Friday, June 08, 2007

Peabody - Fire up the Wayback Machine

I've been tagged by my BJ to participate in a meme. Well, who am I to deny him anything? Besides if I didn't get tagged chances are pretty good I'd steal it anyway, right?

1. Go to the Billboard #1 Hits listings (scroll down and you’ll see them separated by decades on the left in the sidebar)
2. Pick the year you turned 18
3. Get yourself nostalgic over the songs of the year
4. Pick 5 songs and write something about how these songs affected you
5. Pass it on to 5 more friends

I turned 18 in 1979 (put your calculators away 46). It was a fine time for all things disco. Let's take a look at five songs from that year so I can wax nostalgic for a bit.

1. Sad Eyes - Robert John
What can I say? At 18 I was full of teen angst, wearing my emotions on my sleeve, and this song spoke volumes to me.

2. Rise - Herb Alpert
Love the melody, love the mood of the song, love instrumental music from this era. Gotta say guys, particularly college guys, are clueless. I didn't know one that had this in his music collection but it would have been perfect to play in the background during certain times.

3. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart
Hell yeah, Rod, I thought you were sexy. Oh yeah. BTW, where have all the guys with long hair gone? I love guys with long hair. What's up with all you guys getting the military short cuts. Yuck.

4. My Sharona - The Knack
Somehow I always felt dangerous and daring listening to this song. Besides the lyrics it has that great bass line and percussion to it that makes me want to drive too fast.

5. Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
Love the story in this one. Shift it from newspaper personals to Yahoo or EHarmony or Match or any one of a million internet dating sites and the story works today just as well.

Okay, time to tag. If you are tagged here, feel free to ignore it if you don't want to do it. I'm just listing the first people I thought of that I would be interested in reading their answers. If you aren't listed, feel free to do it anyway. I could have listed lots more than five people that I would love to see their list.

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Desmond Jones said...

So - do you s'pose that anybody besides you and me even gets the 'Peabody' reference?

Trueself said...

Des - Only the old folks I'm afraid.

Serenity said...

ok, it's done, thanks for tagging me, it's on my Wordpress blog. i'm getting organized, lol...