Thursday, October 1, 2009

Stuck in the past

I was tagged by Jenn to write down my top seven songs. This challenge really got me thinking. I've loved music for as long as I've loved to write. I used to sit in my basement and play my records, (that's right I said records) until I wore the album out.

In high school I used coil notebooks to write stories and on the cover I would jot down my favorite bands. I could write a journal of my high school years through the music I listened to.

So instead of telling you what my favorite songs are right now, I've decided to write down the songs that were my favorite back then and have remained on my play list.

1. I Melt With You by Modern English
(It was always a favorite at the dances)
2. It's My Life by Talk Talk
(not by No doubt)
3. Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order
(reminds me of grade 12 - for reasons I'll not say)
4. Lovesong by the Cure
(I still run to this song)
5. If You Were Here by the Thompson Twins
(it was one of the first albums I ever bought, plus it's the last song on Sixteen Candles when they're kissing over the birthday cake - who couldn't love that song)
6. All I Need is Everything - Aztec Camera
(I just loved the name of the band. I felt cool saying I listened to Aztec Camera)
7. Anything by Duran Duran - (I was a total junkie and had their pictures plastered all over my wall. My mom was totally worried)

So that's it, the story of my teenage years. Do you have any favorite songs that you still listen to long after it's been forgotten.


Lazy Writer said...

Great songs. You took me back in time. I think music is the most powerful inspirational tool when it comes to writing.

Patti said...

Susan: it definitely is.

Diane said...

Also gotta love Corey Hart.... The Sixteen Candles song does bring a flutter of delight. :O)

Patti said...

Diane: Oh yes, Corey Hart. They filmed his Sunglasses at night video right by where I live.

lotusgirl said...

All good stuff! Way to take me back. I loved so much music. I couldn't get enough of it. Rock Lobster is the first one to pop in my head. One of those songs that just takes me back. You gotta love the B-52s.

Patti said...

Lois: I loved that song, especially at dances.

Jessie Oliveros said...

So I was tagged by Jenn, too. And I don't really EVER listen to music. So much EVER do I not listen that I recognize few songs on both yours and her playlists. Anyway, it would probably make my writing better if I had a soundtrack. Do you listen to music while you write?

Patti said...

Jessie: Sometimes I listen to music, but it's more just background noise so I can't hear my children.

Jenn Johansson said...

Songs that stand the test of time. I love it :) Good job!