You all know I'm an 80's girl, so of course my life consisted of cassette tapes! I always longed for someone to make a mixtape for me. I sure made enough of them for various boyfriends but no one ever professed their love for me in song. Instead, in 88' someone stole my beloved Steve Miller Band, Bon Jovi and Aerosmith tapes! Boy, did that tick me off!!
Through the years it was always hard to part with my cassette collection. I would put them in Garage Sales only to tell a buyer when handing me 2 quarters for a Guns and Roses cassette that it wasn't for sale, lol. Quickly I took the box in the house. Hard to part with music that touched us so deeply. I love all kinds of music and I would need at least a 10 volume set for the songs related to times in my life but for narrow down purposes.....
My MixTape from my life would consist of these tracks:
Delta Dawn by Tanya Tucker
My parents bought all kinds of music but they were specially big into country and must be why I still love old-school country to this day! Tons of Vinyl records and a Turntable had their own special cabinet in our house. Many of you won't remember this song but Delta Dawn was the first song that I could belt out myself as a three-year-old and funny thing is I'm still belting it out today.
Love Me Tender by Elvis
I took guitar lessons as a girl. What I learned is totally lost, I cannot read music anymore. Except one thing; I can still strum out the first 3 Stanzas of Love me Tender. And just like that I'm transported to 4th grade Music class where I gave my first and only guitar recital with this song. Slayed it!!
Love Me Tender evokes a favorite memory and time in my life, but Suspicious Minds will always be my favorite Elvis song and get this, as Elvis's biggest fan; my mom, I never knew that this is also her favorite Elvis song but I do remember the day he died and how she cried.
I Wear My Sunglasses at Night by Corey Hart
Middle school magic right here! Corey Hart was indeed the heartthrob of the early 80s to me and that cool vibe he gave off with this T-shirt and sunglasses made me want to sleep with my sunglasses on all night!
Waiting For a Girl Like You by Foreigner
Picture this: a freshman girl at a school dance waiting on the side of the gym when a slow song came on, only to be asked by the senior she had a crush on for a dance. I still remember he was wearing tight Levi's and a button-down pink shirt and Polo cologne. We would continue to flirt my whole freshman year and I kept his senior picture in a little frame on my desk and when at the end of the year I finally did get the chance to kiss him: Bam the fantasy was ruined; he was a terrible kisser!
Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi
Hello, Jon Bon Jovi, need I say more? The song of my teen years that I know every single word to and could hear it over and over and over again and never tire of it! Another cool story that would happen later on regarding this song, my husband and I were driving into Saratoga Springs, New York when the song popped on the radio, we were in a long line of traffic outside a huge concert venue and I said to my husband wouldn't it be funny if Bon Jovi was playing here tonight? We got to the hotel only to see a poster that said you guessed it: Bon Jovi concert tonight!! If only we had had tickets.
Dress You Up by Madonna
The Material Girl made a huge mark on all girls lives in the 80s. This song was always one of my favorite dance songs and I felt like I could dance just like her when this came on!
Genie In A Bottle by Christina Aguilera
Later 20's, trying to act like I'm 18 and dancing in the club like crazy when this song would come on, in fact screaming: "OMG it's Genie In a Bottle, Come On girls, let's dance!"
Me and You by Kenny Chesney
My husband and I are huge Kenny Chesney fans and this has to be our favorite of course, because it was our wedding song. Here's a really neat story about it: we had tickets to see Kenny at Soldier Field in Chicago one summer, he had not sung this song in years and only usually does one slow song each concert. Lo and behold as if he was singing only for us amoungst 80,000 people it was "Me and You!"
8 Second Ride by Jake Owen
As I have mentioned before, my husband and I love a good day date as I mentioned Here and cruising around belting out tunes. This is one of our favorites and Mr. Nine makes sure it gets played for me on all our trips. We know every.single.word!
Fancy by Iggy Azalea
It's no secret if you've read my blog before that if I had a daughter I would want it to be Iggy Azalea! After I heard the song and dedicated it to myself, I decided that the world might need a middle-aged white female rapper as in moi but it drew objections from my family, so I better stick with my day job, LOL! Despite my kids saying this song is so over being cool, it is still one of my current jams, big time.
What are some tracks on your life's Mixtape??
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