Sunday, January 29, 2012

Awesome Songs From My Youth


I'm linking up with Stasha for Monday Listicles.  Bruna from Bees With Honey gave us the topic of telling our life story through songs or music videos.

But I decided to go a little bit rogue and adjust the topic a bit for myself.

10 Songs from My Youth that I Thought Were Awesome for Their Genuine Awesomeness, but Now Think Are Awesome for Their Utter Ridiculousness

1.  “Ice, Ice, Baby”, Vanilla Ice. Got this tape from my brother for one of my birthdays. Best. Gift. Ever.



2.  “Hangin' Tough”, New Kids on the Block. I heart you, Donnie.  I heart you so very much.



3.  “Electric Youth”, Debbie Gibson I danced around in my living room and sang into a pretend microphone to this song.  I was gonna make it big someday.



4.  “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”, Whitney Houston.  I also boogied in my living room to this one.



5.  “Can't Touch This”, MC Hammer. I wore Hammer pants in sixth grade. Yes, I was that cool.



6.  “Step by Step”, New Kids on the Block. I didn't like this as much as their previous album, but I still heart Donnie.




7.  “Everybody Dance Now”, C & C Music Factory. I'm pretty sure my cheer leading team did a dance routine to this.



8.  “Bust a Move”, Young MC. I danced many a time to this song at school dances. And come to think of it, currently at weddings.



9.  “The Sign”, Ace of Base. I used this song to help get over my first boyfriend.



10.  “Whoomp! (There It Is)”, Tag Team. I may or may not have joined in the random usage of the phrase “Whoomp, there it is!” in regular conversation.



What's a song from your youth that was awesome for its genuine awesomeness, but is now awesome for its ridiculousness?



32 comments:

  1. You are so cool. I think we are the same age :) and hey, C&C second appearance!! I wore hammer pants for the first time 2 years ago. Wha can I say, I am a late bloomer...

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    1. Where did you find the hammer pants?!?!?

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    2. They were really popular in England and I got a few cheap pairs to wear to a pointe class. Very roomy!! Hammer was wise( before bankruptcy and priesthood )

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    3. Priesthood!? How do I not know this? I better go look him up on Wikipedia...

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  2. I really think we should bring back "Whoomp there it is" into every day conversation. Your kid dropped a mega dump, Well, Whoomp there it is!"
    Great list with NKOTB twice!!

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    1. Deal. We don't have kids in diapers anymore, but we have friends with little ones in them, so I'll work on bringing it back. And it was hard for me not to make the whole list NKOTB! :)

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  3. Bahahaha Those songs are classics!

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    1. It was funny, as I was putting the list together, I started off in a dismal mood, but it was totally lifted by the end. So much ridiculous awesomeness...

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  4. As long as I live no one will ever get the truth regarding whether I used to "bust a move" to these songs. All evidence has been buried or burned.
    And I am most certainly NOT dancing around my living room to them right now ;)

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    1. Let's just hope no one pops up with a picture they use for blackmail! :)

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  5. Thanks for bringing me back to my middle school years...good memories ;)
    NKOTB has been popular on this Listicle.

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    1. I'm glad they're good memories for you...some of those middle school years could be dicey. :)

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  6. A song of awesomeness, I think we're alone now by Tiffani.
    Thank everything holy this was all before every one had a cellphone with a camera in it ROFL Ice has a home reno show on HGTV?? WTH?

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    1. Oh, yes...I remember you mentioning Tiffani and Debbie getting into a fight in a movie. Yes, that song is also a classic and full of awesomeness. I've thought of a couple more, maybe I should start a second list...
      And I heard about that show, but I don't think I've seen it. Not what I would have pegged him for...

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  7. Ace of Base...on my Iphone still...and I am definetly not in my youth lol...great list.

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    1. I need to go back and listen to more of their songs. It's been a while! :)

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  8. This is a great list. I made me laugh. I love that you had the guts to put Ice, Ice, Baby on your list.

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    1. Thank you! It just didn't seem like a choice to not put it on. :)

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  9. Are you a dancer? I never did thought THE SIGN as a love song until now! I always thought of it as a dance song! :) And I've noticed you picked most of the fast and dance songs. Six songs on your list are super dance hits here in the Philippines! (Ice, ice baby, Electric Youth, I Wanna Dance with Somebody, Can't Touch This, Step by Step and The Sign) What a fun list! I had so much fun reading.

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    1. I did do a lot of dance type stuff in middle and high school. That's so interesting that those songs are hits now in the Philippines. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  10. CRACK ME UP. there is no Foreigner on this list. In fact, no hair bands at all. I mean, if you're going for ridiculous, those boys with big hair & spandex are your ticket (of course, that's also a definition of Pat Benatar). Quite a walk down memory lane, i have to say. hee hee hee

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    1. I guess I was never really into hair bands that much, but you're right on the ridiculous factor. I'll have to look into them! :)

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  11. Dude! These are still totally awesome for their genuine awesomeness. I am going to go make a mixed tape of these songs right now! Love this! :)

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  12. Oh man, this list is so awesome I'm going to have to leave your page up for days just to listen to these songs!

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  13. What? This IS an awesome list of songs! Truly inspired.

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    1. Glad you like them! Maybe Sarcasm Goddess can make you a mix tape, too...

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  14. I am going to dump some of these on my iPod. I love when people can remind me of songs that really made me happy as a teenager. I thought I could totally "Bust a Move" back then! Great list!!

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    1. We all thought we could bust a move! :) Enjoy listening! :)

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  15. HaHa! We would have so rocked out together. I remember having this one pair of "hammer jeans" that was so bloomy (is that a word?) and then tight rolled at the bottom.

    And I was cool...

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