So – I was tagged by Kaitlin a while ago for a meme. The gist of it is to got to the year of your 18th birthday, pick your five favourite songs and wax poetic about them.
I think part of why I’m late doing this one, is my 18th year wasn’t the best one of my youth. My parents moved us all to another city that year. I was in my final year of high school and had a real tight group of friends in my old city. Suddenly I had to make all new friends and as I was much shyer then than I am now, that was a very hard thing to do. I was so homesick for my old school and my old friends. Plus I went through major culture shock. At the school I went to, they were pretty slack about going to class. We were the oldest bunch and I guess many of the teachers figured we were old enough to decide if we were going to go to class or not. The only one I skipped with any regularity was English – mostly because I was bored. Being an avid reader all my life, not to sound obnoxious or anything but I was more advanced in English than many of the other kids. So even with skipping a rather alarming number of classes, I still pulled off an A+. Of course it was entirely different with Math where I was lucky to pass!
But when I started the new high school, by accident and schedule mix-up, I missed one class. And boy did I get into trouble for that.
So – I did not like the new high school.
On top of that, I had a boyfriend that I wanted to break up with desperately. He was from the old city and he was a very nice guy, very nice. But I just didn’t feel the love. And boyfriends for me were few and far between. L. So I angsted about that for months until I finally got up the nerve to end things - and then spent weeks after crying that I had hurt such a nice guy.
So – my memories of songs are laden with yucky shit.
But! I did go back to the web-site provided and looked up the songs that were hits only to be hit by another problem. The year was 1973 and there were/are very few that I liked!! I mean – what about that classic - Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Old Oak Tree - Dawn featuring Tony Orlando – Yukkers!
Or we have that groovin’ one I Got Ants In My Pants - James Brown. *shudder*.
Some of the ones that weren’t so bad, My Old School - Steely Dan, Over The Hills And Far Away - Led Zeppelin – ah……no. Or we had some other ones that didn’t really sit well, Peaceful Easy Feeling – Eagles (I wasn’t feeling too peaceful); Just You 'N' Me – Chicago – I dinna think so. I've Got So Much Love To Give - Barry White or I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More Baby - Barry White - *snort* I think not.
Feelin' Stronger Every Day – Chicago – not applicable!
I did manage to come up with a few though.
Space Oddity by David Bowie. That was in his Ziggy Stardust days and when I listened to the words, the song creeped me out. Big Time. The poor astronaut, Major Tom, is just floating around in space unable to get home to his wife. I almost went nuts imagining it.
class="MsoNormal">Another one I liked - Little Willy by Sweet was fun to sing too, yet at the same time really stupid! (although it is funny if one has a dirty mind!)
I'm Just a Singer (In A Rock and Roll Band) by Moody Blues I really loved the Moody Blues but that one wasn’t my favourite. Now Nights in White Satin is an entirely different story – cause in my mind – it was Knights! Although dressed in white satin would make it kind of ludicrous for all those jousts and tournaments!
So – I managed to get three anyway.
And thus a slice of life in a young teenage girls heart.
(and remember to keep the guesses coming)