Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Fun

You Are 72% A Child of the 80s

Not only did you experience the 80s... you are practically an expert.

You should be totally stoked!

Now, you wanna have some more fun? OK. Go to Wikipedia and type into the search bar "19__ in music". I chose 1988 since I was a freshman in high school that year. Scroll down to the section called "Top Hits". Then go to YouTube and search for some of those songs to see if you remember them. If you are like me, you might have to wait for the refrain before something clicks. Fun huh? OK, maybe you already knew this trick or maybe you are that kind of person who can remember every song played at all of your 8th grade dances. So let's make it a little more fun. Turn it into a date night!

Husband and I sat finding songs we remembered or songs that had special significance and played them for each other last night. We had so much fun! We are only 3 years apart in age, but we had no idea that our musical experiences had been so different. When you stop and think about it, there can be so many outside factors that determine what music makes up the soundtrack of your past. A younger uncle who can't let go of the 70's classic rock from his youth, what region of the country you lived in, what music your parents listened to, or forbid you to listen to but didn't realize that your older cousin had in huge supply? I'm just sayin'!

It wasn't a planned date night, but a great impromptu one. A little take-out or a special meal and some candles might be in order for tonight. It is a great way to share some faded memories with your special someone and listening to some of these "oldies" can help those of us feeling our age enjoy the diversions of our youth without the acne or the hairspray! Have a great weekend!


  1. Thanks for the trip down memory lane...Rod Stewart, does he sing anymore? Haven't heard much from him. They sure made great videos back in the 80's!! Remember Friday night videos? I always loved staying up late watching them!

    I'm a little older than you though, I graduated in 1987 and was 17 then.

  2. It sounds like you and your husband had a great evening! How fun! I just love those impromtu date nights!

    Oh, and I only came up 40% A child of the 80's.

  3. What a fun idea! I am stuck on listening to songs from the year my DH and I met! I can't wait for him to get home from work, this is too fun.
    Thanks for the idea! I think I'm going to write about it and link you, if that's ok!


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