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July 17th, 2008
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That HS grad music meme ...
The Song Meme
Go to musicoutfitters.com

Search on the year you graduated from high school and get the list of 100 most popular songs of that year.

Bold the songs you like
Italicize the songs you liked then, but don't now
Strike through the ones you hate
Underline your favorites
Bracket with ?? those you don't remember
Do nothing to the ones you have no feelings about one way or the other



1. Silly Love Songs, Paul McCartney and Wings
2. Don't Go Breaking My Heart, Elton John and Kiki Dee
3. Disco Lady, Johnnie Taylor
4. December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night), Four Seasons
5. Play That Funky Music, Wild Cherry
6. Kiss And Say Goodbye, Manhattans
7. Love Machine (Part 1), The Miracles - Ok, it's goofy, which is probably why I like it
8. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, Paul Simon
9. Love Is Alive, Gary Wright
10. A Fifth Of Beethoven, Walter Murphy and The Big Apple Band
11. Sara Smile, Daryl Hall and John Oates
12. Afternoon Delight, Starland Vocal Band
13. I Write The Songs, Barry Manilow
14. Fly, Robin, Fly, Silver Convention
15. Love Hangover, Diana Ross
16. Get Close, Seals and Crofts
17. More, More, More, Andrea True Connection
18. Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen - I am so sick of this song. Sick of it I tell you.
19. ?Misty Blue?, Dorothy Moore
20. Boogie Fever, Sylvers
21. I'd Really Love To See You Tonight, England Dan and John Ford Coley
22. You Sexy Thing, Hot Chocolate
23. Love Hurts, Nazareth - See Bohemian Rhapsody
24. Get Up And Boogie, Silver Convention
25. Take It To The Limit, Eagles
26. (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty, K.C. and The Sunshine Band
27. Sweet Love, Commodores
28. Right Back Where We Started From, Maxine Nightingale
29. Theme From "S.W.A.T", Rhythm Heritage
30. Love Rollercoaster, Ohio Players
31. You Should Be Dancing, Bee Gees
32. ?You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine?, Lou Rawls
33. Golden Years, David Bowie
34. ?Moonlight Feels Right?, Starbuck
35. Only Sixteen, Dr. Hook
36. Let Your Love Flow, Bellamy Brothers
37. Dreamweaver, Gary Wright - and again
38. Turn The Beat Around, Vicki Sue Robinson
39. Lonely Night (Angel Face), The Captain and Tennille
40. All By Myself, Eric Carmen
41. Love To Love You Baby, Donna Summer
42. Deep Purple, Donny and Marie Osmond
43. Theme From "Mahogany", Diana Ross
44. Sweet Thing, Rufus
45. That's The Way I Like It, K.C. and The Sunshine Band
46. ?A Little Bit More?, Dr. Hook
47. Shannon, Henry Gross
48. If You Leave Me Now, Chicago
49. Lowdown, Boz Scaggs
50. Show Me The Way, Peter Frampton
51. Dream On, Aerosmith
52. ?I Love Music (Pt. 1)?, O'Jays
53. Say You Love Me, Fleetwood Mac
54. Times Of Your Life, Paul Anka
55. Devil Woman, Cliff Richard
56. Fooled Around And Fell In Love, Elvin Bishop
57. Convoy, C.W. McCall
58. Welcome Back, John Sebastian
59. Sing A Song, Earth, Wind and Fire
60. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel, Tavares
61. ?I'll Be Good To You?, Brothers Johnson
63. Shop Around, The Captain and Tennille
64. Saturday Night, Bay City Rollers
65. Island Girl, Elton John
66. Let's Do It Again, Staple Singers
67. Let 'Em In, Paul McCartney and Wings
68. ?Baby Face?, Wing and A Prayer Fife and Drum Corps
69. This Masquerade, George Benson
70. Evil Woman, Electric Light Orchestra
71. ?Wham Bam?, Silver
72. I'm Easy, Keith Carradine
73. ?Wake Up Everybody (Pt. 1)?, Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes
74. Summer, War - I LOVE War, but this is a terrible song
75. Let Her In, John Travolta
76. Fox On The Run, Sweet - I actually prefer the version without the synth's, but this is pretty good too.
77. Rhiannon, Fleetwood Mac
78. Got To Get You Into My Life, Beatles - I love the Beatles, but this song ... ick
79. Fanny (Be Tender With My Love), Bee Gees
80. Getaway, Earth, Wind and Fire
81. She's Gone, Daryl Hall and John Oates
82. Rock And Roll Music, Beach Boys
82. Still The One, Orleans
83. You're My Best Friend, Queen
84. With Your Love, Jefferson Starship
85. Slow Ride, Foghat - Head Down No Nonsense Mindless Boogie
86. ?Who'd She Coo?, Ohio Players
88. ?Walk Away From Love?, David Ruffin
89. Baby, I Love Your Way, Peter Frampton
90. ?Young Hearts Sun Free?, Candi Staton
91. Breaking Up's Hard To Do, Neil Sedaka
92. ?Money Honey?, Bay City Rollers
93. Tear The Roof Off The Sucker, Parliament - who got the funk? Parliament got the funk !!!
94. Junk Food Junkie, Larry Groce
95. Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again, Barry Manilow
96. Rock And Roll All Nite, Kiss
97. Disco Duck, Rick Dees
97. The Boys Are Back In Town, Thin Lizzy - Nowhere near my favorite Thin Lizzy song
98. Take The Money And Run, Steve Miller Band
99. Squeeze Box, The Who - Great Pete, your biggest hit is a song about tits ...
100. Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In L.A.), Glen Campbell



I don't think there is anything on this list that would make me suffer if I never heard again

edit And from the ratio of good to suck, it might have been easier for me to just put a strike through everything

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From:stagger_lee77
Date:July 17th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
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i had much the same problem with my graduation year. it was too much work to strike through everything i couldn't stand, and the reason why i can't stand the ones i can't stand is because they were played out.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:July 17th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
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The reason I can't stand most of this list goes deeper. I couldn't stand them them, I really hate them now.
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From:autographedcat
Date:July 17th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
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That sounds like an essay in the making.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:July 17th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
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I explained it all in the song Hey Dad
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From:polyfrog
Date:July 17th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
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You don't like Elton and Kiki!?!
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From:ericcoleman
Date:July 17th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
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"don't like" doesn't begin to explain my disgust with that song, and Kiki
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From:controuble
Date:July 17th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
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Can I just die now instead of actually doing this meme? My list starts out with: "1. Love Will Keep Us Together, The Captain and Tennille"
*hangs head* Of course it's not MY fault I graduated that year - blame ms_dblk!
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From:archiver_tim
Date:July 17th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
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Looks like 1976, the full year I was a DJ at WHGR in Houghton Lake, MI.

The songs from the year I graduated High School are broken up into several segments, college, summer and high school, ooh, ooh. A better chart would be a July thru June, which nobody does, to go along more with a school year. In high school senior year, I was mostly listening to the underground FM stations (WKNR-FM and crazy WABX - 99& 1/2 FM), while at college I was playing at being a top 40 DJ at the student run radio station (WRS).
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From:hardly_angelic
Date:July 17th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
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Boy, do I miss WABX.
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