Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Rockin' Top Songs Meme

First: Comment to Virginia Gal – Nope, can’t afford a Burberry scarf . . . my dad had a scarf with a similar pattern for years, which I co-opted several years ago. The plaid colors are the same though. . .

Second . . .

The rules: go over to Music Outfitters (http://www.musicoutfitters.com/resources.htm)
to find the list of the top 100 songs from the year you graduated from high school. Bold the ones you like(d), strikeout the ones you don't. The ones you've never heard of or can't remember anything about, leave alone. If you don’t have a blog, just throw the stuff in my comments – I trust you.

Now, I didn’t follow the rules . . . I bolded all of the songs that I associate with happy memories – whether it was dancing around in my room, or happy social moments and fun associations. It doesn’t mean that the song was any good, but it means that just thinking about the circumstances around the song brings a happy glow to my heart.

Bonus points if I can still sing some of the words . . . which I can do with most of them. Yes, I was totally into the Top 40 pop & R&B in those days . . . so sue me!

So without further ado, the top 100 songs of . . . 1987!

1. Walk Like An Egyptian, Bangles
2. Alone, Heart
3. Shake You Down, Gregory Abbott
4. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me), Whitney Houston (Was never really a fan)
5. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now, Starship
6. C'est La Vie, Robbie Nevil
7. Here I Go Again, Whitesnake (Gotta love the video - a hairband classic!)
8. The Way It Is, Bruce Hornsby and the Range (Was a resident of the town where I want to college and I actually saw him a few times . . . not met, but saw)
9. Shakedown, Bob Seger
10. Livin' On A Prayer, Bon Jovi (Can't diss Bon Jovi!)
11. La Bamba, Los Lobos
12. Everybody Have Fun Tonight, Wang Chung
13. Don't Dream It's Over, Crowded House
14. Always, Atlantic Starr
15. With Or Without You, U2
16. Looking For A New Love, Jody Watley
17. Head To Toe, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
18. I Think We're Alone Now, Tiffany
19. Mony Mony, Billy Idol
20. At This Moment, Billy Vera and The Beaters (Remember the connection to Family Ties?)
21. Lady In Red, Chris De Burgh
22. Didn't We Almost Have It All, Whitney Houston
23. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, U2
24. I Want Your Sex, George Michael
25. Notorious, Duran Duran
26. Only In My Dreams, Debbie Gibson
27. (I've Had) The Time Of My Life, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (Dirty Dancing! Movie of all time!)
28. The Next Time I Fall, Peter Cetera and Amy Grant (I admit it . . . I loved Peter Cetera. Yes, that's sad . . .)
29. Lean On Me, Club Nouveau
30. Open Your Heart, Madonna
31. Lost In Emotion, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
32. (I Just) Died In Your Arms, Cutting Crew
33. Heart And Soul, T'pau
34. You Keep Me Hangin' On, Kim Wilde
35. Keep Your Hands To Yourself, Georgia Satellites (This was/is the most simple rockin' song to me . . .)
36. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me), Aretha Franklin and George Michael
37. Control, Janet Jackson
38. Somewhere Out There, Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram (I got so sick of this song)
39. U Got The Look, Prince
40. Land Of Confusion, Genesis
41. Jacob's Ladder, Huey Lewis and The News
42. Who's That Girl, Madonna
43. You Got It All, Jets
44. Touch Me (I Want Your Body), Samantha Fox (Cheesy as heck, but fun!)
45. I Just Can't Stop Loving You, Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett
46. Causing A Commotion, Madonna
47. In Too Deep, Genesis
48. Let's Wait Awhile, Janet Jackson
49. Hip To Be Square, Huey Lewis and the News
50. Will You Still Love Me?, Chicago
51. Little Lies, Fleetwood Mac
52. Luka, Suzanne Vega
53. I Heard A Rumour, Bananarama
54. Don't Mean Nothing, Richard Marx (One of the girls in my college dorm l*o*v*e*d this guy . . . posters everywhere, fan club membership, the works!)
55. Songbird, Kenny G
56. Carrie, Europe
57. Don't Disturb This Groove, System
58. La Isla Bonita, Madonna
59. Bad, Michael Jackson (Although, I enjoyed the Weird Al version, Fat, much better)
60. Sign 'O' The Times, Prince (Not his best work . . .)
61. Change Of Heart, Cyndi Lauper
62. Come Go With Me, Expose (Remember, I think they guested on an episode of Facts of Life . . . I can't remember if young George Clooney was in that episode or not . . .)
63. Can't We Try, Dan Hill (A local radio station would play this song until make people call up and answer a trivia question correctly to make it stop . . . it was amusing, you had to be there.)
64. To Be A Lover, Billy Idol
65. Mandolin Rain, Bruce Hornsby and the Range
66. Breakout, Swing Out Sister (They were actually a pretty good band, I got a couple of their albums)
67. Stand By Me, Ben E. King
68. Tonight, Tonight, Tonight, Genesis
69. Someday, Glass Tiger
70. When Smokey Sings, ABC
71. Casanova, Levert
72. Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine
73. Rock Steady, Whispers
74. Wanted Dead Or Alive, Bon Jovi
75. Big Time, Peter Gabriel
76. The Finer Things, Steve Winwood
77. Let Me Be The One, Expose
78. Is This Love, Survivor
79. Diamonds, Herb Alpert
80. Point Of No Return, Expose
81. Big Love, Fleetwood Mac
82. Midnight Blue, Lou Gramm
83. Something So Strong, Crowded House
84. Heat Of The Night, Bryan Adams
85. Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You, Glenn Medeiros
86. Brilliant Disguise, Bruce Springsteen
87. Just To See Her, Smokey Robinson
88. Who Will You Run Too, Heart
89. Respect Yourself, Bruce Willis
90. Cross My Broken Heart, Jets
91. Victory, Kool and The Gang
92. Don't Get Me Wrong, Pretenders (My first exposure to them, became a fan.)
93. Doing It All For My Baby, Huey Lewis and The News
94. Right On Track, Breakfast Club
95. Ballerina Girl, Lionel Richie
96. Meet Me Half Way, Kenny Loggins (Top Gun-related!)
97. I've Been In Love Before, Cutting Crew
98. (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right To Party, Beastie Boys (Song all the rage the last few months of Senior year in high school . . .)
99. Funkytown, Pseudo Echo
100. Love You Down, Ready For The World

I hearby tag . . . whoever wants to do this. :-)

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