The Long and Winding Road  

rm_TappyTibbins 40M
49 posts
6/2/2005 6:59 pm

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The Long and Winding Road

One of my favorite fellow Bloggers has put me in a musical mood. Please don't think that these are my favorite songs from each year (what, no Bowie???); it hurt me to not chose "Hotel California" for 1977, and how was I supposed to chose between "Every Breath You Take" or "Billie Jean" for 1983? These are simply the songs that, for me, will be forever branded to one particular year -- the 'flagship' songs of that year, if you will. Amazing how the most remembered songs are so rarely the #1 song of the year ("Like a Virgin, in 1986, was the only #1 song to make the list)

And WOW, '89 was a really bad year for music!!!

1950: Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole
1951: Come On To My House - Rosemary Clooney
1952: Delicado - Percy Faith
1953: C'est Si Bon - Eartha Kitt
1954: Sh-Boom - Crew Cuts
1955: Mr. Sandman - Chordettes
1956: The Great Pretender - Platters
1957: All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
1958: All I Have to Do Is Dream - Everly Brothers
1959: Donna - Ritchie Valens
1960: Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
1961: Runaway - Del Shannon
1962: Twist and Shout - Isley Brothers
1963: Blowin' in the Wind - Peter, Paul & Mary
1964: I Want to Hold Your Hand - Beatles
1965: I Can't Get No Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
1966: Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
1967: All You Need Is Love - Beatles
1968: Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
1969: Let the Sunshine In - Fifth Dimension
1970: Let It Be - Beatles
1971: Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
1972: American Pie - Don McLean
1973: Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
1974: Seasons in the Sun - Terry Jacks
1975: Why Can't We Be Friends? - War
1976: December 1963 (Oh What a Night) - Four Seasons
1977: Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
1978: Stayin' Alive - Bee Gee's
1979: Heart of Glass - Blondie
1980: It's Still Rock and Roll to Me - Billy Joel
1981: Hit Me with Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
1982: Tainted Love - Soft Cell
1983: Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
1984: When Doves Cry - Prince
1985: Like a Virgin - Madonna
1986: True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
1987: The Lady in Red - Chris Deburgh
1988: Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
1989: Blame It On the Rain - Milli Vanilli
1990: Blaze of Glory - Jon Bon Jovi
1991: Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
1992: Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
1993: I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
1994: Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen
1995: Waterfalls - TLC

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
6/3/2005 12:54 pm

ok ok, i get the purpose of these listings ... but really, i have to agree and wonder (what, no Bowie??), and for me, it would be a toss up between "kooks" and "quicksand"...

[blog freelove999]

rm_morefutility 37F
175 posts
6/5/2005 12:54 am

Long and winding road is probably on of my favorite beatles songs. I am so pleased that you are a Tainted Love fan. "once I ran from you, now I run to you." I really dig that song. You have excellent taste in music. I find taste in music to be important for some god awful reason and you certainly have exceeded my expectations. so many favorite songs we share, we could be twins.

rm_morefutility 37F
175 posts
6/5/2005 12:58 am

American Pie is probably my favorite song. I love your taste in music, ha ha, probably cause it is the same as mine! What are your feelings on Tommy, the rock opera?
or the violent fems
Dr. Hook "who the fuck is alice"
Jim Croce "operator"
elo "Hello, how are you"

rm_morefutility 37F
175 posts
6/5/2005 1:01 am

ELo song is probably called Telephone, and I am almost sure that you would like it. Have you ever read the book or seen the movie, "the Virgin Suicides"? Awesome soundtrack.

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
6/14/2005 10:35 am

OK, seriously, are you ever gonna post a blog again?? cos i'm missing it (yeah, i know you got a life...) xx

[blog freelove999]

Masseur_0 41M

7/11/2005 7:39 pm

'73 and '77 are my favs...nice post...Yea, '89 really took one for the team...yea, no Bowie?...Ya forgot the Zappa too...I guess the radar didn;t pick it up...Take care

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