(Dedicated to my Twitter-Cowboy-Friend. You know who you are. Sorry it took so long!)
You’ve waited long enough. Time for part 2!!! *squeeeee!* But if you’re wondering, “Hey, where is part 1?” Look no further than here!
So while perusing my first post I noticed I did the whole “#1” thing and then never continued down that path. That is terrible!! So I guess I will not be using any sort of numbering system. Instead I will stick to bullets. I guess. *shrug*
- What It Takes – Aerosmith
Tell me what it takes to let you go
I was in eighth grade when this song came out. Had huge crushes on Alberto and Brian G. And yeah…. the whole teen girl in love and he’ll never notice me thing. And I always associate this song with sitting on the floor of my friend’s room, listening to it on the radio. Again, one of these songs that I cannot hear enough. Never tire of it (hence the title! Duh!).
- I’m a Slave 4 U – Britney Spears
I really want to do what you want me to
Besides making my hairdresser, Erik, extremely happy by giving props to his girl Brit, I really do freaking love this song. Right around the time you grow up and feel like a sexy woman and there goes Ms. Spears writhing around in a mid-drift and dry humping a group of people in a sweaty club. Yes please! So at this point, you might be thinking “Jen, really? You’ll never tire of this song?” Nope. Seriously. I contemplated putting “Nothing compares 2 U” on this list, but seriously…I do get tired of it. “Slave 4 u?” I’ll listen to that shit for hours. Wooohoo!
- Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band-Aid
Well tonight thank God it’s them, instead of you
What the hell?! Let’s throw in a Christmas song! And this is the one I would pick. My sister owned the album (look it up, kids!) and I would sit and listen to the damn thing over and over again. The B-side too. That’s how I found out that the English say “Happy Christmas” and “Merry New Year.” Which is, like, the opposite of us in America. Those crazy Brits!
- When I Fall – Barenaked Ladies
They’re frightened of jumping, in case they survive
Closely tied with “What a Good Boy” another BNL song that I freaking adore. But I chose this one based on that one lyric. It’s hard to describe why, but it means a lot to me and it says a lot. I find the lyrics honest, amazing and well – really amazingly honest! I wish I could write that well.
- Intergalactic – Beastie Boys
I’ll stir fry you in my wok
Again, a tie with Paul Revere, but the beat is sick. Clear winner.
- Yesterday – The Beatles
Oh, yesterday came suddenly
I’m not a Beatles person. I’m an Elvis person. But I give props when props are due. Song is chillingly simple. Bravo.
- Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
I want your love, I don’t want to be friends
Um, could I quote the whole song? You either get this song or you don’t. And when I heard it, I was like “Holy shitballs. Yes!” I had a bad romance with Simon. And sometimes it’s a once in a lifetime thing. It’s a complete obsession with and for someone who is the complete wrong person for you. Which he was. Having said that, if he got divorced and showed up on the scene again…I’d be all “I want your psycho, your vertical stick.” (*whispers “Call me. Same number!”)
- Thriller – Michael Jackson
No quote necessary. I mean…I can’t help it. Side story: I was obsessed with the documentary “Making of Thriller.” I guess we taped it on the VCR (off of MTV probably) back in the day. I swear, I should’ve been a special effects make up person. Or a back up dancer! Anyway, one afternoon after school I wanted to watch it but didn’t know how to work the VCR (?? unknown as to why I could not do it myself) so I asked my older sister to help me put it in. She was on the phone and refused to help. WELL! I did what any little sister would do…I rubbed my eyes a whole hell of a lot so they were red, splashed some water around my eyes (for tears) and then sulked in the doorway of her room until she felt bad enough to come out and put it on for me. And it worked! Yes! (K – Still grateful. Thank you. – J)
Ok we’ll I’m sure there are more (do I smell a part 3??) but I’m hungry and need to make some dinner!
I’m still waiting to hear my readers FAVES! Don’t be shy – tell me in the comments.
OMG. Almost forgot:
- The Reflex – Duran Duran
High time is no time for deciding if I should find a helping hand
Ok I’m really done this time!
Until next time!