I’m currently thinking about and writing about the music from my childhood
as part of The History Project online class .
Bearing in mind that I am now in my mid 40s,
my childhood musical heydays were the late 70s and the early 80s.
Geno and Come on Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Runners (1981 and 1982).
These songs were both anthemic and endemic.
Hearing them, I recall gloriously long hot summers, school discos and feeling that the local radio station seemed to play them on repeat.
Footloose by Kenny Loggins (1984).
I was on exam leave for my ‘O’ Levels and took an afternoon
off to go and see the film of the same title at the Unit Four cinema
in my hometown with a girl called Geraldine.
Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles (1978).
A totally bonkers sort of record, but how I loved it!
Still do; when it’s on the radio today I turn it up and sing my head off,
much to The Boy Child’s horror.
It’s probably one of the first songs that I took an interest in of my own accord
(if we don’t count my parents’ record collection).
I have about sixteen songs from those years to write about.
As soon as I start to jot down a few notes about one particular song, two more come into my mind.
It’s My Party ~ Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin version (1981), anyone?
6 thoughts on “Music Memories”
I love all of these 🙂 there hasn't been another era like it for music. I think we were lucky. I'd love to see your complete list
I enjoy all these as well….but I have to disagree with Sian….the 60s was THE decade of music!
6os for me too. I was at Agricultural college when I first heard the Beatles – a boy with the same initials as me had a copy of My Bonnie and when we got to the end of the year and we were sorting out the records I remember handing it to him and saying “This was muddled up in my records but it's yours”. How I could have spent the money that would be worth now!!!
The Buggles was the first 7″ single I bought with my own money. Love that song :0)
singing Geno as I type – all great music – what about ABC Look of Love and True by Sapndau Ballet?
Have to say I was huge Dexys fan and I actually have the Barbara Gaskin song somewhere. Personally I was into electronica so Depeche Mode, Eurythmics, Erasure, Soft Cell, Human League and such. Still have my singles and some albums too