It’s been quite some time since I’ve linked up with a writing prompt from Mama’s Losin’ It. But boy, am I thankful for her list today. Otherwise, I’d break my NaBloPoMo streak and not blog, because, well, I couldn’t think of anything to write.
But then I looked at her list. And I felt old, incredibly old, because one prompt asked what my favorite song was when I was 16, and if I still like it.
I know–generally–which songs I liked in high school. My senior prom theme tops the list. Aerosmith was popular. We thought we were cool that we sang along with the Violent Femmes. And of course there was Billy Joel and Whitney Houston and Janet Jackson.
But remember my favorite?
So I pulled up this nifty list of the 100 most popular songs from 1986. There are so many I can’t place: A Different Corner by George Michael, Dreamtime by Daryl Hall, Tarzan Boy by Baltimora. There are many that I liked then and still like now: Nasty by Janet Jackson, Kiss by Prince, and Addicted to Love by Robert Palmer. There are some that I hated then but love now: True Colors by Cyndi Lauper, and You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi. Then there are those I hated then and still can’t stand: Nikita by Elton John, Life in a Northern Town by Dream Academy, All I Need is a Miracle by Mike + the Mechanics, and West End Girls by Petshop Boys.
And then, because I just couldn’t help myself, I checked YouTube to see if there was a countdown list, and instead invested 10 minutes of my life tripping down memory lane. I really kinda loved this video, and the memories it brought back of good friends and people I haven’t seen or talked to for far too long.
I’m participating in NaBloPoMo, and posting everyday in November.