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Posts Tagged ‘Oldies’


24.Oct.2009 by Matt Briggs

Yesterday we were driving in the van and I was in the front.  So I had control over the radio.  Here’s some general radio rules that I use:

1. No old music.  There is a place for oldies/classic rock/whatever.  The radio isn’t it.

2. No slow music.  Basically, if you can slow dance to it, it shouldn’t be on the radio.

3. The newer the better (for the most part).  There are always bad new songs and good older ones (older like 90’s older, not 70’s older), so there are exceptions.

4. Never stick with a song because it’s decent.  Go for the gold.  Always assume that song you had stuck in your head is on there somewhere, so never settle.  Can’t live life on your heels.

So with all that said, I’ll present here 5 songs that are not to be passed over on the radio.  This is my gift to you.  Enjoy.

1. Taylor Swift, Love Story.  Everyone knows the words and everyone can enjoy this one.  And when the dude asks her to marry him?  That’s as much emotion as you can get in one song by a teenage girl.  Just careful with this one, it’ll be stuck in your head.  It was in mine for over a month.

2. Ce-Ce Peniston, Finally.  Great car dancing to this one.  Great beat and its easy to figure out for the kid in the car who had never heard it before but wants to sing along anyways.  Check out the music video for some good dance moves.

3. Miley Cyrus, See You Again.  Greatest. Song. Ever.  Most played on my computer and I listened to it over 40 times in one day.  If it comes on, count yourself lucky, crank it up, and enjoy.

4. Katy Perry, Hot N Cold.  Talk about car dancing.  This thing’s got hour head bobbing and your fingers dancing before “You… Change your mind…”

5. Total Eclipse of the Heart, Bonnie Tyler.  By the end of this song you should check your heart rate if you got your belt on.  I can’t keep it in level 1.

6. Footloose, Kenny Loggins.  This will be mentioned again if I ever do a post on my favorite move ever, but the song is the best part.  If you’re feet ain’t bouncin’, it ain’t loud enough.

7. Meatloaf, You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Must Have Been While You Were Kissing Me).  This is possibly the only song on this list that will make me cry.  Just kidding, Love Story makes me cry a little.  OK, not really, but for a fat dude who plays a dude with mantits in Fight Club, Meatloaf makes some solid music.  This is his best.

8. Time After Time, Cyndi Lauper.  My heart skipped a beat just thinking about hearing this one.  So intense.  Too bad Cyndi’s gone absolutely nuts.

9. G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S, Fergie.  Every time I hear this song, I feel like maybe I’m a little bit Glamorous too.  I even flew first class, up in the sky, once, by accident.

10. Inside Out, Eve-6.  And here I am, in a middle school dance.  If you don’t like that time warp, you probably aren’t human or you’re homeschooled.  Or maybe you weren’t in middle school when this came out, which makes sense.  But still, I think everyone could use a timewarp to ’98 every once in a while.

Happy scanning.