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Subject: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/11/07 at 9:01 am

I saw this topic in the archives, and figured that it deserved to be redone since those that didn't get to post in it before(like me) could.

I graduated in 2005, these are my favorite songs from that year:

DOA-Foo Fighters
You and Me-Lifehouse
Beverly Hills-Weezer
Photograph-Nickelback
Scars-Papa Roach
Wake Me Up When September Ends-Green Day
Collide-Howie Day
When I'm Gone-Eminiem
Be Yourself-Audioslave


Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: fusefan on 08/11/07 at 11:13 am

I don't graduate HS 'till may of next year but i think it's probably gonna be the same boring crap as this year.  ::)  But hey! I might be surprised and some good stuff may come out! but i knda doubt it.  :P

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: whistledog on 08/11/07 at 11:35 am

I graduated HS in 1996 ...

Missing - Everything But the Girl
Beautiful Life - Ace of Base
Wrong - Everything But the Girl
Back For Good - Take That
Scary Kisses - Voice of the Beehive
Astroplane - BKS
One and One - Robert Miles featuring Maria Nayler
Children - Robert Miles
Macarena - Los Del Mar featuring Wil Veloz :-[
My Love is For Real - Strike
Insomnia - Faithless
Follow You Down - Gin Blossoms

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: KKay on 08/11/07 at 11:38 am

although i liked more obscure songs, there are a few off the top of my head..

what a great year for music!
  Every Breath You Take, The Police
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This),
Eurythmics Church Of The Poison Mind, Culture Club
Burning Down The House
Talking Heads
Let's Dance, David Bowie
Don't Change, INXS

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: Haynsoul on 08/11/07 at 1:09 pm

Let's hope they come out with some good songs by 2008!

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: danootaandme on 08/11/07 at 1:22 pm

The Hits from the Top of the Pops - 1969

Come Together, The Beatles
Get Back, The Beatles
Something, The Beatles
I Can't Get Next To You, Temptations
Honky Tonk Women, Rolling Stones
Hot Fun In The Summertime, Sly and The Family Stone
Everyday People, Sly and The Family Stone
What Does It Take (To Win Your Love), Jr. Walker and The All Stars
It's Your Thing, Isley Brothers
My Cherie Amour, Stevie Wonder
Wedding Bell Blues, Fifth Dimension
These Eyes, The Guess Who
Touch Me, The Doors
Lay Lady Lay, Bob Dylan
This Magic Moment, Jay and The Americans
Hawaii Five-O, Ventures
Galveston, Glen Campbell
This Girl's In Love With You, Dionne Warwick
That's The Way Love Is, Marvin Gaye
Everybody's Talkin', Nilsson
Oh, What A Night, Dells
I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Marvin Gaye

mind you these are the hits, and doesn't include the songs from the like of Cream, Joplin, Hendrix, etc. 

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/11/07 at 1:50 pm

Pat Benatar-the entire album Crimes of Passion
Stxy-the entire album Paradise Theatre
No Anchovies Please-J. Giles
Love Stinks-J. Giles
Call Me-Blondie
Lady-Kenny Rogers
Whip It-Devo
Refugee-Tom Petty


I'm sure there were more.


Cat

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: coqueta83 on 08/12/07 at 12:19 am

Here's a few I liked from my graduation year 1996:

In the Meantime-Spacehog
Just a Girl-No Doubt
1979-Smashing Pumpkins
Tell Me-Groove Theory
Closer to Free-BoDeans
Wonderwall: Oasis
Santa Monica-Everclear

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/12/07 at 1:48 am


Pat Benatar-the entire album Crimes of Passion
Stxy-the entire album Paradise Theatre
No Anchovies Please-J. Giles
Love Stinks-J. Giles
Call Me-Blondie
Lady-Kenny Rogers
Whip It-Devo
Refugee-Tom Petty


I'm sure there were more.


Cat



I hate to nitpick lol, but those are from, like late '79 to early '81. Did you graduate in 1980? ;)

A little off topic, but doesn't "Refugee" seem more like an '80s song anyway? Like it had that "classic rock powerhouse single" feel with arena rock production. The ending guitar solo seems very Eighties. It also had a music video.



As far as me, 2000 was pretty lame, lol, but there were a few I liked. "Follow Me" by Uncle Kracker, "Never Let You Go" by Third Eye Blind, "I Knew I Loved You" by Savage Garden, for instance.

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: NbC on 08/12/07 at 7:10 am

some faves at the time:

Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now), Phil Collins
Owner Of A Lonely Heart, Yes
Missing You, John Waite
Dancing In The Dark, Bruce Springsteen
Time After Time, Cyndi Lauper
Hold Me Now, Thompson Twins
Eyes Without A Face, Billy Idol
Sister Christian, Night Ranger
Drive, Cars

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/12/07 at 3:37 pm


I hate to nitpick lol, but those are from, like late '79 to early '81. Did you graduate in 1980? ;)

A little off topic, but doesn't "Refugee" seem more like an '80s song anyway? Like it had that "classic rock powerhouse single" feel with arena rock production. The ending guitar solo seems very Eighties. It also had a music video.





I was listing the songs I remember loving in my senior year. I used to hang out at a diner/arcade and remember putting many quarters in the jukebox to listen to a lot of those songs-especially Refugee & No Anchovies Please. I also remember wearing the needle out on my turntable playing both of the albums I mentioned.

FYI: I graduated in 1981 (I know, I know. I just dated myself.  ;) :D ;D ;D )


Cat

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: tv on 08/12/07 at 7:44 pm

Uh, I graduated in 1998 so here are my fave songs from that year:

Shimmer-Fuel
Wash It Away-Black Lab
Too Close/I Still Love You-Next
Be Careful-Sprakle feauturing R. Kelly
Cruel Summer-Ace of Base
Kiss The Rain-Billie Myers
Yippie Ya Yo(Body Bumpin)-Public Announcement
Lets Ride-Montell Jordan featuring Master P
Love Like This-Faith Evans
Crush-Jennifer Paige
When The Lights Go Out-5ive
The First Night-Monica
Pretty Fly For A White Guy-The Offspring
Anytime-Brian McKinight
Half On a Baby-R. Kelly
Rain-SWV
You're My Little Secret/Softest Place On Earth-Xscape


Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: tv on 08/12/07 at 7:49 pm


I hate to nitpick lol, but those are from, like late '79 to early '81. Did you graduate in 1980? ;)

A little off topic, but doesn't "Refugee" seem more like an '80s song anyway? Like it had that "classic rock powerhouse single" feel with arena rock production. The ending guitar solo seems very Eighties. It also had a music video.



As far as me, 2000 was pretty lame, lol, but there were a few I liked. "Follow Me" by Uncle Kracker, "Never Let You Go" by Third Eye Blind, "I Knew I Loved You" by Savage Garden, for instance.
What you don;t think "Hemmorage(In My Hands) by Fuel is a great song from 2000?

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/12/07 at 7:53 pm


What you don;t think "Hemmorage(In My Hands) by Fuel is a great song from 2000?


Yeah, it's not bad, I forgot about that one. It is amazing how many songs from 1998 and even '99 which I like (even if it was starting to take a downturn, since I didn't like nu-metal), while 2000 is really hit or miss. I guess I tend to just like some things here and there from that year. Probably just around Tenth grade is when I stopped liking the majority of songs coming out, although there's always exceptions.

I think "Breathless" by the Corrs came out in late 2000 or early 2001 and that's one of my favorites.

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: tv on 08/12/07 at 8:02 pm


Yeah, it's not bad, I forgot about that one. It is amazing how many songs from 1998 and even '99 which I like (even if it was starting to take a downturn, since I didn't like nu-metal), while 2000 is really hit or miss. I guess I tend to just like some things here and there from that year. Probably just around Tenth grade is when I stopped liking the majority of songs coming out, although there's always exceptions.

I think "Breathless" by the Corrs came out in late 2000 or early 2001 and that's one of my favorites.
Another song from 2000(well it was a late 1999 song/early 2000 song) which I thought was a good tune which you may like was "Take a Picture" by Filter.

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: KKay on 08/13/07 at 7:09 am


FYI: I graduated in 1981 (I know, I know. I just dated myself.  ;) :D ;D ;D )


Cat


hahaha...we can't reply to this thread without doing that. ;D
I love all the songs you listed.  it was a fun time to be in high school.

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/13/07 at 8:23 am


Yeah, it's not bad, I forgot about that one. It is amazing how many songs from 1998 and even '99 which I like (even if it was starting to take a downturn, since I didn't like nu-metal), while 2000 is really hit or miss. I guess I tend to just like some things here and there from that year. Probably just around Tenth grade is when I stopped liking the majority of songs coming out, although there's always exceptions.

I think "Breathless" by the Corrs came out in late 2000 or early 2001 and that's one of my favorites.



Yeah, I actually like alot of songs from the 1998-2001 time period, that was around the time that I first started listening to music, about 1996 or so. There were alot of cheesy songs around then, but its a lot better than whats around today ;D

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: Brian06 on 08/13/07 at 1:25 pm

From 2005:

Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Holiday - Green Day
Best of You - Foo Fighters
Hung Up - Madonna
Oh - Ciara
Goin Crazy - Natalie
Gold Digger - Kanye West
Dare - Gorillaz
Only - Nine Inch Nails
Sugar - Trick Daddy
BYOB - System of a Down
Cool - Gwen Stefani
Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
Lonely No More - Rob Thomas
Pon de Replay - Rihanna
Right Here - Staind
Slow Down - Bobby Valentino
It's Like That - Mariah Carey
Goin Crazy - Natalie
Speed of Sound - Coldplay
Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz
Don't Phunk With My Heart- Black Eyed Peas
Unbreakable - Alicia Keys
Soul Meets Body - Death Cab for Cutie
Hate It Or Love It - The Game & 50 cent

...to name a few.

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/13/07 at 1:41 pm



I was listing the songs I remember loving in my senior year. I used to hang out at a diner/arcade and remember putting many quarters in the jukebox to listen to a lot of those songs-especially Refugee & No Anchovies Please. I also remember wearing the needle out on my turntable playing both of the albums I mentioned.

FYI: I graduated in 1981 (I know, I know. I just dated myself.  ;) :D ;D ;D )


Cat


Don't be too hard on yourself...you're probably a 1963 or '64er, that's not old at all. Like I've said on other threads, I've always been the type to look at things in the order they happened. Like, I was old enough to have been watching lots of television in 1991 (even if it was mostly movies, the music video channels...especially VH1, or The Simpsons, lol) and back then, you and people your age were only, like 27. Which seemed pretty young to me then, especially if they were celebrities. So I've always looked at anything in the present as a natural outgrowth of that.


But...back to topic, I didn't hear "Refugee" until the late '80s I guess, when my mom bought the tape. So maybe I personally associate it with being newer than it really is, although I do think it has some presages of the early MTV sound.

From that same era, speaking of J. Geils, do you like the song "Come Back"? I just heard it on their greatest hits not too long ago, and it's also a very new wave, "Eighties" song for 1980.

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/13/07 at 1:56 pm

Ok....let's see:


From 1995

Alanis Morissette "You Oughta Know"
Alanis Morissette "Hand In My Pocket"
Weezer "Buddy Holly"
Weezer "Say It Ain't So"
The Rentals "Friends of P"
Coolio "Gangsta's Paradise"
The Rembrandts "I'll Be There For You"
Selena "I Could Fall In Love"
Rusted Root "Send Me On My Way"
Nikki French "Total Eclipse Of The Heart"
Selena "Dreaming Of You"
Natalie Merchant "Carnival"
Sophie B. Hawkins "As I Lay Me Down"
Veruca Salt "Seether"
Ace of Base "Beautiful Life"
Deep Blue Something "Breakfast At Tiffany's"

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: nally on 08/13/07 at 2:03 pm

Let's see... I graduated in 1998, and here are some songs I enjoyed from that year:

Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Sex & Candy - Marcy Playground
Getting Jiggy With It - Will Smith
Crush - Jennifer Paige 8)
The Mummers' Dance - Loreena McKennitt (it was a U.S. hit in 1998, but it might've actually been issued in late 1997)
Real World - Matchbox Twenty


and in the second half of the year (after I began college)...
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
Jump, Jive & Wail - Brian Setzer Orchestra
One Week - Barenaked Ladies

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: whistledog on 08/13/07 at 2:16 pm


The Mummers' Dance - Loreena McKennitt (it was a U.S. hit in 1998, but it might've actually been issued in late 1997)


It was first released in December 1997 yes.  Not sure about when it first hit the US chart, but in Canada, it made it's debut chart appearance on January 12, 1998

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/13/07 at 2:21 pm

I graduated from high school in 1984...

Here are some of my faves from that year...

'Borderline' - Madonna
'They Don't Know' - Tracey Ullman
'A Fine Fine Day' - Tony Carey
'Doctor! Doctor!' - Thompson Twins
'Running With The Night' - Lionel Richie
'Eyes Without A Face' - Billy Idol
'Think Of Laura' - Christopher Cross
'Break My Stride' - Matthew Wilder
'Sister Christian' - Night Ranger
'Save A Prayer' - Duran Duran
'The Ghost In You' - Psychedelic Furs
'Talking In Your Sleep' - The Romantics
'The Longest Time' - Billy Joel

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: nally on 08/13/07 at 2:22 pm


It was first released in December 1997 yes.  Not sure about when it first hit the US chart, but in Canada, it made its debut chart appearance on January 12, 1998

Thought so. ;) I remember it was popular during my senior year of high school, and that's when I first heard it. This one station in my area was playing it almost all the time.

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/13/07 at 3:06 pm


Ok....let's see:


From 1995


Selena "I Could Fall In Love"


I'm not a big fan of 90's music...but of all the songs that were released that decade, that's probably one of the best!  :)

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: nally on 08/13/07 at 3:08 pm


I'm not a big fan of 90's music...but of all the songs that were released that decade, that's probably one of the best!  :)


I think so too... at the time, it was one of my favourites to listen to. :)

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/13/07 at 3:10 pm


I'm not a big fan of 90's music...but of all the songs that were released that decade, that's probably one of the best!  :)



'90s songs are great, there was still lots of adult contemporary and ballads. In fact, even up to 1995 I'd argue that some of it wasn't too different from Eighties music.

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: nally on 08/13/07 at 3:13 pm


'90s songs are great, there was still lots of adult contemporary and ballads.

yes...which is what I primarily listened to during the early part of the decade.

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/13/07 at 3:16 pm


'90s songs are great...


I have to disagree with that.

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/13/07 at 3:19 pm

Well, I was never a huge gangsta rap or grunge fan, but I always liked the more breezy pop songs. What do you think of something like "How Do You Talk to an Angel" or "Rush Rush"? Stuff like that is more what I like from then.

I think the '90s gets stereotyped for the more hardcore music as well as the super-corny stuff (i.e. Kriss Kross, The Macarena), but the truth is there was alot of variety for what you could've been listening to. It's not as bad as people think, lol.

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/13/07 at 3:24 pm


What do you think of something like "How Do You Talk to an Angel"...


That song wasn't too bad...

...or "Rush Rush"?

Ugh!  :P

Stuff like that is more what I like from then.


IMO, most of that stuff just doesn't compare with the awesome music that was being produced between the late-60's and early-80's...

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: whistledog on 08/13/07 at 3:29 pm

There were some good 90s songs, but if you weed out all the crap, it's maybe 10% if that lol

The 90s produced one of my all-time favourite ballads .. 'When She Cries' by Restless Heart.  I'm not a fan of Country Music, but that song was great!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_Z0VO2ycdM

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/13/07 at 3:31 pm

^^Maybe I just have a rose-tinted view because I was 9 in 1991 lol. ;) Those songs and ones like it were all over VH1 and MTV at the time. Although I'm pretty rooted in '80s music and can remember things pretty far back, maybe even 2 and a half (i.e. Lionel Richie, "Every Breath You Take", Cyndi Lauper, Tom Petty). I did get a secondhand appreciation for '60s music and other oldies as well. My parents are into The Beatles, for instance, so I can equally remember hearing them as a kid.

Were you ever into Paula Abdul's other songs? "Rush Rush" just seems like a prettier, slower version of, say "Forever Your Girl".

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/13/07 at 3:52 pm


^^Maybe I just have a rose-tinted view because I was 9 in 1991 lol. ;) Those songs and ones like it were all over VH1 and MTV at the time. Although I'm pretty rooted in '80s music and can remember things pretty far back, maybe even 2 and a half (i.e. Lionel Richie, "Every Breath You Take", Cyndi Lauper, Tom Petty). I did get a secondhand appreciation for '60s music and other oldies as well. My parents are into The Beatles, for instance, so I can equally remember hearing them as a kid.

Were you ever into Paula Abdul's other songs? "Rush Rush" just seems like a prettier, slower version of, say "Forever Your Girl".


There is only one Paula Abdul song that I sort-of liked (at the time), and that's 'Straight Up'...a catchy little dance number that was popular at the clubs I went to back then... :)

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/13/07 at 4:03 pm

^ Yeah, that's probably her signature song and I've always liked it. :) Ironically, I don't remember hearing it until some time in '91 though, when I watched the music video stations. I must have heard her stuff in 1989 and 1990 (it was so big, lol), but for some reason I don't remember.

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: whistledog on 08/13/07 at 4:08 pm

Wanna know some interesting trivia about Ms. Abdul?  Remember the 1987 movie 'The Running Man' starring Arnold Schwarzenneger?  She choreographed the dance routines that you see those girls doing on The Running Man stage.  I watched the DVD of it the other day, and it mentions that in the credits

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/13/07 at 4:29 pm


Wanna know some interesting trivia about Ms. Abdul?  Remember the 1987 movie 'The Running Man' starring Arnold Schwarzenneger?  She choreographed the dance routines that you see those girls doing on The Running Man stage.  I watched the DVD of it the other day, and it mentions that in the credits


Yes, I knew (even back then) that she was a choreographer...

I believe she had also been a cheerleader for some Los Angeles sports team (I forget which one)...

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: tv on 08/13/07 at 4:42 pm


From 2005:


Hate It Or Love It - The Game & 50 cent

...to name a few.

Yeah "Hate It Or Love It" was a great track even though they are alot 50 Cent Cent songs that I don;t like.

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: Mushroom on 08/13/07 at 5:36 pm

Ebony and Ivory, by Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney.

I fell in love with that song when I first heard it, and I was an active campaigner for it to be named as our "Senior Class Song".  And it was, by a wide margin.

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: JamieMcBain on 08/13/07 at 9:20 pm

From 1994.....

Basket Case - Green Day
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
I Alone - Live
Longview - Green Day
Loser - Beck
Sabotage - Beastie Boys
The Sign - Ace of Base
Buddy Holly - Weezer

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/13/07 at 9:52 pm

There are two different years due to my peculiar situation.

I did make-up coursework via a program I managed to finagle with the school administration and received an actual diploma in 1989.  If I had never been held back, I would have graduated in '87.  As it was, I was held back in kindergarten because they thought I might be retarded.  It's true.  They did not diagnose childhood depression in 1975, so that was that.
::)

Thus my grad year was pushed up to '88.

However, due to chronic truancy, despondant behavior, and discipline problems, I faced one expulsion and one transferral to an "alternative school" for delinquents.  It couldn't be more obvious I didn't belong with the vandals, the thugs, the autistics, and the dope dealers, but public schools always must clear you on paper.  So that's what they did.  I got a "diploma" not a GED, but I never "graduated" as in senior prom and cap and gown ceremony.


Thus, I call my year of "graduation" 1988.
As to "from the year," this implies songs released during the academic year, thus I include songs released as far back as summer of '87, as it takes a several weeks for a release to gain momentum.

Favorite songs, non-ranking, all singles, all released between the summer of '87 and spring of '88:
Depeche Mode: Strangelove
The Sugarcubes: Blue Eyed Pop
Midnight Oil: The Dead Heart
Xymox: Scum (Dance Mix)
Cabaret Voltaire: Don't Argue
Sinead O'Connor: Mandinka (however, my favorite by far was "Troy," which was not a single)
The Cure: Hot! Hot! Hot!
New Order: True Faith
Front 242: Masterhit
The Smith: Girlfriend in a Coma
Morrissey: Every day is Like Sunday
Camouflage: The Great Commandment
Love & Rockets: No New Tale to Tell (once again album cuts were much preferred)
Sisters of Mercy: Lucretia My Reflection
Severed Heads: Greater Reward
Skinny Puppy: Addiction

I must mention these others because of significance at the time or because they foreshadowed future tastes:

NON-SINGLES DESERVING MENTION:
The Legendary Pink Dots: Casting the Runes
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic: Scenes from A...
Coil: Cardinal Points
Negativland: Christianity is Stupid
Click Click: Rotor Babe

OFF-YEAR DESERVING MENTION:
African Head Charge: Some Bizarre
Randy Greif: The Hole to Heaven
Brian Eno: Golden Hours
Wire: Ahead
Marc Almond & The Willing Sinners: Uglyhead
This Mortal Coil: The Jeweler*
Iggy Pop: Cry for Love
Violent Femmes: Kiss Off

*orig. Pearls Before Swine, 1970

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: coqueta83 on 08/13/07 at 11:52 pm


Ok....let's see:


From 1995

Selena "I Could Fall In Love"
Selena "Dreaming Of You"


I remember these songs so well, and I still can't help but to feel sad every time I listen to them. Selena was a beautiful singer that was taken from us too soon.  :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/14/07 at 12:32 pm


Don't be too hard on yourself...you're probably a 1963 or '64er, that's not old at all. Like I've said on other threads, I've always been the type to look at things in the order they happened. Like, I was old enough to have been watching lots of television in 1991 (even if it was mostly movies, the music video channels...especially VH1, or The Simpsons, lol) and back then, you and people your age were only, like 27. Which seemed pretty young to me then, especially if they were celebrities. So I've always looked at anything in the present as a natural outgrowth of that.


Son, flattery will get you everywhere.  ;)  (And some karma.)




But...back to topic, I didn't hear "Refugee" until the late '80s I guess, when my mom bought the tape. So maybe I personally associate it with being newer than it really is, although I do think it has some presages of the early MTV sound.

From that same era, speaking of J. Geils, do you like the song "Come Back"? I just heard it on their greatest hits not too long ago, and it's also a very new wave, "Eighties" song for 1980.


I don't recall the song "Come Back". I'm sure I have heard it but it doesn't ring a bell right now.


Cat

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: AmericanGirl on 08/14/07 at 10:49 pm

A few I liked from 1977:

Undercover Angel - Alan O'Day
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Peace Of Mind - Boston
Blinded By The Light - Manfred Mann
Carry On My Wayward Son - Kansas
(Every Time I Turn Around I'm) Back In Love Again - L.T.D.
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Crackerbox Palace - George Harrison
Things We Do For Love - 10cc
Boogie Nights - Heatwave
Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
I'm Your Boogie Man - KC & Sunshine Band
Couldn't Get It Right - Climax Blues Band
Got To Give It Up - Marvin Gaye
Jet Airliner - Steve Miller Band
Best Of My Love - Emotions
Handy Man - James Taylor
Brick House - Commodores

1977 wasn't my favorite 70's music year, but of course had some gems.  Several genres represented, as you see.  8)

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: KKay on 08/15/07 at 6:56 am

These are the top ten songs for each month from high school graduation to the start of college..
June
1. "Flashdance-What A Feeling" - Irene Cara
2. "Time (Clock of the Heart)" - Culture Club
3. "Let's Dance" - David Bowie
4. "Overkill" - Men At Work
5. "Electric Avenue" - Eddy Grant
6. "Beat It" - Michael Jackson
7."Don't Let It End" - Styx
8. "My Love" - Lionel Richie
9. "Affair Of The Heart" - Rick Springfield
10. "There's Always Something There To Remind Me" - Naked Eyes

July
1."Every Breath You Take" - Police
2. "Electric Avenue" - Eddy Grant
3. "Flashdance-What A Feeling" - Irene Cara
4. "Never Gonna Let You Go" - Sergio Mendes
5. "Wanna Be Startin' Something" - Michael Jackson
6. "Come Dancing" - Kinks
7. "Our House" - Madness
8. "Is There Something I Should Know" - Duran Duran
9. "Too Shy" - Kajagoogoo
10. "Stand Back" - Stevie Nicks

August
1. "Every Breath You Take" - Police
2. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" - Eurythmics
3. "She Works Hard For The Money" - Donna Summer
4. "Maniac" - Michael Sembello
5. "Stand Back" - Stevie Nicks
6. "Is There Something I Should Know" - Duran Duran
7. "It's A  Mistake" - Men At Work
8. "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" - Human League
9. "Flashdance-What A Feeling" - Irene Cara
10. "Puttin' On The Ritz" - Taco

September
1. "Maniac" - Michael Sembello
2. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" - Eurythmics
3. "Tell Her About It" - Billy Joel
4. "The Safety Dance" - Men Without Hats
5. "Puttin' On The Ritz" - Taco
6. "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" - Bonnie Tyler
7. "Every Breath You Take" - Police
8. "Human Nature" - Michael Jackson
9. "Don't Cry" - Asia
10. "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" - Air Supply

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/15/07 at 10:59 am

This is sort of the reverse of my original idea, but these are the top 20 songs the year I started school, 1992 8)


1  End Of The Road-Boyz II Men 
2 Save The Best For Last-Vanessa Williams  
3 My Lovin' (Never Gonna Get It)-En Vogue  
4 I'd Die Without You-P.M. Dawn  
5 Baby Baby Baby-TLC
6 I Love Your Smile-Shanice  
7 If I Ever Fall In Love-Shai  
8 Under The Bridge-Red Hot Chili Peppers
9 Rhythm Is A Dancer-Snap  
10 Baby Got Back-Sir Mix-A-Lott  
11 Just Another Day-Jon Secada  
12 All 4 Love-Color Me Badd
13 Tears In Heaven-Eric Clapton
14 Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough-Patty Smith with Don Henly
15 This Used To Be My Playground-Madonna
16 Can't Let Go-Mariah Carey
17 Real Love-Mary J. Blige
18 Rump Shaker-Wreckx-N-Effect  
19 Jump-Kriss Kross  
20 Tell Me What You Want Me To Do Tevin Campbell


Yeah, a pretty cheesy year, but some good songs.





Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/15/07 at 11:34 am


A few I liked from 1977:

Undercover Angel - Alan O'Day
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Peace Of Mind - Boston
Blinded By The Light - Manfred Mann
Carry On My Wayward Son - Kansas
(Every Time I Turn Around I'm) Back In Love Again - L.T.D.
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Crackerbox Palace - George Harrison
Things We Do For Love - 10cc
Boogie Nights - Heatwave
Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
I'm Your Boogie Man - KC & Sunshine Band
Couldn't Get It Right - Climax Blues Band
Got To Give It Up - Marvin Gaye
Jet Airliner - Steve Miller Band
Best Of My Love - Emotions
Handy Man - James Taylor
Brick House - Commodores

1977 wasn't my favorite 70's music year, but of course had some gems.  Several genres represented, as you see.   8)




Quite a few good ones in your list there, AmericanGirl!  8)

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: AmericanGirl on 08/15/07 at 9:44 pm


Quite a few good ones in your list there, AmericanGirl!  8)



Thank you!  :)

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: KKay on 08/16/07 at 3:39 pm


This is sort of the reverse of my original idea, but these are the top 20 songs the year I started school, 1992 8)


1  End Of The Road-Boyz II Men 
2 Save The Best For Last-Vanessa Williams  
3 My Lovin' (Never Gonna Get It)-En Vogue  
4 I'd Die Without You-P.M. Dawn  
5 Baby Baby Baby-TLC
6 I Love Your Smile-Shanice  
7 If I Ever Fall In Love-Shai  
8 Under The Bridge-Red Hot Chili Peppers
9 Rhythm Is A Dancer-Snap  
10 Baby Got Back-Sir Mix-A-Lott  
11 Just Another Day-Jon Secada  
12 All 4 Love-Color Me Badd
13 Tears In Heaven-Eric Clapton
14 Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough-Patty Smith with Don Henly
15 This Used To Be My Playground-Madonna
16 Can't Let Go-Mariah Carey
17 Real Love-Mary J. Blige
18 Rump Shaker-Wreckx-N-Effect  
19 Jump-Kriss Kross  
20 Tell Me What You Want Me To Do Tevin Campbell


Yeah, a pretty cheesy year, but some good songs.



I don't know where I was, but I only know maybe five of those songs.
Funny how, once you get wrapped up in life, these things can get away from you.
I pay closer attention now.

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/16/07 at 5:09 pm


I don't know where I was, but I only know maybe five of those songs.
Funny how, once you get wrapped up in life, these things can get away from you.
I pay closer attention now.



I know how you feel actually. I used to keep up with what was new in music a few years ago, but I barely know 5 or 6 songs that came out this year.

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: Step-chan on 08/19/07 at 3:13 pm

I'm class of 95, although it's been awhile since I heard any of these songs.

Good- Better Than Ezra
Misery- Soul Asylum
Roll To Me- Del Amitri
Big Me, This Is A Call- Foo Fighters
Plowed- Sponge

That's about all I can think of.

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: Marian on 08/29/07 at 12:35 pm

I would say on the wings of a nightingale by the Everly brothers but i'm not sure if it was recorded in 1983 or 1984.

Subject: Re: Your Favorite Songs From the Year You Graduated High School

Written By: nally on 08/29/07 at 1:14 pm


I'm class of 95, although it's been awhile since I heard any of these songs.

Good- Better Than Ezra
Misery- Soul Asylum
Roll To Me- Del Amitri
Big Me, This Is A Call- Foo Fighters
Plowed- Sponge

That's about all I can think of.


Those are all good ones. I remember hearing most of 'em back then too.

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