I just read a blogger’s reflection on the #1 hits from the last several years, and how she “fell off the popular music wagon” when she got married. Guess what? Apparently, I did too. Here’s her post: “Proving My Point” by Apples on a Stick (scroll down a bit, her formatting isn’t allowing the post to display at the top of the screen). And here’s my thoughts on the same subject.
1987:”I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” I was 7 at the time, but I still know this song. How did that happen?
1988:””Don’t Worry, Be Happy” Okay, I actually remember singing along with a local printing shop’s radio jingle that was a take-off of this song. (Shout out to Jason: “When you need your printing done…. Mackey’s gets the job well done…. So don’t worry…. Call Mackey…..”)
1989:”Like a Prayer” I’m sure I learned this song many years later. At the time, Madonna was a big no-no in our house.
1990:”Ice, Ice Baby”
1991:”Everything I do I do it for You” Probably one of the first pop culture anthems I swooned to.
1992:” Jump” Makes me feel old that I can only see this music video on VH1 these days. It still rocks.
1993:”I will Always Love You”
1994:”I Swear” Sure, now it’s cheesy, but at time it was “awesome!” This was my freshman year of HS.
1995:”Have You Really Ever Loved a Woman” I completely loved this song. I lip-synched this one more than I care to remember!
1996:”Macarena” Oh, the shame! But yes, I do remember the dance.
1997:”Candle In the Wind”
1998:”I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” Again. With the lip-synching and the love.
1999:” Livin’ La Vida Loca” Before we all realized how cheesy Ricky Martin is.
2000:”Say My Name” This is where Apples loses the music. I, however, was still a swingin‘ single, and I knew this one.
2001:”Bootylicious” Sad thing is, I still say this word on occasion. (Only in the privacy of my own home! But still….)
2002:”Lose Yourself” Now then. Married mere months when ’02 rolls around, and I have never heard of this song!? Or maybe I just don’t remember it. Anyone want to hum a few bars to jog my memory?
2003:”Crazy in Love” Oh wait, I know this one!
2004:”Yeah” Seriously, I agree with her: this is a song?
2005″We Belong Together” No really. Never heard of it.
2006:”Bad Day” I feel certain Chris will laugh at me and swear that I *should,* indeed, know this. But at the moment, I am totally blank.
2007:”Umbrella” What on earth? I could have sworn the #1 song this year is that ridiculously overplayed “Cherry Tree” thing or “How to Save a Life.” Those, I know. This one? Not at all.