Anuddah music meme

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Directions: Go to and find the Greatest Hits for the year you turned 18. 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.

The Top 50 of 1981

1. Super Freak – Rick James Ick ick ick ick ick!
2. Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind and Fire
3. Just The Two Of Us – Grover Washington Jr & Bill Withers
4. Celebration – Kool and The Gang
5. Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
6. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
7. Endless Love – Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross
8. Give It To Me Baby – Rick James
9. Back In Black – AC/DC
10. Same Old Lang Syne – Dan Fogleberg
11. I Love You – Climax Blues Band
12. Lady (You Bring Me Up) – Commodores
13. She’s A Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked) – Carl Carlton
14. America – Neil Diamond Ol’ Neil never did it for me.
15. Fantastic Voyage – Lakeside
16. Start Me Up – Rolling Stones Gimme the Stones that brought us Let It Bleed and Sticky Fingers.
17. In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins
18. Double Dutch Bus – Frankie Smith
19. Hey Nineteen – Steely Dan I don’t think Steely Dan ever did a bad song.
20. We’re In This Love Together – Al Jarreau
21. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da – Police Oh, yeah. Early Police is the best.
22. Woman – John Lennon
23. Waiting For A Girl Like You – Foreigner
24. Love T.K.O. – Teddy Pendergast
25. Urgent – Foreigner
26. Fire and Ice – Pat Benatar I always liked Benatar.
27. Being With You – Smokey Robinson
28. The Tide Is High – Blondie And Blondie.
29. Don’t Stand So Close To Me – Police How many rock bands can rhyme ‘Nabokov’? How many *would*?
30. Tempted – Squeeze
31. Treat Me Right – Pat Benatar
32. Our Lips Are Sealed – Go Go’s
33. Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me) – Gap Band
34. Who’s Making Love – Blues Brothers
35. Guilty – Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb
36. Winner Takes All – Abba I never understood Abba’s immense popularity. They were good, but they weren’t that good.
37. Queen of Hearts – Juice Newton
38. Controversy – Prince
39. The Stroke – Billy Squier
40. Watching The Wheels – John Lennon Oh mah lord yes. This is one of my favorite of all Lennon cuts.
41. Say Goodbye To Hollywood – Billy Joel
42. Fashion – David Bowie
43. My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone) – Chilliwack
44. No Reply At All – Genesis
45. The Old Songs – Barry Manilow
46. All Those Years Ago – George Harrison
47. Slow Hand – Pointer Sisters
48. 8th Wonder – Sugarhill Gang
49. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – Police
50. Winning – Santana

A little further down the list was a song that was also one of the top songs of my birth year. Weird.

Anyway, 1981 was the year I discovered the Grateful Dead and essentially stopped listening to commercial radio. So I might actually know more of the songs in this list on hearing them–I just don’t know them by name.


1 comment so far

  1. chilayse on

    I looked at birth year(82) vs when I turned 18. I liked a few songs from my birth year. There was NOTHING on the list I like from when I turned 18…and only about 1 or 2 songs I’d tolerate. Not even worth posting you know?

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