Wednesday, August 31, 2005

As seen everywhere!!!

Go to MusicOutfitters, and in the Search box enter the year of your high school graduation. You can then click on a link to the top songs from that year. Then bold the songs you like, underline your favorite, strike out the ones you hate, and leave untouched the ones you don't remember or don't care about.

1987 was not a great year, musically. Sigh. But I looooooooved Big Time.

1. Walk Like An Egyptian, Bangles
2. Alone, Heart
3. Shake You Down, Gregory Abbott
4. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me), Whitney Houston
5. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now, Starship
6. C'est La Vie, Robbie Nevil
7. Here I Go Again, Whitesnake
8. The Way It Is, Bruce Hornsby and the Range
9. Shakedown, Bob Seger
10. Livin' On A Prayer, Bon Jovi
11. La Bamba, Los Lobos (but not as much as the original)
12. Everybody Have Fun Tonight, Wang Chung
13. Don't Dream It's Over, Crowded House
14. Always, Atlantic Starr
15. With Or Without You, U2
16. Looking For A New Love, Jody Watley
17. Head To Toe, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
18. I Think We're Alone Now, Tiffany
19. Mony Mony, Billy Idol (but not as much as the original)
20. At This Moment, Billy Vera and The Beaters
21. Lady In Red, Chris De Burgh
22. Didn't We Almost Have It All, Whitney Houston
23. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, U2
24. I Want Your Sex, George Michael I'm embarrassed to admit it.
25. Notorious, Duran Duran
26. Only In My Dreams, Debbie Gibson
27. (I've Had) The Time Of My Life, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
28. The Next Time I Fall, Peter Cetera and Amy Grant
29. Lean On Me, Club Nouveau (again, original's better)
30. Open Your Heart, Madonna (yeah, yeah, sue me.)
31. Lost In Emotion, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
32. (I Just) Died In Your Arms, Cutting Crew
33. Heart And Soul, T'pau
34. You Keep Me Hangin' On, Kim Wilde
35. Keep Your Hands To Yourself, Georgia Satellites
36. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me), Aretha Franklin and George Michael
37. Control, Janet Jackson
38. Somewhere Out There, Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram ick, ick, ick
39. U Got The Look, Prince
40. Land Of Confusion, Genesis
41. Jacob's Ladder, Huey Lewis and The News
42. Who's That Girl, Madonna
43. You Got It All, Jets
44. Touch Me (I Want Your Body), Samantha Fox
45. I Just Can't Stop Loving You, Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett
46. Causing A Commotion, Madonna
47. In Too Deep, Genesis
48. Let's Wait Awhile, Janet Jackson
49. Hip To Be Square, Huey Lewis and the News
50. Will You Still Love Me?, Chicago
51. Little Lies, Fleetwood Mac
52. Luka, Suzanne Vega
53. I Heard A Rumour, Bananarama
54. Don't Mean Nothing, Richard Marx
55. Songbird, Kenny G
56. Carrie, Europe
57. Don't Disturb This Groove, System
58. La Isla Bonita, Madonna
59. Bad, Michael Jackson Again, sue me.
60. Sign 'O' The Times, Prince
61. Change Of Heart, Cyndi Lauper
62. Come Go With Me, Expose
63. Can't We Try, Dan Hill
64. To Be A Lover, Billy Idol
65. Mandolin Rain, Bruce Hornsby and the Range
66. Breakout, Swing Out Sister
67. Stand By Me, Ben E. King
68. Tonight, Tonight, Tonight, Genesis
69. Someday, Glass Tiger
70. When Smokey Sings, ABC
71. Casanova, Levert
72. Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine
73. Rock Steady, Whispers
74. Wanted Dead Or Alive, Bon Jovi
75. Big Time, Peter Gabriel
76. The Finer Things, Steve Winwood
77. Let Me Be The One, Expose
78. Is This Love, Survivor
79. Diamonds, Herb Alpert
80. Point Of No Return, Expose
81. Big Love, Fleetwood Mac
82. Midnight Blue, Lou Gramm
83. Something So Strong, Crowded House
84. Heat Of The Night, Bryan Adams
85. Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You, Glenn Medeiros
86. Brilliant Disguise, Bruce Springsteen
87. Just To See Her, Smokey Robinson
88. Who Will You Run Too, Heart
89. Respect Yourself, Bruce Willis
90. Cross My Broken Heart, Jets 91.
Victory, Kool and The Gang
92. Don't Get Me Wrong, Pretenders
93. Doing It All For My Baby, Huey Lewis and The News
94. Right On Track, Breakfast Club
95. Ballerina Girl, Lionel Richie
96. Meet Me Half Way, Kenny Loggins
97. I've Been In Love Before, Cutting Crew
98. (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right To Party, Beastie Boys
99. Funkytown, Pseudo Echo
100. Love You Down, Ready For The World

20 comments:

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

I liked most of the songs you liked, but I also LOVED "Don't Get Me Wrong" by the Pretenders, possibly my favorite song of the year.

Phantom Scribbler said...

1987 was way better than 1988. If I had graduated a year earlier, I wouldn't have had to make up my own damn meme!

halloweenlover said...

I liked a ton of these songs! Funny, though, because I barely knew any of the songs from my graduation year.

I can't figure out how to cross things out on blogger?

Betsy said...

If it makes you feel any better, I'd also have to confess to that George Michael song - and I was 25 then, which makes it much more damning, no?

Suburban Turmoil said...

Hey, I don't know how to cross things out, either. How do you do it?

I agree with most of your choices, but since I was 12 in '87, I tended more toward the pop-py stuff- Control by Janet Jackson for instance- She was my friggin' hero then! I know every word to that song.

A few I've never heard of- Beethovan's Wig? Was he the precursor to Falco and Rock Me Amadeus?

liz said...

APL - I missed that one, bolding it right now.

Lucinda - Beethovan's Wig is an album (actually two now) with silly lyrics set to classical music. Lyrics to Franz Liszt the Famous Pianist are here

And Lucinda and HL - you can cross things out by using the strike /strike commands (I looked it up this morning)

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Lucinda, we're the same age... and "Control"-era Janet ROCKED.

Running2Ks said...

1990 blew, so I just live through your Meme.

Pink Cupcake said...

So many blasts from the past, and I completely agree with most of your choices...But you crossed out Starships's Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now?! I LOVED that song ;)

liz said...

Jefferson Airplane was a band. Starship was the pale ghost of a band.

Piece of Work said...

You didn't bold Brilliant Disguise?? Ah, The Boss, I still pine for you.

I agree with Phantom--'87 is way better than '88.

But I still can't strikethru with blogger--what the hell are strike commands??

the lawmom said...

Liz, I actually saw Starship, the Outfield and Rod Stewart all on the same playbill. It is hard to decide which is worse.

I absolutely LOVED (I Just) Died in Your Arms and You Keep Me Hangin' On.

I still love that Georgia Satellites song.

Scrivener said...

'87 may have been way better than '88 but they were both way, way, way better than '89. The best song on my list was "Stand," which ok I love R.E.M. but that's not even one of their middling-best songs, might be one of their worst.

OK, to strike out something, you have to enter the strike and end-strike commands around the words you want struck through. In other words, If you want Starship to be struck through, then your post should look like this:

<Starship>

(I hope that works correctly--I'm having to use the HTML entity reference codes to get the less-than and greater-than signs.)

Scrivener said...

OK, scratch my example--I messed something up. I'll try again:

<strike>Starship</strike>

Scrivener said...

Yes, that's correct. If you copy that line in the comment above and paste it into your post entry page and then hit publish, you'll get the word Starship with a line drawn through the middle of it.

Scrivener said...

I count 5 or 6 songs on your list that are actually seriously good songs, not just ok given the context or something. There was not a single truly good song on my entire list.

Anonymous said...

There was an original of "Mony Mony"? (Haha -- my ignorance is showing.) Yeah, '87 was a good year. My own '89 didn't have as many good ones, to be sure. I'm still recovering from finding a number of bloggers in this community who are crossing out Fleetwood Mac! (Gasp!)

Browsing through these lists, I feel as though I need to go make a huge CD buy! I'm freakishly nostalgic for so many of these songs!

--concretegodmother

liz said...

Welcome concretegodmother!!!

Yeah, Fleetwood Mac wrote some great songs, but unfortunately Stevie Nicks' voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.

Sigh.

RussianViolets said...

Everyone has better songs than me. You had a good year!!!

Mother in Chief said...

You had Duran Duran... that almost makes up for the Cutting Crew and Whitney Houston songs.