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  1. #1
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    Soundtrack of Your Life

    Not the music you just like but the music (song, artist, genre, genre period) that narrates the memories of your life.

    I'll start for example and so you can all mock me. Earliest memory to SY high school.


    1. New Kids On the Block - Hangin' Tough. Literally my earliest musical memory. Aped the video at a 4th grade talent show with several friends. We practiced. SO. HARD. And, honestly, I felt super cool just to be chosen.

    2. Ace of Base, All that She Wants - My conservative christian, football-obsessed, semi-rural Texas middle school LOVED this song. That makes me laugh today.

    3. Crash Test Dummies, God Shuffled His Feet - My first album. Had to listen to it with my mom and explain to her why I liked it and why she shouldn't be offended.

    4. Aerosmith, Crazy song + video - Aside from my mom's Vic Secret catalogues, the earliest burning in my loins.

    5. I Swear, John Michael Montgomery - You went to middle school dances in Texas in 1994, this was it.

    6. Wallflowers, Bringing Down the House - Listened to it non-stop on a trip to a poor, fly/boat-in only part of Alaska that defined a lot of how I think about the world and inequality.

    7. Late-90s pop country - Deanna Carter/Alan Jackson/Dixie Chicks/Tim McGraw - My big HS love loved it, so I loved it, too. Still brings a tear to the eye mood catches me right, TBD.

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    I am old. Other than the first group, I never heard of them. That said, I couldn't name any of their music. But then you probably don't think much of Frank Sinatra or Patti Page. 🤠😎

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    Quote Originally Posted by bundabergdevil View Post
    4. Aerosmith, Crazy song + video - Aside from my mom's Vic Secret catalogues, the earliest burning in my loins.
    Alicia or Liv?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    Alicia or Liv?
    I'm not the OP, but my answer would be both.

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    I am the Sultan of Swing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    I am the Sultan of Swing.
    This one?

    https://youtu.be/h0ffIJ7ZO4U

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    That's like going to Juarez and getting a peel-on tattoo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reilly View Post
    That's like going to Juarez and getting a peel-on tattoo.
    Ah, the sweet streets of Juárez:


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    And:


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    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    And:

    Among the alternate versions, I vote for this dude. Most true to both the instrument and the song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    And:

    Love this. Thanks for posting.

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    Another vote for the accordion dude! He looks so darn happy, and it's hilarious!

    This live version from the "Alchemy" album may be my favorite live recording of a song. I also like Mark Knopfler's post-DS work, but I would love to see him rock out with a band like this just once.

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...6FORM%3DHDRSC4

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    Ah, the sweet streets of Juárez:

    After 3-5 shots of the good stuff, it sounds/feels/looks real good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reilly View Post
    After 3-5 shots of the good stuff, it sounds/feels/looks real good.
    “ride the snake”

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    The way I read this is music that takes you back to a specific time and place rather than your favorite music. I pretty much just listened to country music until I was probably in college. But most of these were incredibly popular during a specific time period and hearing them takes me back to a specific moment or series of moments.

    https://youtu.be/pq9bHd58-LA
    One of the first songs I ever remember. My parents had an 8-track and loved Anne Murray. It's impossible for me to hear this song and not be transported to that old Buick with bench seats.

    https://youtu.be/BqDjMZKf-wg
    This song seemed impossibly subversive to me. Dad coached basketball and I heard this song all the time in like third grade when it came out.

    https://youtu.be/6rWFDZ5f5DA
    I remember hearing this in 7th grade, the first year I went away to basketball camp by myself. This album would be the very first bit of music I ever spent my own money on.

    https://youtu.be/0UIB9Y4OFPs
    It's hard to describe just how popular this was at my middle school. The whole entire album was all anyone listened to for about a year and a half it seemed. Now it's up there with Nickelback for music that the most strippers have removed clothes to.

    https://youtu.be/bOgTRD6aiI8
    Probably my favorite song during my high school years. I remember my best friend and I singing this after losing in the Elite 8 to the eventual state champions my senior year.

    https://youtu.be/MS91knuzoOA
    I remember this coming out my freshman year of college and it just sounded so different than anything else I had ever heard. At the time I was mostly listening to country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemmonsDevil View Post
    The way I read this is music that takes you back to a specific time and place rather than your favorite music. I pretty much just listened to country music until I was probably in college. But most of these were incredibly popular during a specific time period and hearing them takes me back to a specific moment or series of moments.

    https://youtu.be/pq9bHd58-LA
    One of the first songs I ever remember. My parents had an 8-track and loved Anne Murray. It's impossible for me to hear this song and not be transported to that old Buick with bench seats.

    https://youtu.be/BqDjMZKf-wg
    This song seemed impossibly subversive to me. Dad coached basketball and I heard this song all the time in like third grade when it came out.

    https://youtu.be/6rWFDZ5f5DA
    I remember hearing this in 7th grade, the first year I went away to basketball camp by myself. This album would be the very first bit of music I ever spent my own money on.

    https://youtu.be/0UIB9Y4OFPs
    It's hard to describe just how popular this was at my middle school. The whole entire album was all anyone listened to for about a year and a half it seemed. Now it's up there with Nickelback for music that the most strippers have removed clothes to.

    https://youtu.be/bOgTRD6aiI8
    Probably my favorite song during my high school years. I remember my best friend and I singing this after losing in the Elite 8 to the eventual state champions my senior year.

    https://youtu.be/MS91knuzoOA
    I remember this coming out my freshman year of college and it just sounded so different than anything else I had ever heard. At the time I was mostly listening to country.
    Yes to your interpretation. Those are not my favorites 😂 but if I hear them it is flashback city. And some of those flashbacks are cringe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bundabergdevil View Post
    Yes to your interpretation. Those are not my favorites 😂 but if I hear them it is flashback city. And some of those flashbacks are cringe.
    Yes. Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemmonsDevil View Post
    The way I read this is music that takes you back to a specific time and place rather than your favorite music. I pretty much just listened to country music until I was probably in college. But most of these were incredibly popular during a specific time period and hearing them takes me back to a specific moment or series of moments.

    https://youtu.be/pq9bHd58-LA
    One of the first songs I ever remember. My parents had an 8-track and loved Anne Murray. It's impossible for me to hear this song and not be transported to that old Buick with bench seats.

    https://youtu.be/BqDjMZKf-wg
    This song seemed impossibly subversive to me. Dad coached basketball and I heard this song all the time in like third grade when it came out.

    https://youtu.be/6rWFDZ5f5DA
    I remember hearing this in 7th grade, the first year I went away to basketball camp by myself. This album would be the very first bit of music I ever spent my own money on.

    https://youtu.be/0UIB9Y4OFPs
    It's hard to describe just how popular this was at my middle school. The whole entire album was all anyone listened to for about a year and a half it seemed. Now it's up there with Nickelback for music that the most strippers have removed clothes to.

    https://youtu.be/bOgTRD6aiI8
    Probably my favorite song during my high school years. I remember my best friend and I singing this after losing in the Elite 8 to the eventual state champions my senior year.

    https://youtu.be/MS91knuzoOA
    I remember this coming out my freshman year of college and it just sounded so different than anything else I had ever heard. At the time I was mostly listening to country.
    We must be the same age but growing up in different places...here's a take from a parallel universe:

    Birth until entering elementary school:
    -"House at Pooh Corner" - Loggins and Messina
    -"Saturday Night" - Bay City Rollers
    -"50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" - Paul Simon - I loved the rhyming

    Elementary School:
    -'Another One Bites the Dust" - Queen
    -"Down Under" - Men at Work
    -Anything Beatles and Elton John and Billy Joel's greatest hits
    -"Through Being Cool" - Devo
    -"Electric Avenue" - Eddy Grant

    Middle School
    -"Jump" - Van Halen
    -"Round and Round" - Ratt
    -"Home Sweet Home" - Motley Crue
    -"Let's Go Crazy" - Prince
    -"Billie Jean" - Jacko

    High School
    -"Microphone Fiend" - Eric B and Rakiim
    -"Ramble On" - Zep
    -"Wish You Were Here" - Floyd
    -"Bring the Noise" - Public Enemy
    -The Bob Marley Legend Album

    Duke:
    -The Dead
    -Phish
    -Beastie Boys "Check Your Head" album
    -Cypress Hill's eponymous debut
    -Dre and Snoop
    -Grunge
    -Pavement

  20. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Dat View Post
    We must be the same age but growing up in different places...here's a take from a parallel universe:

    Birth until entering elementary school:
    -"House at Pooh Corner" - Loggins and Messina
    -"Saturday Night" - Bay City Rollers
    -"50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" - Paul Simon - I loved the rhyming

    Elementary School:
    -'Another One Bites the Dust" - Queen
    -"Down Under" - Men at Work
    -Anything Beatles and Elton John and Billy Joel's greatest hits
    -"Through Being Cool" - Devo
    -"Electric Avenue" - Eddy Grant

    Middle School
    -"Jump" - Van Halen
    -"Round and Round" - Ratt
    -"Home Sweet Home" - Motley Crue
    -"Let's Go Crazy" - Prince
    -"Billie Jean" - Jacko

    High School
    -"Microphone Fiend" - Eric B and Rakiim
    -"Ramble On" - Zep
    -"Wish You Were Here" - Floyd
    -"Bring the Noise" - Public Enemy
    -The Bob Marley Legend Album

    Duke:
    -The Dead
    -Phish
    -Beastie Boys "Check Your Head" album
    -Cypress Hill's eponymous debut
    -Dre and Snoop
    -Grunge
    -Pavement
    In middle and high school I hated hair band music. And I have a deep and unabashed disdain for classic rock. I was pretty much all country all the time until LL Cool J "Radio" and "Bigger and Deffer" albums. Really got into rap and that continued. I definitely got into Eric B and Rakim, Public Enemy, Fat Boys, Run DMC in high school. REALLY got into Beastie Boys too. Big Cyprus Hill fan to this day. And of course Dre and Snoop. Lived on the East Coast, but a West Coast rap fan in the 90s. Got into grunge and still like alternative rock. Despise country music today and blame Garth Brooks for pushing it in the bubble gum pop direction, even though he was my favorite artist in high school. Favorite artists of all time: George Strait and Beastie Boys. Walked to Adam Yauch park and where Tupac got shot in my travels.

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