Rules: list 5-10 songs that have affected your life. Pass it on to five other people.
- We Didn’t Start the Fire, by Billy Joel. I was born in ’75. Your culture is not my fault.
- The Gambler, by Kenny Roger. Useful life advice, in country music form.
- Hoof and Horn, the song – not the chant – as recorded by Ian Corrigan on ‘Once Around the Wheel’. Death and sex. It’s all about death and sex.
- Music of the Night, from The Phantom of the Opera. Our song.
- Leaving on a Jet Plane, as performed by Peter, Paul and Mary. I listened to this almost daily from the age of 11 until I was 17. Dreaming of escape kept me alive. Dreaming of love gave me hope. And planes are just cool.
I’ll tag: Kis-Knit, AnotherPurl, and whoever reads this post. I’d tag Melanie, but, well, that would be circular.
When the Joel song came out, those of us working the reference desk at the library were ready to drive to Cold Spring Harbor (about 3 miles from where I live…) and scream at him! Every teacher in the district assigned the song to every student to look up every blasted word… I don’t think I can ever listen to that song without that tension!