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Monday, September 19, 2005

Music fun

According to Alicia, we're all supposed to go to this site, scroll down to the bottom and click on the year we graduated from high school. You'll get a list of the top 100 songs from that year. You're supposed to bold the ones you like, underline your favorite, and cross out the ones that send you running for cover.

1. Physical, Olivia Newton-John
2. Eye Of The Tiger, Survivor
3. I Love Rock N' Roll, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
4. Ebony And Ivory, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
5. Centerfold, J. Geils Band

6. Don't You Want M, Human League
7. Jack And Diane, John Cougar (I like John Cougar sometimes, but songs about teen sex just tick me off.)
8. Hurts So Good, John Cougar (so do co-dependant diatribes)
9. Abracadabra, Steve Miller Band
10. Hard To Say I'm Sorry, Chicago
11. Tainted Love, Soft Cell

12. Chariots Of Fire, Vangelis
13. Harden My Heart, Quarterflash (too bitter)
14. Rosanna, Toto
15. I Can't Go For That, Daryl Hall and John Oates

16. 867-5309 (Jenny), Tommy Tutone
17. Key Largo, Bertie Higgins
18. You Should Hear How She Talks About You, Melissa Manchester
19. Waiting For A Girl Like You, Foreigner
20. Don't Talk To Strangers, Rick Springfield
21. The Sweetest Thing, Juice Newton

22. Always On My Mind, Willie Nelson
23. Shake It Up, Cars
24. Let It Whip, Dazz Band
25. We Got The Beat, Go-Go's
26. The Other Woman, Ray Parker Jr.
27. Turn Your Love Around, George Benson
28. Sweet Dreams, Air Supply
29. Only The Lonely, Motels

30. Who Can It Be Now?, Men At Work (Finally!!!)
31. Hold Me, Fleetwood Mac
32. Eye In The Sky, Alan Parsons Project
33. Let's Groove, Earth, Wind and Fire
34. Open Arms, Journey
(Can I cross this one out twice?)
35. Leader Of The Band, Dan Fogelberg (Sappy)
36. Leather And Lace, Stevie Nicks and Don Henley (Stupid)
37. Even The Nights Are Better, Air Supply
38. I've Never Been To Me, Charlene
(Ridiculous feminist backwash)
39. '65 Love Affair, Paul Davis
40. Heat Of The Moment, Asia
41. Take It Easy On Me, Little River Band
42. Pac-man Fever, Buckner and Garcia
43. That Girl, Stevie Wonder
44. Private Eyes, Daryl Hall and John Oates
45. Trouble, Lindsey Buckingham (???)
46. Making Love, Roberta Flack
47. Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me, Juice Newton
48. Young Turks, Rod Stewart

49. Freeze-frame, J. Geils Band
50. Keep The Fire Burnin', REO Speedwagon
51. Do You Believe In Love, Huey Lewis and The News (I am soooo close to crossing this one out.)
52. Cool Night, Paul Davis
53. Caught Up In You, 38 Special

54. Why Do Fools Fall In Love?, Diana Ross
55. Love In The First Degree, Alabama
56. Hooked On Classics, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (??? Seriously?)
57. Wasted On The Way, Crosby, Stills and Nash
58. Think I'm In Love, Eddie Money
59. Love Is In Control, Donna Summer
60. Personally, Karla Bonoff
61. One Hundred Ways, Quincy Jones
62. Blue Eyes, Elton John
63. Our Lips Are Sealed, Go-Go's
64. You Could Have Been Wih Me, Sheena Easton

65. You Can Do Magic, America
66. Did It In A Minute, Daryl Hall and John Oates
67. I Ran, A Flock Of Seagulls
68. Somebody's Baby, Jackson Browne
69. Oh No, Commodores
70. Take It Away, Paul McCartney
71. It's Gonna Take A Miracle, Deneice Williams (???)
72. Love Will Turn You Around, Kenny Rogers
73. Don't Stop Bellevin', Journey
74. Comin' In And Out Of Your Life, Barbra Streisand
75. Gloria, Laura Branigan
76. Empty Garden, Elton John
77. Yesterday's Songs, Neil Diamond
78. Crimson And Clover, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

79. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Police (My favorite only because the list isn't so great.)
80. Here I Am, Air Supply (Ick...too much Air Supply on this list. What a lousy year for music.)
81. I Keep Forgettin', Michael Mcdonald
82. Get Down On It, Kool and The Gang
83. Any Day Now, Ronnie Milsap
84. Make A Move On Me, Olivia Newton-John
85. Take My Heart, Kool and The Gang
86. Mirror Mirror, Diana Ross
87. Vacation, Go-Go's

88. (Oh) Pretty Woman, Van Halen
89. Should I Do It, Pointer Sisters
90. Hot In The City, Billy Idol (Three out of 100!?!?!)
91. Kids In America, Kim Wilde
92. Man On Your Mind, Little River Band

93. What's Forever For, Michael Murphy
94. Waiting On A Friend, Rolling Stones
95. Do I Do, Stevie Wonder
96. Working For The Weekend, Loverboy

97. Goin' Down, Greg Guidry
98. Arthur's Theme, Christopher Cross (I know the drummer from this album. Great drummer, great guy...still not my cup of tea.)
99. Through The Years, Kenny Rogers
100. Edge Of Seventeen, Stevie Nicks

In case you lost count, I crossed out 64 and liked only 3. The rest I'm either iffy on or I can't remember them.

So by now, I s'pose you are wondering who I was listening to in high school: definitely the Police, and it seems like I was also listening to Pet Shop Boys. But then, my pal Virg used to slip me cassette tapes mixed from her import albums during homeroom, so I may have been exposed to some of the European bands before they were technically available in the U.S. I also listened to Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Little Feat, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and a lot of 50s and 60s rock. I was totally counter-culture. At least, I thought I was.



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