Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Music Blog

Welcome to Friday and the Friday Music Blog! We are now in March and that means spring is on its way! I found this week to be most enlightening, enjoyable, and trying. Yes, I still run into my frustrations, annoyances, and pity-parties, too. Fortunately this outlet and spending a post-dinner conversation with my husband unhampered by children (they were all playing elsewhere) last night allowed me to get back on track and I'm feeling great as we springboard into the weekend.

Today's topic asks you to think back to your youth. The focus is songs that were popular the year you got your driver's license. This does not completely indicate your age as many states vary the legal age to drive and some may not have gone for their license at that specific age. This isn't about outing your age, but rather what songs were popular when you got your first taste of real freedom. When the open road beckoned and adventure lay ahead. Whether you drove to and from school, to a job, or to the movies, what songs were the soundtrack of that time?

Please include the song name and the artist. These topics are meant to be fun and a great collection of music that showcase, in a small way, who we are. It is my profound pleasure to read your responses and am always delighted by all who take the time to write. The songs are only part of the blog. If you'd care to write about the car you drove (your own, a parent's), any anecdotes from your first year as a driver, or what songs played on your first driving dates, then please, type away (you, too, Dad!).

Many thanks to you all who continue to stay with me, read the blogs, leave your comments, and encourage me. From Simple Joys to The Secret of Life and from Monday Movie Blog to Friday Movie Blog and a little Tantalizing Thursday thrown into the mix, this has been a full week and I'm so glad to have you here to share it.

I look forward to reading your responses to today's topic and hope you will check in over the weekend. Then, join me on Monday as we start another new week of topics together. Enjoy!


  1. The year I got my driver's license, you and I spent a great deal of it listening to:
    Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits
    Meatloaf, Bat Out of Hell
    and any one of a number of Billy Joel albums.

  2. That's exactly the way I remember it! Great memories!! xoxox

  3. among many others . . .

    Joy To the World -Three Dog Night
    Maggie May -Rod Stewart
    Indian Reservation - The Raiders
    Just My Imagination -Temptations
    You've Got a Friend -James Taylor version
    Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey -Paul McCartney
    Won't Get Fooled Again -The Who
    American Pie -Don McLean

  4. The Top 20 Songs of the year I got my license according to
    1. (Everything I Do) I Do It for You, Bryan Adams
    2. I Wanna Sex You Up, Color Me Badd
    3. Gonna Make You Sweat, C+C Music Factory
    4. Rush, Rush, Paula Abdul
    5. One More Try, Timmy T
    6. Unbelievable, EMF
    7. More Than Words, Extreme
    8. I Like the Way (The Kissing Game), Hi-Five
    9. The First Time, Surface
    10. Baby, Baby, Amy Grant
    11. Motownphilly, Boyz II Men
    12. Because I Love You (The Postman Song), Stevie B
    13. Someday, Mariah Carey
    14. High Enough, Damn Yankees
    15. From a Distance, Bette Midler
    16. All the Man That I Need, Whitney Houston
    17. Right Here Right Now, Jesus Jones
    18. I Adore Mi Amor, Color Me Badd
    19. Love Will Never Do (Without You), Janet Jackson
    20. Good Vibrations, Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch Featuring Loleatta Holloway

    18/20 were on heavy rotation on my compilation tapes and radio in my little 1979 Dodge Colt.

    Looking at the list of 100, I remember all but a very few of them. Great year!

  5. Killing Me Softly With His Song: Roberta Flack
    My Love: Paul McCartney
    You Are the Sunshine of My Life: Stevie Wonder
    Midnight Train to Georgia: Gladys Knight & The Pips
    Smoke on the Water: Deep Purple
    Cover of the Rolling Stone: Dr. John & The Medicine Show
    Reelin' in the Years: Steely Dan
    Angie: Rolling Stones
    Touch Me in the Morning: Diana Ross

  6. 1979
    Dance The Night Away » Van Halen
    Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough » Michael Jackson
    Double Vision » Foreigner
    Chuck E's In Love » Rickie Lee Jones
    Sultans Of Swing » Dire Straits
    My Sharona » Knack
    Y.M.C.A. » Village People

  7. Walk this way - Aerosmith

    Car Wash - Rose Royce