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I’ve spent my life exploring the subtle whoring that costs too much to be free

Hey, it’s’s first participation in a meme!* Heretofore we’ve been a big ol’ Meme Virgin. Well, let’s close our eyes and get through it, eh?

Music Meme Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to name 3 songs you remember from elementary school, middle school and high school.

Elementary school:

1. Rick Dees – Disco Duck
2. Melissa Manchester – Don’t Cry Out Loud
3. Olivia Newton-John – Hopelessly Devoted to You

Middle school:

1. Rick Springfield – Jesse’s Girl
2. Juice Newton – Queen of Hearts
3. Charlene – I’ve Never Been to Me

High school:

1. El DeBarge – Who’s Johnny?
2. Eurythmics – Would I Lie to You?
3. Nena – 99 Luftballons

– yeah, yeah, i know, these songs date me. But if you remember them too, maybe *you* could date me…


2 Songs No One Would Ever Guess I Have:

1. Yma Sumac – The Whip Song
2. Celine Dion – It’s All Coming Back to Me Now (oh, I’m so ashamed…)

What are yours?

* “What the f*ck is a meme?!” I hear you ask. Well, it’s a contagious idea. You know – you hear something funny or interesting and you pass it on to a couple of people and so do they and then wham!bang! suddenly everyone knows what’s the what. On the internet these things spread particularly fast. Go here for more definitions.

{ 7 } Comments

  1. Courtney | May 8, 2003 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    I have to run off to a meeting, but I’ll certainly fill in my songs later.

    As a special bonus to the readers of, here’s a fun fact:

    Miranda and I first became friends in 1989 when Miranda was thumbing through my 45’s. Although *some* derogatory comments were made (I do regret some song purchases), I was the proud owner of Charlene’s hit ‘I’ve Never Been to Me’—I learned later that Miranda knew then I must be a person of quality to own such a song. I hope you all know it—it’s a true classic…especially the spoken part.

    Hey, you know what paradise is?
    It’s a lie, a fantasy we create about people and places as we’d like them to be…

  2. M | May 8, 2003 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    It’s true. Court and I first bonded over a one-hit wonder. Can you blame us, though? Who wouldn’t be touched by such lyrics?

    I’ve been undressed by kings
    and I’ve seen some things that a woman ain’t s’posed to see
    Oh, I’ve been to paradise but I’ve never been to me…

  3. Kelly | May 8, 2003 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Okay, here I go! Though I date myself twice, by the songs I listened to and the fact that I went to a junior high school.

    Elementary school:
    “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” — Queen
    “Afternoon Delight” — Starland Vocal Band
    “Love Will Keep Us Together” — the Captain and Tenille

    Junior high school:
    “Hungry Like the Wolf” — Duran Duran
    “Drive” — the Cars
    “Our Lips Are Sealed” — the Go-Gos

    High school:
    “You Can Call Me Al” — Paul Simon
    “With or Without You” — U2
    “I’ve Found Someone” — Cher

  4. Rob | May 9, 2003 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    I choose to accept; take note – this note may self destruct!

    Grade School:
    1. “Sister Christian” — Night Ranger
    2. “Maneater” — Hall & Oats
    3. “Too Shy” — Kajagoogoo

    Awkward Years (grades 6-7-8):
    1. “Pass the Dutchie” — Musical Youth
    2. “Safety Dance” — Men Without Hats
    3. “Cruel Summer” — Bananarama

    High School
    1. “The Cutter” — Echo and the Bunneymen
    2. “Let’s Go to Bed” — The Cure
    3. “I Just Can’t Get Enough” — Depeche Mode

  5. Courtney | May 9, 2003 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    I’ll start off with my three favorite songs from elementary school:

    You Light Up My Life—Debbie Boone
    Harper Valley P.T.A.—Jeannie C. Riley
    I Write the Songs—Barry Manilow

    to be continued…

  6. LD | May 14, 2003 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    It’s my first time on the blog and I couldn’t resist this little game.

    elementary school
    1. I can’t smile without you – Barry Manilow
    2. Raindrops Are Falling on my Head – one of my earliest memories is of my mom singing this in the kitchen and I had a music box that played this song.
    3. You May Be Right – Billy Joel

    Middle School
    1. Centerfold – J. Geils Band
    2. Party Girl – U2
    3. We Belong – Pat Benatar

    High School
    1. In the Air Tonight – Phil Collins
    2. Is she really going out with him? – Joe Jackson
    3. Wake me Up before you go go – Wham!


  7. Becky | May 9, 2018 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    My first time on a blog too but wow looked fun to pass up!
    Here’s my personal stroll down memory lane:

    Elementary school

    ABC – Jackson 5
    Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves- Cher
    Happiest Girl in the While U.S.A.- Donna Fargo

    Middle school

    Don’t Go Breaking My Heart- Elton John & Kiki Dee
    Shannon – Henry Gross
    You Make Me Feel Like Dancing- Leo Sauer

    High school

    Breakdown Dead Ahead – Boz Skaggs
    Watching the Wheels – John Lennon
    867-5309 Jenny – Tony Tutone

    Gosh there are so many more…..hard to pick just 3 from each!! That was tough!!

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