Let’s cut to the chase: 2016 has been a doozy of a year. No matter how you look at it, a lot more tragedy than fortune filled our feeds than we care to recall.

So we’re not going to do that! While we still have some time left in this abysmal year, we’re going to take a moment to fill your sights with something a bit more pleasant. Take a gander at these childhood photos from some of CBS-FM top artists, plus some silly and weird photos from long ago that will hopefully put a smile on your face.

 

Lil’ Johnny Lennon with his tiny cap on his head.

Headshot portrait of British musician and songwriter John Lennon (1940 -1980), of the pop group The Beatles, as a young boy in a school uniform and cap, c. 1948. (Photo by Pictorial Press/Getty Images)

Headshot portrait of British musician and songwriter John Lennon (1940 -1980), of the pop group The Beatles, as a young boy in a school uniform and cap, c. 1948. (Photo by Pictorial Press/Getty Images)

 

Six-year-old Paul McCartney picking you some “flowers” (they’re probably weeds but mom loved them anyway).

1948: Beatle-to-be Paul McCartney at the age of six in front with his eight-year-old brother Mike (later Mike McGear of the Scaffold). (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

1948: Beatle-to-be Paul McCartney at the age of six in front with his eight-year-old brother Mike (later Mike McGear of the Scaffold). (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

 

Stevie Wonder was cooler than most of us as a young teen.

Popular American musician and singer Stevie Wonder plays the harmonic with one hand, 1963. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Popular American musician and singer Stevie Wonder plays the harmonic with one hand, 1963. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

 

Maybe Ronnie Wood doesn’t like suspenders.

LONDON,UNITED KINGDOM - CIRCA 1951: (EMBARGOED FOR PRINT USAGE UNTIL THURSDAY JULY 2ND 2015) Ronald David Wood (Ronnie Wood) aged 4 in 1951, taken at his home in Whitehorn Avenue, Yiewsley, West London. This previously unseen image will form part of The Rolling Stones - 'Exhibitionism' at London's Saatchi Gallery. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have opened their personal archives and found never before seen photographs of themselves as youngsters. These along with hundreds more rare and unseen images will create the first ever international Rolling Stones exhibition which will open at the Saatchi Gallery in April 2016. (Photo by Property RW/Getty Images)

LONDON,UNITED KINGDOM – CIRCA 1951: Ronald David Wood (Ronnie Wood) aged 4 in 1951, taken at his home in Whitehorn Avenue, Yiewsley, West London.
This previously unseen image will form part of The Rolling Stones – ‘Exhibitionism’ at London’s Saatchi Gallery. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have opened their personal archives and found never before seen photographs of themselves as youngsters. These along with hundreds more rare and unseen images will create the first ever international Rolling Stones exhibition which will open at the Saatchi Gallery in April 2016. (Photo by Property RW/Getty Images)

 

But her sure loves his mom!

LONDON,UNITED KINGDOM - CIRCA 1947: (EMBARGOED FOR PRINT USAGE UNTIL THURSDAY JULY 2ND 2015) Ronnie Wood aged 9 months old (1947) with his mother Elizabeth in Hillingdon, West London. This previously unseen image will form part of The Rolling Stones - 'Exhibitionism' at Londons Saatchi Gallery. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have opened their personal archives and found never before seen photographs of themselves as youngsters. These along with hundreds more rare and unseen images will create the first ever international Rolling Stones exhibition which will open at the Saatchi Gallery in April 2016.(Photo by Property RW/Getty Images)

LONDON,UNITED KINGDOM – CIRCA 1947:  Ronnie Wood aged 9 months old (1947) with his mother Elizabeth in Hillingdon, West London. This previously unseen image will form part of The Rolling Stones – ‘Exhibitionism’ at Londons Saatchi Gallery. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have opened their personal archives and found never before seen photographs of themselves as youngsters. These along with hundreds more rare and unseen images will create the first ever international Rolling Stones exhibition which will open at the Saatchi Gallery in April 2016.(Photo by Property RW/Getty Images)

 

Charlie Watts had style before he ever sat behind a drum set.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - CIRCA 1943: (EMBARGOED FOR PRINT USAGE UNTIL THURSDAY JULY 2ND 2015) A stylish Charles Robert Watts aged 2 with his mother Lillian and father Charles in Piccadilly Circus in 1943. Charlie was known as Charlie Boy- while his dad was called Charlie. This previously unseen image will form part of The Rolling Stones - 'Exhibitionism' at London's Saatchi Gallery. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have opened their personal archives and found never before seen photographs of themselves as youngsters. These along with hundreds more rare and unseen images will create the first ever international Rolling Stones exhibition which will open at the Saatchi Gallery in April 2016. (Photo by Linda Roots/Getty Images)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – CIRCA 1943: A stylish Charles Robert Watts aged 2 with his mother Lillian and father Charles in Piccadilly Circus in 1943. Charlie was known as Charlie Boy- while his dad was called Charlie. This previously unseen image will form part of The Rolling Stones – ‘Exhibitionism’ at London’s Saatchi Gallery. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have opened their personal archives and found never before seen photographs of themselves as youngsters. These along with hundreds more rare and unseen images will create the first ever international Rolling Stones exhibition which will open at the Saatchi Gallery in April 2016. (Photo by Linda Roots/Getty Images)

 

Question: What could possibly be cuter than a nine-year-old Mick Jagger?

DARTFORD,UNITED KINGDOM - CIRCA 1951: (EMBARGOED FOR PRINT USAGE UNTIL THURSDAY JULY 2ND 2015) A school photo of a 9 year old Mick Jagger (1951) at Wentworth Junior County Primary School in his home town Dartford. This previously unseen image will form part of The Rolling Stones - 'Exhibitionism' at Londons Saatchi Gallery. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have opened their personal archives and found never before seen photographs of themselves as youngsters. These along with hundreds more rare and unseen images will create the first ever international Rolling Stones exhibition which will open at the Saatchi Gallery in April 2016. (Photo by Stones Archive/Getty Images)

DARTFORD,UNITED KINGDOM – CIRCA 1951: A school photo of a 9 year old Mick Jagger (1951) at Wentworth Junior County Primary School in his home town Dartford. This previously unseen image will form part of The Rolling Stones – ‘Exhibitionism’ at Londons Saatchi Gallery. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have opened their personal archives and found never before seen photographs of themselves as youngsters. These along with hundreds more rare and unseen images will create the first ever international Rolling Stones exhibition which will open at the Saatchi Gallery in April 2016. (Photo by Stones Archive/Getty Images)

 

Answer: a three-year-old Mick Jagger!

DARTFORD,UNITED KINGDOM - CIRCA 1946: (EMBARGOED FOR PRINT USAGE UNTIL THURSDAY JULY 2ND 2015) Mick Jagger (aged 3) looking smart at home in Brent Lane, Dartford (1946). This previously unseen image will form part of The Rolling Stones - 'Exhibitionism' at Londons Saatchi Gallery. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have opened their personal archives and found never before seen photographs of themselves as youngsters. These along with hundreds more rare and unseen images will create the first ever international Rolling Stones exhibition which will open at the Saatchi Gallery in April 2016. (Photo by Stones Archive/Getty Images)

DARTFORD,UNITED KINGDOM – CIRCA 1946: Mick Jagger (aged 3) looking smart at home in Brent Lane, Dartford (1946). This previously unseen image will form part of The Rolling Stones – ‘Exhibitionism’ at Londons Saatchi Gallery. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have opened their personal archives and found never before seen photographs of themselves as youngsters. These along with hundreds more rare and unseen images will create the first ever international Rolling Stones exhibition which will open at the Saatchi Gallery in April 2016. (Photo by Stones Archive/Getty Images)

 

Before transforming into the mystical creature from space known as David Bowie, he was just a teenage Davy Jones.

3rd March 1965: British pop star Davy Jones before he changed his name to Bowie following the success of the Monkees and their lead singer Davy Jones. (Photo by Potter/Express/Getty Images)

3rd March 1965: British pop star Davy Jones before he changed his name to Bowie following the success of the Monkees and their lead singer Davy Jones. (Photo by Potter/Express/Getty Images)

 

And now for a special and silly bonus!

 

These two monkeys tricking you into thinking they’re babies. P R A N K ! ! !

Wise to the ways of monkeys and photographers, Harry helps Jimmy with his bonnet for the baby pose which is expected in such situations,July 26, 1948. Jimmy and Harry, the latter a Hollywood actor, entertain offstage during the filming of a picture. (AP Photo/Ellis R. Bosworth)

Wise to the ways of monkeys and photographers, Harry helps Jimmy with his bonnet for the baby pose which is expected in such situations,July 26, 1948. Jimmy and Harry, the latter a Hollywood actor, entertain offstage during the filming of a picture. (AP Photo/Ellis R. Bosworth)

 

Baby Laura doesn’t know sharing you social security number is a risk. Identity theft is real!

Tiny Laura Lee Kimbrough of Atlanta, 3 months old, holds her very own Social Security card, Dec. 13, 1963. Laura was given stock by an aunt, and the law says any person owning stock must have a Social Security card. (AP Photo)

Tiny Laura Lee Kimbrough of Atlanta, 3 months old, holds her very own Social Security card, Dec. 13, 1963. Laura was given stock by an aunt, and the law says any person owning stock must have a Social Security card. (AP Photo)

 

This momma cat is feeding some baby squirrels and she doesn’t want you interrupting their meal.

The three strangers crowd mother cat Krip’s one remaining kitten out of position at dinner time in Ocala, Fla. on August 11, 1967. When Krip lost 5 of her kittens at birth she adopted some baby squirrels to fill the empty places. (AP Photo/Harold Valentine)

The three strangers crowd mother cat Krip’s one remaining kitten out of position at dinner time in Ocala, Fla. on August 11, 1967. When Krip lost 5 of her kittens at birth she adopted some baby squirrels to fill the empty places. (AP Photo/Harold Valentine)

 

No breaking into garbage cans for this lil’ raccoon!

Bandit, two-month-old pet racoon of the Don Hastings family of Edwardsville, Ill., has learned to hold his own bottle, as shown June 24, 1968. The motherless racoon had been boarding with the family coon dog and her litter of pups, but the mother dog became ill and could not continue as foster mother, so Bandit had to learn a new mealtime skill. (AP Photo)

Bandit, two-month-old pet racoon of the Don Hastings family of Edwardsville, Ill., has learned to hold his own bottle, as shown June 24, 1968. The motherless racoon had been boarding with the family coon dog and her litter of pups, but the mother dog became ill and could not continue as foster mother, so Bandit had to learn a new mealtime skill. (AP Photo)

 

“DOWN GOES LANGSHAW! DOWN GOES LANGSHAW!”

11-month-old Stephen Williams, left, defeats Martin Langshaw to become the new 'paperweight' champion of Panton Road, Liverpool. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

11-month-old Stephen Williams, left, defeats Martin Langshaw to become the new ‘paperweight’ champion of Panton Road, Liverpool. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

 

This. Seems. Wrong.

13th September 1935: A competitor at a Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs meeting in Margate, Kent has the assistance of his young daughter and 12 month old son. (Photo by Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

13th September 1935: A competitor at a Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs meeting in Margate, Kent has the assistance of his young daughter and 12 month old son. (Photo by Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

 

This. Also. Seems. Wrong.

27th January 1934: An example of the wire cage which East Poplar borough council in London propose to fix to the outside of their tenement windows, so that babies can benefit from fresh air and sunshine. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

27th January 1934: An example of the wire cage which East Poplar borough council in London proposed to fix to the outside of their tenement windows, so that babies can benefit from fresh air and sunshine. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

 

“Why are we not moving?” – dog

circa 1935: A baby and his dog have changed their allegiance, 'Oxford' has been crossed out and 'Cambridge' substituted on the side of his cardboard boat. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

circa 1935: A baby and his dog have changed their allegiance, ‘Oxford’ has been crossed out and ‘Cambridge’ substituted on the side of his cardboard boat. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

 

We shall call this photo, “Beginnings of a Sibling Rivalry”

23rd May 1933: A young boy cries as his sister mischeviously showers him from a watering can. (Photo by Norman Smith/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

23rd May 1933: A young boy cries as his sister mischeviously showers him from a watering can. (Photo by Norman Smith/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

 

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