High school. In mid to late 80’s. The years of New Wave. Big hair. Shiny suits. Skinny ties. Lots of great bands, despite the fashion disasters.
I listened to a little bit of everything. Souixsie Souix and the Banshees. Talking Heads. Men Without Hats. Van Halen. Huey Lewis and the News. The Indigo Girls. The Cars. Flock of Seagulls. Heart. Michael Jackson. Animal Logic. U2. Midnight Oil. Aerosmith. Dokken. Metallica. 10,000 Maniacs. Miami Sound Machine. Billy Joel. Elton John. Paul McCartney. Amy Grant. Ray Charles. Eddie Money. Toto. Journey. Survivor. The Police. Fleetwood Mac. Stevie Nicks. Stevie Wonder. The Fat Boys. Run DMC. Genesis. Mike and the Mechanics. Lionel Richie. Eddie Grant. UB40. The Bangles. The Go-Gos. Howard Johnson. Queen. Def Leppard. Level 42. Peter Gabriel. Echo and the Bunnymen. Suzanne Vega. Bryan Adams. Yes. Living Colour. Herb Alpert. Janet Jackson. Foreigner. Peter Cetera. Chicago. The Alan Parsons Project. The Moody Blues. George Harrison. Stevie Ray Vaughn. George Thorogood and the Destroyers. B.B. King. Albert Lee. John Lee Hooker. Don Henley. Glenn Frey. Madonna. Cyndi Lauper. “Weird Al” Yankovic. Devo. The Eurythmics. Annie Lennox. Simply Red. The Cure. The Dead Kennedys. Frank Zappa. Kenny Loggins. Debbie Gibson. David Bowie. Billy Idol. Duran Duran. Baltimora. Asia. And tons more.
If I could listen to them, I would. Anything that could show up on MTV would sooner or later find itself in my rotation. And if it was not on MTV and someone I knew was listening to it, I was always willing to give it a try.
This song was one of my favorites, even though most of my friends were unfamiliar with it. I loved the story it told and the fact that it sounded like something my gran would have sung if given the chance.
Day 1: Your favorite song.
Day 2: A song that makes you cry.
Day 3: A song that makes you dance.
Day 4: Your favorite male singer.
Day 5: Your favorite female singer.
Day 6: Your favorite band.
Day 7: One band/singer you’re ashamed to admit you like.
Day 8: One band/singer whose popularity you will never understand.
Day 9: A song that reminds you of an ex.
Day 10: A song that reminds you of your father.
Day 11: A song that reminds you of your mother.
Day 12: A song that makes you want to have sex.
Day 13: A song you sing in the shower.
Day 14: A song from the year you were born.
Day 15: A song you liked in high school.
Day 16: The first song in your mp3 folder.
Day 17: The last song in your mp3 folder.
Day 18: An instrumental song you like.
Day 19: Your favorite love song.
Day 20: Your favorite breakup song.
Day 21: A song that makes you want to break stuff.
Day 22: Your favorite song from a movie.
Day 23: Your favorite duet.
Day 24: Your favorite cover song.
Day 25: Your favorite song from 2010 (so far)
Day 26: Your favorite music video.
Day 27: One song in your mp3 folder you’re pretty sure no one else has.
Day 28: One song that needs to never be played again.
Day 29: One song that gives you the creeps.
Day 30: A song you’d like played at your funeral.