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11 Songs From Childhood No Canadian Will Ever Be Able To Forget

Reminders of a simpler time.

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1. ♫ Don't you put it in your mouth...

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...Though it might look good to eat and it might look good to taste!

If you were a Canadian child in the '90s, you were treated to two blue monsters, a talking beet, and a lion warning you against the dangers of putting foreign objects in your mouth.

It's a lifelong lesson, really.

2. ♫ Skinnamarinky dinky dink, skinnamarinky doo...

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...I love you!

Oh yes, you probably wore out your Sharon, Lois, and Bram cassette tapes and you drove your parents crazy asking them to sing "Skinnamarink" with you... WITH THE ACTIONS.

3. ♫ Hey! It's Franklin...

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...Coming over to play!

Back when Franklin was hand-drawn (as it should be) you probably knew every word of the intro to your favourite turtle's theme song.


4. ♫ Reach for the sky-ee-iiii...

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...And hold your head up high. For tonight, and every night, you're a superstar.

You probably have memories of this blaring through the speakers at your neighbourhood Jellybean Dance.

5. ♫ Polka dot door, the polka dot door...

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...Let's peek through the polka dot door.♫

This song heralded one of the best costumed-dramas a four-year-old could find.

(And by costumed, I mean one of the grown-ass adults dressing up as Polkaroo.)

6. ♫ Are you ready? Are you ready?

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...Are you ready to clown around?

YES, WE ARE READY TO CLOWN AROUND. Bring it on, Loonette! We've been working on our clock stretch.

7. ♫ You are the girl...

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...Of my dreams. Babeh.

Whether you were into Canada's boy band or not, you undoubtably were subjected to their "smash hit" over and over and over again.


8. ♫ Na na, na na na, hey hey...

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...Carry me away!

The lyrics may have not have been genius, but they still enticed you to want to sail away on this high-school cruise ship. (Or maybe it was young Ryan Gosling who enticed you. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)

9. ♫ I know it's up for me ...

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...If you steal my sunshine.♫

Chances are, this totally sounds like your summer of '99.

10. ♫ Sandwiches are beautiful, sandwiches are fine...

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...I like sandwiches, I eat them all the time.

If you want an immediate dose of nostalgia, Fred Penner is still (thankfully) around and still singing about sandwiches.

11. ♫ Four hugs a day, that's the minimum...

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...four hugs a day, not the maximum!

Right next to your Sharon, Lois, and Bram cassette was probably a Charlotte Diamond cassette. At least you knew the minimum daily hug requirement by heart.