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Journal of No. 118

November 21st, 2006

Mutated Musical Meme @ 05:19 pm

ajax tipped me off to a music meme similar to the recent sf books one:

Go to Pop Culture Madness (http://www.popculturemadness.com/Music/Pop-Modern/2006.html) and select the year you became 18. Snip the best 50 songs from the list and paste it in your journal. Bold the ones you like, strike the ones you dislike, italicize the ones you know but neither like nor dislike and leave the ones you don't know as common text.

I just can't face 1987. I just can't. I mean... #1 on the list... Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi. Of the rest of the top ten, 3 are covers. I hate everyone at my high school all over again.

So instead, you get the highly biased selective birth-year to 18-year comparison. (I would have done 36 as well, but I got to "My Humps" at #2 and my brain seized.)

1969 1987
Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells Mony Mony - Tommy James and the Shondells (cover: Billy Idol)
My Way - Frank Sinatra Heart and Soul - The Monkees
Stand By Your Man - Tammy Wynette I Want Your Sex - George Michael
Touch Me - Doors Touch Me (I Want Your Body) - Samantha Fox
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad - Michael Jackson
Come Together - the Beatles Dude (Looks Like A Lady) - Aerosmith
Get Back - Beatles Keep Your Hands To Yourself - Georgia Satellites
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley Graceland - Paul Simon
A Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash Girls, Girls, Girls - Motley Crew
Give Peace A Chance - John Lennon (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) - Beastie Boys
Kick Out The Jams - MC5 Songbird - Kenny G
Leaving On A Jet Plane - Peter Paul and Mary Learning To Fly - Pink Floyd
Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - the 5th Dimension Talk Dirty To Me - Poison
Pinball Wizard - The Who Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle
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Date:November 22nd, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
I tried to do the meme, but then I saw how many Spice Girls songs I had bolded and I hated myself all of a sudden.
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Date:November 22nd, 2006 03:58 am (UTC)
There's at least a few good songs in 1987, at least. I guess I gotta go check out 1990.
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Date:November 22nd, 2006 07:26 am (UTC)
Man, I checked 2001 and was feeling as disappointed as you.
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Date:November 22nd, 2006 02:12 pm (UTC)
I glanced back at 1974 and was amazed at the number of honest-to-goodness classics in the top 75. Imagine that -- an era when you could turn on the radio at any given time and hear good music rather than flavors of the month! Where, oh where did we go astray...

--- Ajax.

Journal of No. 118