Wednesday Wishes will return next week. The kitty needed some time off and I wanted to participate in this FUN blogfest hosted by Amy over at The Ramblings of Amy. Be sure to check out the other entries!
We Got the Beat - The Go-Go's
I got Beauty and the Beat for one of my birthdays. I wish I could remember which one. What I do remember - playing We Got the Beat over and over and over and over with my friends (it was a slumber party, of course! with ice cream cake!) until my dad came out into the living room and threatened to yank the stereo out of the wall. Sorry, Dad.
Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins
Total break-up song that I cried to during one of the "off" again weeks with my high school sweetheart. Big drama. It was high school.
Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
This song can still bring a smile to my face when it comes on the radio. If I'm driving, I will turn the sound way up.
Goody Two Shoes - Adam Ant
By far my favorite Adam Ant song. Listen to it and try not
Faithfully - Journey
Of all the Journey songs, really? This is the one I chose for this tape? It must have been during one of my long distance relationships. The last one I tried, he got another woman pregnant. They're still married. Was that an overshare?
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates
This gets my feet tapping no matter where I am.
The One Thing - INXS
I remember how excited I got when I first heard this song. It was like nothing I had ever heard before. So, naturally, I had to play it until everyone was sick of it. I rediscovered it years later. Onto the mix tape it went!
Billie Jean - Micheal Jackson
This takes me back to school dances - I can hear the squeals and feel the rush of bodies pushing past me to the dance floor.
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
My brothers and cousins (we're a musical family) actually performed this for me at our reception. Very sweet. And not as good as the version on my mix tape. But it's the thought that counts, right?
Holding Out for a Hero - Bonnie Tyler
This made EVERY mix tape and still makes every playlist that I do for writing. Okay, and even one of the workout playlists.
867-5309/Jenny - Tommy Tutone
Can I tell you how many times my phone number was said in place of this one growing up? Boys thought it was funny because my name was Jennie. I have four brothers - three of them older and all of them on the football team. Do you think anyone had a good time with me?
I hear that if you forget your card at one of the supermarkets, this phone number works in ANY area code to get you the Club Member price. Try it at your local Vons/Ralphs/Albertsons/Stater Brothers and let me know if it works for you!
She Blinded Me with Science - Thomas Dolby
I was at a family reunion in New Mexico and we were parked next to my grandparents. I had all the cousins in my car with me. When this song came on the radio, my grandpa turned it way up. Every time he said "SCIENCE!", grandpa would make a funny face, thrust his finger up and say it with Thomas Dolby. He had us in stitches. My grandpa was the best.
Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
LOVE this song. But how creepy was that video? Wasn't he dancing around a teen with her baby in a stroller telling her he wanted to get her naked now? So, just listen to the song and don't think about the video.
Mr. Roboto - Styx
I don't think I even need to say anything about this song. Most everyone I know has their own memories to go with it.
I had so much fun going through my old mix tapes. Spent the entire day listening to music and reminiscing. So much fun!!!
Be sure to visit all the others.
What about you - do you still have old mix tapes? Do you even know what cassette tapes are? Any of the songs I mentioned above trigger memories for you?
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