This week, the League was asked to list the songs that were forever looping in their tape deck back in high school.
I got my driver’s license back in the late 80’s, and on Friday nights you would find me cruising the streets in my VW Bug. I’m a firm believer that every teenager’s first car should be a VW Bug. When something goes wrong with a VW, you hop out and fix it. No lie, I once went three months using a long piece of twine as my accelerator cable.
My Bug was one sweet ride, and it rumbled loud–you knew when I was on your street–and since the car was so loud, the stereo had to be even louder. I had mixtapes for every occasion, but you can bet every one of them was filled with hair bands. The 80’s produced some amazing music, but for this article, I’m going to focus on my late night cruising tunes–you know the ones, those songs that you’d play while driving your date home, all the while hoping it would get you a little something to think about on your ride home.
I could probably write a full blog post on each and every one of these songs and the memories that they each bring to mind. It really surprised me at the wave of nostalgia that came over me while watching each of these videos after so many years. Well, without further delay, here’s the list.
Warrant – Heaven
Journey – Faithfully
Cheap Trick – The Flame
Motley Crue – Home Sweet Home
Skid Row – I Remember You
Bon Jovi – I’ll be There for You
Van Halen – Love Walks In
Bad Company – Feel Like Making Love
Scorpions – Still Loving You
Guns N Roses – Swet Child O’ Mine
White Lion – When the Children Cry
Brian Adams – Heaven
(You didn’t think I’d leave out my namesake did you?)
I thought this was going to be an embarrassing post, but after writing it up, I can honestly say that I’d still fire up any of these songs on a Friday night on my iPod–and hey, no pencil required! (10 points to the first person who understands that reference.)
This is the latest post in response to the weekly blog challenge presented by the League of Extraordinary Bloggers. My fellow League members have also been posting their high school mixtapes, so head over to Hobgoblin, TL, Goodwill Geek, and Bubba Shelby for their tunes (and more!).