70s music reminds me of a sunny day in a mostly happy childhood. It takes me back to a time when things were far less complicated and complex, and that was perfectly fine by me. And I'll always love 70s soul and disco. There. I said it. I love disco.
But the 80s ... that's my coming-of-age music. It was that music that took me through those awkward days of junior high, high school, and even into college (where I reverted back to 70s music for some comfort). And I guess for all the 70s compilations I have made for myself, I'm really a child of the 80s.
I put together some songs on my MP3 player for my walking, things that I thought would be rhythmic enough to keep me going and motivating enough to keep me moving.
It is almost overwhelmingly 80s:
- All Fired Up (Pat Benatar)
- Authority Song (John Mellencamp)
- Back in Black (AC/DC)
- Bitch (Rolling Stones) ... okay, that's 70s.
- Brand New Lover (Dead or Alive)
- Cool the Engines (Boston)
- Deeper & Deeper (The Fixx)
- Get Rhythm (Rev. Horton Heat) -- okay, a real rarity: a 50s song redone by a 90s artist.
- Hold on Tight (ELO)
- I Feel Free (Cream) -- yes, from the 60s. Gotta have Clapton on there in some form!
- Lights Out (Peter Wolf)
- Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry) .... true story: at my 10-year reunion, they had a DJ playing 80s songs. No one got on the dance floor until this song came on. So we are disco freaks.
- Some Like It Hot (Power Station)
- Train in Vain (Clash)
- U Got the Look (Prince/Sheena Easton)
- White Horse (Laid Back)
Damn, we had some totally bitchin' music then! (heh heh heh)