It’s that time again, and we’re about to head out for the evening. For today’s scavenger hunt, I was going to ask for a song from the year you were born. That’s a terrible challenge I wouldn’t even answer. Instead tell us about and link us to a song that had significance to you at a pivotal moment in your life. Mine’s after the break.
Picture it: Indianapolis, Summer 1988. A young girl has a license to drive and gigantic Oldsmobile at her periodic disposal. She’s the coolest girl at the 4H fair when she not only wins a Grand Champion ribbon for her burnt sugar lemon quick bread, she rolls up listening to this: (And holy tomato, this song is still awesome.)
I slow danced with some really cute boys to this song, as well.
Image Credit Mine was also an ’83, but it was gray and did not have that bitchin’ T-top. It did have a V8, and it would go a solid 95 MPH without shaking. Hypothetically, of course.
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Selena, I still like that song, the video is another story. It’s pretty and well shot, but lo Al is so earnest with his video acting. Tee hee.
Unpopular opinion: I liked acid washed denim, and still do.
My song would have to be “Our Love is Here to Stay”. I used to sing Gershwin tunes to newborn Freako, my firstborn son, from when he was in utero and while I rocked him to sleep. Here’s a clip from “An American in Paris”, the film that started my adoration of Gershwin tunes.
I used to sing Cole Porter to my babies, it’s fun for the whole family :)
“You Do Something To Me” knocked them out every time
Those old White dudes doing White jazz are a favorite of mine. It was the MGM musicals and Woody Allen movies (horrible man, wonderful film maker) influenced me.
“Birdhouse in Your Soul” by They Might Be Giants makes me melancholy, which is too bad because it is such a happy song, because it was everywhere while I was dealing with my worst unrequited crush of high school.