What's your favorite song from the year you were born
Me? Hot Blooded by Foreigner
@Louisa Slanted & Enchanted, i think
@Louisa "Dirt" by Alice in Chains
@Louisa oh i thought this was favorite album lol
@dirt it could be! 😁
@dirt ooh I'll have to look this one up
@Louisa hazy shade of winter tho i guess technically that came out in 87 is was in the top 100 in 88
@shade that's a great song!!
@Louisa My birth year was mostly pretty dire in terms of music; pretty much everything was horrible boomer crap. The one popular song from that year I can say I actually like would be "Space Oddity", by David Bowie.
Runners up, which I can tolerate: "The World Is a Ghetto" by War, "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" by the Blue Ridge Rangers, and "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye.
@gcupc yay, Space Oddity is so musically important and Let's Get it On is SO fun to sing 😁
@Louisa I'm not sure if it counts, now...it charted on re-release in 1973, but I just found it was originally released as a single in 1969 🤔 And Rebel Rebel came out a bit too late, in early 1974...
@Louisa can't find a lot of good 94 songs so like. probably something off the lion king soundtrack?
@em lemme tell ya, I had that soundtrack memorized
@Louisa i'm surprised it came out the year i was born bc it was my favourite movie when i was like, 3-4 i guess? like there must have been newer disney movies by then
@em I feel like kids really latch on to a particular movie somehow
@Louisa yeah def. i guess my sister's fav was Aristocats and that came out looong before she was born so. maybe it's just whichever movie has the kind of animal you like
@gcupc o shit shoop was 94? hell yeah
@Louisa Debaser by the Pixies. I'm just arbitrarily selecting a song from a very good album
@king yay Pixies!
@Louisa like a prayer, more or less a perfect song
@lennie I LOVED that video as a kid, that shimmery perfect St. Leon
@Louisa prince 'controversy'
@wandrew yesssss Prince always
@Louisa hurrian hymn no. 6
@autistikai I see what you did there 😏
@Louisa *whistles innocently* :3c
@Louisa I think Love My way by the Psychadelic Furs (1982)
@interneteh damn that's a good one
@Louisa I think so! I had to browse a bit because I'm bad with dates, but I like that song a lot.
@Louisa "Road to Nowhere" by Talking Heads, maybe? "How Soon Is Now?" sort of came out in 1984 so it technically doesn't count or it would be that
@Pixley I like both of these!
@Louisa I am surprised you like "How Soon Is Now?" tbh!
@Pixley my parents listened to a lot of The Smiths so I have a soft spot
@Louisa oh dip, Talking Heads didn't release any new material in 1984 so I'm going to have to put some thought into this
@tessaracked I feel you, I couldn't get any good Eagles pulls from 78!
@Louisa "Drive" by the Cars
@tessaracked I love that one!!
@Louisa just checked wikipedia's article on the billboard top 100 for 1981 and i don't like any of these songs (aside from "don't stand so close to me" which is really a 1980 song)
@Louisa i just remembered that king crimson's "discipline" came out in 1981 so i'm definitely going with discipline (the song and the album as a whole)
@BDA ooh nice!
@derek the original is vastly superior imo
@Louisa 84 was an amazing year for music! The joke answer is the theme from Beverly Hills Cop, but I think I'll say I Will Dare by The Replacements. If it were 'album' I'd say Purple Rain
@Louisa I realize that's a lot more than you asked for
@Thomas I like it, it's fun to talk about! That BHC theme is unironically excellent
@Louisa it is! There really are a ton of amazing tunes from 84
@gattogateaux ahh I love it 😁
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