Let The Music Play

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When I woke up this morning I really had no idea what topic I should use for today’s post.  I know I didn’t want anything heavy, depressing or thought provoking.  I wanted something light and fun.  But what?  I needed inspiration.

I had the TV on in the background and inspiration hit.  I was listening to a talk show and they were talking about the top song in the country the year the hosts graduated from high school.  I had my topic.  I decided to take it a step farther and list the top song from different milestone years in my life.  Thank goodness you can find such useless information on the internet.  This list is courtesy of just one web site –  https://thestacker.com/stories/2629/1-pop-song-year-you-graduated-high-school

So, here is a list of music from 10 notable times of my life, no years included’

The year I was born – “Too Young” by Nat King Cole.

The year I started school – “Volare” by Domenico Modugno.

The year I graduated from 8th grade – “Ballad of the Green Berets” by S/Sgt. Barry Sadler.

The year I got my first car – “Hey Jude” by the Beatles.

The year I graduated high school – “Sugar, Sugar” by the Archies.

The year I graduated from Penn State – “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree” by Tony Orlando and Dawn.

The year I started working a Upper Dauphin (where I worked for 38 years) – “Love Will Keep Us Together” by Captain & Tennille.

The year I proposed to Kathy – “My Sharona” by the Knack.

The year we got married – “Call Me” by Blondie.

The year I retired – “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.

My, how music has changed over the years.

 

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15 responses to “Let The Music Play

  1. jumpofffindwings

    The perfect post for today! I have yet to write mine, but I’m using the milestone idea, too.Thanks for “the stacker” resource. I’m going to check it out.

  2. This is a super fun list. I, too, am going to check out Stacker!

  3. Wow! I remember almost every song on your list! What a fun way to highlight milestones.

  4. Ahhh, great list of music. I love how a song can just immediately take me to a place in my mind-memory.

  5. A fun slice! A couple of the earliest hits I remember are Diana (Paul Anka) and Wake Up Little Susie (Everly Brothers) – from when I (Diane- not Diana) was 5 or 6 and my sister (Susie, really) was 1 or 2. Neither one of those songs was age appropriate!

  6. This is the perfect “light and fun” topic! I enjoyed your musical lifeline and could hear many of those songs playing in my head as I read your post. I smiled especially at “Sugar Sugar” – it is the first song I remember hearing on the radio as a small child; I loved it. Music carries such a sense of time with it, for sure – and also place. Or maybe it just carries us.

  7. This is a fun post that I should try at some time. I like how you expanded your list as a biographical timeline. I had to look up Nat King Cole’s song because I did not remember it. Now hearing it I recall the first time I saw Summer Place and Nat’s song fits that theme. Nostalgia Lane…

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