Next week's theme will be...
I am so excited to be joining the Tunesday Team as one of the hosts! I have loved the opportunity this link up has provided to share music and what it means to me. I always seem to have some kind of a soundtrack running through my life, whether it is the car radio, iTunes in the kitchen, or the country music video channel on the TV. Music is almost always our background music of choice, and that means songs seem to always be reminding me of one time or another, or one person or another, in my life.
This week's theme was too big to only pick one song. I mean, a whole decade whittled down to one singular choice? No way. So I selected a few favorite 80's jams form through out the decade. Think of it as a sampler. First pick is one from the early days. The very first record I ever owned was Michael Jackson's Thriller album. I was beyond excited to unwrap that one Christmas morning. I played the heck out of that album on my Fisher Price record player. While Thriller and Billie Jean are the hits most people recall from that album, my fave was P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing).
Next on my our of the 80's, the ultimate romance song of the decade. I'm sure my parents loved when I would belt this out from my bedroom, since even at early age it was clear I could not carry a tune in a bucket. And even to this day, if I find this song as I'm scanning through radio stations in the car, I will stop and belt it out. My romance song pick for the 80's is Total Eclipse of the Heart from Bonnie Tyler.
Finally, my last stop on the 80's tour, is a song I fondly remember from my junior high days. Nothing like a good song to remind you of spin the bottle in someone's basement and drama filled dances in a cafeteria. While I would never in a million years want to go back to the days middle school, filled with the acne, anxiety, and overall awkwardness, it did hold some good tunes. So my junior high 80's jam pick is the Guns n' Roses classic, Paradise City.
What are your favorite 80's jams? Link up with us if you have them posted on your blog, or I'd love to hear in the comments what your pick (or picks) would be!!
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