What a great idea from Kate! her list is here: http://katetakes5.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/listography-top-5-songs-i-grew-up-to.html
My five are:
1. A new England by Kirsty MacColl. I love Kirsty and have done since I heard this, aged nine!
2. Whitney Houston (RIP) - I wanna dance with somebody
3. Whiskey in the Jar!!
4. Madonna, believe it or not! I used to love this song and recall specifically buying Smash Hits once because it had these words in it....
5. Elvis. I grew up on a strict Elvis diet! I think this one is my favourite.
Wow, what a great trip down Memory Lane (at the end of Cringeworthy Avenue). My 25-year long affair with the Levellers didn't start until I was in my teens, so you've been spared!