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Music Meme

I like this one, which I got from rasilio. What amazed me is that I actually remember almost all 75 of the songs, and that I regard a large number of them as "classics" that should be considered great for eternity. Someone in another generation should comment on that.

You go Here, find the year you turned 18, then C&P the results. Bold the one's you liked and strike the one's that made your ears bleed.

1. You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
2. Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
3. Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
4. Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
5. Imagine - John Lennon
6. Behind Blue Eyes - the Who
7. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
8. Proud Mary - Ike and Tina Turner
9. Friends - Elton John
10. Maggie May - Rod Stewart
11. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - The Temptations
12. Hot Pants - James Brown
13. Love Her Madly - Doors
14. Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
15. She's A Lady - Tom Jones
16. Black Magic Woman - Santana
17. River Deep-Mountain High - Supremes & Four Tops
18. Oye Como Va - Santana
19. Revival (Love Is Everywhere) - The Allman Brothers Band
20. Colour My World - Chicago
21. Truckin' - Grateful Dead
22. Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
23. Mr. Bojangles - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
24. Respect Yourself - The Staple Singers
25. Family Affair - Sly and the Family Stone
26. If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot
27. Nathan Jones - The Supremes
28. Peace Train - Cat Stevens
29. So Far Away - Carole King
30. Riders On The Storm - Doors
31. If - Bread
32. Never Can Say Goodbye - Jackson 5
33. Eighteen - Alice Cooper
34. Beginnings - Chicago
35. For The Good Times - Ray Price
36. Cherish - David Cassidy
37. Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
38. Temptation Eyes - the Grass Roots
39. Won't Get Fooled Again - the Who
40. I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King
41. Draggin' The Line - Tommy James
42. Questions 67 and 68 - Chicago
43. Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
44. I Don't Know How To Love Him - Yvonne Elliman
45. Indian Reservation - Paul Revere and the Raiders
46. Wild Night - Van Morrison
47. Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves - Cher
48. We Gotta Get You A Woman - Runt
49. Brand New Key - Melanie
50. Love The One You're With - Stephen Stills
51. Tired Of Being Alone - Al Green
52. I'd Love To Change The World - Ten Years After
53. (I Know) I'm Losing You - Rod Stewart With Faces
54. Man In Black - Johnny Cash
55. Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
56. Lucky Man - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
57. If Not For You - Olivia Newton-John
58. One Toke Over The Line - Brewer & Shipley
59. Sooner or Later - Grass Roots
60. I'm A Believer - Neil Diamond
61. Sweet City Woman - Stampeders
62. Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart
63. Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
64. Mercy Mercy Me - Marvin Gaye
65. I Hear You Knocking - Dave Edmunds
66. Bell Bottom Blues - Derek & The Dominoes
67. Chicago - Graham Nash
68. Hill Where The Lord Hides - Chuck Mangione
69. I Don't Need No Doctor - Humble Pie
70. One Man's Leftovers (Is Another Man's Feast) - 100 Proof Aged Soul
71. Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
72. The Wedding Song (There Is Love) - Paul Stookey
73. Done Too Soon - Neil Diamond
74. Go Away Little Girl - Donnie Osmond
75. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - Joan Baez


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Jan. 20th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
I'll just list the ones I actually like:

43. West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
69. Once In A Lifetime - Talking Heads

There are three more that I'm neutral about:

3. Kiss - Prince
15. Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
29. Rock Me Amadeus - Falco

The interesting thing is I only recognize 16 of the tracks. Clearly I was in an entirely separate musical universe by then.
Jan. 21st, 2007 01:37 am (UTC)
and 'twas a far better universe you found . . .

I like West End Girls and two other songs from that year that I won't admit to liking.
Jan. 20th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
wow! You got a good year... I doubt anything this fun came out when I turned 18 (darn you, now I'll have to go check-- consider me paid back for the movie meme!).

Shame on you for not liking Tom Jones, though... :(
Jan. 20th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
oh dear god... I'm sorry, I can't do this. I turned 18 in 1999, and, well, go look it up for youself. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Oh, it's worse than I thought! I can't even make it halfway through the list of hit songs from that year without having a seizure. The only ones that I didn't genuinely hate, I'm embarrassed as hell for liking.

*Twitch, twitch*
Jan. 21st, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
I will reveal what I like from 1999 at the risk of embarrassing myself.

I loved the music video for Blue by Eiffel 65. I get very choked up when I hear I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan. Partly, I think, because they used it on my oldest son's high school graduation video. I like the simple-minded energy of Blink 182 and dig both of their songs from 1999. I would love to spend an evening with Jessica Jackson, who rolled around on the beach in the All the Small Things video.

Okay, that's enough self-disclosure. Now, given my willingness to bare my soul and because you tagged me for the movie meme, you really have an obligation to do the 1999 music meme!
Jan. 21st, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
When I was 18, She's A Lady struck me as a song that a man would make up because he thought that's what a woman wanted to hear, not because he felt it. Also, the DJs really overplayed it on the radio!
Jan. 21st, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)
interesting.... I admit, part of my defensiveness comes from Tom Jones having emotional meaning for me in general (through a very odd sequence of reasons, come to think of it...).

Well, I'm going to keep hoping he meant it seriously. I will grant you that it probably got overplayed to death, though.

OK, I'm girding my loins... off to do the Meme of Death!
Jan. 23rd, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
You've got ridiculously good music. Mine is all pretty crappy (unless you like Justin Timberlake or Sean Paul! Lyke, omgz!!).

So I'm guessing (ok, not guessing since you've got it highlighted above) you're a fan of Zeppelin? Have you ever heard Tool's cover of No Quarter? I don't normally like covers, but Tool's version is pretty damn awesome. I just got it and can't stop listening, even though No Quarter was already one of my favorite Zeppelin songs.
Jan. 23rd, 2007 01:36 am (UTC)
Do I like Zeppelin? Is the Pope Catholic?

My high school years (69-71) were absolutely loaded with great music. This continued for a couple more years.

Then disco arrived.

I hadn't heard Tool's cover of No Quarter, but my son is a Tool fanatic so I asked him if he had it, and he just laid it on me. Yeah, it's really good. Of course, everything Tool does is high quality . . .
Apr. 7th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
2 words:

Dread Zeppelin!

I looked into this meme, too, but 1980 was an off year. I was still a progressive music snob at that time. I like some new wave stuff, and I was wondering what was going on with my formerly favorite bands Genesis and Yes. I loved Peter Gabriel's new record that year. And at the end of the year, I was utterly destroyed by Lennon's death. But in the new 2 years, I started to listen to a lot more new wave, jazz, and reggae. With a few notable exceptions, I have never liked the popular songs on the radio much.
Apr. 7th, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)
I was utterly destroyed by Lennon's death.

Me too. I am still not over it. I'll never forget bringing it up the next day in the introductory psychology course I was teaching as a grad student, the first course I ever taught. I was really choked up and barely able to talk about it, and my students were looking at me like, who is John Lennon? Unbelievable.

One of the most haunting experiences of my life was seeing Sean Lennon in concert last December. He is certainly his own person as a musician, but I saw John coming through, undeniably, more than once.
Apr. 7th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
Early the next year, 1981, Todd Rundgren released _Healing_, which helped me, well, heal. But that only partly explains my love of Todd. It is unbelievable that students in 1980 wouldn't know Lennon.
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