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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Day 16: The Songs of My Life

Please don't go girl
you would ruin my whole world
tell me you'll stay
never, ever go away

I've had my new vehicle for a year now (is it still considered new if it's a year old?) and I've noticed that my music listening habits have changed.  In high school, I went back and forth between light rock and new country music (let's be clear, NOT the twangy stuff my dad listened to).  In college, my roommates and I listened to a slightly larger variety when we also added in some Jimmy Buffet, Guns N Roses, and Aerosmith.

When I look into your eyes
I can see a love restrained
But darlin' when I hold you
Don't you know I feel the same

After college, I became much more eclectic in my musical interests.  I didn't care so much what type of music I listened to, only if I liked it or not.  I have a wide range of songs on my phone from oldies to Elvis to Blake Shelton to Ed Sheeran.  But lately, XM radio has thrown a wrench into my jams.

When I saw the break of day
I wished that I could fly away
Instead of kneeling in the sand
Catching teardrops in my hand

Now, I have my buttons preset and I spend the majority of my time flipping between two channels.  The 80s on 8 and the 90s on 9 have won my heart over.  Again.

We belong together
And you know that I'm right
Why do you play with my heart?
Why do you play with my mind?
Not only do I just enjoy these songs my children call oldies, but I remember them as the soundtracks from my life.  I remember singing along to New Kids on the Block with my bestie every chance we got.  I remember the concert where we performed November Rain with the full orchestra.  I loved these songs then and I still love them now.  Maybe they are oldies.  Oldies but goodies.


  1. there was a twitter book club chat where this came up recently (#2jennsbookclub)during the Dumplin' discussion, I believe. I started actually creating a list on Spotify, but never finished. Your post has given me just the inspiration I need!

  2. Love the nostalgia! I always brag that I saw New Kids changing their clothes backstage, teehee. It was at a Tiffany concert and New Kids were still pretty much nobodies. We went back to meet her and I was like, who are these boys back here?! A year later, I was like, Oooooh, that's who that was!

    Love the New Kids Lyrics!!