Monday, August 29, 2005

I really should be working right now...

But I couldn't resist. Saw this over at Everybody Knows (who saw it at Rox Populi) and had to try it out. Go to MusicOutfitters, and in the Search box enter the year of your high school graduation. You can then click on a link to the top songs from that year. Then bold the songs you like, underline your favorite, strike out the ones you hate, and leave untouched the ones you don't remember or don't care about.

Here goes (you'll probably notice that I didn't--and still don't--listen to much R&B; I don't know half of these songs. Also, most of these weren't actually released until after graduation, so I associate them with college*):

1. I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston
2. Whoomp! (There It Is), Tag Team
3. Can't Help Falling In Love, UB40
4. That's The Way Love Goes, Janet Jackson
5. Freak, Silk
6. Weak, SWV
7. If I Ever Fall In Love, Shai
8. Dreamlover, Mariah Carey
9. Rump Shaker, Wreckx-N-Effect
10. Informer, Snow [this song cracks me up--I still get search hits on Google for people looking for the phrase "licky boom boom down"]
11. Nuthin' But A "G" Thang, Dr. Dre
12. In The Still Of The Nite, Boyz II Men
13. Don't Walk Away, Jade
14. Knockin' Da Boots, H-Town
15. Lately, Jodeci
16. Dazzey Dukes, Duice
17. Show Me Love, Robin S.
18. A Whole New World, Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle [See this, Liz? This was one of our two high school graduation songs! Blech! Don't tell Muffin Man--he'll be jealous]
19. If, Janet Jackson
20. I'm So Into You, SWV
21. Love Is, Vanessa Willlams and Brian Mcknight
22. Runaway Train, Soul Asylum
23. I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me), Expose
24. Ditty, Paperboy
25. Rhythm Is A Dancer, Snap
26. The River Of Dreams, Billy Joel
27. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles), Proclaimers
28. Two Princes, Spin Doctors
29. Right Here (Human Nature)-Downtown, SWV
30. I Have Nothing, Whitney Houston
31. Mr. Wendal, Arrested Development
32. Have I Told You Lately, Rod Stewart
33. Saving Forever For You, Shanice
34. Ordinary World, Duran Duran
35. If I Had No Loot, Tony! Toni! Tone!
36. I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That), Meat Loaf
37. Slam, Onyx
38. Looking Through Patient Eyes, P.M. Dawn
39. I'm Every Woman, Whitney Houston
40. Baby I'm Yours, Shai
41. Come Undone, Duran Duran
42. I Don't Wanna Fight, Tina Turner
43. I'd Die Without You, P.M. Dawn
44. Whoot, There It Is, 95 South
45. Hip Hop Hooray, Naughty By Nature
46. Another Sad Love Song, Toni Braxton
47. Will You Be There, Michael Jackson
48. Comforter, Shil
49. Good Enough, Bobby Brown
50. What's Up, 4 Non Blondes
51. All That She Wants, Ace Of Base
52. 7, Prince and The New Power Generation
53. Dre Day, Dr. Dre
54. One Last Cry, Brian McKnight
55. Just Kickin' It, Xscape
56. I Get Around, 2Pac
57. Bed Of Roses, Bon Jovi
58. Real Love, Mary J. Blige
59. Here We Go Again!, Portrait
60. Cryin', Aerosmith [Ah, the crapfest that was Cryin'/Amazing/Crazy]
61. Cats In The Cradle, Ugly Kid Joe
62. What About Your Friends, TLC
63. I Got A Man, Positive K
64. Hey Mr. D.J., Zhane
65. Insane In The Brain, Cypress Hill
66. Deeper And Deeper, Madonna
67. Rain, Madonna

68. The Right Kind Of Love, Jeremy Jordan
69. Bad Boys, Inner Circle
70. That's What Love Can Do, Boy Krazy
71. Do You Believe In Us, Jon Secada
72. Angel, Jon Secada
73. Forever In Love, Kenny G
74. Again, Janet Jackson [OH MY GOD, we listened to this at full volume in my freshman dorm]
75. Boom! Shake The Room, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince
76. When She Cries, Restless Heart
77. Sweat (A La La La La Long), Inner Circle
78. It Was A Good Day, Ice Cube
79. More And More, Captain Hollywood Project
80. How Do You Talk To An Angel, Heights
81. Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat), Digable Planets
82. What Is Love, Haddaway
83. To Love Somebody, Michael Bolton
84. Give It Up, Turn It Loose, En Vogue
85. Alright, Kris Kross
86. Check Yo Self, Ice Cube
87. Fields Of Gold, Sting
88. Ooh Child, Dino 89. Faithful w/ Go West
90. Reason To Believe, Rod Stewart
91. Break It Down Again, Tears For Fears [bought this tape, listened to this one song over and over. The lyrics reminded me of Graham Greene's The Destructors, which I was reading at the time in 12th Grade English. Now it makes me think of the movie Donnie Darko for similar reasons.]
92. Nothin' My Love Can't Fix, Joey Lawrence
93. Three Little Pigs, Green Jelly
94. Livin' On The Edge, Aerosmith
95. Hey Jealousy, Gin Blossoms
96. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You, Sting

97. Anniversary, Tony! Toni! Tone!
98. One Woman, Jade
99. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Taylor Dayne
100. Two Steps Behind, Def Leppard

*UPDATE: I went and looked up the songs from the year before I graduated from high school. I would've bolded at least 38 of those songs, as opposed to the 22 I have here. And my favorite from that year: "Smells Like Teen Spirit," hands down.]

8 Comments:

Blogger Neel Mehta said...

I keep forgetting that accomplished lawyers and parents can be younger than me.

91. Break It Down Again, Tears For Fears [bought this tape, listened to this one song over and over. The lyrics reminded me of Graham Greene's The Destructors, which I was reading at the time in 12th Grade English. Now it makes me think of the movie Donnie Darko for similar reasons.]

Well, "Mad World" is a Tears for Fears song.

And you hated "I Got a Man"? With that bravado guy and the woman who sounded like she gargled as she sang? That song was great!

2:32 AM, August 30, 2005  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Well, "Mad World" is a Tears for Fears song.

As is "Head Over Heels." Seriously, I love the soundtrack to DD.

8:44 AM, August 30, 2005  
Blogger Courtney said...

Excellent! I'm very much stealing this topic... and since it looks like I'm just one year older than you, I get the good year. Phbbt!

9:41 AM, August 30, 2005  
Blogger Running2Ks said...

Celebrate good times, Come On, doo doo doo doo doo doo do doooooo.

12:13 PM, August 30, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez -- rock has been dead that long?

2:05 PM, August 30, 2005  
Blogger the lawmom said...

The second list is my list I think--I had Smells Like Teen Spirit. Very little complaints about your list (as opposed to my husbands), although I love Insane in the Brain. How did Joey Lawrence ever get on a list of most popular songs?

5:31 PM, August 30, 2005  
Blogger Piece of Work said...

Oh, this list makes me feel very old, as I was very much graduated from COLLEGE by then.

5:42 PM, August 30, 2005  
Blogger Siryn said...

1992 was a very good year. :)
So was 1996. :)

12:53 AM, August 31, 2005  

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