.

My parents went to see The Sugarcubes together before I was born which is really cool now that I'm a fan of Björk's. My Dad said that Björk threw him a rose haha.



hey my mother said that too, about red red wine being her fave song.

she had the regular version, and also the extended one- couldn't stand it personally, any of ub40.. just not my style at all
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post Jun 21 2016, 08:06 PM
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Anything and everything really, but some standouts were Shania Twain, Celine, Sheryl Crow and Anastacia. All from my Mum.
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post Jun 21 2016, 08:13 PM
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In the late 60's, Jim Reeves, Moira Anderson, Matt Monro, Perry Como.
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post Jun 21 2016, 08:17 PM
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Mum - Carpenters, Simply Red, Phil Collins
Dad - Elvis and all 50s rock and roll (I was named after Rick Nelson...), country music, classical
Sister - Pet Shop Boys, Take That, Enigma, Ace of Base, The Corrs
Brother - 90s dance stuff like Urban Cookie Collective, N-Trance

I think this is why I pretty much like everything but I was more influenced by my older brother/sister. My general taste is pretty much a combination of those two.


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post Jun 21 2016, 08:21 PM
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My dad brought me up on bands like Oasis and Coldplay, whilst with my mum it was more 90s dance music. Have retained a love for all of that!
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post Jun 21 2016, 08:32 PM
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My dad tried getting me into The Beatles at a young age but it didn't really get very far, I was bought my first CD (S Club 7) at about 4 so most of my early music memories come from that! My mum generally likes singer/songwriter type music though and my dad is more indie leaning.
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post Jun 21 2016, 08:34 PM
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Oh lord my parents music taste...

My dad loves Tina Turner but listens to bands like Blondie, The Jam and The Clash and in terms of now he likes Maroon 5 (I think) and maybe Bastille (He sings Pompeii a lot). My mum is Robbie Williams (#modgoals @Jadey) , Boyzone, Westlife, etc...
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post Jun 21 2016, 08:57 PM
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The songs I remember the most from my early childhood due to repeated plays are:

Enya-Orinico Flow
Kate Bush-Wuthering Heights
Beach Boys-God Only Knows
Drifters-Up On The Roof
Carpenters-Close To You
Heaven 17-Temptation
Communards-Don't Leave Me This Way

I also inherited my love of Billy Joel and David Bowie from them but they were more from my pre adolescent years.
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post Jun 21 2016, 09:00 PM
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QUOTE(Cameron @ Jun 21 2016, 09:34 PM) *
Oh lord my parents music taste...

My dad loves Tina Turner but listens to bands like Blondie, The Jam and The Clash and in terms of now he likes Maroon 5 (I think) and maybe Bastille (He sings Pompeii a lot). My mum is Robbie Williams (#modgoals @Jadey) , Boyzone, Westlife, etc...

laugh.gif oh yes my parents are ridiculously huge fans of Robbie as well! Take That in general really kink.gif
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post Jun 21 2016, 09:17 PM
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Texas, Alanis, Madonna, Oasis, ABBA.
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post Jun 21 2016, 09:19 PM
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My dad loves the Beatles, and quite a lot of alt-leaning stuff and opera, yet he still finds room for stuff like Soulja Boy, Flo Rida and Avenged Sevenfold on his iPod mellow.gif I feel I got my...wide music taste from him. Definitely more so than my mum, who ideally sticks to soul and r'n'b, always the genre I'm least keen on.

My sister is generally urban, with a hint of indie and my brother is an all out metalhead, his favourite bands include Cannibal Corpse (don't look up their song titles), so I have had to find my own way quite a lot!
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post Jun 21 2016, 09:23 PM
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I found my own music taste from a very early age instead of just listening to what my parents did, but I remember loving 'Tribute' by Tenacious D from my dad (mainly for the video but as a result I ended up enjoying the song) and Robbie Williams from my mum.

If your mum doesn't listen to Robbie, is she really your mum?
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QUOTE(Cameron @ Jun 21 2016, 09:34 PM) *
Oh lord my parents music taste...

My dad loves Tina Turner but listens to bands like Blondie, The Jam and The Clash and in terms of now he likes Maroon 5 (I think) and maybe Bastille (He sings Pompeii a lot). My mum is Robbie Williams (#modgoals @Jadey) , Boyzone, Westlife, etc...


Yea I have memories of my dad making me sit and watch that Tina Turner film with him blink.gif I think maybe I do get my taste from him though in terms of the 70s punk stuff he listens to laugh.gif Like Cameron said, our mum is v much into the old boybands and the likes of Michael Buble and Adele, she does like Meatloaf too :')

They never really made me and Cameron listen to that growing up though, we always had the pop music channels on and the compilation albums, S Club 7, Shakira and Atomic Kitten were our faves angel.gif


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