from my state – literally and figuratively – and other places. i'm not in florida any more, but i haven't given up the sunshine.

8.30.2005

follow the music

i usually avoid memes. but, this one just oozes nostalgia and it’s blended with music making it pretty darn irresistible. it was lauren's post that roped me; instructions via the republic of t.

want to play along? go to musicoutfitters.com. search the top 100 songs of your graduation year (eg., search “top 100 1993”). bold what you like. strike out what you hated. (um, I can’t figure how to strikethrough the font, so it just says *strike* on those.)

it’s a damn good thing i have no musical taste reputation to protect … this could be very damaging. and, there are a lot of these i can’t seem to remember.

1. I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston (okay, i liked it then. but i’ve since developed a mild gag reflex to anything whitney.)
2. Whoomp! (There It Is), Tag Team (heh. absolutely)
3. Can't Help Falling In Love, UB40
4. That's The Way Love Goes, Janet Jackson
5. Freak, Silk
6. Weak, SWV
7. If I Ever Fall In Love, Shai
*strike*8. Dreamlover, Mariah Carey
9. Rump Shaker, Wreckx-N-Effect
*strike*10. Informer, Snow (this one made me want to hit something)
11. Nuthin' But A "G" Thang, Dr. Dre
12. In The Still Of The Nite, Boyz II Men
13. Don't Walk Away, Jade
14. Knockin' Da Boots, H-Town
15. Lately, Jodeci
16. Dazzey Duks, Duice (still a guilty pleasure that i’d not hesitate to put on a compilation)
17. Show Me Love, Robin S.
18. A Whole New World, Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle
19. If, Janet Jackson
20. I'm So Into You, SWV
21. Love Is, Vanessa Willlams and Brian Mcknight
22. Runaway Train, Soul Asylum
*strike*23. I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me), Expose
24. Ditty, Paperboy
25. Rhythm Is A Dancer, Snap
26. The River Of Dreams, Billy Joel
27. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles), Proclaimers
28. Two Princes, Spin Doctors (wow. that’s bad)

29. Right Here (Human Nature)-Downtown, SWV
30. I Have Nothing, Whitney Houston (ref. #1 above)
31. Mr. Wendal, Arrested Development (loved the whole album)
32. Have I Told You Lately, Rod Stewart (a delilah favorite)

33. Saving Forever For You, Shanice
34. Ordinary World, Duran Duran
35. If I Had No Loot, Tony! Toni! Tone!
*strike* 36. I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That), Meat Loaf (if i never heard meatloaf played ever again, it would be a blessing)
37. Slam, Onyx
38. Looking Through Patient Eyes, P.M. Dawn
39. I'm Every Woman, Whitney Houston (okay, seriously. she was clearly just not escapable)
40. Baby I'm Yours, Shai
41. Come Undone, Duran Duran
42. I Don't Wanna Fight, Tina Turner
43. I'd Die Without You, P.M. Dawn
44. Whoot, There It Is, 95 South (um, I didn’t know there were two songs… see #1 above)
45. Hip Hop Hooray, Naughty By Nature
46. Another Sad Love Song, Toni Braxton

47. Will You Be There, Michael Jackson
48. Comforter, Shil
49. Good Enough, Bobby Brown
50. What's Up, 4 Non Blondes (also still a favorite. although old mr. heffer really should have been their single)
*strike* 51. All That She Wants, Ace Of Base (anything from them should be illegal)
52. 7, Prince and The New Power Generation (of course!)
53. Dre Day, Dr. Dre
54. One Last Cry, Brian McKnight
55. Just Kickin' It, Xscape
56. I Get Around, 2Pac
57. Bed Of Roses, Bon Jovi
58. Real Love, Mary J. Blige
59. Here We Go Again!, Portrait
60. Cryin', Aerosmith
61. Cats In The Cradle, Ugly Kid Joe (wow. totally forgot about this one.)
62. What About Your Friends, TLC
63. I Got A Man, Positive K (heh. hehheh.)
64. Hey Mr. D.J., Zhane
65. Insane In The Brain, Cypress Hill
66. Deeper And Deeper, Madonna
67. Rain, Madonna

68. The Right Kind Of Love, Jeremy Jordan
69. Bad Boys, Inner Circle
70. That's What Love Can Do, Boy Krazy
*strike*71. Do You Believe In Us, Jon Secada
*strike*72. Angel, Jon Secada
*strike*73. Forever In Love, Kenny G
74. Again, Janet Jackson
75. Boom! Shake The Room, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince
76. When She Cries, Restless Heart
77. Sweat (A La La La La Long), Inner Circle
78. It Was A Good Day, Ice Cube
79. More And More, Captain Hollywood Project
80. How Do You Talk To An Angel, Heights (this was a tv show song … which one?)
81. Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat), Digable Planets
82. What Is Love, Haddaway
*strike*83. To Love Somebody, Michael Bolton (ugh.)
84. Give It Up, Turn It Loose, En Vogue
85. Alright, Kris Kross
86. Check Yo Self, Ice Cube
87. Fields Of Gold, Sting (and anything else sting)
88. Ooh Child, Dino 89. Faithful w/ Go West
90. Reason To Believe, Rod Stewart
91. Break It Down Again, Tears For Fears
*strike*92. Nothin' My Love Can't Fix, Joey Lawrence
93. Three Little Pigs, Green Jelly
94. Livin' On The Edge, Aerosmith
95. Hey Jealousy, Gin Blossoms
96. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You, Sting
97. Anniversary, Tony! Toni! Tone!
98. One Woman, Jade
99. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Taylor Dayne
100. Two Steps Behind, Def Leppard

5 Comments:

Blogger Amanda said...

ok, THAT is really fun! some of the songs from my year seemed older or newer--i don't remember gettin jiggy to all of those in high school. oh well. thanks for leading us to it!!

8/31/2005 09:00:00 AM

 
Blogger Kiker said...

This whole thing made me laugh out loud.

And if ANY of this gets stuck in my head, Betsy Talton....

Perhaps you and I can do our own reunion performance with these songs this weekend...

8/31/2005 09:24:00 AM

 
Blogger betsy said...

insane in the membrane. insane in the brain.

heh. how that's for an ear wig? and a little reminder of mr. crandall.

8/31/2005 09:39:00 AM

 
Blogger Miss Kris said...

I don't recognize most of those songs. My memory is going...i must be getting old!

8/31/2005 03:13:00 PM

 
Blogger Cindy said...

Don't laugh, but my list takes me back to Michael Jackson's "Thriller", Prince's "When Dove's Cry", Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and the list goes on...

And Kris feels old?!!

8/31/2005 03:56:00 PM

 

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