I was a teen in the 80’s (see proof in the pic to the left). I spent my youth listening to what is now considered "retro" or "classic" – ouch. Of course, I moved on as did music but sometimes I am reminded of my wonderfully amazing and confusing coming of age years. I am thrown back in a time warp through a smell (Body Shop White Linen perfume), taste (Canada Coolers…ugh), or a song. Just the other day this very experience happened when reading my friend Idas’ blog. She mentioned a song in one of her posts that I used to LOVE but I hadn’t hear in years.
That song is True by Spandau Ballet. Oh, the teen angst. Check out a few of my faves and the memories that go with them and please share yours in the comments below.
Strangely, I remember this one most because it is a great tune and it was around the time my "little" sister had her first major crush. INXS, Never Tear Us Apart.
My first boyfriend broke up with me and I "consoled" myself with this tune. I shoulda had a party…the guy was a TOTAL a-hole. Sinead O’Connor, Nothing Compares 2 U. (ignore the subtitles)
This is one of my ALL TIME FAVES. It is the song I was obsessed with when I became obsessed with my now husband. LOVE. Brings back all those tingly, giddy new love feelings. Yaz (or Yazoo), Only You. (the video is kinda creepy-weird but it was the early days of video so forgive…)