Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Kids on the blog . . .

Thursday, January 31, 2013
By now everybody knows that New Kids on the Block, 98 degrees and Boys II Men are going on tour together!!!  You can read it here.  I am truly excited about this.  I was in 6th grade and I remember belting out the words to "I'll make love to you" every time the song played on the radio.  I'm glad my parents speak English as a second language or else I would have been banned from listening to the radio for life!  When I was 8 years old I watched the NKOTB cartoon religiously (and ate tuna fish sandwiches) . The memories are all coming back! Music is relatable.  Music is influential.  Music is life.  Music is art.

I remember being really sad when my high school boyfriend and I broke up and every time I heard Truly, Madly, Deeply I'd go into a crying frenzy.  I realize what a big role music plays in all our lives and therefore decided to blog about the songs that would be featured in My Life: the first 30 years.  My Life the movie.

This soundtrack would be split into 3 main volumes.

Volume 1: The Early years 1982-1992
Happy, care free, naive, first crushes
1. CCR: Proud Mary
2. Any Topo Gigio song
3. NKOTB: You got it (the right stuff)
4. MC Hammer: Can't touch this
5. Fito Olivares: La Gallinita
6. Selena: Bidi bidi bom bom
7. Bruno Mars: The Lazy song
8. Natasha Bedingfield: Pocket full of sunshine

Volume 2: Growing Pains 1992 - 2002
Death, Hip-hop, boys, religion, heartbreak, fun, life decisions
1. Bone Thugs and Harmony: Crossroads
2. Warren G: Regulator
3. Simon and Garfunkel: The Sound of Silence
3. Chayanne: Tiempo de Vals - I celebrated my Quinceanera and transitioned into womanhood!
4. Lauryn Hill: Ex-Factor
5. Kylie Minogue: Can't get you out of my head
6. Cyndi Lauper: Girls just want to have fun 
7. Kanye West: Jesus Walks
8. Five For Fighting: 100 years

Volume 3: Life as we know it 2002-2012
Sadness, happiness, struggles, love, marriage, future
1. India Arie: Strength, Courage and Wisdom
2. Frank SinatraMy Way
3. Deanna Carter: Strawberry Wine
4. Jeff BuckleyHallelujah
5. Bon Jovi: Living on a prayer
6. Elvis: Fools fall in love
7. Alicia Keys: Brand new me
8. Frank SinatraThe best is yet to come
Bonus Track. Eric Clapton: Wonderful tonight

Do you have a life soundtrack . . . What is it?

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1 comment:

  1. Wow. You must have put a lot of thought into this. Good songs.


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