Hey, it’s Fandom Friday again! Let me to a shout out to fellow geek bloggers Super Space Chick and The Nerdy Girle for organizing this, as always. It certainly helps me stay on the blogging bandwagon.
Any posts that have something to do with music, I’m there.
Let’s get to it, shall we? Five songs that changed my life.
1. Roxanne – The Police
Where can I start with this? The spare, stripped musical arrangement? The high, plaintive tenor of Sting? Or the fact that this was a love song to “a lady of the night”. I never knew what “red light district” meant before this song. i have every Police album. Love them!
2. In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
I had never heard of Peter Gabriel until his album “So”. What remarkable album! From the soulful Superstition-esque Sledgehammer to the slow, dreamy melodies of Mercy Street, it was a great listen. But In Your Eyes was the cherry on that music cake. I still love the song to this day, and I’ve never seen Say Anything.
I first heard this at a party in college, and just wow. Nothing like George Clinton and the Funkadelics!
4. Mc Lyte – Cha Cha Cha
Yeah, there’s Salt n Pepa, Queen Latifah, Yo-Yo, Roxanne Shante, but Mc Lyte is the “dopest female you’ve heard thus far’.
5. Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
How I love Annie Lennox’s hair and her androgynous look. And her voice, a lovely alto that has lasted through the years.
I hope you enjoyed!