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Song Meme

When my family does something, we really do it to the max. A couple of years ago, when we visited a friend in New York City, she was amazed by how much we packed into three days. When we went to Niagara Falls a couple of weeks ago, we totally did the Falls. We walked all over the New York State Park, taking in every angle of the river and the waterfall. We did the Maid of the Mist and the Cave of the Winds tours. We went to the movie, the discovery center, the aquarium, and the observation tower. We drove to Canada and looked at the view from that side. Oh, and we fit in MarineLand too. What the hell, here’s a picture.

The family at Niagara Falls
(Don’t you like how I slipped in our vacation summary? I said I would, hadn’t done it, but covered it now. I rock.)

So anyway, when I was tagged for this song meme by Big A, little a, I knew I would have to leave some time to do it right. Contrary to popular belief, I do not have a mind like a steel trap. More like a steel colander. I had to look up more than half of the songs on iTunes — and some of them I still didn’t recognize. 

After my husband got hold of my post (and somehow messed up the coding — thanks, honey), he then felt compelled to add the links to the iTunes Store. Oh, if only we could use our thorough, obsessive nature for house-cleaning, or say, real estate investment.

Here’s my key to the song titles:

Green = I loved it!
Black = I liked it (meh)
Red = I hated it!
Blue = I can’t remember it
  1. That’s What Friends Are For, Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder
  2. Say You, Say Me, Lionel Richie
  3. I Miss You, Klymaxx
  4. On My Own, Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald
  5. Broken Wings, Mr. Mister
  6. How Will I Know, Whitney Houston
  7. Party All The Time, Eddie Murphy
  8. Burning Heart, Survivor
  9. Kyrie, Mr. Mister
  10. Addicted To Love, Robert Palmer
  11. Greatest Love Of All, Whitney Houston
  12. Secret Lovers, Atlantic Starr
  13. Friends And Lovers, Carl Anderson and Gloria Loring
  14. Glory Of Love, Peter Cetera
  15. West End Girls, Pet Shop Boys
  16. There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry), Billy Ocean
  17. Alive And Kicking, Simple Minds
  18. Never, Heart
  19. Kiss, Prince and The Revolution
  20. Higher Love, Steve Winwood
  21. Stuck With You, Huey Lewis & The News
  22. Holding Back The Years, Simply Red
  23. Sledgehammer, Peter Gabriel
  24. Sara, Starship
  25. Human, Human League
  26. I Can’t Wait, Nu Shooz
  27. Take My Breath Away, Berlin
  28. Rock Me Amadeus, Falco
  29. Papa Don’t Preach, Madonna
  30. You Give Love A Bad Name, Bon Jovi
  31. When The Going Gets Tough, Billy Ocean
  32. When I Think Of You, Janet Jackson
  33. These Dreams, Heart
  34. Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone), Glass Tiger
  35. Live To Tell, Madonna
  36. Mad About You, Belinda Carlisle
  37. Something About You, Level 42
  38. Venus, Bananarama
  39. Dancing On The Ceiling, Lionel Richie
  40. Conga, Miami Sound Machine
  41. True Colors, Cyndi Lauper
  42. Danger Zone, Kenny Loggins
  43. What Have You Done For Me Lately, Janet Jackson
  44. No One Is To Blame, Howard Jones
  45. Let’s Go All The Way, Sly Fox
  46. I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On, Robert Palmer
  47. Words Get In The Way, Miami Sound Machine
  48. Manic Monday, Bangles
  49. Walk Of Life, Dire Straits
  50. Amanda, Boston
  51. Two Of Hearts, Stacey Q
  52. Crush On You, Jets
  53. If You Leave, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
  54. Invisible Touch, Genesis
  55. The Sweetest Taboo, Sade
  56. What You Need, INXS
  57. Talk To Me, Stevie Nicks
  58. Nasty, Janet Jackson
  59. Take Me Home Tonight, Eddie Money
  60. We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off, Jermaine Stewart
  61. All Cried Out, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam With Full Force
  62. Your Love, Outfield
  63. I’m Your Man, Wham!
  64. Perfect Way, Scritti Politti
  65. Living In America, James Brown
  66. R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A., John Cougar Mellencamp
  67. Who’s Johnny, El Debarge
  68. Word Up, Cameo
  69. Why Can’t This Be Love, Van Halen
  70. Silent Running, Mike and The Mechanics
  71. Typical Male, Tina Turner
  72. Small Town, John Cougar Mellencamp
  73. Tarzan Boy, Baltimora
  74. All I Need Is A Miracle, Mike and The Mechanics
  75. Sweet Freedom, Michael McDonald
  76. True Blue, Madonna
  77. Rumors, Timex Social Club
  78. Life In A Northern Town, Dream Academy
  79. Bad Boy, Miami Sound Machine
  80. Sleeping Bag, ZZ Top
  81. Tonight She Comes, Cars
  82. Love Touch, Rod Stewart
  83. A Love Bizarre, Sheila E.
  84. Throwing It All Away, Genesis
  85. Baby Love, Regina
  86. Election Day, Arcadia
  87. Nikita, Elton John
  88. Take Me Home, Phil Collins
  89. Walk This Way, Run-D.M.C.
  90. Sweet Love, Anita Baker
  91. Your Wildest Dreams, Moody Blues
  92. Spies Like Us, Paul McCartney
  93. Object Of My Desire, Starpoint
  94. Dreamtime, Daryl Hall
  95. Tender Love, Force M.D.’s
  96. King For A Day, Thompson Twins
  97. Love Will Conquer All, Lionel Richie
  98. A Different Corner, George Michael
  99. I’ll Be Over You, Toto
  100. Go Home, Stevie Wonder
I’ll tag Bill (who has probably already started), Mitali, Adrienne, and Minh. You can find the song lists here. Have a happy trip down musical memory lane!


Kelly said...

God, you should see my house right now, MR. I could be arrested or at least taken away to an asylum.

Cute picture!! And I can't believe you have that awful "You don't have to take your clothes off" song on your list.

Thanks for playing :)

MotherReader said...

No! No! Red means BAD in my list.

Actually, funny story, when Bill went to do something in my post all of my carefully contructed coding disappeared. Hilarious! He then decided what my new colors would be and then I had to remember as I re-coded it, "Loved it. That's red. No! Green." It was like being in a a Lethal Weapon movie, except with text instead of bomb wires.

(I have to wonder how many people will notice I've posted a family picture for the first time ever. Might as well mention now that 1. my hair is usually not that slicked back and 2. I usually position a kid in front of me for photos.)

Anonymous said...

You hated Kiss, MR? And Nasty? Really? Oh, dear. On the other hand, I am with you on Manic Monday and Walk This Way. And I loved Simply Red. Mick could sing, right?

Liz B said...

What is it about this list? I stayed up late, looking them all up on YouTube.

Anonymous said...

Oh, my. I just took a quick glance at my year.

Oh, my.

Niagara Falls rocks. I've always lived about an hour and a half away, so I've been there approximately two million times, and staring at those falls never, ever gets old. I love standing near the place on the Canadian side where the water just goes over. It's all transparent and very powerful. I also very much love the Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds. (Every time I'm on the Maid, I'm always like, "This is as close as they go, right? No, *this* is as close. Okay, this then. No? Oh, this." I always think that maybe this is the time the ship's operator has decided to end it all, and then the ship turns away. Spectacular.)

mbpbooks said...

Sounds like your kids will have a nice memory of Niagara Falls. Our boys like to bring up the HUGE fight we had getting lost on the way there. Nice.

Tricia said...

Oh, MR, your girls are beautiful, and from the picture and looks like you had loads of fun. I have stood on that same spot on the American side more times than I can remember. I never tire of taking folks to see the falls.

Sarah Miller said...

God bless you for hating "Sara." I can't tell you how many nitwits in the 80's would burst into song when I told them my name.

Vivian Mahoney said...

Great family photo! Ahh...now there's my Jon Bon Jovi. Now I can be happy and forget the horrible music video of Robert Palmer's Addicted to Love.

Anonymous said...

Look at that family! Woo hoo! Gaw-jus.

Anonymous said...

P.S. I hope to post my best-picture-books-thus-far list this week -- as well as start that Mo tri-review.

Melissa said...

Ah, 80s music. Brings back memories...

I'll second susan's shock about Prince's Kiss... it's my favorite Prince song (next to 1999, of course.). But I agree with a few of the other ones. I still have Who's Johnny floating around in my brain, and it's still just as annoying.

Saints and Spinners said...

Hey! You're a guest star in today's Children's Books that Never Were post on Saints and Spinners.

Robin Brande said...

You have the sweetest looking family. And you all look so happy and not the least bit exhausted! Vacation pros!

Thanks for trusting us with the first family photo ever. It's an honor.

Robin Brande said...

P.S. That compliment about the sweet-looking family includes you, too.

Sara said...

Ditto what Sarah said. And they had the nerve to spell it like I do, too.