Pop Culture Madness

Thanks Al for thinking about me -the music blog post.


At popculturemadness Check top songs of the year you turn 18. For me, thats 1993.

Describe a nostalgia about some of the songs. OK thats not to hard I still own some of them in my music library today.

(So this doesnt become a Chinese whisper thing, I will copy verbatim the rules from Al's blog.)

1. Go to http://www.popculturemadness.com/
2. Pick the year you turned 18
3. Get yourself nostalgic over the song’s of the year
4. Write something about how the song affected you
5. Pass it on to 5 more friends.

OK now with the list... I wont post all 75 songs, but some notable ones.

1. What Is Love - Haddaway Well I think this one really did nothing for me. Typical pop top 40 BS. Catchy tune.
2. Come Baby Come - K7 More pop top 40 BS. Of no interest to me, Do I remember it? Unfortunately yes.
3. Hero - Mariah Carey - I remember buying this CD (yes laugh now) because of the release single, (dreamlover - or whatnot) As I was at the time leaving my pop-kid status. This is the sort of thing played on MTV and VH1 and also played at High School Dances. Hearing this (only in my mind now) immediately takes me back to my Senior year in High school, running in Cross country races.
6. Can't Help Falling In Love - UB40 Timeless track. From Elvis to UB40. I love this track. UB40 put a really excellent take on it. Hearing this reminds me of having to walk to my job. And looking back on it now, I am glad I had to. All of the cool kids drove everywhere. Walking each and every day made me a better person.
7. Dreamlover - Mariah Carey Ahh yes here it is. High school dance anyone?
9. Nuthin' But A "G" Thang - Dr. Dre Most people who were too young at the time try to hearken back to an age in hip hop of the birth of Gangsta ass rap. I was old enough to remember this clearly. Yes I listened to N.W.A., Ice Cube, et al. But this song brought Gangsta ass rap into the mainstream, all with the thanks of MTV. Also networks like "The box". So to every person under the age of 25 who says they loved this song and talk about it being "Old skool" needs to Bacdafucup. :)
16. Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty By Nature I remember going for my driving education it was summer 1991 and by then Naughty by nature had already had success with their debut album. There was a girl taking the course with me and she was a huge fan and told me about the album (19naughty 3) or something. The album had not come out though. I think she may have been privy to some inside shit, I shrugged it off. The most memorable part of that course was being stuffed into the back seat of a cheap ass Ford Tempo, 4 kids and an instructor in the car. And she was riding in the middle, I was riding in the back next to her. We drove around for hours, and I was really glad to be done with it.
29. Whoot, There It Is - 95 South Please God, make it stop!
52. Slam - Onyx - Speaking of Bacdafucup :)
51. Informer - Snow Holy Christ nooooooo! There was this friend of mine who used to play the shit out of this song, and we would be rollin in his Maxima hauling ass, and this song would be playing on repeat. And I wanted it to end, after the second play.
57. Runaway Train - Soul Asylum My parents haad bought me a portable CD player for my 18th birthday along with this Single CD. It was the first CD I ever owned.
56. Creep - Radiohead -Classic Timeless

And really I dont know who else to pass this on to. I am sorry but I dont think Isherwood or Jason would appreciate it.

1 comment:

Al said...

Passing on the revelation that you bought a Mariah Carey cd is probably best kept quiet.