To reward Suzanne for her perspicacity, I, the inimitable Poppy, a Partly-Digested Parboiled Squid in the TTLB ecosystem, am finally getting around to linking to her amazing blog.
I'm also going to do her meme. Which is about which music had your shaking your groove thing during your formative years, man. Also, which music gagged you with a spoon. This meme is the real deal-i-o, hep cats and cool chicks. Want to find out what kind of weirdo I was when I was 18? Read it and laugh.
First, here are the rules:
1. Go to popculturemadness.com and select the year (in the left sidebar) you turned 18.
2. Paste the list of the top 75 songs. (Except I stopped at 40. My readers don't have much of an attention span.)
3. Bold the ones you liked; strike the ones you disliked; and italicize the ones you knew but didn't exactly like or dislike. The ones you don’t know will stay plain text.
I don't know whether this is a spoiler, but it's clear that 1.) If you didn't dance to it, I wasn't interested; 2) I hated country; 3) I was completely uninterested in what was up-and-coming in the realm of rock (i.e., had never heard of Bruce Springsteen at this point) and with the exception of my dislike for Elton John's whininess, irritating falsetto voices, and sappy chick singers, had pretty well stabilized Truly Terrible Taste.
1. Get Down Tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band
3. That's the Way (I Like It) - K.C. and the Sunshine Band
4. Cut The Cake - Average White Band (AWB)
5. Lady Marmalade - Patti LaBelle
7. You're The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White
8. Shining Star - Earth Wind And Fire
9. Some Kind of Wonderful - Grand Funk
11. Boogie On Reggae Woman - Stevie Wonder
13. The Hustle - Van McCoy
14. Best Of My Love - The Eagles
16. Low Rider - War
17. "They Just Can't Stop It" (Games People Play) - Spinners
20. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
21. SOS - ABBA
22. Nights On Broadway - Bee Gees
24. Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
25. Saturday Night Special - Lynyrd Skynyrd
27. Sun Goddess - Ramsey Lewis & Earth, Wind and Fire
28. It Only Takes a Minute - Tavares
29. Black Water - Doobie Brothers
30. Ballroom Blitz - Sweet
35. Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
37. Harry Truman - Chicago
38. Sadie - the Spinners
40. Killer Queen - Queen