Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Music Love


I am in a downloading frenzy!! I am downloading music like crazy! Every type of music that I have ever LOVED...Ever.

1984-"Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor-My brother Sean owned this 45 and we listened to it all of the time when we were hanging out in our basement. We'd alternate this record with "Its Only Rock and Roll To Me" by Billy Joel and "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler and then play some floor hockey!

1986-"Sugar, Sugar" by the Archies-My childhood friend had an outstanding oldies collection and this was our favorite. We'd get down in the basement as we played school or Barbies.

1989-"Look Away" by Chicago-I am sure I danced in my junior high lunchroom with some boy. Nothing says teenage puppy love like slow songs and the fry line. It is such a pop-dramatic song. It is a terrifically guilty pleasure.

1990-"Goodnight, My Someone" sung by Shirley Jones. I saw The Music Man on television for the first time. I fell in love with Shirley Jones and the music! I never got tired of watching it. I think I was the only person who ever rented it at our local video store.

1992-"The River" by Garth Brooks-I know I have stated my disdain for country music, but Garth holds a special place for me. I really liked him back then. I had, like, three tapes! (Still do). I downloaded several other Garth songs, but this one is funny because my high school health teacher used to play it for us about once a week. I think we were supposed to feel inspired to exercise and abstain.

1994-"Star Wars Disco"-My friend Janelle and I tapped danced a routine at a recital to this underloved disco classic. Nostalgia at its best. Now that I am taking a tap class again, maybe I will break this routine out for guests. KIDDING!

1995-"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Gladys Knight and the Pips-This was the year that I began my love affair with Motown women and their songs. Now, that I think about it, I believe that this song should be added to my karaoke set. Awesome. I don't want to say it is better than Marvin Gaye's but it is my favorite version.

1997-"Bittersweet" by Big Head Todd and the Monsters-If I heard it once in the halls of my sorority house, I heard it 1,000 times. I didn't need to own the CD because it was always being played somewhere in the house.

2003-"Bridge Over Troubled Water" sung by Clay Aiken-I had a bit of an unhealthy obsession with Mr. Aiken that spring. I was mildly addicted to American Idol and took great offense and questioned people's character if they liked Ruben more then Clay.

2004-"You Can't Stop the Beat" Hairspray, the Musical-This is my first and only musical that I saw in New York when I went to visit. It was hard to stay in my chair during the musical numbers. This one is especially is a tune where I want to get up and shake it and shimmy!

2005-"Heat of the Moment" by Asia-After seeing "40 Year-Old Virgin", I had to rush home and get this sweet one. It is so pop-terrific in the car. It is one that needs to be played loud, often, and sung to in your best 80's pop star voice...don't be afraid to pump your fist...but only at red lights to get the proper effect from you audience (the car to your right).

The list could go on and on.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is nuts
ja

Kelly said...

I love the Music Man music but the best song is Marian the Librarian!

I look forward to reading your words everyday and then relay them to Jeff.

Good to hear your adventures!