Thursday, August 23, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

13 of My Favorite Songs

1. Crash - Dave Matthews Band
2. Stay - 12 Stones
3. By Your Side – Sade
4. Dress You Up – Madonna
5. Blue Dress – Depeche Mode (that one’s for you Babers.)
6. Take On Me – A-ha
7. Let Go – Frou Frou
8. Love Bites – Def Leppard
9. Black – Pearl Jam
10. Hysteria – Def Leppard
11. Your Love - The Outfield
12. Silence - Delirium
13. Sara McLaughlin – Possession

Each one either has a special memory or person tied to it.
Pearl Jam's Black reminds me of my Daddy. When I had my black Camaro senior year in high school, I put a 10 inch speaker in the trunk. That song sounded so good in my car, like you were at a Pearl Jam concert if you closed your eyes. When I'd pull in from a friend's house in the evenings my father would meet me in the driveway, hop in the car with me and tell me to start the song over. He loves the part of the song that goes "I'm spinning, wooaahh I'm spinning" and would sing it real dramatic like to make me laugh.

The songs Take On Me and Dress You Up remind me of a time in my life just a couple years ago when I was single and frequented one of the local bars when The Molly Ringwalds (an 80's cover band) performed. They were so loud and fun and sucked you into every song. It was a time when I really enjoyed my friendships. The girls and I would dress up in heels, put on our lipstick and jam out, dancing like idiots to those songs. We were the best singers in the bar, especially after a few drinks. I felt so care free and irresponsible, and I loved it. Good times.


Jenny! said...

Good songs girly!

Malcolm: said...

Cool list of songs for your TT! I remember owning The Outfield cassette that had "Your Love". I'm dating myself a bit, but it's all good. Last summer, I took my ex-girlfriend to see Def Leppard and Journey. It was a fun and memorable show.

Chunks said...

I loved this list! And you KNOW I loved the bit about The Molly Ringwalds! I'm such a sucker for the 80s!

Then there's there anyone so heart-wrenching with the music?

-Papa said...

The Outfield. I'm impressed, but what memory does that song bring forward?

NamesAreHardToPick said...

The shocking thing is I haven't heard most of those songs. Time to go to iTunes.

random moments said...

Thanks Jenny!

malcom - sometimes you have to date yourself to get to know you again. Plus, dating yourself is cheaper. :) I heart Journey as well, but too many "favorites" to list!

chunks - Yes! Another 80's fanatic! Sara M. - is it just me, or do you suddenly feeling sexy when listening to her music?

Papa - I've always dated younger guys (just by a couple years) and an old beau once lip sync'd that part to me. I melted. Now, I don't think of him, but just the feeling I got. Sort of Mrs. Robinson-like.

names - Yes and I'd love to hear if you like any. :)

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Sweet call on The Outfield. Loved that album. In fact, I have it on mp3.

Your Love is on my iPod even now.

Anonymous said...

great list! Very eclectic! :-)

haha! I sooo have the outfield on my ipod. I turn it up really loud in my car and pretty much blast those lyrics out until my vocal chords hurt. It is pretty much the nerdiest scene EVER! :-) hehe... I love music!

I am going to be singing that song in my head all day now!

Helen said...

Aaah, I love your memory of dancing and singing with old friends, I am so remembering my carefree days right now.

random moments said...

LBB - Its one of those songs that never gets old. It's usually my cell ring tone.

kelly - I love singing in my car to that song too! (But only when I'm alone in the car...)

helen - I think that's the time most people reminisce about. I always said I would stay that way... its funny how we "grow up" without really realizing it. *sigh*

-Papa said...

"I've always dated younger guys..,"

Oh, you're a cradle robber. ;D

Anonymous said...

yeah... otherwise you look like a real tool!

Nocturnal said...

Black, love that tune. If I could go back in time, I would have definitely hit this show.

Missed the fucking boat bigtime.


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