Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The Latest Music Meme

And yes, I know I just used the word meme. Here's the deal. You're supposed to go to musicoutfitters.com and search the year you graduate. Then select the link for the top 100 list for that year. Finally, you are supposed to copy the list into your blog and bold the songs you liked and strikethrough the songs you hated. Leave the ones you don't remember or don't care about alone. (via GrabbingSand)

I was prepared to do this (being a legitimate blog meme and all), but looking at 1987 is just too damn depressing. I made it through about the first 50 songs before I realized that I had only bolded about two or three songs. It's mind boogling how bad the musical taste of the time really was. It includes a song from Dirty Dancing for God sake!

So, on the advice of counsel, I'll leave all these bad music memories where they belong--in the dim recesses of an alcoholic haze brought on by my freshman year of college. Instead, I'll remember sitting on the steps outside Gilliam dorm discussing good music or being introduced to the Connells for the first time.

UPDATE: Well, if this is good enough for the Dilettante in Distress, I suppose I'll have to do it anyways too. She makes some great points about the good albums that came out that year. I still listen to Pleased to Meet Me quite a bit in fact. Find me a song more catchy than "Alex Chilton". I dare you. You're singing it right now aren't you. [Ed. Note: What's that song?]

So, after a little shaming, here's my list after all:
  1. Walk Like An Egyptian, Bangles [I don't mind the Bangles, just this particular song]
  2. Alone, Heart
  3. Shake You Down, Gregory Abbott
  4. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me), Whitney Houston
  5. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now, Starship [Is it possible to strike this one three or four times?]
  6. C'est La Vie, Robbie Nevil
  7. Here I Go Again, Whitesnake
  8. The Way It Is, Bruce Hornsby and the Range [He's from Virginia. And I know that's not a proper defense]
  9. Shakedown, Bob Seger
  10. Livin' On A Prayer, 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
  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
  28. The Next Time I Fall, Peter Cetera and Amy Grant [Peter Cetera is only cool at the Harvey Keitel]
  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 [And yes, I'm embarrassed by this]
  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
  39. U Got The Look, Prince
  40. Land Of Confusion, Genesis
  41. Jacob's Ladder, Huey Lewis and The News [I have no recollection of this at all, but it is Huey Lewis]
  42. Who's That Girl, Madonna
  43. You Got It All, Jets
  44. Touch Me (I Want Your Body), Samantha Fox [I did like the video though]
  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
  55. Songbird, Kenny G
  56. Carrie, Europe [Remember when they named bands after cities, and that even wasn't enough, so it became whole continents]
  57. Don't Disturb This Groove, System
  58. La Isla Bonita, Madonna
  59. Bad, Michael Jackson
  60. Sign 'O' The Times, Prince
  61. Change Of Heart, Cyndi Lauper
  62. Come Go With Me, Expose
  63. Can't We Try, Dan Hill
  64. To Be A Lover, Billy Idol
  65. Mandolin Rain, Bruce Hornsby and the Range
  66. Breakout, Swing Out Sister
  67. Stand By Me, Ben E. King
  68. Tonight, Tonight, Tonight, Genesis
  69. Someday, Glass Tiger
  70. When Smokey Sings, ABC
  71. Casanova, Levert [What?]
  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 [Where did Bruno return from anyway?]
  90. Cross My Broken Heart, Jets
  91. Victory, Kool and The Gang
  92. Don't Get Me Wrong, Pretenders
  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
  97. I've Been In Love Before, Cutting Crew
  98. (You Gotta)Fight For Your Right To Party, Beastie Boys
  99. Funkytown, Pseudo Echo
  100. Love You Down, Ready For The World [Really, I have no idea]
NP: "Shine a Light" - Wolf Parade [First Post]
NP: "Pioneers" - Bloc Party [Update]

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