Thursday, January 8, 2009

Musical Evolution

There is a risk in publishing any post of this nature: 1) It shows my age 2) It displays how much my tastes have NOT kept up with the times. But, it was fun to put together and I need to post something, so here it is the much-anticipated, long-overdue, next post:

I have selected seven categories and have chosen songs for each according to the period in my life with which they correspond. I know I am not making sense right now, but read on. You'll get the idea.

Favorite Love Song

Jr. High: "Endless Summer Nights"- Richard Marx

High School: "Nervously"- The Pet Shop Boys

College: "Because the Night"- 10,00 Maniacs

Now : "Not My Slave"- Oingo Boingo

Favorite Break-Up Song

Jr. High: "Blame it on the Rain"- Milli Vanilli (Actually, I'm lying, but I'll put that for lack of anything better)

High School: "Radio Song"- R.E.M.

College: "Fare Thee Well"- Indigo Girls

Now: "Hallelujah"- Rufus Wainwright

Favorite Slow Dance

Jr. High: "Forever Young"- Alphaville

High School: "Somebody"- Depeche Mode

College: "Crash Into Me"- Dave Matthews Band

Now: "You Don't Know Me"- Michael Buble

Favorite Cover Song

Jr. High: "I Think We're Alone Now"- Tiffany

High School: "Always on my Mind"- Pet Shop Boys

College: "Voulez Vous"- Erasure

Now: "A Song for You"- Ewan McGregor when I'm watching "Moulin Rouge"

Favorite Song from the Runt Genre

Jr. High-

High School: "Kiss Off" - The Violent Femmes

College: "Fingertips"- They Might be Giants

Now: "The Seven Days of the Week"- They Might be Giants

Favorite Female Liberation Song

Jr. High: "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"- Cyndi Lauper

High School: "Leather"- Tori Amos

College: "Invisible"- Alison Moyet/ Yaz

Now: "Landslide"- Fleetwood Mac

Favorite Song to Belt in the Car

Jr. High: Who's driving?

High School: "Love Shack"- The B-52's

College: "So Much to Say"- Dave Matthews Band

Now: "Part of Your World"- The Little Mermaid

Hope that brings back memories. Please share some of your own.


The Smiths said...

love the post Maire... I am going to have to do a little thinking and come up with come of my own. Your monkey picture is perfect for this too!

laura said...

i like the little mermaid one. ha. it is a really great song to belt to.

Crista said...

I probally couldnt come up with a post like that haha. I wouldnt know how to start it.

Marie said...

Or maybe you just aren't that old yet. Give it another try in 15 years.

Aston said...

Oh my goodness. ... I laughed so hard. What a great idea. Dan and I are going to have to sit down and do this. My favorite was the last. Little Mermaid, of course!!! Hope you guys can find some time to come by and see us on the south side. I am truly going to miss having my friend a few houses down.

Anonymous said...

You have excellent musical tastes. I don't know what you're talking about. ;D

When I was in middle school I was terribly in love with B*Witched, which was a girl pop group out of Ireland. And needless to say, very VERY poppy.

I hope that several years from now I can look back on myself and say "I listened to The DECEMBERISTS? What was I smoking?!" =)

Persnickety Ticker said...

If you were geographically closer, I would so buy you a cup of coffee (decaf)and a jukebox(one of those neat new digital ones that connect instantly through the power of the internet to any song you could ever want to listen to).

You rock.


Still in awe,