A while back Nicola from Mummy to Dex tagged me in the soundtrack of my life tag.
I’m not really one to take part in blogging tags, they just don’t usually interest me and I’m ashamed to say I’m not keen on reading them either.
I’m so glad Nicola tagged me in this one. There really is nothing like a bit of nostalgia and what better than going back to my teens to reminisce about some of the music that I adored right from my teens to the present day.
I want to put my own little spin on this tag, so this isn’t just the soundtrack of my life it’s more the Top 40 of my life.
We’ve all been there, its Sunday night its time for the top 40. You’ve got your tape in the recorder finger poised ready to hit the record button.
The struggle was real back then, there was no streaming services or downloads, hell CDS weren’t even a thing yet. It was all about hitting the button at the beginning of the song and stopping it just before the DJ spoke. Nowadays that’s called piracy (The illegal sharing/downloading of files).
This top 100 was a great year for music, with some real corkers like Mr Blobby (remember him from Noel’s house party, way before deal or no deal) I think he actually got the Christmas number one back in ’93. The song was a pile of shite but back then we didn’t take life too seriously and it shows in this “music video”.
Meatloaf was sitting pretty at number one on the charts with “I’d do anything for love… but I won’t do that” come on admit it you used to sing the girl part with gusto.
I always wondered as a kid what he “wouldn’t do” you soon come to realise as an adult “that” could be a number of different things.
Appearances from other great artists like 2Unlimted (no no no no no no no no there’s no limits) and Ace of Base (Allll that she wants) make the year of “93 a great one for music. You can find the top 100 from 1993 here: http://www.uk-charts.top-source.info/top-100-1993.shtml How many do you remember?
The Year:1996 My Age: 14 Years old
Every young girl loved the Spice Girls, the first real girl band that I can remember. They were fab, catchy tunes, leary outfits what more could a teenager want. 1996 saw “wannabe” as the top of the charts. What did they mean by zig a zig ah, nobody quite knew but that just added to the charm of it.
Many hours of my youth were spent out on the streets with my friends making up dances to Spice Girl songs.
These are just some of the tracks that made up my childhood. To be fair it barely scrapes the surface I was hugely into music as a kid and still am as an adult.
My taste in music may have changed and matured but the emotional reaction I get from hearing a song is still the same as before.
What were your favourite songs as a young un, do you still listen to the same music today?