Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy 2017, Everyone

Once again, it's been a while since I posted, for which I apologize.  First of all, Happy New Year to everyone!  The past few years have been very trying at this end, so here's hoping for a better 2017.  A friend of mine did this--a song from each year of his life. It's his "life playlist", so to speak. I thought that it was a great idea. so here's mine. These aren't necessarily my favourite songs of all time, though I love (or at least like) every one of them. Certainly, there were some years that were harder to do than others, either because of a plethora of good songs or a paucity of them, and often, the choice was made based on the memories I have associated with the song.
1965: My Girl, The Temptations
1966: What becomes of the Brokenhearted, Jimmy Ruffin
1967: Groovin', The Young Rascals
1968: Hey Jude, The Beatles
1969: Get Together, The Youngbloods
1970: Love Grows, Edison Lighthouse
1971: My Sweet Lord, George Harrison
1972: I Can See Clearly Now, Johnny Nash
1973: Drift Away, Dobie Gray
1974: Sundown, Gordon Lightfoot
1975: Can't Get It Out Of My Head, ELO
1976: Dream Weaver, Gary Wright
1977: Jet Airliner, Steve Miller Band
1978: Grease, Frankie Valli
1979: What A Fool Believes, The Doobie Brothers
1980: Cruisin', Smokey Robinson
1981: I Love You, The Climax Blues Band
1982: Trouble, Lindsay Buckingham
1983: Come On Eileen, Dexy's Midnight Runners
1984: Dancing In The Dark, Bruce Springsteen
1985: Shout, Tears For Fears
1986: Life In A Northern Town, The Dream Academy
1987: Heart and Soul, T'Pau
1988: Red Red Wine, UB40
1989: Paradise City, Guns 'N Roses
1990: Free Fallin', Tom Petty
1991: Hole Hearted, Extreme
1992: Jump Around, House of Pain
1993: Ordinary World, Duran Duran
1994: Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm, Crash Test Dummies
1995: Hold My Hand, Hootie And The Blowfish
1996: One Of Us, Joan Osborne
1997: Bitch, Meredith Brooks
1998: The Mummer's Dance, Loreena McKinnit
1999: Iris, The Goo Goo Dolls
2000: Take A Picture, Filter
2001: Butterly, Crazytown
2002: In The End, Linkin Park
2003: Calling All Angels, Train
2004: Hey Ya, Outkast
2005: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, Green Day
2006: Bad Day, Daniel Powter
2007: Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol
2008: Let It Rock, Kevin Rudolf
2009: Use Somebody, Kings Of Leon
2010: I Gotta Feeling, The Black Eyed Peas
2011: Sexy And I Know It, LMFAO
2012: We Are Young, Fun.
2013: This Is What It Feels Like, Armin van Buuren
2014: First Light, Racing Glaciers
2015: Spirits, The Strumbellas
2016: All Is Lost, Patrick Krief
There you have it. I'd be curious as to some of your "life soundtracks"!