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February 25, 2006

Seven Songs I'm Listening To Lately

Pat at Brainster tagged me for this meme: seven songs I'm really into lately. Like Pat, I'm no longer in my twenties, and music doesn't have the same meaning it used to. I enjoy it, but I don't feel like I have to own the latest CD. In fact, the last few CDs I bought (and I don't buy many) were '80s compilations and Pat Benatar's Greatest Hits. Yes, my age is showing. I don't even have an iPod, as it's not a priority item for me. However, if I did own an iPod, the following seven songs would definitely be on it. Most of them are older tunes, but there are a couple of recent ones mixed in.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper): The quintessential '80s song. Short and sweet, bubbly and poppy. I loved the video (and still enjoy it if I happen to catch it) from MTV's heyday...when they actually were Music Television.

Chariot (Gavin DeGraw): This guy has a great voice and sings songs that have nice melodies and soothing lyrics. It doesn't hurt that I think this guy is totally adorable...

Material Girl (Madonna): Before she became a "holier-than-thou perfect mom who embraced one of the weirdest religious fads ever," I was a Madonna fan. I loved her all through the '80s and '90s, and own everything she did before American Life. I still like to listen to the old stuff. Material Girl is another song that identified the '80s, and it was Madonna at her best: a shameless self-promoter who had a sense of humor, before she decided she was going to save the world (while still making piles of money).

These Words (Natasha Bedingfield): This song has a rappy feel to it, but it also has actual singing. It's a very playful tune. Bedingfield also has a Motown flavor to her singing which is very appealing.

Footloose (Kenny Loggins): Can you tell where my musical tastes lie? Not only can you dance to this tune from the movie, but the lyrics are fun (partial lyrics below):

I've been working so hard
Keep punchin' my card
Eight hours for what?
Oh tell me what I've got

I've get this feelin'
That time's just holdin' me down
I'll hit the ceiling
Or else I'll tear up this town
Tonight I gotta cut

Loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise
Pull me off of my knees
Jack, get back
Come on before we crack
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose

In fact, I love the whole soundtrack. I used to have it on cassette, but I keep thinking I'll have to buy the CD.

Hopelessly Devoted to You (Olivia Newton John): I remember going to see Grease with my mom, sisters, and our two friends from next door and their mother. It was the first "late night" movie I had been allowed to go to (I was 10, and we didn't get home until well past 11 pm). Who didn't love Olivia? Who didn't want to be her (especially since she got to be close to then-very-hot John Travolta)? I recently bought the CD and listen to it at work. If I had to pick a favorite tune from it, this is the one. I love to sing along!

Mamma Mia (ABBA): ABBA brings me back to the carefree days of my childhood and Mamma Mia is absolutely one of my favorite songs by them. They've seen a huge resurgence in popularity in the past ten years or so, with movies featuring tunes and a Broadway musical based on their music (called Mamma Mia, what else?)

There are so many more, but I'm limited to seven! OK, my turn to tag:

Two Dogs
Oddybobo
Gary

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Posted by Pam Meister at 04:32 PM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (1) | Blogging
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Now I'm having Footloose flashbacks!

Posted by: oddybobo at February 27, 2006 09:10 AM

I'll get to this, I promise. Busy weekend.

Posted by: Gary at February 27, 2006 12:30 PM
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