Favorite song or band when you were in high school.
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TGD (aka the Grateful Dead -sadly. I conformed, what can I say), Bob Marley and Bran Nubian.
It was the 80s and Prince and anything out of Paisely Park! I loved the Outfield, Journey, Toto, the Cars, Meatloaf, Pat Benatar, Scandal with Patty Smyth, Foreigner, and Def Leppard.
Pearl jam! Still my fav. Eddie Vedder is delicious… 😉
Kanye West- College Dropout & Justin Timberlake-Justified
Class of '83 here. Heart and Aerosmith – back then and still are.
The Stones, and I really liked The Supremes too.
Hmm, that was the 90's when all music was grand. Kinda hard to pick!
Band? Probably Aerosmith, although I also LOVED Pearl Jam, Counting Crows, U2, & Stone Temple Pilots.
"Wonderwall" and "Champagne Supernova" always make me think of HS.
Someone mentioned Boz Scaggs that reminded me that Silk Degrees along with Frampton Comes Alive were the party eight track tapes of my life.
But, most parties ended with a slow dance to Reasons by Earth, Wind, and Fire…
@Robin and Robert – have my ipod playlist..I have to add the Staple Singers, Stevie Wonder, Boston, I remember hearing Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run for the first time and felt pure lust, bought second hand Levi's, white t-shirts and cowboy boots..The Boss..
First time poster, everyday creeper. Paradise City, Guns N Roses.
Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Queen, Yes, Moody Blues, Jethro Tull…to name but a few.
Beastie Boys FTW!
Yeah…basically the Second British Invasion bands…how I miss those days: here's the list http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Second_British_Invasion_Artists
I still love Duran Duran, but my baby sitters got me into them (I was around 6-7 when they got big here)….
…and also Kraftwerk!
The Cure, Depeche Mode, Boy George and WHAM!!
New Kids on the Block, still are!
Nightwish, Kamelot, and Savage Garden. 🙂
Sting/The Police–Message in a Bottle
zef & frufra— Madonna's early persona was all about female empowerment, independence etc. She was such a smartass, and cool & confident, and then she fell for Sean freakin' Penn? As a fan, something died for me that day. I eventually forgave her until she climbed up her own ass in the last decade.
(lol @ Brit & K-Fed! It feels so long ago too.)
No other aging punk rockers on CDAN? Tho i do love the Adam & The Ants (NOT Adam Ant) reference, that brings back some memories. The short one freaks out when I put on Kings of the Wild Frontier.
Duran Duran, then, now and forever! 😉
@Carolyn, I really enjoyed reading about your experiences. Hang in there!
Sum 41 because of our they were full of life and looked so careless. Still love them !
Hey Libby – class of 89 here, too! And I'll also admit my cousin and I loved the Borderline/Like a Virgin Madonna.
@Libby hahahahahahahaha 🙂 in hindsight, the way I felt about Britney and K-fed……
Elvis Costello! The bestest ever. I couldn't pick a song from him, though– there are too many.
"Love Vigilantes" from New Order was my favorite in high school….
Glad to see plenty of Durannies here!
Most are still my favorites today – haven't changed much! Still think the best music was alternative in the 80's early 90's. But I guess top favorites were and are The Indigo Girls, Depeche Mode, U2. But I still get my weekly doses of The Cure, Smiths, REM, and James!
Oh God I'm so embarrassed to say it: Bread. *hangs head and slinks away*
(Ala Monty Python: "I got better")
Glad to hear others liked Pat Benatar, The Babys and The Ramones but I was well outta high school by then.
Adam and the Ants – Ant Music
Siouxsie, Nine Inch Nails, and Depeche Mode. Sigh. Yeah, I wore a lot of black in those days, lol
Class of '89 here too, whoever said that!
The Beatles are my favorite since I learned to operate an 8-track. In high school specifically, though, Duran Duran, fo sho. John Taylor was my guy. But after Freshman year, I was dating a huge Lou Reed fan, so Velvet Underground & Beatles were pretty much my soundtrack from 15-18.
I saw John Waite last fall and he did Head First and Midnight Rendezvous. I've got a video of it up on Youtube. He's so freaking awesome! The Babys were so freaking awesome!
I LOVED grunge, especially Alice In Chains. Plus, I remember listening to Pantera, Primus and Faith No More a lot and lots and lots of R&B and hip hop. Bubblegum pop wasn't very fashionable when I was in high school.
@ lazyday, haha!
By the way, I doubt anyone cares enough to piece this together but just in case … I commented on another post about being deaf and if you saw that and saw my post here you might possibly wonder how I could/can enjoy music if deaf, and that is thanks to a high-powered hearing aid I wear in my right ear (and now a new cochlear implant in my left ear). I don't want to be accused of being a troll fabricating stories! 😛
This Your Turn is really a clever ploy to make us all admit to our real ages, isn't it?
Blitzkrieg Bop and Pinhead – The Ramones
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. Atlantic City
"dammit" by Blink 182.