Friday, September 2

1989 redux

Update: Jason pointed out in the comments that I don't follow directions very well, i.e. I didn't underline any favorites. I thought underlines were missing, but didn't follow through.Now they're there.

David's got a post where you:

1) Go to musicoutfitters.com and, in the search box provided, enter the year you graduated high school.
2) From the search results, click the link for the top 100 songs of that year.
3) With the resulting list:
a) bold the songs you like [for my part, I'm going to define 'like' as 'i'd listen to it if it came on the radio and not change the channel]
b) strike through the ones you hate [i'm changing this one to 'make red']
c) underline your favorite
d) and ignore the ones you don't remember/don't care about.

If you look at David's list, I left my comments on hsi year and picks.

I'm going to add a few comments to mine, too (of course). Away we go:

The Top 100 Songs of 1989

1. Look Away, Chicago
2. My Prerogative, Bobby Brown

3. Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Poison

4. Straight Up, Paula Abdul

I don't love it, but I do have a soft spot for the original, pre-American Idol Paula
5. Miss You Much, Janet Jackson
6. Cold Hearted, Paula Abdul
7. Wind Beneath My Wings, Bette Midler
8. Girl You Know Its True, Milli Vanilli

My freshman-year roommate listened to this album every night before he went to bed for about a month. And I still don't hate it. Can you believe that?
9. Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird, Will To Power
10. Giving You The Best That I Got, Anita Baker
11. Right Here Waiting, Richard Marx
12. Waiting For A Star To Fall, Boy Meets Girl

13. Lost In Your Eyes, Debbie Gibson
14. Don't Wanna Lose You, Gloria Estefan
15. Heaven, Warrant
16. Girl I'm Gonna Miss You, Milli Vanilli
17. The Look, Roxette 18. She Drives Me Crazy, Fine Young Cannibals
19. On Our Own, Bobby Brown 20. Two Hearts, Phil Collins 21. Blame It On The Rain, Milli Vanilli 22. Listen To Your Heart, Roxette
23. I'll Be There For You, Bon Jovi

24. If You Don't Know Me By Now, Simply Red

25. Like A Prayer, Madonna

26. I'll Be Loving You (Forever), New Kids On The Block
27. How Can I Fall?, Breathe
Yes, I know: I'm a sap.
28. Baby Don't Forget My Number, Milli Vanilli
29. Toy Solider, Martika
30. Forever Your Girl, Paula Abdul
31. The Living Years, Mike and the Mechanics
Not a fan, but Silent Running = good.
32. Eternal Flame, The Bangles
33. Wild Thing, Tone Loc
34. When I See You Smile, Bad English
35. If I Could Turn Back Time, Cher
36. Buffalo Stance, Neneh Cherry
37. When I'm With You, Sheriff
38. Don't Rush Me, Taylor Dayne
39. Born To Be My Baby, Bon Jovi
40. Good Thing, Fine Young Cannibals
41. The Lover In Me, Sheena Easton
42. Bust A Move, Young M.C.
43. Once Bitten, Twice Shy, Great White
I don't hate it, but it's a bad song.
44. Batdance, Prince
Went to see the movie once a week the first four weeks it was out, including standing in line opening night.
45. Rock On, Michael Damian
46. Real Love, Jody Watley
47. Love Shack, B-52's
Some great lines 'everyone's linin' up just to get down' and 'wearin' next to nothin' cuz it's hot as an oven'. And I like 'Roam' even better.
48. Every Little Step, Bobby Brown
49. Hangin' Tough, New Kids On The Block
50. My Heart Can't Tell You No, Rod Stewart
I don't know this song, but have a policy of hating everything by Rod Stewart.
51. So Alive, Love and Rockets
52. You Got It (The Right Stuff), New Kids On The Block
53. Armageddon It, Def Leppard
54. Satisfied, Richard Marx
55. Express Yourself, Madonna
One of my favorite Madonna songs. Girl power.
56. I Like It, Dino
57. Soldier Of Love, Donny Osmond
Oh, wow. I'd forgotten this song and how terrible it is. Ugh. Worst lyrics ever.
58. Sowing The Seeds Of Love, Tears For Fears
59. Cherish, Madonna,
Love this one, too.
60. When The Children Cry, White Lion
61. 18 And Life, Skid Row
62. I Don't Want Your Love, Duran Duran
63. Second Chances, .38 Special
64. The Way You Love Me, Karyn White
65. Funky Cold Medina, Tone Loc
66. In Your Room, Bangles
67. Miss You Like Crazy, Natalie Cole
68. Love Song, Cure
69. Secret Rendezvous, Karyn White
70. Angel Eyes, Jeff Healey Band
71. Patience, Guns N' Roses
72. Walk On Water, Eddie Money
73. Cover Girl, New Kids On The Block
74. Welcome To The Jungle, Guns N' Roses
How can you not?
75. Shower Me With Your Love, Surface
76. Stand, R.E.M.
77. Close My Eyes Forever, Lita Ford
78. All This Time, Tiffany
79. After All, Cher and Peter Cetera
80. Roni, Bobby Brown
81. Love In An Elevator, Aerosmith
82. Lay Your Hands On Me, Bon Jovi
83. The Promise, When In Rome
84. What I Am, Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians
85. I Remember Holding You, Boys Club
86. Paradise City, Guns N' Roses
87. I Wanna Have Some Fun, Samantha Fox
88. She Wants To Dance With Me, Rick Astley
89. Dreamin', Vanessa Williams
90. It's No Crime, Babyface
91. Poison, Alice Cooper
92. This Time I Know It's For Real, Donna Summer
93. Smooth Criminal, Michael Jackson
94. Heaven Help Me, Deon Estus
95. Rock Wit'cha, Bobby Brown
96. Thinking Of You, Sa-fire
97. What You Don't Know, Expose
98. Surrender To Me, Ann Wilson and Robin Zander
99. The End Of The Innocence, Don Henley
100. Keep On Movin', Soul II Soul


Since Jason and I graduated together, I'd love to see him pick this up. Bet he hated a lot of the songs in here. ;-)

Update: Jason came through for me, and I found his comments to be very funny.
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