Friday, May 02, 2008

Musical Zeitgeist

I simply refuse to believe "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The Fifth Dimension was the most popular song of the day when I was born. Surely it was something like Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, War Pigs or Paranoid by Black Sabbath. Must be a typo.

On the other hand, when I graduated hell high school, the top song was "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" by Cutting Crew. I don't know the song, but the references to death and bladed weapons sound more appropriate.

Stolen from Gib.

7 comments:

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Every time I hear that song (which sure as hell isn't often), i think of that movie "The 40- Year Old Virgin".

"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye was #1 when I was born.

"End of the Road" by Boyz II Men
was #1 when I got married.

Boys II Men??? Erg...now I'm all nauseous.

Patti said...

Mine was "Reach Out - I'll Be There" by the Four Tops when I was born and "Flashdance - What A Feeling" when I graduated!

The one when you graduated - pure genius and SO fitting!!!!

Oh and Stacy the one when I got married was "I'll Make Love II You" by Boys II Men.... I like your B II M song much better! LOL

~Deb said...

I loved that song - Died In Your Arms - or whatever it's called. So retro! Love the 80's. Hated it back then.

~Deb said...

P.S. What always got me wondering was how people loved those songs that spoke about bodies down by the river - there are quite a few of those songs out there.

Hrmm...

There's a real dark side to our American folks...

Tai said...

LOL!!! Awww, Let the Sunshine in Grant!

グラント said...

stacy - I don't need the 40 yo virgin being associated with me. :p

patti - that bodes well for your marriage.

~deb - I liked the 80's okay, but the 70's never seemed to have much significance to me beyond linking the 60's to the 80's.

~deb - I have no problem with love, sex and death being on the same plate. I just wish they included more J-bunnies.

tai - if sunshine is a code word for beer, then I'm on it.

dbsmall said...

Bladed weapons? I think Cutting Crew is a "drama geek" reference to the group that edits final footage.

There is the "death" and all, but it's more of a sissy, pre-cursor to the goth wannabe emotive culture kind of death. Not the bite-the-heads-off-live-bats-so-they-get-to-experience-death kind.

Since others have done it...my birthday celebrated "Get Back!" by the Beatles. (I would have preferred "Bad to the Bone" but I was a few years too early.) At least that wasn't the song for my wedding :D (top song on my wedding day was "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion. Ok, hate the performer, but at least it's appropriate.)