When listening to songs from my youth I feel transported to a (hopefully) happier time. In many cases I can tell you exactly where I was, who I was with and on what type of device it played when I first heard it. If only there was some use for this skill? Well it does play well into my ongoing fascination with nostalgia. Here is another installment of music from my past. I hope at least one brings you joy as well.
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Bad To The Bone by George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Overused in movies but still fun to sing. This one always makes me think of Arney in Terminator 2.
Battlefield by Jordin Sparks
I used to be married to someone who loved American Idol and so I have watched a shamefully high number of episodes. Jordin here won season 6 and has some great pipes.
Basket Case by Green Day
Christmas 1994 my cousin Nick brought this CD and played it for me when we were hiding in the spare room avoiding the parents. The lines were bizarre for me (remember country phase) and I've dug it since then.
Be Prepared (From "The Lion King") by Jeremy Irons, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin & Jim Cummings Disney produces a lot of good songs but this one stands above them all for me. It's been played enough the whole family can recite the dialog between Scar and the Hyenas by heart.
Best Day Of My Life by American Authors
I played this song for my daughter Phaedra and she loved it so much I fell in love with it too. I don't know that she listens to it anymore but it still holds a spot on the playlist.
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Ok maybe THIS is the great song of all time? Its certainly one of the most fun to sing. I caught a very brief part of Wayne's World as a kid that included this and it seemed fun, crazy and engaging (it is).
Bohemian Rhapsody (Digital Remaster) by Queen
Yes I like this song so much it is on my playlist twice (actually 3 truth be told).
Born This Way by Lady Gaga
My first response to Lady Gaga was shock but then I realized that was my overly conservative upbringing coming out and gave her another shot. This song and it's support of LGBT/Trans is now one of my favorites.
Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day
If I hear the opening riff for this song I will stop and gently rock along with it. Something about the imagery and flow appeals to me.
Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
Yes this is a great song but I have my own brown eyed girl that I love more than anything. This song reminds me of her.