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Welcome to my Spotlight Sunday! Every Sunday I put someONE or someTHING I love IN the Spotlight!

Anyone is welcome to use the idea on their own blog and spotlight whoever or whatever THEY choose, but if you do, please use my lovely graphic that my friend made somewhere in your post to show that the idea came from here! And I would love it if you left the link in my comments, so I could go check out what YOU spotlighted!

Today I have decided to spotlight some of my favorite music from when I was a child, in this case, from baby to before I turned 13. Music has made a strong impact on my life and I can remember loving music since before I could talk. I also think it’s awesome that MTV launched just a couple years before I was born. I grew up watching their Music Videos back when they actually played them! Here’s my list of 10 childhood favorites WITH videos for you to enjoy and maybe reminisce with me!

1) I still LOVE this song and vividly remember dancing to it every time I heard it. I think THIS song made me obsessed with the name “Venus” which is probably why my first screen name at 16 was “Venus001616”. From 1986, “Venus” by Bananarama!

2)Next comes a song that I still don’t know all the lyrics too but I watched the music video over and over on MTV and was in love with the beat. It took me years to realize it wasn’t just a fun song but was actually about very serious issues.

From 1989, “We didn’t start the fire” by Billy Joel 🙂

3)Did any child of the 80’s or 90’s NOT dance to this next one? I remember being over at a friend’s house and jamming to it…and posing, 0f course!

From 1990, “Vogue” by Madonna

4)This song incredibly touched me long before I really even understood the lyrics. I remember just belting this song out along with the diva and just wanting to be like her.

From 1992 or 1993, “Hero” by Mariah Carey

5)I STILL start singing this song when I hear it. This song came out around the time when I was living in Austin and the few nieces I had at the time were staying with us. I remember us all singing along to this song and for some reason, I vividly remember coming home from a summer camp at Hobby Lobby where we made t-shirts, mine with a watermelon on it(lol) and we were listening to this song. I don’t know WHY that pops into my head, but this song makes me feel empowered while also reminding me of great childhood memories!

From the 90’s, “You gotta be” by Des’ree

6)This next song is another one I used to jam out to with my nieces. I HOPE they hear it and still remember it. It had this Jamaican feel for it and I knew I never had all the words right but I had fun pretending I did!

From 1995, “Shy Guy” by Diana King

7)This song was later redone as a country hit, but I never liked that version anywhere near the way I love THIS group’s version. It was romantic and sweet and while you listened to it, you imagined your future Prince Charming that would love you forever.

From the 90’s, “I can love you like that” by All 4 One

8)Now I’m going to flash back to the 80’s for another video I loved as a child. Such a fun video and a fun dance….even today, if you ask me! Only wish I could have found the original music video.

“Walk like an Egyptian” by The Bangles

9)Another classic that, especially as a kid, how could you not love? Little did I know the person singing the song would later emerge as a popular singer that I would come around to liking later in life as well!

“The Loco-motion” by Kylie Minogue

10) One of the longest music videos ever for this next one, but a darn good one! Honestly,my brother had the tape of this album and I used to listen to it over and over in the backyard and dance around like a fool. This song was my absolute favorite and though, with time, I have forgotten parts of it, I USED to know every single word, even the speaking parts. At the time, I loved horror movies, even though she scared me, so this was just a perfect fit for me!

Actually from 1982, BUT still important in my childhood…”Thriller” by Michael Jackson!

I hope you enjoyed this list. My mom actually told me that my favorite song as a little bitty baby was the “Meow Mix” song from the commercial. I didn’t count this in the 10 listed here cause I don’t consider a full fledged song but for those who don’t remember or have never heard it…here’s you a look at the old commercial. 😉

I was such an eclectic lover of music, wasn’t I? 🙂

{February 17, 2013}   Fourth Spotlight Sunday of 2013


Welcome to my Spotlight Sunday! Every Sunday I put someONE or someTHING I love IN the Spotlight!

Anyone is welcome to use the idea on their own blog and spotlight whoever or whatever THEY choose, but if you do, please use my lovely graphic that my friend made somewhere in your post to show that the idea came from here! And I would love it if you left the link in my comments, so I could go check out what YOU spotlighted!

Still sick but it’s time to Spotlight someone and today I picked a music group called “The Birthday Massacre”. Before you run away now cause the name sounds creepy and you think this MUST be a group that sings about murder and blood and I must be crazy….No, you’re wrong, it’s just a name and stop judging something without learning more!

The Birthday Massacre is considered an Electronic Rock or New Wave type of band, depending on who you ask or where you look. They are a Canadian band and they have been around since 1999, although I honestly had never heard of them until about 5 years ago. They originally went by the name “Imagica” inspired by a Clive Barker novel of the same name BUT another band had a name close to that so they changed it in 2002 to The Birthday Massacre. Apparently this was the name chosen due to a song of theirs that went by this name. I feel like a bad fan because I honestly haven’t HEARD the song that their name came from and haven’t had good luck in looking it up!

I became a fan after listening and seeing the music video for “Blue” which surprisingly is probably the closest I have heard them come to actually fitting their name and sounding creepy.

Ok…I will go ahead and warn you that this song MIGHT be nightmare inducing, but as a fan of horror movies, I love everything about it. I urge you to give their other songs a chance first before you decide you absolutely hate this group, though….it’s like Night/Day.

This next video is of their song “Goodnight” which is one of my absolute favorites by them and it’s in NO way creepy. I love the lyrics so this video is the music WITH lyrics so I can share them with you. Favorite line-“You’re nothing if you’re just another”

I also have to admit I love their use of Purple and Black on most of their albums….

Here is their logo. 🙂

logoAnd here is the last video I will share. A song off their last album put out, “Hide and Seek”. There’s talk off their sixth album being released by the end of this year! So excited! 🙂

Why do I love this group so much? Well, besides the lead vocalist’s haunting voice (her name is Chibi by the way), I also find their sound very unique and exciting. I think their lyrics remind me of well versed poems that are surrounded by wonderfully enchanted chords and I feel like I’m transported to a land of dolls and make believe when I close my eyes and just listen. I don’t expect everyone else to necessarily get it or like this group, but I do, which is why I had to spotlight them and hope someone else will get the joy from this group that I have! 🙂

Enjoy and let’s hope I feel better next Spotlight Sunday!


As always, you may answer these questions in your own post or in the comments section!

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On to the questions!

1. Would you grow your hair out to donate it? One of my nieces actually did this and respect those that do….I once had my hair past my butt when I was about 5 years old but since then, once it gets about midway down my butt, I just HAVE to get it trimmed AND thinned because I have very THICK naturally curly hair and it gets very heavy and starts breaking ponytail holders otherwise…Not to mention, it is a headache to brush through it the longer it gets so I’m sorry but I would have to pass. My niece that did this has thick hair like me but without as much of the natural curl so I have no idea how she dealt with it….I know it was gorgeous when it got really long, I always thought it looked like a horse’s mane. 🙂

2. What song makes you think of summer? “California Girls” by Katy Perry just popped into my head….so did “Thong Song” by Sisquo, LOL…I guess cause I was thinking of the beach. Does anyone else remember that song? Speaking of thongs, thank you whoever decided to share the name “Thong” with not only underwear but the flip flops that go through the toe! That has ALWAYS bothered me!

3. Are you a flip flops or sandals kind of person? I LOVE flip flops or “thongs” LOL…I do love sandals but I prefer the old fashioned platform ones, not heel but just wide platform base with buckles….which they don’t seem to make anymore 😦 I need to create my own shoe line…….

4. Favorite summer treat (ie ice cream, snow cones, etc)? I’m going to say snow cones but only because I live hours away from where they sell Slurpees at a 7/11 😦 And don’t try to tell me Slushees and Icees are the same…they are NOT! A Slurpee was created by a goddess, I tell you! And we need a 7/11 in my city so I can enjoy one more often!…..But enough venting for now…

5. Do you do something special for the father of your children? Seeing as I have yet to bear children, this question is not applicable BUT when I have kids, I would LOVE to do creative stuff like hand prints on the t-shirt and special handmade cards, etc. I have always thought those kind of gifts are so much more special than just buying a tie or something….

This is a repost of a post I did around the beginning of last year on a day a lot like today.

It’s been one of those gloomy, rainy days today…the kind where if you have to get out and go somewhere, you drag yourself everywhere wishing you could just curl up in bed with a good book or just sleep in all day. Luckily, since I didn’t HAVE to be anywhere today, I got to sleep in and those are the best rainy days for me. For the people that DID have to go anywhere today, yuck, I feel for you cause looking out the window today, it has been dark and miserable looking for errand running and/or job working.

I have to confess that I don’t have anything big or important to talk about today, but that’s ok because even pro bloggers struggle to come with up truly intriguing, interesting blogs day after day after day. So today is just a blog about the rainy day outside with a little treat added.

On this skating special on TV today, I had the pleasure of hearing this acapello group called, “Straight no Chaser” and they are awesome and I think EVERYONE should at least give them at least one listen. If they are not for you, that’s fine, but at least you had a new experience, right?

Here’s a video of them doing a medley of “I’m yours” by Jason Mraz and the classic “Somewhere over the Rainbow”…which is very fitting for today because you can’t have a rainbow without a rainy day….like we have today.

{October 30, 2011}   Halloween Jams

I just thought I would share some great Halloween tunes to get you in the Halloween spirit tomorrow. Some of these are spooky and ooky and others will just make you laugh! Enjoy!

1) Monster Mash-Can you have Halloween without this song? Seriously? An oldie but goodie! 🙂

2)Thriller by Michael Jackson-Another obvious song to pick! Great song and creepy video, I remember watching this as a little girl and being entranced by it! This is a super long music video, by the way, at over 13 minutes….they don’t make many videos like THIS anymore! If you have never seen this video, you really MUST watch it at least once!

3.)House of 1000 Corpses Theme Song-Creepy music here!

4.)Ghostbusters Theme Song-This is a fun and kid safe song! 🙂

5.)Walking Zero by Sneaker Pimps-This is a song by a band from way back in 1997…I admit to being a fan of their music and sound and I still love the album this song came off of…While I’m not sure if it can rightfully be called a creepy song, the mood is somber throughout but a very “catching” beat…and I have yet to figure out why  there is “blood on my shoes”

6.)Tubular Bells by Robert Miles…Better known as the Exorcist Theme Song-One of the MOST creepiest movies ever, in my opinion AND one of my favorite horror movies

7.)The Howling by Within Temptation-One of my favorite bands of all time…I was going to put this anyways but apparently there’s a newer version of the video that works for this even more, so yay! I dare you to check this out!

8.)Calling all the monsters by China Anne McClain-Ok, I admit here and now I still watch Disney shows AND I’m not a parent so make fun of me all you want! For those with kids that love Disney, you may or may not have heard this song from the star of the Disney Show A.N.T. Farm….This is a family friendly, fun Halloween song

9.)Living Dead Girl by Rob Zombie-Cool black and white movie effects in the video with a zombie girl, what’s more Halloween than that? And actually, 95% of his songs could probably fit in the Halloween, spooky category

10.)”This is Halloween” from The Nightmare Before Christmas

11.No one Lives Forever by Oingo Boingo-The video with this has Disney Halloween scenes

And that’s all, folks! I know there are other more popular and well known ones I could have picked, but I tried to pick some lesser known songs. Hope this put you in a Halloween spirit!

{September 13, 2011}   10 Songs I Love

I’m doing something a little different today. Here are 10 songs that I love that I wanted to share with you. Not THE favorites of all time, just simply 10 random songs I love. Hope you enjoy! 🙂

There’s an instrumental part at the beginning you have to wait through, but it’s worth it. Jem has a beautiful voice and this song has such inspiring lyrics.

1) Down to Earth by Jem

This next one is another very inspirational song for me and many others. A huge anthem against bullying.

2) Hero by Superchick

A song from one of my favorite bands. I love how haunting their music is. At first glimpse, it’s possible for one to get the wrong impression of what kind of band they are….but once you listen, you’ll see it’s really NOT about the cover. 😉

3)Goodnight by The Birthday Massacre

Some of you might recognize this song from your childhood. It’s just a fun, silly, feel good song!

4)Forevermore by Katie Herzig

I’ve been addicted to this song since I first heard it on Syfy’s FaceOff where they had zombies dancing to it. Zombies…enough said.

5)Zombie-Natalia Kills

This song rocks because it celebrates the woman form in a way most don’t. Big girl, you ARE beautiful! 🙂

6)Big girl, you are beautiful-Mika

One of my favorite songs of 2011!

7) Rocketeer by Far East Movement

One of THE best songs lyrically I have ever heard that describes what unrequited love is like.

8) Grenade-Bruno Mars

Still love her music even after all these years since she was the first American Idol winner…and not just cause she is from Texas. This is one of her songs off her first album. Very bluesy R&B feeling song.

9)Trouble with Love-Kelly Clarkson

This last one is actually a compilation of various songs. If you’ve ever heard of the video, “Evolution of Dance”…this is the sequel. Very funny and entertaining!

10)Evolution of Dance 2 by Judson Laipply

I hope you enjoyed the 10 songs I chose to share with you. 🙂

(I went back and added the names of the song titles and artists for those that read my blog on a phone and might be unable to access the videos.)

Yesterday was MTV’s 30th Anniversary on the air and as a special tribute, one of the many things VH1 Classic showcased was playing the ORIGINAL first hour of MTV, including the commercials and technical difficulties. I grew up watching MTV and dancing around in front of the television but MTV aired 2 years and almost 2 months before I came into the world so I had never seen the first hour. My knowledge of the beginnings of MTV were basically that the first video played was “Video killed the radio star”. If you play any trivia games with Music questions, you tend to learn that fact pretty quickly. Other than that, I just knew there was a time when MTV was ALL Music, all the time versus now when there are more shows than actual music. Luckily, it WAS still like that when I watched as a little girl and danced my little feet off until I got too tired of dancing and switched to cartoons……Back then, the cartoons were so much better also, in my opinion, but that’s rather off topic, I suppose.

So I DVR’d the very first hour of MTV. How funny that I am now able to record, rewind, pause, and fast forward something that aired back on August 1st, 1981. It seems very surreal, doesn’t it?

I was confused at the beginning where they were showing a space shuttle lift off from 11 minutes beforehand…..I sat watching for a couple minutes, bored to death, thinking REALLY? This is how MTV started?! So I fast forwarded a bit until the 10,9,8, etc. countdown where the shuttle blasted off and you see the opening on the “moon” and a welcome to rock and roll television. Then I watched the first music video ever played on MTV and wondered what people must have thought that were watching THEN. Music Videos were not as accessible then as they are now…..I can imagine being very excited to have all this music suddenly available to you but that’s about it…it’s just imagining because I can’t even pretend to actually know what that’s like. Music has always BEEN for me and for kids in the future, music will always BE for them…even more so than it was for me in the beginning. It’s everywhere now. Sites like Youtube made MTV obsolete as an all music, all the time channel. Why wait for your favorite video to play when you can search for it online and get almost instant gratification?

At least I can remember back to a time before I personally had a computer. A time when I would wait patiently or IMpatiently for MTV to play the video I had been waiting for or for the radio to play my favorite song. As soon as I got my first boombox with a tape recorder, I would ask my mom for cassette tapes so I could try to record all my favorites to play over and over. Call it an old school version of Napster and Limewire before people illegally downloaded songs online. I remember getting a thrill out of having all my favorite songs for free, or almost free, except for the cost of the tape.

Later in the first hour, I heard one of the Video Jockeys or VJ’s, which are now nonexistent on MTV, mention calling your cable company and “stereoizing” your television. He also mentioned getting an MTV sticker to mark on your stereo dial where to find the channel. I must admit I still have no clue as to what they were referring to. Could you not hear the music if you didn’t do this? I don’t remember noticing this “Stereoize” option when I watched, but MTV had been out for a few years before I was old enough to watch it and remember. I guess this option is something taken for granted now….You just buy a television and the stereo is there.

As I kept watching, I was astonished to see how many differences there had been in 30 years……but it doesn’t seem THAT long ago! I, myself, will turn 30 in a couple of years. Has there really been so many changes?

Like the Mountain Dew commercial with a song and ditty unfamiliar to my ears in which I pointed out the cans to my husband and said, “Look, they look like the Throwback cans they have now.” When I had thought of those Throwback cans before, I was thinking it had been much longer than just 30 years…..

And an old commercial about Atari or rather a mother complaining about her son and husband being addicted. I played an Atari as a kid….yet I didn’t remember how different the graphics were! And a sugarfree gum called Chewel, said to be better than Carefree gum, yet I have heard of Carefree but this was a first for this Chewel gum! What a name, right?

Some of the differences like the technical difficulties, I am so glad to be without as much of, but then there are aspects I wish back…..I wish MTV was ALL music, ALL the time again. I really do…even with the Internet, there was just something nostalgic about it. And the MTV sign that would change colors and designs…I miss it, too.

But most of all, I think I miss the memories of my childhood that watching the old videos and old commercials brings to mind. For a moment, I am transported back in time when I had the energy of the Energizer bunny and could boogie for hours without needing a rest. A time when life was so much less drama and my worries were few. A time when I was free to have fun and not have to worry about bills and politics. My job was just to be a kid. MTV is a part of my childhood and a part of me aches to know that my kid won’t have the same experience with it as I do.

Happy 30th Anniversary, MTV! I had fun growing up with you!

I came up with an idea to showcase the top song of each year from the year I was born-1983 up until now as a list and give you my take on each. This is all completely my own opinion and you can take it or leave it. I just thought it would be something fun and different. I got the top songs by year from this site, just to let you know where it came from. 🙂

1983-“Every Breath you take” by The Police (Great song, good beat, but the lyrics feel a little stalkerish, don’t you think? “Every move you make, I’ll be watching you?” Dude…what if I just wanted to use the bathroom? Can you say, Clingy???

1984-“When Doves Cry”-Prince (My only issue with this song was as a child when I didn’t get the metaphors…..I never quite understood how doves crying sounded like people screaming at each other…..Now I understand the metaphor and actually like this song. On the other hand, I still do not get his fashion style or the need to change names….oh well….)

1985- “Careless Whisper”-Wham (Good lesson in the words of this song….Rumors and gossip can ruin friendships)

1986- “That’s what friends are for”-Dionne Warwick ( For some reason, I never liked the flow of this song and I’m not sure why…’s got good lyrics, I just always thought the song was majorly cheesy but I’m thinking in ’85 people were big on rumors and in 86′ they must have mended friendships so this ended up being their big anthem. I’m not sure because I was only 3….)

1987-‘Walk like an Egyptian”-Bangles (OK…this music video played a lot when I was a little girl and I loved it. I remember doing the egyptian dance as a tiny tyke and singing along. Adults at this time might have considered it cheesy like the Locomotion(which I also loved) or The Macarena(that came in later years) but for a 4 yr. old, this song was awesome!)

1988-“Faith” by George Michael-(From a hit about gossip to a hit about having faith in a relationship where the girl plays the same games as HE plays…..hmmm, opening up your diary, George? This was a very catchy tune, one that I catch myself singing along with to this day, so I can’t really hate on it)

1989- “Look Away”-Chicago(I had never heard this song until now. I searched it online to listen for this post, I love many other songs by this group and this song sounds like the Chicago I love. Sad lyrics about letting go of someone you love because they don’t feel the same but it hurts to just be friends…so you’d rather they look away. I can remember times from the past where these lyrics would have fit so well)

1990- “Hold on”-Wilson Phillips (I have to admit that I’m not familiar with Wilson Phillips…sorry to those that may be thinking I possibly don’t know good music. In fact, I wasn’t sure I even had heard of this song until I looked it up and then I had a flash! NOW I remember this song! I always thought it had a good beat but never paid attention to the lyrics, now that I read the lyrics…it sounds very inspirational.

Don’t you know things can change
Things’ll go your way
If you hold on for one more day

1991-“Everything I do(I do it for you)-Bryan Adams (One of my absolute favorite love songs…what can I say? )

1992- “End of the Road”-Boyz II Men (Ah, the group responsible for making young girls misspell the word Boys….and making them giddy with their irresistible harmonies. At 9 years old, I had older friends obsessed with this group and while I was never obsessed with them, I couldn’t help but love their songs. This one was no exception.)

1993- “I will always love you”-Whitney Houston (Back when Whitney wasn’t on drugs(or at least not to my knowledge) and her voice was at its best….Did anyone NOT love this song?)

1994- “The Sign”-Ace of Base (Is it OK to admit I was obsessed with this song? It was just so upbeat and peppy and made you want to dance. Now that I am older, I have to say the beat is still so much fun but the lyrics are definitely not the best….”No one’s gonna drag you up to get into the light where you belong”…I am still confused as to what the message here is, surely it’s not meaning the light at the end of the tunnel? I mean, I have been mad at some guys, but that’s a little much! And let’s face it…with lyrics like “Under the pale moon, where I see a lot of stars”….no one’s winning any lyric awards)

1995- “Gangsta’s Paradise”-Coolio (One of the very few rap songs that I know all the lyrics to….There’s very few rap songs that I am a fan of and this one happened to come out when I was a pre teen obsessed with the music on the radio and I just picked up on all the lyrics. Really sad song…)

1996- “Macarena”-Los Del Rio(OMG…..Was there really nothing better in music in 1996? Seriously? I mean, I knew the little dance…it’s not as if you needed to be a genius, there were 2 year olds to 99 year olds dancing the Macarena, but great music? No….The Macarena gives me nightmares…..)

1997- “Candle in the Wind”-Elton John(Tribute to Princess Diana….beautiful song, talented singer/songwriter…I can’t possibly say anything bad)

1998- “Too Close”-Next (Great beat…When I first heard this song, I loved it, but I wasn’t thinking about how naughty the lyrics were….definitely not appropriate for young kids)

1999- “Believe”-Cher (“Do you believe in life after love?” Yes, I do…and this song came at a time in my life as a teen when I needed to believe so for that reason I liked and still like this song)

2000- “Breathe”-Faith Hill (For someone like me who has never been a fan of country music, this was just one of the many cross overs that I grew to love and think of as pop instead of country)

2001- “Lady Marmalade”-Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Pink and Mya (I was already a big fan of Christina, Pink AND Mya so no surprise that I loved this song….oh and still do!)

2002- “A thousand miles”-Vanessa Carlton (I would sing this song but I never LOVED it…..maybe it was because I could never picture myself walking a thousand miles….)

2003- “Crazy in Love”-Beyonce ft. Jay-Z (When you’re in love, you DO tend to go crazy…and look it…I have found that out….and when someone sings that they are crazy in love with such a happy dance beat and is so proud of the fact, how can you rain on their parade?)

2004- “The Reason”-Hoobastank  (Besides the simple fact that the name of this band makes me think of things that stink….This song far from stinks….in fact, I think it’s an amazing song and shows that people CAN truly change)

2005- “We belong together”-Mariah Carey (Finally she makes this list! I’ve always loved her and apart from the movie “Glitter” she made that flopped, she can’t go wrong in my eyes)

2006- “Bad Day”-Daniel Powter (I remember this song being the original Goodbye song for American Idol…..maybe I could blame that for being the reason I have always hated this song…..but I think the truth is I would have hated it regardless…sorry)

2007- “Irreplaceable”-Beyonce (Awesome woman’s anthem to her man letting him know that he better treat her right cause he is NOT irreplaceable) Note to my husband: Disregard last statement 🙂

2008- ‘Low”-Flo-rida (He took his home state and made it his name by splitting it into two and then made a club anthem that people still are singing…..smooth move)

2009- “Boom Boom Pow”-Black Eyed Peas (I danced to this song with 2 of my nieces at my Bachelorette Party. Very fun song!)

2010- “Telephone”-Lady Gaga (The Madonna of this new generation singing about being too busy partying and having fun to answer that darn phone. Well, sometimes I don’t feel like answering the phone even when I’m not having fun so sing on, girl! Here’s to ignoring the phone when you’ve just had enough of the phone calls!)

2011- ? Well….since 2011 hasn’t finished yet, who knows what the top song will be for this year. I have my guesses….one guess would be ‘Firework” by Katy Perry…which I like but I think it’s been overplayed. What song do YOU think will be the top song of 2011? What song would YOU pick if you were the judge? And lastly, did you enjoy my music post? If you did, please let me know. Any suggestions on other music posts you would like to see me do if you liked this one?

First of all, one of the blogs I came across not too long ago is doing 31 days of Blogging Honesty in May. I considered doing it too but I decided I didn’t want to be tied down to HAVING to answer a certain question everyday. BUT I’ve been reading what his answers are and today he did day 3 which was Favorite song from the year you were born. Since I’ve been lacking inspiration lately, this really intrigued me and I decided to take that question and turn it into a post! It just sounded really fun to look up what songs came out the year I was born and which ones I really liked. So thank you to Tom Baker for doing your 31 days of Blogging Honesty and I hope you don’t mind that I used your Day 3 as a prompt for a post!

Here’s the link to HIS day 3:

31 Days Of Blogging Honesty: Day 03 « Morning Erection.  <—Don’t let the name scare you away, the post is G rated and a lot of his posts are nothing like what you might perceive from his blog name….by which I mean the “Erection” part. He DOES have some more NSFW (Not safe for work) things on there every once in awhile but he warns you, so don’t be afraid to check out his page!

Now on to my favorite songs from the year I was born!


OK…don’t laugh…my first FAV. going down the list HAS to be “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler. I actually heard a remake before the original and fell into like with it so of course I also like the original!

My second fav. on the list…”Up where we belong” by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes….I know, I know…totally cheesy 80’s love song but it reminds me of when I was a kid at home with my mom while she was watching the cheesy soap operas that ALWAYS used to play this song among others. And it doesn’t hurt that I used a song that came from either the 80’s or 90’s at my wedding. The song was “Baby, you’re my destiny” and it was ALSO by Joe Cocker…and some other female singer. The song lyrics are just beautiful and so is the song.

Ok…next, ssshhh, don’t tell my momma! ‘Sexual Healing” by Marvin Gaye…Need I say more?!

And lastly….”Tonight I celebrate my love for you” by Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack….another cheesy love song from the 80’s that also was on a soap opera….Do I have a pattern going here? The 80’s had some good cheesy love songs, what can I say?!

Here’s some other honorable mentions that I also like from 1983 but I didn’t choose as a favorite.

“Every breath you take”-Police

“Billie Jean”-Michael Jackson

“Sweet Dreams(are made of this)”-Eurythmics

“Hungry like the wolf”-Duran Duran

“Mickey”-Toni Basil

“Always something there to remind me”-Naked Eyes

Did you know there were 5 Michael Jackson songs on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1983? WOW! Just thought that was an interesting fact.

What’s your favorite song or songs from the year YOU were born? I would love to hear! 🙂

{April 9, 2011}   Music Shuffle

I like doing surveys for fun and I love music so in order to come up with a quick post while I am away, I decided to combine them with a Music Shuffle Survey.

Note: Since me and my husband share a computer, if I end up on a song that HE downloaded on my computer that it’s not one of the songs I actually listen to, I will skip to the next. This is so the songs are actually ones that I like….And also these are songs on my Windows Media Player so it’s not ALL the music I own just from my right now computer collection.

Put ur music player on shuffle….use the song titles as your answers
Story of your life…
What should they have played when you were born? “Water to the Dead”-DJ Ferret & Ego Likeness (Hmm…some techno at birth…)
What song will people play at your funeral? “Great DJ”-The Ting Tings (Do I sense a pattern with Dj’s and my life?)
What song will you play at your wedding? “Up”-The Saturdays (for those interested, the song played at our wedding was “Baby, you’re my destiny”-Jim Brickman and yes, that was an older love song)
What song will you play at your 50’th birthday party? “Lose control(Remix)”-Missy Elliott
If you get your dream life…
What song will you dance to when you win the lottery? “Love is color blind”-Sarah Connor
What song will you play when you get your dream job? “Fall for you”-Secondhand Serenade
What song will you play when you discover your own island? “Sun goes down”-David Jordan (Wait…I’m going to discover an island?)
What song will you play when you rule the world? “You get what you give”-The New Radicals (Sounds like a good strategy if I ruled the world!)
What song will you play when you’re in heaven? “Fall Away”-Better Off Dad (“If tomorrow comes way too fast, at least let me believe that I meant something to someone”
What song makes you feel….
Happy- “Look what love has done”-Jaci Velasquez (This is true…beautiful song!)
Sad- “What hurts the most”-Rascal Flatts (Definitely a sad song)
Sexy-“Anatomy one on one”-Mya (I swear my player is doing this on its own!)
Angry-“The little things give you away”-Linkin Park (my fav. band EVER)
Flirty-“Turn to stone”-Girls Aloud
Evil-“Long cool woman in a black dress”-Creedence Clearwater Revival
Innocent-‘Beautiful”-Goldfrapp (How strange this comes before the next one…
Beautiful-“The Best Day”-Taylor Swift
What song makes you feel like you’re an armadillo? “Can’t take my eyes off of you”-Frank Sinatra (played before my wedding and I can’t say that it made me feel like an armadillo…lol)
What song makes you feel like you can fly? “Gives you hell”-All American Rejects ( Again…don’t feel like I can fly!)
What song makes you cry? ‘She’s like a star”-Taio Cruz (Only if dancing makes you cry…)
What song makes you feel like dancing? “I wanna go”-Britney Spears (yep!)
What song makes you feel like being emo? “Live like you’re dying”-Lenka
What song makes you feel like a donut?”Crazy in love”-Eminem….(There’s no song that makes me feel like a donut!
What song reminds you of your childhood? “Ordinary Day”-Ryan Huston
What song reminds you that life sucks? “No Games”-Breaking Benjamin (Life doesn’t always suck!)
What song makes you eat compulsively? “On a day like today”-Keane (Just in case you wondered…nope!)
What song makes you nervous? ‘Rise & shine”-Poe
What song makes you need to pee? ‘Serious”-Duffy (Now that you mention it…I just might need to!)
This song describes…
Yourself- “You complete me”-Keyshia Cole….(well….I guess you could say I complete myself…)
Your mom-“James Dean”-David Bedingfeld (Uh…no! sorry mom)
Your dad-“Day & Night (remix)”-Kid Cudi ft. Jim Jones  (Haha!)
Your best friend-“Fifteen”-Taylor Swift (I do not think she would agree with this!)
Your stalker-“Sooner or Later”-Breaking Benjamin (first of all…I better NOT have a stalker!)
Your school-“You think it’s like this”-Mirah (I actually think my school is nonexistent since I don’t go to any school)
Your life-“Sitting, waiting, wishing”-Jack Johnson (Ok…my hubby put this on the computer but I DO like this song!
Your death-“We are”-Ana Johnsson
Your attitude towards life-“The Garden of Birds and water”-Grace Valhalla
Hope u liked it!!!!!! You are welcome to copy/paste/share! 🙂

et cetera
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