Tuesday, May 28, 2013

This really takes me back...

Happy Tuesday!

Recently, I heard Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time," and I was immediately transported back to 1984. I was twelve and starting the seventh grade, nervous, I'm sure, about all the changes life would bring now that I was attending classes in the high school. (Our high school and junior high students shared the same building.) It was a year of many firsts: first school dance, first "boyfriend," first kiss, first taste of independence... I don't think I'd ever want to go back to those years, but I'm happy to say I lived through them. ☺

What song takes you back every time you hear it?



Wishing you all a Tuesday filled with wonderful memories. ☺

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  1. There are too many of them! I listened to music all of the time in high school. But I will say, for this, just about any Earth Wind and Fire song. Because in high school, I was in Show Choir, and one year we did a tribute to EW&F, and it was so much fun with the choreography and the camaraderie with my friends in that group and all, that any time I hear one of their songs I get flashbacks. The good kind. :) Happy Tuesday to you as well!

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    1. Sounds wonderful! Those are the kinds of days I miss. :)

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  2. Time After Time is such a sad, but beautiful song. I've got many that bring me back to high school. Or remind me of certain people. It's funny how just a few notes of music and words can bring you back so easily.

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    1. It certainly is. A song came on the radio this morning as I was driving my daughter home from a playdate, and as soon as I heard the opening notes, I was right back in my ex-husband's car—right back in that moment.

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  3. REM always takes me back to my teen years. And while I'm happy to not be a teen now, I do kind of miss the '90s. It is funny how music can transport you like that.

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    1. Oh, I love REM!

      (I miss the '90s, too. I loved my college years!)

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  4. For me, it's Garth Brooks signing 'Friends in Low Places'...I can still remember how we all screamed at our prom when the DJ put that song on!

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    1. That's a good one. It reminds me of my high school boyfriend, who was a huge Garth Brooks fan.

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  5. Same with me and that song, plus any of those older songs by Madonna, Wham, Tears for Fears, including the soundtracks to Dirty Dancing and Footloose. But I'd rather be here, now, looking back on those times than actually be back in those times. :)

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    1. I completely agree! The only time I wouldn't mind revisiting if given the chance would be my college years. I loved that time in my life. I'd only want to visit, though. :)

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  6. Funny, we're both the same age!

    For me, anything in the 80s takes me back. My first couples roller skate happened to Air Supply's "Making Love Out of Nothing at All." Hahahahaha

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    1. I'm glad. I was starting to get the feeling I was the oldest one here. ;)

      LOL about the Air Supply song! I used to sing that one at the top of my voice back then. I obviously had no idea what I was singing about. Haha!

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  7. It depends on my mood and life circumstances. Eva Cassidy was getting a lot of radio time when my first marriage broke up and her voice and lyrics would either lift me up or let me indulge in tears. Garth Brooks, John Lennon with Imagine, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton to name but a few. Dean Martin, Bing Crosby - my list is endless.

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    1. As soon as you mentioned Dolly Parton, I was taken back to a moment in the living room of the house where I grew up. Parton was singing a duet with Kenny Rogers on the TV, and I can remember my parents watching.

      It's amazing what music can do!

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  8. This song is very nice, I heard this on radio all the time back when I was like 12...thanks for sharing this, it brought back those fun memories:)

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    1. I'm glad. Have a great day, Melgie. :)

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  9. My friend's little sister wanted to BE Cyndi Lauper. Her mom even let her get the checkerboard shave on the side of her head and we were all mortified for her! LOLOL

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    1. That's dedication! I loved Cyndi Lauper—but not that much!

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  10. Excellent video of Cindy Lauper, beautiful love song!

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  11. How funny cuz I use some of the lyrics in this song in my current WIP. Such a great song!!

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    1. It really is! How cool that you chose to use some of the lyrics for your book. :)

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  12. Cyndi Lauper and Debbie Gibson both take me back to that time!

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    1. I'd forgotten about Debbie Gibson. She was great, too! Remember Tiffany?

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    1. They don't make videos like that anymore. :)

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  14. Hero from Mariah Carey and anything by Whitney Houston. LOVED them growing up!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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    1. They're great, too! I remember singing along to "Greatest Love of All" on the schoolbus. :)

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  15. I hadn't seen that trailer. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I hope you had a great Tuesday!

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  16. I was a huge Cyndi Lauper fan. I used to sing her songs to myself in my room. And yeah, I didn't think anyone could hear me! *snorts*

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    1. LOL Oh, yeah. I was always singing "to myself." ;)

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  17. Jessie's Girl for sure! Followed up closely by Dancing Queen.

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    1. My mom is a huge ABBA fan. "Dancing Queen" was a part of my childhood. :)

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  18. Oh my, there are so many songs that take back to one time or another! What a fun video to watch- thanks for sharing :)

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  19. I think my flashback song is Wilson Phillips Hold On.

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    1. I loved Wilson Phillips! I was so sad a year or two ago when I came across one of my WP cassette tapes (LOL) and found that it was broken. I really should replace it.

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  20. Too many songs. 12 years old in 1984, my God I'm ancient!

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  21. To get back to when I was 12 (cough cough), the song would be "Puff the Magic Dragon" - truly my intro to drug culture. LOL

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    1. Haha! This comment made my morning!

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  22. it is so true about music, dana---i have to say, two of the songs that came to mind for me are both by three dog night--"one" and "easy to be hare" :)

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    1. Yes, music is definitely a powerful thing. :)

      Have a great Wednesday, Lynn.

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  23. Wow, great question. I'd have to say "Run To You", by Bryan Adams. When I got my first car, I'd cruise around town and that song always seemed to be playing....very good times :)

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    1. Oh, that's a great song! I have a lot of memories attached to that one, too. :)

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  24. Music is so powerful-isn't it? I love when I get real-life flashbacks like that.

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    1. For me, some are better than others! Haha!

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  25. They're so oldie oldie that you wouldn't even recognize "my songs! Makin' me feel ancient -- my kids are older than you are ;>)!

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    1. There are days when I don't feel so young either. LOL

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    1. Good times and good memories... ☺

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  27. Haha that seems like a fun memory! Everytime I hear Vanilla Twilight by Owl City it brings me back to the moment I first met my boyfriend! :)

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    1. Aw, that's sweet. :) I love how music can do things like that.

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  28. 'Gloria can you waddle' (ABBA's) song makes me remember my post high school days always..! Nice to hear your nostalgia.All the best.:)

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    1. Sounds like you have some good memories of that time. :)

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  29. I was in college out at the clubs. :D Anything from the 80's takes me back to that. Whenever I hear Wham or Billy Idol, Madonna or Prince, I think of dancing until the wee hours with my gal pals.

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    1. Sounds like so much fun! Those groups have some great dance songs.

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  30. That's a great song! Hmm, anything from c. 1993 takes me back to high school, so Roxette or Guns n Roses or U2...

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    1. I love all of those! I never thought I'd say this, but music just seemed better back in the old days... ;)

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  31. I was eight and I have the FUNNIEST video of me lip syncing to it. Oh, the blackmail material :)

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    1. Your answer made me laugh! I did the same thing, but I'm lucky that no video exists. :)

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  32. I have a few songs related to really specific memories. Like the entire American Idiot CD by Green Day and discovering my love of rock music, on a bus during a field trip. Or "Almost Home" by Craig Morgan at my uncle's funeral and how it always makes me think of him now. =)

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    1. I'm always amazed by how easily music can bring these moments back. :)

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  33. I have one -- "Every time we say good by, I die a little" by Cole Porter. If you haven't heard it, try You Tube sung by Ella Fitzgerald.

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  34. There are so many songs that transport me back to another time. I'm going to share just one of them... Semi Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind. I automatically think about high school and my part time job at a music store. Those were the days. But, yes, I would never turn back the clock to revisit them. haha

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    1. I agree: even though the days were good, I don't want to go back. :)

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