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Go to popculturemadness.com and find the Greatest USA Hits of the year you turned 18. Cleverly note that this is totally US-centric and play along only if you're okay with that.

Select the first 50.
Bold the ones you like.
Strike out the ones you hate.
Italicize the ones you are familiar with but neither like nor hate.
Leave the ones you don't know as is.

Lifted from razorjak, who doesn't know how lucky he was to have turned 18 in 1989, in several different ways. What amazes me is how little meh there is in the list. I know almost all of these songs, and like many, despise more.



1. Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
2. December 1963 (Oh What A Night) - Four Seasons
3. Shake Your Booty - KC and The Sunshine Band

Time was, I would have struck this one out also. Now, I realize that KC and the Sunshine Band at least were live musicians playing real instruments. Time has mellowed my hatred of disco.

4. Afternoon Delight - the Starland Vocal Band
5. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Lou Rawls
6. Get Up Offa That Thing - James Brown
7. Rock and Roll All Night (Live) - Kiss
8. Summer - War
9. Take The Money and Run - Steve Miller Band
10. Turn The Beat Around - Vicki Sue Robinson
11. Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To) - Diana Ross
12. Heard It Through The Grapevine - Creedence Clearwater Revival
13. You Should Be Dancin' - Bee Gees
14. Boogie Fever - The Sylvers
15. Rock N Me - Steve Miller Band
16. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel - Tavares
17. You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
18. If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
19. The Rubberband Man - the Spinners
20. Baby I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton
21. Love To Love You Baby - Donna Summer

Again, time has mellowed my hatred of disco. The early works of Donna Summer seem brilliant from this vantage point, although I would give pride of place to I Feel Love.

22. Love Machine - The Miracles
23. Breezin' - George Benson
24. You're My Best Friend - Queen
25. Dream On - Aerosmith
26. Tonight's The Night - Rod Stewart
27. Sing A Song - Earth, Wind and Fire
28. More Than A Feeling - Boston
29. Show Me The Way - Peter Frampton

Where is Do You Feel Like We Do, the Peter Frampton song I would have liked?

30. Love Rollercoaster - Ohio Players
31. I'd Really Love To See You Tonight - England Dan & John Ford Coley
32. Tear The Roof Off The Sucker (Give Up The Funk) - Parliament
33. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
34. (Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
35. Fernando - Abba
36. Saturday Night - Bay City Rollers
37. Love Is The Drug - Roxy Music
38. Golden Years - David Bowie
39. Mamma Mia - Abba
40. Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
41. Wake Up Everybody - Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes
42. Love Hurts - Nazareth
43. Sara Smile - Hall and Oates
44. Magic Man - Heart
45. Let Her In - John Travolta
46. Fly Away - John Denver
47. Still Crazy After All These Years - Paul Simon
48. Disco Duck - Rick Dees
49. One Piece At A Time - Johnny Cash
50. Strange Magic - ELO

Comments

We tried to do this meme, but alas, we turned 18 in a mostly crappy year for music (SPICE GIRLS! Aaaaaa...) when we weren't listening to the radio much anyway. And it was a horrible year in general, pretty much, even apart from having bad music. So we tried to go back to an earlier year that had better music, like 1989 or so, but then realized we'd be horribly embarassed to reveal some of the songs we thought were cool when we were 10 or 11, and that we still find some nostalgia value in even though we know they are awfully annoying.
but then realized we'd be horribly embarassed to reveal some of the songs we thought were cool when we were 10 or 11, and that we still find some nostalgia value in even though we know they are awfully annoying.

Well, if you come out of the closet, you'll probably have Mil secretly backing you up. And by secretly backing you up, I mean he'd be listening to C&C Music Factory, Salt 'n Pepa, Ace of Base, and various other 90s "hits" on the iPod with headphones.

If he doesn't, we can do the next best thing and out Copyvio's illicit love of one-hit wonder rock bands. :D