I have no idea why I am thinking of this, but I have been in a weird mood all day, so this is probably one of the most normal trains of thought I have had.
You know how some music puts you in a serious mood? Like your main song from your first boyfriend can make you all melancholy and nostalgic? But its still good to hear it in a surprise way.
Today I am thinking of music that makes me happy....sing it out loud while you are driving and maybe jig around your house kind of happy. I do not think the stereo in my house is even plugged in because we get no stations and we are so out of date, we think getting a radio station is still how you get music, so if I am really getting after it in my house, it is to music in my head. I figure it does not matter since only dogs live here most of the time, and who are they gonna tell? It does scare them a little.
When I was in college, I had a roommate who would play old high school music when she was lit up stupid drunk and cry about her ex boyfriend. That would be sad, but it was usually music by Tiffany or some other great musician--not really the kind of music that should inspire that reaction. All of us who got caught cross ways in one of her concerts of treachery and depression struggled with not laughing our asses off, but to do that would cause a whole other level of crazy to get loose of her. That was a complicated time in my life, but we had a lot of fun too, so do not think I am just complaining. I am, but also, there were good things.
So anyway, off the drunken lush music and back to the good stuff--what are your best songs ever? The kind that make you sing and carry on like you think you are on Solid Gold-- this takes a lot for me, since I do not dance in public unless I have been overserved pretty seriously. When I am by myself though--watch out! I have car dances, office chair dances, slide up and down the hallway dances--you name it, I have it. Barry dances, so when he catches me doing these he always makes me stop it. He says it scares him and I might hurt myself. He probably has something there, but I guess I just found a good side effect of him living elsewhere for work.
In any event--here comes the list
I love almost anything by Prince. I love me some Prince. I know I have mentioned this more than once on here. The raunchier the Prince song the better. I remembering buying a 45 on Little Red Corvette at 3D when I was a little bitty kid--the first one I bought with my own money, I think. That should have been a sign right there--I blame my parents. Don't I always? I love the real filth, like Darling Nikki and Pussy Control and Gett Off. That is a little embarrassing.
Old time Madonna--like the original stuff. Lucky Star, Holiday, etc. I wanted to be Madonna so bad. Didn't all little girls in that era?
Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N Roses. That was some good shit. I should buy that CD, it was one of the best ever.
Best cruising song of all time --Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard
Run-D.M.C. / "Walk This Way"
The Bangles / "Walk Like an Egyptian"
Mötley Crüe / "Dr. Feelgood"
The Beastie Boys. One of the Greatest Albums of all time, that still lives in the cars we have. That was some good stuff.
I also love me some Boy George--I do not have to get up and flail around from Culture Club music, but I do have to turn it up loud.
Paula Abdul / "Straight Up" --this was a good racing to lunch song, that we all sang along too. We thought we were such hot shit. Good Lord. If we only knew
Tone-Loc / "Wild Thing". Is there anyone who does not have great memories about this song? Or Funky Cold Medina--that reminds me of a particular nite.
House of Pain--Jump Around
Not that it calls for dancing, but I love Eminem. He is a genius, like my main man Prince. I love his stuff
Spin Doctors--Two Princes--reminds me of sorority stuff. The parts I can remember, that is.
Good Vibrations--Marky Mark. He turned out all right, but what happened to the Funky Bunch? I probably represent them
Naughty By Nature- OPP
Bell Biv Devoe--Poison. Reminds me of my high school graduation trip to Destin with Sam and Melissa. Was that a week. It is quite possible people would consider us some overprivileged spoiled brats with way too much freedom. They would be right. Good times though, mostly
The Humpty Dance--Digital Underground
NWA-- Straight Outta Compton. Not much dancing inspired by this one, but it sure could fire you up. Still can. I just don't want anyone to hear me listening to it.
Rock You Like a Hurricane--Scorpions
Metal Health-Quiet Riot
Lots of Black Sabbath and Ozzy from the 80s
Talk Dirty to Me- Poison
Still of the Night -Whitesnake
Most Kiss music. I have always been a believer in Gene Simmons even way before everyone else was.
Im embarrassed to admit I loved Skid Row, Cinderella, Poison, Warrant, Winger, and Van Halen--although I do not think Van Halen should be in the embarrassing category.
This was kind of fun. If I could work an IPod, I would buy one and put all these songs on it. That seems like a lot of work.
What is your favorite music to get fired up by?