Thread: Sounds that make you nostalgic

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    For me......
    Fish aquarium pump
    Church organs
    Vienna horns
    Marching bands
    Florescent light ballast humming
    Water falls
    Cracking sound of a fire
    Crickets chirping at night
    The sound of a basketball game (ie ball bouncing, shoes squeaking)
    A baby trying to talk from the distance in a mall
    The high pitch sound that a CRT makes. (Not sure I can even hear it anymore :()
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      Quote by bassman21
      The high pitch sound that a CRT makes.
      Yesyesyes.

      The granddaughter clock in my parents' house.
      Computer POST beep (and fan starting and disk drive check)
      VCR accepting a tape
      TV static

      I think they are all technology related because those are very distinct sounds that are always the same. Crickets and fires, though big parts of my youth, don't give me that tinge, and I can't decide whether it's because their sounds are irregular, or if they're just less unusual for me to to hear now.
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        90s music.
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          Dial up internet
          90s pop songs
          Old Nokia ringtones
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            Quote by bassman21
            For me......
            Fish aquarium pump
            Church organs
            Vienna horns
            Marching bands
            Florescent light ballast humming
            Water falls
            Cracking sound of a fire
            Crickets chirping at night
            The sound of a basketball game (ie ball bouncing, shoes squeaking)
            A baby trying to talk from the distance in a mall
            The high pitch sound that a CRT makes. (Not sure I can even hear it anymore :()


            90's music
            80's music with synthesysers
            music in the Walt Disney Masterpiece collection mini promos
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              The class-change bell in a school (the "BEEEEEEEP" over the intercom type, which both my junior high and high school had)
              1970's music
              1980's music
              Church music (traditional hymns)
              Music playing on vinyl records
              Arcades
              1980's arcade/video games
              Ice cream trucks (Mister Softee, Jack & Jill, etc.)
              Sesame Street theme/music (especially from the 1970's)
              A model rocket being launched
              The on-board sound of a jet airplane during taxi/take-off (announcements, safety/emergency instructions, the captain telling the flight attendants to "prepare for take-off", the engines throttling up)
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                Quote by Timothy1964
                The class-change bell in a school (the "BEEEEEEEP" over the intercom type, which both my junior high and high school had)
                1970's music
                1980's music
                Church music (traditional hymns)
                Music playing on vinyl records
                Arcades
                1980's arcade/video games
                Ice cream trucks (Mister Softee, Jack & Jill, etc.)
                Sesame Street theme/music (especially from the 1970's)
                A model rocket being launched
                The on-board sound of a jet airplane during taxi/take-off (announcements, safety/emergency instructions, the captain telling the flight attendants to "prepare for take-off", the engines throttling up)


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                  Here's a few more worth mentioning.
                  The mating call sound that toads make at night after a big rain.
                  The sound of the freeway while laying in bed late at night. I don't live near a freeway anymore so I have not herd it from that perspective in some time.
                  Small engine planes and helicopters flying over.
                  A gas furnace or water heater igniting.
                  A/C, water fountain or refrigerator compressor starting up.
                  Wind chimes
                  The sound of a garage door closing.
                  Rapid touch tone (DTMF) phone sounds.

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                  Quote by bassman21
                  The high pitch sound that a CRT makes.
                  Yesyesyes.

                  The granddaughter clock in my parents' house.
                  Computer POST beep (and fan starting and disk drive check)
                  VCR accepting a tape
                  TV static

                  I think they are all technology related because those are very distinct sounds that are always the same. Crickets and fires, though big parts of my youth, don't give me that tinge, and I can't decide whether it's because their sounds are irregular, or if they're just less unusual for me to to hear now.

                  Yes! The boot up sound of an old computer is very nostalgic for me too. So is the sound a old CRT makes when you turn it on.
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                  The on-board sound of a jet airplane during taxi/take-off (announcements, safety/emergency instructions, the captain telling the flight attendants to "prepare for take-off", the engines throttling up)

                  Yes that's a very classic sound. I only flew on a plane once as a kid so it doesn't have much of a nostalgic value for me though.
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                    I don't think music falls into the category Bassman is talking about. For me a few are:

                    Doorbell tone when you walk into old convenience stores.
                    Rain pit pattering.
                    Legos spilling into a bin.
                    Coin dropped into a slot.
                    RC electric car engine noise.
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                      Quote by vkimo
                      I don't think music falls into the category Bassman is talking about. For me a few are:

                      Doorbell tone when you walk into old convenience stores.
                      Rain pit pattering.
                      Legos spilling into a bin.
                      Coin dropped into a slot.
                      RC electric car engine noise.


                      Motor home engine noise
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                        The sounds of 80s music. Like that Liberty Mutual Insurance commercial.
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

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                          Quote by thecrow174
                          The sounds of 80s music. Like that Liberty Mutual Insurance commercial.


                          Or the keyboard intro in Glory of Love
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                            The version I heard never had a keyboard intro. Are you sure that you're not thinking of The Power of Love?
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                              I agree about the door bell sound at convenience stores Vkimo. Yea music in general doesn't count, but the instruments do.
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                              Motor home engine noise

                              A diesel engine idling and the smell of them takes me back to the loading ramp at school.
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                                The sound of popcorn kernels popping in a microwave.
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                                  dot matrix printer
                                  a VCR rewinding or fastforwarding
                                  that sort of whistling sound at the end of the "Ask Mr. Owl" tootsie pop commercial
                                  the rattling of a cassette tape
                                  the scratch and crackle of a record
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                                    Quote by thecrow174
                                    The sound of popcorn kernels popping in a microwave.


                                    Now i hear it iess
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                                      Quote by thecrow174
                                      The version I heard never had a keyboard intro. Are you sure that you're not thinking of The Power of Love?


                                      The song i am talking about was the love theme from Karate Kid part 2 sung by the former band leader of Chicago Peter Catera
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                                        Quote by CruJonesIsTheMan
                                        dot matrix printer
                                        a VCR rewinding or fastforwarding
                                        that sort of whistling sound at the end of the "Ask Mr. Owl" tootsie pop commercial
                                        the rattling of a cassette tape
                                        the scratch and crackle of a record


                                        Music to my ears
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                                          Quote by CruJonesIsTheMan
                                          dot matrix printer

                                          They had them in the office at my elementary school. I remember hearing them printing while waiting to see the principal when I was in trouble. I would be scared that I was going to get the paddled and that sound just resonated with me. Another sound nostalgic for some that was negative for me were rotary phones. I remember the principal dialing our home phone number to get permission to paddle me. Of course the answer was always yes.
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