Tuesday, June 05, 2007

When I Was 18...

What was the best song playing when you were 18?

That's the new meme that Jeff the Baptist has brought to my attention.

For me, that would be Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.

What about you, dear readers? What was the best song when you were 18?

Update: Here's Art Ruch's. Good choice, Art.


David said...

18. Life Is A Highway, Tom Cochrane

Gotta go with the song that worked for me whether I was up or I was down, had something that actually fit for me...no girlfriend, not a chance of having one...I was on my way to GA, and I was ready to enjoy the highway of life ahead.

Rev Dave said...

Argh (an agonized cry) I was 18 when disco became king. I like the music from when I was 15 or 16 better. But upon looking at a selection of songs from my 18th year, the one that I still love to turn up unashamedly is Wild Cherry, "Play that Funky Music." However, I think I still have my "Songs in the Key of Life" from Stevie Wonder that I loved.

Dan Trabue said...

Disco had just died in 81/82 when I was 18. The pop charts had "Bette Davis Eyes" (Kim Carne) and "Theme from the 'Greatest American Hero'" playing, but I was into Contemporary Christian Music at the time.

So some of my fave artists were Keith Green (who died that year) and Randy Stonehill. And, while I don't listen to much CCM these days, I still dig those two guys and many of their classics, including Keith's Sheep and the Goats and Rushing Wind and Captain Randy's American Fastfood, Big Ideas and Cosmetic Fixation.

Great stuff.

rocksalive777 said...

This was only last year for me, and it doesn't help that I'm almost entirely out of touch with popular modern music. Though I can honestly say that my favorite song was mewithoutYou's "In a Market Dimly Lit".

The Thief said...

Oh, good Lord, the top song when I turned 18 was Girl, I'm Gonna Miss You by Milli Vanilli. There wasn't a top song that entire year that I cared one bit for. But, then again, my favorites at that time were Metallica, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Billy Bragg, and the Cure.

truevyne said...

"Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper and "Drive by the Cars"- my personal top 2 from 1984, although "Dove's Cry" by Prince was the nations top pick.

Pastor Dave said...

The Year, 1980:
Games People Play - Alan Parsons Project
Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan
Same Old Lang Syne - Dan Fogelberg

Ahhhh the memories, wish I could remember them!