My Life In Birthday Songs (part II)

If you read my last blog you learned that I was not too happy with the song list that topped the charts on my birthday each year. So, I thought I’d make a list of what I would have been listening to on my birthday…Going back though, I would in most cases have to guess…because, well…I can’t remember what I listened to 44 years ago, but I like to think I was a cool baby so my best guess is what you get.

Here you go;

My top 44 of my life

1967 Light My Fire – Doors

1968 Hey Jude – Beatles

1969 These Eyes – The Guess Who

1970 Lola – The Kinks

1971 Rainy Days and Mondays – Carpenters

1972 American Pie – Don McLean

1973 We’re An American Band – Grand Funk Railroad

1974 Bennie and The Jets – Elton John

1975 Philadelphia Freedom – Elton John

1976 Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

1977 Jet Airliner – Steve Miller Band

1978 We Are The Champions / WE Will Rock You – Queen

1979 My Sharona – The Knack

1980 Don’t Do Me Like That – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

1981 Take It On The Run – REO Speedwagon

1982 Centerfold – J. Geils Band

1983 Photograph – Def Leppard

1984 Sister Christian – Night Ranger

1985 I’m On Fire – Bruce Springsteen

1986 West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys

1987  Wanted Dead Or Alive – Bon Jovi

1988 Need You Tonight – INXS

1989 Love Song – The Cure

1990 Cradle of Love – Billy Idol

1991 Unbelievable – EMF

1992 Smell Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

1993 Ordinary World – Duran Duran

1994 Loser – Beck

1995 Misery – Soul Asylum

1996 1979 – Smashing Pumpkins

1997 Semi-Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind

1998 How’s It Going To Be – Third Eye Blind

1999 Slide – Goo Goo Dolls

2000 Kryptonite

2001 Drops of Jupiter – Train

2002 S8ter Boy – Avril Lavigne

2003 She Hates Me – Puddle Of Mudd

2004 Numb – Linkin Park

2005 Boulevard Of Broken Dreams – Green Day

2006 Move Along – All American Rejects

2007 Hey There Delilah – Plain White T ‘s

2008 Crushcrushcrush – Paramore / Check Yes Juliet – We The Kings

2009 Second Chance – Shinedown

2010 Snuf – Slipknot

2011 Diamond Eyes – Shinedown / The Catalyst – Linkin Park

That was hard…this list could have gone a lot of ways…I have some of the widest range in music taste of anyone you’ll know. At any given time I could be listening to Rock, Alternative, Country or Punk. I’ve listened to music throughout my life from Van Halen to Kenny Rodgers, Led Zeplin to The Sex Pistols and from AC/DC to Depeche Mode. I’ve seen Madonna in concert and attended the Vans Warped Tour. The past few years I’ve listened to Taylor Swift, Five Finger Death Punch and Death Cab For Cutie and all on one CD currently in my SUV’s player, you find Splipknot, Shinedown, Rise Against, Saving Abel and Miley Cyrus. I’m thinking I could have been a music critic for Rolling Stone 🙂

Who knows what I’ll be listening to come this April 8th….What do you listen to?