In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Always Something There to Remind Me.”
A song comes on the radio and instantly, you’re transported to a different time and place. Which song(s) bring back memories for you and why? Be sure to mention the song, and describe the memory it evokes.
Ahhhhh, the 80’s. The best music ever combined with some awesomely bad hair and over-sized, thrift store topcoats with skinny ties, how could you not love it?
Fortunately, for me I get to relive every party-tune, slow dance and breakup song with the help of oldies radio channel. Sometimes, a really rad 80’s song comes on and my boyfriend and I break into instantaneous convulsions, also known as dancing.
His daughters think it’s cute how we “geek-out” together while they shoot video. I am sure somewhere out there are some really embarrassing videos of us doing our thing…..whatever. If watching us be silly makes them laugh, then so be it.
Here are a list of songs that remind me of specific moments:
Sweet Dreams, by the Eurythmics – 1983, the year I graduated from high school, serious attitude in an androgynous suit with cows
Missing You, by Tom Waite, my first break up, in college, terribly over dramatic
I Melt With You, by Modern English, again, another boyfriend who use to sing this to me during gigs
Take On Me, by Ah Ha, when I fell in love with the creativity of music videos at JM’s Pub & Deli
Anything by Blonde, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, the Go Go’s and the Bangles- girl power!
Boy George- at 11:00 PM, trying to go to sleep, my freshman room mate, Jane Anne, loved him and wouldn’t believe me when I said he was gay. (hehehe)
With or Without You- by U2, ooooh so many rainy Sundays at college. moody good stuff
There are many other artists that make me twist and shout:
David Bowie, UB40, Prince, Phil Collins, The Clash, Beastie Boys, Billy Idol, Falco, Heart, Bon Jovi, Foreigner, Tina Turner, the Vapors, Bruce Springsteen, INXS and oh so much more!
BUT, here is my question for the younger generations:
With the popularity of the internet and self-recording, downloading, file-sharing, and the rise of the independent artist, etc., will we ever see the blockbuster huge names again?
Think about it, let me know what you think- I’m listening.