Saturday, July 14, 2007

A Musical Meme.....

I found this one over at Tense Teacher's awhile ago, and I'm just now getting around to doing it. It's been 25 years since I was 18, and I still remember the words to most of these songs!


The Rules: First, go to Music Outfitters (scroll down to the bottom of the page). Select the year you turned 18. Get all nostalgic over the songs of the year, and write about it.

I was 18 in 1982:

1. Physical, Olivia Newton-John - for Lisa and Birdman, who both have a thing for Olivia!

2. Eye Of The Tiger, Survivor

3. I Love Rock N' Roll, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts -I saw them at Senior Night at Kings Island. They rocked. I love tough women.

4. Ebony And Ivory, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

5. Centerfold, J. Geils Band- This is the coolest song!

6. Don't You Want Me, Baby, Human League

7. Jack And Diane, John Cougar- Arguably the coolest Hoosier on the planet!!!

8. Hurts So Good, John Cougar-A classic.

9. Abracadabra, Steve Miller Band

10. Hard To Say I'm Sorry, Chicago - Oh, I love Chicago. So mellow.

11. Tainted Love, Soft Cell

12. Chariots Of Fire, Vangelis - This one was everywhere for years!

13. Harden My Heart, Quarterflash

14. Rosanna, Toto - "Meet you all the way....Roseanna!"

15. I Can't Go For That, Daryl Hall and John Oates

16. 867-5309 (Jenny), Tommy Tutone - "86753 -0h- ni-e-yinnne"

17. Key Largo, Bertie Higgins

18. You Should Hear How She Talks About You, Melissa Manchester

19. Waiting For A Girl Like You, Foreigner- Oh my gosh, classic Foreigner!!!

20. Don't Talk To Strangers, Rick Springfield - Dr. Noah Drake from All My Children!

21. The Sweetest Thing, Juice Newton
22. Always On My Mind, Willie Nelson -Ah, classic Willie!
23. Shake It Up, Cars
24. Let It Whip, Dazz Band
25. We Got The Beat, Go-Go's - Rachael's band does this one. I love the Go-Go's!!!
26. The Other Woman, Ray Parker Jr.
27. Turn Your Love Around, George Benson
28. Sweet Dreams, Air Supply - Guys who looked and sang like girls.
29. Only The Lonely, Motels
30. Who Can It Be Now?, Men At Work
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
35. Leader Of The Band, Dan Fogelberg - Oh God, I was totally in love with Dan Fogelberg.
36. Leather And Lace, Stevie Nicks and Don Henley
37. Even The Nights Are Better, Air Supply
38. I've Never Been To Me, Charlene
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

Notables from the rest of the Top 100:
51. Do You Believe In Love, Huey Lewis and The News - I was also in love with Huey!!!

52. Cool Night, Paul Davis .

63. Our Lips Are Sealed, Go-Go's

65. You Can Do Magic, America - This was "our song" - my ex-husband and I.

66.Gloria, Laura Branigan

79. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Police

80. Here I Am, Air Supply

87. Vacation, Go-Go's - "Vacation, gotta get away....."

98. Arthur's Theme, Christopher Cross - "When you caught between the moon and New York City....."

I'm not tagging anyone....just let me know if you do it so I can read your list. I'm feeling a little better and I'm looking forward to weighing myself, since I can't eat much! Oh well! I had a great second date with Baron last night. More to come.

Have a great weekend.

J.

8 comments:

eatmisery said...

I must correct what I think is an error on your post. Rick Springfield was on General Hospital, wasn't he?

I don't remember him being on All My Children. Am I wrong?

HoosierGirl5 said...

Oh my gosh, you're right. I'm getting my soaps mixed up! Thanks, Amy!

J.

Flat Coke and Flies said...

Thanks for the reminiscing post! I looked up when I was 18 (1996)...Macarena was #1??? Oh Lord! And I found myself humming the #23 song at work the other day... I had no idea it was that old-- "Be My Lover" by La Bouche.

Lorelai said...

Oh this is great I must go do this myself. Joan Jett was my first concert ever at the State Fair. And OMG I sooo remember every senior class trip during the 80's was a trip to Kings Island!!! (I'm from Illinois)

captain corky said...

I just relived the 80's here. Hope you had a great weekend J.

Tense Teacher said...

These songs are much cooler than the top 100 from the year I was 18. I still love the Go-Go's.

RWA said...

I am working on this, and I'm going to try to have it up tomorrow (Monday). I am VERY disappointed in some of the songs that are ranked high on that list.

Awful, awful stuff.

Yorksdevil said...

Joan Jett is touring the UK later this year with Motorhead and Alice Cooper.

1982 was the year Bruce Springsteen released Nebaska. I love that record.