Top 10 Most Memorable Sounds From Your Childhood

Isn't it amazing how just a brief snippet of a tune or the start-up chime of an old game console can instantly transport you back to simpler times? Those were the days when the smallest things felt like grand adventures and when each day held the potential for a new discovery. Whether it's the unmistakable theme from your favorite Saturday morning cartoon, the jingle from a beloved commercial, or even the chirp of a dial-up internet connecting (oh, the patience we had back then!), certain sounds are just hardwired into our memories. But which ones stand out the most for you?
The Top Ten
1 "Coming soon to own on video and DVD"

It used to play at the beginning of a lot of the movies I liked when I was little, like Toy Story.

YES! I love watching the trailers on older movies just for this!

I forgot about this sound until I came onto this list.

2 20th Century Fox Music 20th Century Studios is an American film studio which is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company. The studio is located in Los Angeles and was formerly known as 20th Century Fox before Disney bought Fox on March 20th, 2019.

Ahh, watching movies like Rio and that theme playing, so theatrical. Especially when you had the TV turned up all the way, it felt as if you were right in the theater.

Too bad Disney took over.
I know this is still played on occasion, but still...

Definitely, memories of this playing in the living room all the time!

3 THX Deep Note

This was an absolute nightmare for me as a kid because I hated loud noises. And I don't know why, but the logo made it worse. I think it's a cool sound now but still weird.

I remember as a very young kid, I'd be scared if I was all alone watching TV and then the THX logo came on. But now, I think it's cool.

Played at the beginning of movies like Finding Nemo. It was slightly scary but really nostalgic nonetheless.

4 Windows XP Startup Sound

To be honest, the sounds used to terrify me, but Windows XP was the first computer OS I've ever used. My very first computer was a Windows XP, my first laptop was a Windows XP, and all of the school computers were on Windows XP up until around 2011.

Ah yes, I miss Windows XP. Windows 10 is stupid.

I used Windows XP up until late-mid 2016.

5 PlayStation Startup Sound

I used to play Spyro all of the time, so this startup was a pretty big part of my early childhood as well.

Crash Bandicoot and Final Fantasy were my favorite games on the PS1. I miss playing them.

This is the time where you have to beg to God, close your eyes, and hope the game will load.

6 PS2 Startup Sound

This and the RSOD both used to scare me when I was really little, but it was the first console I ever played.

7 Nickelodeon Jingle Nickelodeon is an American basic cable and satellite television network launched on December 1, 1977, and is owned by Viacom through Viacom Media Networks and based in New York City.
8 Arthur Intro Theme
9 DreamWorks Opening

Oh yeah, always seen this before movies.

No words are required for this.

10 Universal Studios Theme
The Contenders
11 Disney Channel Jingle
12 Star Wars Theme

Most of the sounds I remember from my youth were before most things on your list.

How can anyone not remember this?

13 Super Mario Bros. Theme Song
14 PBS Kids Jingle
15 Wii Sports Theme

This game came with my Wii when I got it and it was really fun, though I liked Wii Sports Resort better.

Yep, I don't play Wii Sports because it had terrible controls.

I love this song. So happy, so upbeat, so nostalgic.

16 Paramount Feature Presentation

This and any other logo-related sounds take me back to when I was a "logo kid" in the late 2000s/early 2010s.

17 Pac-Man "Wakka Wakka"
18 "You Wouldn't Steal a Car" (Anti-Piracy Video)

The "Coming soon to own on video and DVD" listing reminded me of this. It was so creepy that it made us not want to ever steal movies. It even still gives me the chills today, probably because the sounds are still as scary as before, and the nostalgic memory I have of it puts me a little on edge. Who feels me?

19 GameCube Logo Sound
20 Kim Possible Ringtone Kimberly Ann "Kim" Possible is a fictional character who appears in the animated television series Kim Possible, voiced by American actress Christy Carlson Romano.

I still remember the beep and the lyrics. It's my favourite theme song for now.

21 Wii Menu Music

Yeah, the Wii menu music brings back a lot of memories.

I think it was the first console I ever had of my own.

22 Wii Shop Channel Music

I used to just look at games, wishing I could put money into the machine and buy them. Sometimes I would just download demos.

I didn't use it much, but that music definitely brings back some memories.

23 "Coming Soon to Theaters"
24 Xbox Startup Sound

Brings back memories when I played Minecraft back in like 2014.

I loved playing on my dad's old Xbox growing up.

25 Wii U Menu Music

I think wii menu music is more appropriate here.

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