A song that reminds you of a certain event – One of my best friends got married in the fall of 1983, and had her wedding party dance to the Gap Band’s You Dropped a Bomb on Me. I remember it well because I was very pregnant at the time, and worried I would pop out of bridesmaid dress. Yet, I was on the dance floor moving to this little disco number, and looking graceful, I’m sure.
A song that you know all the words to – Blessed with the ability to memorize a song after I hear it once or twice, I could have picked a gazillion songs for this category. With hopes of impressing you, I’ve selected Tangled Up in Blue, on of my favorite Bob Dylan songs with many, many words, few of which are repeated. I can even sing it with my best Dylan imitation if you’re interested.
A song that you can dance to – Growing up in the disco era, I certainly had a wide selection of tunes to choose from. However, the disco/funk beat of Hot Stuff from my favorite Rolling Stones album, Black and Blue, makes me want to boogie all of the time.
A song that makes you fall asleep – Back in the day, one of my favorite ways to wind down after a crazy night with friends was lull myself to sleep with music. So, I’d put on those huge earphones, which were plugged into my stereo, and listen to James Taylor’s Greatest Hits. Something in the Way She Moves was the song that put me to sleep every time — but in a good way.
A song from your favorite band – No doubt that the Beatles are my favorite band, and one of my favorite songs off Sgt. Pepper is Lovely Rita. I picked this song because I simply adore the Lennon harmony in the middle!
A song from a band you hate – It’s almost unAmerican to hate the Eagles, but I do. OK, hate is too strong a word. I don’t care for this band who once said they’d tour again when hell freezes over. I thought anyone spending hundreds of dollars for the “Hell Froze Over” tour in 1994 was pretty crazy. Lying Eyes is one of those songs that I dislike, but I torture myself by listening to now and then if it comes on the radio.
I’m still having fun with this! Be sure to check back again tomorrow for the next set…