That Music Thing

Okay, everyone’s doing it. If everyone else jumped off a bridge, I would too. Because the list accompanying the year of my high school graduation is so bad (I liked one solitary song) I’m completing the list, at Norbizness’ suggestion, from the year when I was thirteen.

If this doesn’t make me feel like a baby around you fogies I don’t know what will.

Songs liked in bold, songs hated crossed out. I can guarantee there will be a pattern to this awful list.

1. The Sign, Ace Of Base
2. I Swear, All-4-One
3. I’ll Make Love To You, Boyz II Men
4. The Power Of Love, Celine Dion
5. Hero, Mariah Carey
6. Stay (I Missed You), Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories
7. Breathe Again, Toni Braxton
8. All For Love, Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting
9. All That She Wants, Ace Of Base
10. Don’t Turn Around, Ace Of Base
11. Bump N’ Grind, R. Kelly
12. Again, Janet Jackson
13. I’ll Remember, Madonna

14. Whatta Man, Salt-N-Pepa
15. Wild Night, John Mellencamp and Me’shell Ndegeocello
16. Without You / Never Forget You, Mariah Carey
17. You Mean The World To Me, Toni Braxton
18. Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Elton John
19. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World, Prince Symbol
20. Fantastic Voyage, Coolio
21. Baby I Love Your Way, Big Mountain

22. Regulate, Warren G and Nate Dogg
23. If You Go, Jon Secada
24. Back and Forth, Aaliyah
25. Now And Forever, Richard Marx
26. When Can I See You, Babyface
27. Please Forgive Me, Bryan Adams
28. So Much In Love, All-4-One
29. Shoop, Salt-N-Pepa
30. Any Time, Any Place / And On And On, Janet Jackson
31. Shine, Collective Soul
32. Said I Loved You…But I Lied, Michael Bolton
33. Return To Innocence, Enigma
34. All I Wanna Do, Sheryl Crow
35. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm, Crash Test Dummies
36. Can We Talk, Tevin Campbell
37. Funkdafied, Da Brat
38. I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That), Meat Loaf

39. Gangsta Lean, Drs
40. Because The Night, 10,000 Maniacs
41. Cantaloop, US3
42. Whoomp! (There It Is), Tag Team
43. Come To My Window, Melissa Etheridge
44. Stroke You Up, Changing Faces
45. I’m Ready, Tevin Campbell
46. 100% Pure Love, Crystal Waters
47. Anytime You Need A Friend, Mariah Carey
48. Because Of Love, Janet Jackson
49. Linger, Cranberries
50. Loser, Beck
51. Found Out About You, Gin Blossoms

52. Gin And Juice, Snoop Doggy Dogg
53. Never Lie, Immature
54. Streets Of Philadelphia, Bruce Springsteen

55. Getto Jam, Domino I still love this song.
56. Endless Love, Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey
57. I Miss You w/ Aaron Hall 58, Understanding, Xscape
59. This D.J., Warren G
60. Cry For You, Jodeci

61. Keep Ya Head Up, 2Pac
62. Who Am I (What’s My Name?), Snoop Doggy Dogg

63. Another Night, Real McCoy
64. Your Body’s Callin’, R. Kelly
65. Tootsee Roll, 69 Boyz
66. I Can See Clearly Now, Jimmy Cliff
67. Never Keeping Secrets, Babyface
68. Crazy, Aerosmith
70. At Your Best (You Are Love), Aaliyah
71. Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through, Meat Loaf
72 Amazing, Aerosmith
73. Always, Erasure
74. Groove Thang, Zhane
75. Dreams, Gabrielle
76. Mr. Vain, Culture Beat
77. Mary Jane’s Last Dance, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
78. Anything, SWV
79. Beautiful In My Eyes, Joshua Kadison
80. Stay, Eternal

81. Flava In Ya Ear, Craig Mack
82. U.N.I.T.Y., Queen Latifah
83. Prayer For The Dying, Seal
84. Secret, Madonna

85. Here Comes The Hotstepper, Ini Kamoze I apologize for my poor taste.
86. Everyday, Phil Collins
87. Don’t Take The Girl, Tim McGraw
88. Got Me Waiting, Heavy D and The Boyz
89. December 1963 (Oh, What A Night), Four Seasons
90. Indian Outlaw, Tim McGraw
91. Always, Bon Jovi
92. I’m The Only One, Melissa Etheridge
93. Back In The Day, Ahmad
94. Love Sneakin’ Up On You, Bonnie Raitt
95. I’ll Take You There, General Public
96. Always In My Heart, Tevin Campbell
97. What Is Love, Haddaway
98. And Our Feelings, Babyface
99. Bop Gun (One Nation), Ice Cube
100. I Wanna Be Down, Brandy

If you didn’t notice, I liked only rap on this list and none of the rest. By this point I had already discovered the wonders of punk rock.

12 comments for “That Music Thing

  1. August 30, 2005 at 10:11 am

    I would do this meme, but I’m betting I won’t recognize half of the songs that come up for me. This would not be because they are obscure but because, when it comes to popular music, I am a total dork.

  2. cv
    August 30, 2005 at 10:36 am

    I still have yet to discover the wonders of punk rock, but I think most everything on that list sucks (including the rap – sorry).

  3. August 30, 2005 at 10:48 am

    Can I admit now I own Richard Marx?

  4. August 30, 2005 at 11:18 am

    These were popular when you were [b]thirteen[/b]?!

    Holy crap … I was in [i]college[/i] when these songs were popular.

    Thanks for making feel old. Now excuse me … I gotta find my walker and head to the 1 p.m. dinner buffet.

  5. August 30, 2005 at 11:19 am

    an I admit now I own Richard Marx?

    Hey, I admitted I liked Rock me Amadeus.

  6. August 30, 2005 at 11:52 am

    Okay … apparently, the codes I used for bold and italic didn’t work. Helps if I use the right ones, I guess.

  7. August 30, 2005 at 12:21 pm

    Yikes. That was a bad year for popular music. Then again, I never really listen to the “popular” stuff. If that was 1994 then I must have been listening to Weezer and playing video games.

  8. August 30, 2005 at 12:49 pm

    WTF? “Hotstepper” is a great song. :-)

  9. August 30, 2005 at 1:31 pm

    Oh, I am just _pathetic._ I didn’t recognize more than one song in 10! Aiee.

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  11. emmm
    August 31, 2005 at 11:11 am

    unfortunately, when i was 13 (in 1992) i really hadn’t gotten into my own, and i can remeber liking pretty much everything pop at the time. (gag!). luckly, when i turned 14 grunge was “alternative” music, and i took to it like a duck to water. my music preferences are much tighter these days. i don’t even know what popular anymore! (oh, and i really actually like “rock me amadeus”)

  12. August 31, 2005 at 11:19 pm

    My top ten, when I was thirteen, circa 1965:

    1. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction- Rolling Stones
    2. In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
    3. Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
    4. Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown
    5. My Generation – The Who
    6. Mr. Tambourine Man – Byrds
    7. Yesterday – Beatles
    8. The Sounds Of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel
    9. Ticket To Ride – Beatles
    10. The Tracks Of My Tears – Miracles

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