Last week the lovely Anna passed on some suggestions for playlist themes. (Have you seen her gorgeous new blog?) One of her suggestions was so fun, I just had to share it today - songs from our teenage years. It's been a while since I pulled some of my favorite hair bands out for a little listen and thought it might be fun for all of us to dig through our memory banks to find some of the songs that take us back.
Best of all, because we have all ages represented here - we'll get a great diverse mix of songs! And, don't worry, we'll all assume that the songs you suggest were your favorites when you were 19 - even if they were your favorites when you were 13! Take a mental walk back through time and share some of your teenage favorites in the comments. Let me get us started (I really did have a thing for guys with long hair, which has been transfered to a thing for bearded guys as an adult!):
Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer
INXS - Need You Tonight
Ah-ha - Take On Me
Janet Jackson - That's the Way Love Goes
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (yes, I just Rickrolled you, but I loved him as a teen)
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
I literally cannot wait for you to hear our Whistle While You Work Playlist. It is incredible! A group of song guaranteed to make you dance around the room and sing at the top of your lungs. This list is so amazing you may just go looking for housework that needs done just so you have an excuse to listen. A couple of you share my love for working to No Doubt/Gwen Stefani (anytime I paint walls I pull their music out along with a little Kylie Minoque.) I discovered an awesome song called "Nut Rocker" and that Weezer has a song named "Jamie" how cool is that? Trust me, if you have a job you've been putting off, put this list on, turn it up loud and get to work. You'll be done before you know it.
Whistle While You Work Playlist
To hear the playlist, click on the sideways triangle in the middle of the embedded player above. To skip to the next song or go back click on the < or > on either side of the player.
You'll have to let me know if this helps you with your spring cleaning. I'm planning to use it again this weekend when I do a little cleaning and packing (a story for another day.)
If you are looking for a playlist, Kim has created a link to all of our playlists on the top left corner of the blog. (A reminder, because I post a theme and then the next week share all of our songs, look for the theme you want to hear and then look for the embedded player in the post above it.)
If you have a theme you'd like to see thrown out to the group let me know, I'll do my best to work it in. Don't forget to share the songs that take you back to your teenage years in the comments section below.