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”