Today I have been struggling with trying to think of something to post. I have been out in the garden all day and the weather is far too beautiful to be inside on the couch. The reason it is only perfect-ish is because I have a pile of washing and would rather be doing other things!
Luckily, inspiration struck when I read Meeks’s post about her music challenge. Thanks Meeka! Now all I have to do is narrow down music from my favourite decade. Hmmm… not so easy.
It is probably no surprise to you that my favourite music decade was the eighties. I was a teenager in the eighties, so that was when I was buying my own records and thinking I was all grown up.
I still have all those records and we still have a turntable, so they get a look in when the Man feels like dragging them out for a listen.
With the perfection of the weather today (and for so many other reasons) I can only begin with this, One Perfect Day by the Little Heroes.
I tend to listen to current music more than anything these days, but the songs that can still transport me back to a particular moment in time are those from the Eighties.
Below is What About Me by Moving Pictures. I have posted before but it is up there in my top ten even though it is probably one of the whingiest songs ever. Perfect for teenaged angst I guess!
I hate to add this next one, you know that politicians aren’t my favourite things and the tall bald bloke singing it is now one of our politicians, and one that we are all happy to complain about. Their songs were political and as soon as a political party got him they just nobbled him. We loved Midnight Oil back in the day but Pete, you’ve let us down….
Midnight Oil, Short Memory.
The next song surely has to loved by all, and although the clip might be dated my kids still love this one and jump around to it whenever it comes on.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, I Love Rock n Roll.
There are so many more songs I loved and to just pick a few was really hard. This post could have had a hundred songs and taken days to put together! I’ll be thinking of all those other songs I should have included for days…
Ahh the Eighties, things were so different. They were the days when girls swooned over George Michael, fashions were bad, radios were huge, and men wore more makeup than the women.
Bless you YouTube for the ability to be transported back to those Saturday afternoons watching Video Hits and jumping around the loungeroom with my sister, no doubt driving mum and dad crazy!