Saturday, March 24, 2007

The music meme. Or, thoroughly busted.

As a know-it-all teenager I thought that the way to stave off old fogy-dom was simply to continue listening to top-40 radio. Because then you would continue to be cool.

And that, my friends, is my excuse for the lameness which follows. Instead of the seven songs I'm listening to right now (because really, that list would be "grandpa songs [the CD my dad made for the kids] track 1, grandpa songs track 2, grandpa songs track 3," etc.), I give you the seven songs that are guaranteed to make me smile, sing along, and usually bust a move too.

1. When Ragtime Rosie Ragged the Rosary: I've already written about why I love this one.

2. Stacy's Mom from Fountains of Wayne's Welcome Interstate Managers. Because it reminds me of Tacy's mom, and because we used to drive by the store that inspired the band's name all the time when we lived in New York.

3. Stand from REM's Green. College nostalgia I.

4. Walking on Sunshine, Katrina & the Waves. If this song doesn't make you happy then you have a heart of stone, is all I'm saying.

5. Here Comes My Baby, Cat Stevens on the Rushmore soundtrack. If I have to pick just one from this compilation, this is the one.

6. Sweet Child O' Mine. GNR, baby. College nostalgia II.

7. Who's Your Baby Now from Mark Knopfler's solo album Sailing to Philadelphia. Enchanting, lyrical, lilting, love the whole album.

Thanks, Bon! If anyone else out there hasn't played yet and wants to, consider yourself tagged.

16 comments:

mothergoosemouse said...

Oh yeah, Tacy's mom has got it goin' on...

But why oh why do you have to spark memories with each and every post? Remember how we took the girls to Willowbrook Mall to get their pictures taken together, which of course entails passing by THE Fountains of Wayne?

Sigh.

There's another Fountains of Wayne song that Tacy loves - "Fire Island". And since you are all Top 40 and Grandpa Songs, I think I might need to make you a mix CD with that gem on it, among others.

Jerri said...

I don't do music at all really or I'd do it. I did enjoy yours though..

Mona said...

If I had an iota of singing talent, I would rock the karaoke circuit with Sweet Child O' Mine. Luckily, I don't, so no one will be subjected to my very strained falsetto.

TB said...

Dude, you listed two albums that I love. Knofler's solo deal is really, really good. I like it even better than some o)of the Dire Straits stuff, but don't tell Jeff I said that :o)

Also the Rushmore sountrack is great. Concrete and Clay by Unit 4+1 was our wedding song. It's just so happy and peppy and great to dance to.

radioactive girl said...

I LOVE Stacy's Mom because my daughter's name is Anastasia and although we don't call her Stacy, we could, and when I hear that song I can pretend they are singing about me. I guess that makes me crazy/needy or something but it makes me feel good anyway. Great list!

Bon said...

ooh! ooh! now poor O has been tortured all morning with my off-key rendition of "Walkin' on Sunshine."

i had fun but he may come after you. ;)

Mrs. Chicky said...

I love Stand. And now I'll have it stuck in my head for the rest of the day.

Kate said...

Wow, the GNR totally rocked that list. How 'bout a little Cherry Pie?
Rock on, Hair Band girl!

Her Bad Mother said...

Ooh, this list is nostalgia all over the place! GNR baby indeed!

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Oooh, the Rushmore soundtrack. I'm all over that. The soundtrack from John Cusak movies are also usually fan-tab-u-lous.

movin'mom said...

I'm going to have to go and listen to some of these before I can actually comment BUT GNR Sweet Child O Mine is one of our favorites.

Stacy's Mom is great because you just gotta sing it every-time it's on.

great post

Mom101 said...

Oh THANK YOU a million times over for finally naming songs I actually know. I was starting to feel like such a loser that I don't listen to hip garage bands out of AustinAthensWilliamsburgSilverlake these days.

Lady M said...

Walking on Sunshine, yeah!

Jenny said...

Finally someone does this meme with songs I've actually heard of before.

God bless you.

Kelly said...

Nice picks, and love the college nostalgia. I always get that wistful, free feeling listening to some of my college faves.

Also, since you like Mark Knopfler, have you heard his album with Emmylou Harris? It's called "All the Roadrunning," and it's fab-u-lous. And perfect for Spring!

PunditMom said...

I'm still trying to figure out mine choices. I hardly ever get to listen to MY music ... think pre-pre-teen/Disney and you'll get the drift!