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That one year in music

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Johnny Dangerously, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    The one with most of your favorite songs. The one you feel most at home returning to in your mind when you hear the songs.

    The one you'd choose if you could listen to songs only from one particular year for the rest of your life.

    What year would it be?

    Take your time. I'm thinking it over ...
  2. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    The AV Club has a great series on this:

  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Tough one. I'd really have to look at the different years.

    Do I go with a year from the mid-80's when I was in high school, or a year from the 60's that might ne deeper and have songs that hold up better over time. (I loved the '80's new wave stuff, but now it's mostly nostalgia for me to listen to it.)

    I saw the author of this book on Morning Joe the other morning and he made the case for 1970.


  4. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    For me, it's no contest: 1966. So many great songs from that year, especially in the rock and soul genres.

    1971 would be second, but by several lengths.
  5. JonnyD

    JonnyD Member

  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    If you're going to list a year, at least list a couple of your favorite songs from that year or a couple of the best albums that were released.
  7. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member


    Metallica put out Ride the Lightning
    Van Halen released 1984.
    Rush put out Grace Under Pressure.
    Powerslave was a very good Iron Maiden album.

    Born in the U.S.A. came out, Purple Rain and Like a Virgin too.

    This might also mean I have to hear the Ghostbusters theme, but that's OK.
  8. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    If you're talking that one TAKE YOU BACK year, for me it would be 1988:
    to name a few, in no particular order
    Faith, George Michael
    Need You Tonight, INXS
    Got My Mind Set On You, George Harrison
    Sweet Child O' Mine, Guns N' Roses
    Roll With It, Steve Winwood
    Wishing Well, Terence Trent d'Arby
    The Flame, Cheap Trick
    Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car, Billy Ocean
    Is This Love, Whitesnake
    Wild, Wild West, Escape Club
    Pour Some Sugar On Me, Def Leppard
    Simply Irresistible, Robert Palmer
    Don't Worry, Be Happy, Bobby McFerrin
    Red Red Wine, UB40
    She's Like the Wind, Patric Swayze
    Bad Medicine, Bon Jovi
    Kokomo, Beach Boys
    Devil Inside, INXS
    Always On My Mind, Pet Shop Boys
    Just Like Paradise, David Lee Roth
    Nothin' But a Good Time, Poison
    Wait, White Lion
  9. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    For me, it was probably 1984. That's when I really started paying attention to music.

    Born in the USA -- not Bruce's best album but it was my introduction to him (That album and the occasional airing of the Rosalita concert video).

    Self Control by Laura Branigan

    Two Tribes by Frankie Goes to Hollywood -- Much better than Relax, which was good in its own right.

    I could go on and on and on about 1984 music, especially soundtracks.

    EDIT -- dammit, Rasputin beat me to it.
  10. Take you back where? There are some gawdawful songs on that list
  11. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member


    No Elvis, Beatles or the Rolling Stones.
  12. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    there are some great songs on that list. most of them aren't classics, but they were what was on the radio junior/senior year of high school for me, so they are "take you back" songs.
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