Friday, May 7, 2010

Flashback Friday: The Songs that Stayed With Me

Today's Flashback Friday is on the Songs that Stayed With Us. You know, those songs that when you hear them, you're instantly transported back to another place in time? The good times, the bad times, the crazy, fun, insane times? Well, here's a look back at some of mine! Not only do I mention some of the songs, but I'm also flashing back with some props from back in the day!

When I think of the first "tapes" I owned and my first "ghetto blaster", I think of two songs True Blue and Born in the USA. They were the first tapes I had to play on it, and I probably wore them out. Songs by Madonna take me back to my early childhood, jamming out to Material Girl, Papa Don't Preach, and True Blue. Whenever I hear Born in the USA, I think of my dad who was a HUGE Springsteen fan along with the fact that it references a Vietnam Veteran's issues readjusting to life after the war. My dad proudly served in Vietnam.

Hearing Tiffany's I Think We're Alone Now reminds me of elementary school and all the great times I had playing dolls and Barbie's with my cousin, Andrea, or my good friends. I have a lot of Tiffany on my iPod, and when I hear this song or anything by her, I'm instantly transported back to those times.

Here's a bag o' Barbie's, lol. I kept most of the ones I had from when I was little. Was I tempted to brush their hair and straighten their clothes when I took the pic? HELL YES! LOL

Here's my puppy, Duke, checking out some of my Barbie's....he srsly wanted to chew their heads off!

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's Good Vibrations takes me back to 7-9th grade Tap and Jazz classes at The Academy of Dance Arts. We always stretched and warmed up to thumping songs, and this was one of them. I can hear the opening chords, and I'm back with Ms. Terry, my teacher, learning dances...and also considerably thinner!! LOL

Here's some of my old dance costumes....yes, I do keep EVERYTHING! LOL

It's kinda a strange music for a cheerleading dance, but for some reason, we danced to the a remix of the opening of AC/DC's You Shook Me All Night Long when I was Varsity Cheerleader. Whenever I hear the opening of that song, I seriously start to count off in my head, and I can still remember the opening 16 counts and dance moves to that! LOL

Here's one of my old uniforms along with my letter jacket.

Deana Carter's Strawberry Wine is the essence of my Senior Year. I can remember rolling down the windows on my fire engine red Eclipse and cranking the cd player to insane decibels. Then my best friends, Kim and Tiffany, and I would sing at the top of my lungs. It's a song about going back to a particular time in my life, and I know that I can never go back to that special, carefree time in high school.

What about you? What are some of your "songs that stayed with you?"


Kaitlin Ward said...

Barbies!! My sister and I went through a phase where we tattooed all of ours (with pen) and used food coloring to dye their hair. Most of them could not be salvaged haha. (Oh well, I didn't have a girl anyway!)

Theresa Milstein said...

When I was a teenager, I listened to a lot of The Police, Madonna, Duran Duran, and Michael Jackson. When I got older, I went through a punk music phase, which turned into a grunge phase, which became an alternative phase. I guess I haven't grown out of those last three phases.

Each song brings me back to a time and place. I love my iPod.

Sajidah said...

Tiffany's I think we're alone now - brings back high school like no other for me (though at the time I was into New Order, Depeche Mode etc).

Lydia Kang said...

Hmmm. Toto and Madonna, definitely. Culture Club and Depeche Mode. I could go on all day!

J.S. Wood said...

Love all of these songs. I haven't heard Tiffany in forever, I need some for my iPod :)

And you kept all that stuff, wow! My letter jacket is gone, I think. I only have my class ring, barbies and Breyer horses. I seriously regret tossing my first books (they were so hideous)

Anonymous said...

I adore vintage Madonna, too. Her earlier songs remind me of childhood.

I never owned a Barbie, even though I really wanted one.

Debra Driza said...

OMG, love Good Vibrations! and was a Madonna junkie, and You Shook Me All Night Long--classic!

(p.s. my dog would totally want to eat Barbies! :)

Nishant said...

Each song brings me back to a time and place. I love my iPod.
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B said...

hmmmm that uniform looks awfully familiar! go warriors!