Travis at Trav's Thoughts invites everyone to lay down a short set of music that takes their fancies for his 5 on Friday meme.
Jamie at Durward Discussion posted an interesting set a few weeks ago, prompted by a radio piece that talked about favorite musical memories from the formative 13-16-year age range.
A person's first forays into establishing his or her own cultural likes and dislikes coincides with this age. It isn't hard to see that my passion for dance drew me to dance music as a teeny bopper.
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1 - You Made Me Believe in Magic - Bay City Rollers
As much as that 13-year-old me dreamed of meeting my heart throb crush, Leslie McKeown, I never could have imagined that one day I would meet him.
That's just craziness.
But that's Les right there with my sister, myself and my cousin.
Woo hoo! 14 years old and developing a major thing for Barry Gibb. I swear to you - just watching the way he moves ignites all of the best things about being a chick for me.
2 - Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
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Always loved the driving bass line in this song, little suspecting that in a few short years I would be going out with a bass player. At 15 I was drawn to Rod Stewart's delivery of these let's-not-mince-words lyrics.
3 - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart
4 - Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind & Fire
The intense joy that dancing brought me made this song a sort of precursor to the inner rave experience for me.
16 and hanging out with my high school choir gang, going out with my first boyfriend and figuring it all out with my cousin Julianne, my sister Michelle, and most especially with my best friend Connie.
With this particular song, my cousin - who later became a club DJ in university days - used to replay the opening 'ba-DOOM-boom' notes over and over again until we were in hysterics.
5 - Ladies Night - Kool and the Gang