TBT – Songs Through The Years

Every summer has a song.  Every year has a song.  I have no idea what this summer’s hits might be, too busy with pastry & baking, but I thought it would be fun to look at the Rolling Stone top single for today’s Throwback Thursday, highlighting some years that were special to me.

1977 –  Arrived into the world to “Night Moves” by Bob Seger.  Mom loved his music.  It’s a good tune.

1987 – Age 10.  10 is fun age when you’re a kid.  “Tunnel of Love” by Bruce Springsteen, another one of Mom’s favorites and an American icon.  Not one of my favorite artists and I definitely did not like this song.  “Luka” by Suzanne Vega was a runner up. Now that is a good song.

1995 – Graduated high school.  Always a good time watching white kids sing along to “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio.  I vaguely remember a lot of that during my senior year.

1999 – Graduated college and got married.  Apparently TLC’s “No Scrubs” was the hit.  I was busy (duh) and guess I missed it.  Never heard of the song.  “Scar Tissue” by Red Hot Chili Peppers was # 4.  Now that one I remember!  Love the Chili Peppers.

2004 – Finished grad school, bought a condo, started a finance career.  This is also the year I would officially declare myself old, again I had not heard of the top song that year, “99 Problems” by Jay-Z.  Down at # 7 was “Float On” by Modest Mouse.  Can’t believe that was eleven years ago.  Such a fun, spot-on song.  Love it as much now as I did then.

2007 – Turned 30.  Great year.  Living in our house in Glosta, doing lots of home improvement, spent a week on Nantucket to celebrate my birthday, career humming along nicely.  Forget the first 6 songs, moving down to # 7, odd coincidence with 2004?, to Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab”.  She was amazing.

2014 – Worst year ever.  Mom passed away.  Job madness. My old ass self had to look all the way down to # 18 to find a song I liked.  “I Wanna Get Better” by Bleachers.  How fitting.

Wonder if any of the songs I know and like will even make the list for 2015?!?!  So far I really like Tame Impala’s “Let it Happen”

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