Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Oh What A Meme!

I told you before I like these things. I high-jacked this one from Heather P. over at dream smiles at me. Here's what you do: look up the Top 100 Songs (scroll down) to the year you graduated from high school and bold the ones you liked. I took it a step further.

I would like to pass it along to the following: Gretter at Tiny Pineapple, Lisa at Lisa's Ramblings , and the chicks at Three French Hens. Have a go!

1. Silly Love Songs, Paul McCartney and Wings (um, the answer is in the title boys)
2. Don't Go Breaking My Heart, Elton John and Kiki Dee
3. Disco Lady, Johnnie Taylor
4. December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night), Four Seasons
5. Play That Funky Music, Wild Cherry (everyone liked this song. you know you did, c'mon admit it)
6. Kiss And Say Goodbye, Manhattans
7. Love Machine (Part 1), The Miracles
8. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, Paul Simon !!! (I really really, even to this day like this one.)
9. Love Is Alive, Gary Wright
10. A Fifth Of Beethoven, Walter Murphy and The Big Apple Band (yes, yes, we were so hip)
11. Sara Smile, Daryl Hall and John Oates
12. Afternoon Delight, Starland Vocal Band (must....find....barfbowl)
13. I Write The Songs, Barry Manilow (I like Barry as much as the next guy, where the next guy go?)
14. Fly, Robin, Fly, Silver Convention
15. Love Hangover, Diana Ross
16. Get Close, Seals and Crofts
17. More, More, More, Andrea True Connection (sometimes less is more more more)
18. Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen !!! ( Everyone who is in car when this comes on MUST sing every word, with inflections, to the end... house rules.)
19. Misty Blue, Dorothy Moore
20. Boogie Fever, Sylvers
21. I'd Really Love To See You Tonight, England Dan and John Ford Coley (every time I hear this now I remember the fuss over the "I'm not talking 'bout movin' in" being misheard as "I'm not talkin' 'bout millenium" and everyone thinking it was really deep. Yeah, that's the drugs talking there d.j. man)
22. You Sexy Thing, Hot Chocolate (just read the whole of #22 out loud to yourself ... no truer words were ever spoken)
23. Love Hurts, Nazareth (not as bad as this song)
24. Get Up And Boogie, Silver Convention
25. Take It To The Limit, Eagles (I think they just might have)
26. (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty, K.C. and The Sunshine Band
27. Sweet Love, Commodores
28. Right Back Where We Started From, Maxine Nightingale (that should be your hint Maxine)
29. Theme From "S.W.A.T", Rhythm Heritage
30. Love Rollercoaster, Ohio Players
31. You Should Be Dancing, Bee Gees ( I never never never got these guys)
32. You'll Never Find Antoher Love Like Mine, Lou Rawls (this is why "Lounge Against the Machine" is so funny)
33. Golden Years, David Bowie
34. Moonlight Feels Right, Starbuck
35. Only Sixteen, Dr. Hook (why? I don't know, but yes I liked it)
36. Let Your Love Flow, Bellamy Brothers
37. Dreamweaver, Gary Wright (this was a NIGHTMARE!)
38. Turn The Beat Around, Vicki Sue Robinson
39. Lonely Night (Angel Face), The Captain and Tennille
40. All By Myself, Eric Carmen (now it's like, quit yur bellyachin'!)
41. Love To Love You Baby, Donna Summer
42. Deep Purple, Donny and Marie Osmond
43. Theme From "Mahogany", Diana Ross
44. Sweet Thing, Rufus
45. That's The Way I Like It, K.C. and The Sunshine Band (using this song, we had an actual cheer leading routine/chant that we would do every time the team would score. Looking back on Debbie S. being our captain it all makes sense...)
46. A Little Bit More, Dr. Hook
47. Shannon, Henry Gross
48. If You Leave Me Now, Chicago
49. Lowdown, Boz Scaggs
50. Show Me The Way, Peter Frampton
51. Dream On, Aerosmith
52. I Love Music (Pt. 1), O'Jays
53. Say You Love Me, Fleetwood Mac (something about Stevie Nicks voice sounding like an old lady who smoked way too much never made me a fan.)
54. Times Of Your Life, Paul Anka
55. Devil Woman, Cliff Richard
56. Fooled Around And Fell In Love, Elvin Bishop (please wipe your feet as you walk in the door)
57. Convoy, C.W. McCall
58. Welcome Back, John Sebastian (just because we hear it every Thursday night on t.v. doesn't mean we think it's a "hit")
59. Sing A Song, Earth, Wind and Fire
60. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel, Tavares (so this is where all those cheesy pick up lines started!)
61. I'll Be Good To You, Brothers Johnson
63. Shop Around, The Captain and Tennille
64. Saturday Night, Bay City Rollers
65. Island Girl, Elton John
66. Let's Do It Again, Staple Singers
67. Let 'Em In, Paul McCartney and Wings (What was it with Paul that when he had "wings" he managed to dive?)
68. Baby Face, Wing and A Prayer Fife and Drum Corps
69. This Masquerade, George Benson
70. Evil Woman, Electric Light Orchestra
71. Wham Bam, Silver
72. I'm Easy, Keith Carradine
73. Wake Up Everybody (Pt. 1), Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes
74. Summer, War
75. Let Her In, John Travolta (John Travolta had a song?)
76. Fox On The Run, Sweet
77. Rhiannon, Fleetwood Mac
78. Got To Get You Into My Life, Beatles
79. Fanny (Be Tender With My Love), Bee Gees (teehee you said "fanny"! Who thought up this title? too many doors! too many jokes!)
80. Getaway, Earth, Wind and Fire
81. She's Gone, Daryl Hall and John Oates (um, yeah, and this song open the door for her)
82. Rock And Roll Music, Beach Boys
82. Still The One, Orleans
83. You're My Best Friend, Queen
84. With Your Love, Jefferson Starship
85. Slow Ride, Foghat
86. Who'd She Coo, Ohio Players
88. Walk Away From Love, David Ruffin
89. Baby, I Love Your Way, Peter Frampton (back in the day I would have to listen to this, now I don't have to, so I change stations - real fast)
90. Young Hearts Sun Free, Candi Staton
91. Breaking Up's Hard To Do, Neil Sedaka (as is having an actual man's voice)
92. Money Honey, Bay City Rollers
93. Tear The Roof Off The Sucker, Parliament
94. Junk Food Junkie, Larry Groce
95. Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again, Barry Manilow
96. Rock And Roll All Nite, Kiss
97. Disco Duck, Rick Dees
97. The Boys Are Back In Town, Thin Lizzy (thanks for the warning)
98. Take The Money And Run, Steve Miller Band
99. Squeeze Box, The Who
100. Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In L.A.), Glen Campbell (was the year that bad? YES! so bad they had to jump over to Country and get Glen Campbell)

o.k. Here's the thing: Granted it was 1976, I was clean as they came, yet, for some reason, I can't remember any of the songs listed in green lettering , although by the title, #93 looks as if it could be a hit again today. Perhaps it's that "post traumatic syndrome" thing. Also, this list explains why I have such repulsive taste in music to this day. I mean really, Disco Duck?, Convoy?, Afternoon Delight? What were they thinking? Those songs were so atrocious! Any list that even includes K.C. and the Sunshine Band - c'mon! That guy had one lyric (if you can call it that) and sang it over and over for ten minutes. Where's Rod Stewart?
(sidebar: I was doing a spell check and evidently the dictionary doesn't recognize Paul McCartney - they suggest I change it to "myocardium" -there's a joke in there somewhere.)
S'mee got her music education mainly from her older siblings who, let me tell ya, did not listen to top twenty.

So there you go. Proof that at certain times in our history, music was so sad that the falsetto styling of "Oh What A Night" made it into the top ten hits of the year. I need to go listen to a dental drill now, just to get that song out of my head.

add to sk*rt