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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Just for Fun

I discovered this really fun website today. On it, I found the top 100 songs from the year I graduated from high school.

I have pretty mixed feelings about the music when I was in high school. For the most part, I remember hating the music from the year I graduated. But now here it is, the official list of the most popular stuff from that year!

I had flashbacks just reading the list!

So I think I need to do a music review:

1. All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow I really don't like Sheryl Crow. At all. And I especially hate this song. Blech!
2. I'll Make Love To You - Boys II MenBoys II Men Ahh, Boys II Men. I always loved them. I don't think there's a song of theirs I don't like. Lots of good memories.
3. Turn The Beat Around - Gloria Estefan I would swear this song is older than that! But yes, I liked this song.
4. I Like To Move It - Reel 2 RealReel 2 Real I really don't remember this song from back then, but I love it now - and Pirate Munchkin loves it even more than me, thanks to Madagascar.
5. I Swear - John Michael MontgomeryMichael Montgomery (or All-4-One) Love, love, love, love this song! I have both versions on CD.
6. Bootie CallBootie Call - BLACKstreet Don't remember this one. I checked it out on youtube. Yeah, I'm glad I don't remember it.
7. Circle Of Life - Elton John Loved the movie, not so big on Disney movie songs being played on the radio, though.
8. On Bended Knee - Boys II Men See #2
9. The Sign - Ace of Base This is one of the flashback songs. I have LOTS of memories tied to this song. I think I wore out the CD.
10. Always - Bon Jovi Had to look this one up. Meh. It was alright.
11. Crazy - AerosmithCrazy - Aerosmith Loved the song, loved the video even more, and now it's stuck in my head.
12. Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John See #7
13. Action - Terror Fabulous Even after looking this one up, I don't think I've ever heard it.
14. 100% Pure Love100% Pure Love - Crystal Waters I remember liking this one a lot the first couple times. Then it was over-played and I got sick of it. I'm listening to it right now, and it's pretty darn fun.
15. At Your Best (You Are Love) - Aaliyah Had to look this one up too. I had forgotten about this song. Awesome song!
16. Beautiful In My Eyes - Joshua KadisonJoshua Kadisond Didn't remember this one. Thought to myself "sounds cheesy". Looked it up. Yep. I was right. It was cheesy.
17. Mr VainMr Vain - Culture Beat I could take or leave this one. It was part of the whole club-mix, big-base dance beat that was so popular. Not my favorite, but I could tolerate it.
18. Power Of Love - Celene DionCelene Dion Good memory here. I loved this song so much I used to belt it out whenever I heard it. I even sang it to some guy I was dancing with at a church dance. He was impressed (or maybe he was scared and was afraid if he said he didn't like it I would hurt him!)
19. Mr Jones - Counting Crows A little over-played, but still a fun song. And yes, I still remember all the words.
20. Whatta ManWhatta Man - Salt N Pepa I could listen to this song pretty much every day and not get sick of it! This is the first one of the songs on this list that I had to just sit back and watch the whole video. It's been too long!
21. Another Night - Real McCoyReal McCoy See #14
22. Endless Love - Mariah Carey & Luthor VandrossLuthor Vandross GAG!!!
23. All Apolgies - Nirvana I hated Nirvana in high school. With a passion. Now, I appreciate them (it helps that Surfer Pirate loves their music). I wouldn't say I love this one, but it's not bad.
24. Here Comes The HotstepperHere Comes The Hotstepper - Ini KamozeIni Kamoze I'm chair dancing here!! I still love this song. I'm thinking I may have to burn a CD of songs like this that I miss from high school!
25. All For Love - Bryan Adams, Sting, Rod Stewart Great song... but Rod Stewart is creepy... not just in this video... just all the time.
26. Prayer For The DyingPrayer For The Dying - Seal I never had much patience for Seal. Meh.
27. Bump 'N GrindBump 'N Grind - R. Kelly Flashback to Senior Prom. My date was HOT! And he could sing! And he drove a GREAT car. And we danced to this song. And now I think I need a cold shower.
28. All I Want Is You - U2 Blech blech and double blech
29. Return To Innocence - Enigma I love this song. No, I adore this song. To best be appreciated, this song must be played at full volume and with your eyes closed. It does remind me of a former-friend who I hope to never have to see again, but I don't hold that against Enigma.
30. Back and Forth - Aaliyah Great song. Aaliyah was amazing. Wish we hadn't lost her so young. I had to listen to the whole song just now.
31. Moving On Up - M PeopleM People I sort of remember this one. It was alright.
32. I'll Take You There - General Public I seem to have liked this one. Not too sure why now. :)
33. Amazing - Aerosmith Another video of theirs with Alicia Silverstone in it. It was an ok song.
34. What's Up - DJ MikoDJ Miko Really wish I hadn't looked this one up. I hated that song then. Hate it even more now.
35. Laid - James Um yeah. Glad I don't know this one.
36. What's My Name - Snoop Doggy DoggSnoop Doggy Dogg Hated him back then. Now I like him. And that video was funny!
37. Fantasic Voyage - Coolio Loved it then, still love it. Still listen to it often. It reminds me of going cruising with my sister (sorry Mom!)
38. Regulate - Warren G & Nate Dogg Don't remember it from back then, but I kind of like it now, although the background music reminds me of the music a local furniture store had in their commercials.
39. Wild Night - John Melloncamp & Me'Shell NdegeOcelloMe'Shell NdegeOcello Blech. My ex used to call him John Mellon Head. Yeah, that's about it.
40. Don't Turn AroundDon't Turn Around - Ace of Base I cried my way through this song many a time. One of the theme songs to the first time my heart was broken.
41. Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet Great song. Hot lead singer (I love a man with a ponytail!). Does it get any better?
42. Having A Party - Rod Stewart & Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood As I said before, Rod Stewart? Creepy. Maybe if someone else had done the song, I might have given it a chance.
43. Basket Case - GreenCase - Green Day I didn't really appreciate this song back then. Now? LOOOOVE it!!
44. Anytime You Need A FriendAnytime You Need A Friend - Mariah Carey I hate Mariah Carey. Intensely. A lot, a lot, a lot.
45. Come To My WindowCome To My Window - Melissa EthridgeMelissa Ethridge Not a bad song. I did like this one back in the day.
46. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World - Prince Blech
47. Loser - Beck Fun song, funny video. Flashbacks of riding on the bus with Mike and Chris who loved this song and would sing it.
48. Mary Jane's Last DanceMary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Pettrt & The Heartbreakers Please don't make me go here.
49. Rock and RollRock and Roll Dreams Come Through - Meatloaf I hate Meatloaf (in all it's forms) and I refuse to listen to his idiocy.
50. Self Esteem - The Offspring Great song. I had this on tape - yes, you heard me right. TAPE.
51. Spin The Black CircleThe Black Circle - Pearl Jam I loved Pearl Jam, but I don't remember this song. And now that I've seen the video, I just want it to stop.
52. Possession - Sarah McKachlan Don't remember it, and I think I just fell asleep listening to it.
53. Baby I Love Your WayLove Your Way - Big Mountain I love this version of this song. It makes me happy.
54. Living In DangerLiving In Danger - Ace Of Base See #9. But this one wasn't the best on the CD.
55. Stay (I Missed You) - Lisa LoebLisa Loeb & Nine StoriesNine Stories I hate this song. It makes me want to gouge my eyes out and burn my ears off.
56. Without You - Mariah Carey See #44
57. I'll Stand By You - Pretenders No, not so much
58. Undone - The Sweater SongUndone - The Sweater Song - Weezer Annoying and dumb, but my friends Mike and Chris liked it (also mentioned in #47)
59. Long View - Green Day I had a hard time trying to decide if I liked Green Day or not back then. But this was one of the ones I dug.
60 Low - Cracker This one is pretty popular where we like to do karaoke. I don't think I'd ever heard it until we started going there a couple years ago.
61. Black Hole SunBlack Hole Sun - Soundgarden Good song, weird video, but I was really sad that the lead singer had cut his hair.
62. Lucky One - Amy Grant I had to be in the right mood. One day I liked it, the next it was too sappy
63. Welcome To Paradise - GreenParadise - Green Day See #59. Wasn't so sure about this song. What on earth were they saying?
64. Shine - Collective Soul I still dig this song. Yeah!
65. God - Tori Amos Don't remember this one. I'm glad.
66. CantaloopCantaloop (Flip Fantasia) - US3US3 I have missed this one. Fun song!
67. This DJThis DJ - Warren G Eh. Never been big on songs where they talk about themselves.
68. Closer - Nine Inch NailsCloser - Nine Inch Nails NIN will always remind me of driving around with my friends Molly and 'Manda in Molly's little black hatch-back. This song wasn't on the (tape) we listened to all the time, but it will always remind me of them - and 'Manda's dolfin tattoo that we joked would look like a whale when she got pregnant.
69. I'll Remember - Madonna Even a few seconds of this song makes me want to put a bullet in my brain.
70. So MUch In Love - All-4-OneAll-4-One See #2. Boys II Men and All 4 One are in the same book in my mind. They can pretty much do no wrong.
71. About A Girl - Nirvana See #23
72. Today - Smashing Pumpkins Smashing Pumpkins was a pretty fun group
73. Love Sneakin' Up On You - Bonnie Ratt I love Bonnie Raitt. And this song was no exception
74. I Wanna Be DownI Wanna Be Down - Brandy Great song. Holy crap she was young back then!!
75. Always - Erasure I loved this song back then. Not really sure why now.
76. Come Out and Play - The Offspring Love love love love this song! I used to play this at top volume when I was mad at my roommates in college. I still love to listen to this song.
77. Lucas With The Lid OffLucas With The Lid Off - Lucas I had forgotten this one, too! Fun song!
78. Indian OutlawIndian Outlaw - Tim McGraw I can never hear this song without thinking of driving around with my friend Bob in his white hatch-back (I think all my friends had hatch-backs!) I still listen to this one. Love you Bob!!
79. Practice What You Preach - Barry White I don't remember this one, but Barry is always awesome
80. Sweet JaneSweet Jane - Cowboy Junkies Bored me back then. Still does.
81. Keep Ya Head Up - 2Pac Didn't care for him back then. (And hey! He was still alive back then so him releasing new albums wasn't such a weird thing!) Now I like him, but this song still doesn't do anything for me.
82. Because The Night - 10,000 Maniacs Kill me now. Please don't make me listen to this song again.
83. Interstate Love SongInterstate Love Song - Stone TempleStone Temple Pilots Song still doesn't do much for me. But his voice does remind me of Surfer Pirate's voice.
84. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm - Crash Test DummiesCrash Test Dummies This one is the one that made me want to blog about this. I laughed hysterically when I read this on the list!! The previously mentioned Mike and Chris knew how much I hated this song, so they would torture me by singing it to me. Every. Single. Day. It's still a stupid song. But I may have to go listen to it just once - for old time's sake.
85. Said I Loved You... But I Lied - Michael Bolton No. I refuse to go there.
86. Dunkie Butt - 12 Guage Yeah, there's 15 seconds of my life I'll never get back. Really glad I didn't know about that song back then.
87. Gin and JuiceGin and Juice - Snoop Doggy DoggSnoop Doggy Dogg See #36 "Don't be messing with the 8 track!"
88. Secret - Madonna And she should have kept it a secret, too! Ick.
89. Hard Luck WomanHard Luck Woman - Garth Brooks He should have just left it to Kiss
90. The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get - Morrissey And we ignored him long enough to make this song go away! Yay!!
91. Fade Into You - Mazzy StarMazzy Star Zzzzzzzzz (then and now)
92. Streets of PhiladelphiaStreets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen Normally, I can't stand him. But I kind of liked this song - but I did have a thing for a guy from Philly back then. That could explain it.
93. Breathe Again - Toni Braxton Another theme song from my first broken heart. Lots of Toni Braxton songs made me cry in those days.
94. Cannonball - The Breeders Meh.
95. Round Here - Counting Crows Yep. I would still rather stick ice picks under my fingernails than listen to this song.
96. Leaving Las VegasLeaving Las Vegas - Sheryl Crow No, no, no, no, no, no... (See #1)
97. Spin The Bottle - Juliana HatfieldJuliana Hatfield I always skipped over this one on the Reality Bites soundtrack. I hate when people think it's clever to rhyme 15 words in a row.
98. Bizarre Love Triangle - Frente! Eeeeeeeeeew
99. Why Haven't I Heard From You - Reba McEntire Ah, back in the days when I actually LIKED Reba! Not a bad song.
100. Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon - Urge Overkill Yeah, don't need THAT one in my head now. Gag, gag, gag.

That was fun, but it took MUCH longer than I thought it would. I hope you enjoyed my little trip down memory lane.

Now I have to go listen to some Aaliah to get some of those last songs out of my head!

*I'm not really sure why some of these are blue. They're probably linked to something. Click on them if you dare! :)


B said...

This was a fun trip down memory lane! Wow! And I agree with your comments on most of them. Although I love U2, even though that particular song is not great, and I did like Mariah Carey back then, not so much anymore. How fun.

Kate said...

Laid by James!!?? I LOVE that song!

(ooh my word verification is very close to fornication--fortican)