Favorite song or band when you were in high school
It wasn't so much bands when I was in high school as it was singers and groups. That said…Elvis. Followed closely by the Everly Brothers, Fats Domino, the Platters, the Drifters and Connie Francis.
Chicago…Saturday In the Park, Wishing You Were Here, Call On Me, 25 or 6 to 4…
Hearing any of those songs sends me right back to cruising in my bf's El Camino.
Remember when we could sit next to each other in the car?
Alice N Chains baby!
Duran Duran and U2. I was into the 80s when it was the 90s.
HUGE Depeche Mode fan here.
I'm on my 30 HS Reunion committee and I must say the music of 80-82 was pretty darn bad.
My college years: The Police, The Bangles, Chicago, B-52's.
U2 (pre-"Joshua Tree"), Joy Division, New Order
Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet. I was a Simon LeBon girl. It's amazing how I can turn to almost any women my age, ask which Duran member she was a fan of, and get a legit answer back. By the end of high school, I had moved on to Kate Bush, who will always be a favorite.
Dead Kennedys and Nina Hagen.
Beatles & Rolling Stones.
Beginning of High School – Guns 'n' Roses. Towards graduation it was probably Soundgarden or possibly Faith No More.
Journey. Hey, it was the early 80s.
INXS. I'm happy I at least got to see them in concert before Michael Hutchence died.
The Cure. Still listen to them!!!!
It's tough to name only one, but if I had to name the biggest one for me in 10th/11th grade, it would be Gene Loves Jezebel…broke into their hotel room and the whole nine yards. I still have Jay's hair and Michael's shoes, lol.
EmEyeKay, I knew you were normal!
"When Doves Cry", by Prince
"new slang" by the shins
Prince. I got to see him during the Purple Rain tour. Best fucking show ever.
Duran Duran thenDuran Duran now
Big Country, with U2 a very close second. F***ing love "Porrohman" at the end of The Crossing.
Hmmm I was in high school nineties it was cranberries linger and in jhs bin jovis never say goodbye
My favorite band was Depeche Mode and, my favorite song was Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order.
Favorite song was and still is Ceremony by New Order. Didn't have a favorite band, though.
Earth, Wind & Fire. "Reasons"
Queen, Poison and Guns n roses!
Third Eye Blind. I thought they were the hottest shit on the planet. Still try and catch them when they come around. Have a special place in my heart for Pearl Jam too. Met my love because of them.
Duran Duran. LOVED them! I was also really into Depeche Mode, New Order, U2, and INXS. Class of '87, represent!
Oops w/the comma…whatever
Zeppelin, Yes & Aerosmith.
Always been a motown girl even though I was about twenty years too late!!!!
Showing my age here – I not only liked Pat Benatar but I wanted to BE her! Love her!
Also…Boz Scaggs "We're All Alone" circa 1976
Dead Milkmen, Ramones, early Red Hot Chili Peppers, Squeeze, the Police, Van Halen 5150 album (that one was boy-related). Also Depeche Mode and Erasure. Ooh, Yaz!
Fleetwood Mac. Rumours was a non stop record playing at my house.
Yep, calif, I do! My hubby had an 82 Chevy pickup when we started dating.
@ Texshan saw U2 in 86. Best.Concert.Ever!
Damn, I'm old – couldn't think of their name – Violent Femmes. Wore that tape out.
From college, gotta shout out to Jane's Addiction.
Without a doubt: Duran Duran.
U2. If I could shag the Bono of the late 1970s/1980s, I totally would and Larry Mullen Jr. (the drummer) is freakin' dreamy. Disclaimer – I graduated high school in 1994, but the old school U2 has always had my heart.
The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. Still love the Mac; can't stand the Eagles. Except for maybe "The Sad Cafe." And this was in the late 80s-early 90s.
Oh, and ALWAYS the Beatles. Forever and always.
Queen and The Babys in High school
and REM for the rest of time
Seachica – it was John Taylor, hands down
And Prince….good lord, Purple Rain the album (showing my age saying that) . I marched right into the theater to see the movie. Back then, they didn't really card you for R rated movies.
Incubus. Still like them, but there is no feeling that compares to being 14-15 and falling in love with a band. You never feel that again for music like youdo when you're a teen discovering your tastes and favorite musicians. At least I think so. Still find new bands I really like, but it was just a different feeling, a passion.
@nolachickee-jelaous! That would have been the best.
I'd have to say Pearl Jam or Jane's Addiction. Class of '93!
Tara – THE BABY'S – God I loved loved loved them. Completely forgot about that group. Now I'm gonna have to you-tube some stuff tonight LOL
This dinosaur says Joni Mitchell! Listened to her with my door closed day and night. Ahhh.
Meatloaf. "Bat out of Hell" is the only album I've purchased in every medium since its release: 8-track, vinyl, cassette, CD, and iTunes. Best driving music ever.
Back to 60's early 70's. Motown, the Four Tops, Temps, Aretha, Stevie Wonder, then throw in some rock and roll Rolling Stones, Jackson Browne, Steely Dan, Beach Boys. Remember when "Pet Sounds" came out. Now, I'm gonna end up playing music all the rest of the day.
Easy by The Commodores
Wow, Enty, were you spying on me last night? I totally took a trip down Memory Lane, listening to music on Youtube from my youth and watching videos that were huge back when MTV was actually all about music videos and not Snookis. I got very nostalgic and a little sad. My life sure didn't work out remotely close to what I dreamed of then!
I was a teenager in the 80's, and looooved Duran Duran in junior high school, but had moved on from them somewhat by high school. I didn't really have one favorite then, but I'll just throw out Madonna because I really loved her. I saw her in concert when the Beastie Boys opened for her (the Virgin tour) and I remember I was rocking the whole lace and big hair slut look for the concert. I'm surprised my mother let me out of the house. Good times.
The band America. Still get to see them every now and then and they still put out new albums and they've been together since THEY were in high school!
Almost anything from the 80s: Def Leppard, Poison, Night Ranger (you know you still sing the song when it's comes on), Joy Division, Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians, U2, Gene Loves Jezebel
@ Seachica – hands off my Simon!
The Smiths. Echo & the Bunnymen, The The, The English Beat. So many.
Def Leppard, Guns 'n' Roses, Beastie Boys, Metallica, Bon Jovi.
^Class of '89 btw!
"dammit" by Blink 182.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. Atlantic City
Blitzkrieg Bop and Pinhead – The Ramones
This Your Turn is really a clever ploy to make us all admit to our real ages, isn't it?
@ lazyday, haha!
By the way, I doubt anyone cares enough to piece this together but just in case … I commented on another post about being deaf and if you saw that and saw my post here you might possibly wonder how I could/can enjoy music if deaf, and that is thanks to a high-powered hearing aid I wear in my right ear (and now a new cochlear implant in my left ear). I don't want to be accused of being a troll fabricating stories!
I LOVED grunge, especially Alice In Chains. Plus, I remember listening to Pantera, Primus and Faith No More a lot and lots and lots of R&B and hip hop. Bubblegum pop wasn't very fashionable when I was in high school.
I saw John Waite last fall and he did Head First and Midnight Rendezvous. I've got a video of it up on Youtube. He's so freaking awesome! The Babys were so freaking awesome!
Class of '89 here too, whoever said that!
The Beatles are my favorite since I learned to operate an 8-track. In high school specifically, though, Duran Duran, fo sho. John Taylor was my guy. But after Freshman year, I was dating a huge Lou Reed fan, so Velvet Underground & Beatles were pretty much my soundtrack from 15-18.
I think only CDAN friends will appreciate this TRUE TEENAGE CONFESSION here today—I was a huge Madonna fan too, from the beginning. The day she married Sean Penn, I actually wore a BLACK ARMBAND, all day. I was 15, and I was devastated b/c he was slimy and so skeevy and not nearly good enough for her.
To be fair, it was Summer and I was just hanging out with friends at home, but still, I did it. I've never told anyone because I have been rightly embarrassed, but with what I know now, my Sean Penn nausea seems pretty wise for my age back then.
Siouxsie, Nine Inch Nails, and Depeche Mode. Sigh. Yeah, I wore a lot of black in those days, lol
Adam and the Ants – Ant Music
Oh God I'm so embarrassed to say it: Bread. *hangs head and slinks away*
(Ala Monty Python: "I got better")
Glad to hear others liked Pat Benatar, The Babys and The Ramones but I was well outta high school by then.
Most are still my favorites today – haven't changed much! Still think the best music was alternative in the 80's early 90's. But I guess top favorites were and are The Indigo Girls, Depeche Mode, U2. But I still get my weekly doses of The Cure, Smiths, REM, and James!
Elvis Costello! The bestest ever. I couldn't pick a song from him, though– there are too many.
"Love Vigilantes" from New Order was my favorite in high school….
Glad to see plenty of Durannies here!
@Libby hahahahahahahaha in hindsight, the way I felt about Britney and K-fed……
Hey Libby – class of 89 here, too! And I'll also admit my cousin and I loved the Borderline/Like a Virgin Madonna.
Sum 41 because of our they were full of life and looked so careless. Still love them !
@Carolyn, I really enjoyed reading about your experiences. Hang in there!
Duran Duran, then, now and forever!
No other aging punk rockers on CDAN? Tho i do love the Adam & The Ants (NOT Adam Ant) reference, that brings back some memories. The short one freaks out when I put on Kings of the Wild Frontier.
zef & frufra— Madonna's early persona was all about female empowerment, independence etc. She was such a smartass, and cool & confident, and then she fell for Sean freakin' Penn? As a fan, something died for me that day. I eventually forgave her until she climbed up her own ass in the last decade.
(lol @ Brit & K-Fed! It feels so long ago too.)
Sting/The Police–Message in a Bottle
Nightwish, Kamelot, and Savage Garden.
New Kids on the Block, still are!
I only loved a few songs of theirs (Rio!) but man, Duran was huge when I was in high school.
Meanwhile, I went on huge kicks listening to Glenn Miller and Elvis and Nat King Cole. Go figure.
I did, shamefully, love me some Rick Astley. Me and my walkman, singing along to Never Gonna Give You Up in the commons/cafeteria, doing homework. Really classed up the joint, I bet.
Depeche came later for me, in college, when Violator came out. I definitely would have been all over that in high school, I just wasn't exposed to them much until then. Aside from People Are People, which I did adore. That was life in the eighties, with only one very mainstream Top 40 station and tons of country-western. Ah well. At least I found them eventually.
The Cure, Depeche Mode, Boy George and WHAM!!
…and also Kraftwerk!
I still love Duran Duran, but my baby sitters got me into them (I was around 6-7 when they got big here)….
Yeah…basically the Second British Invasion bands…how I miss those days: here's the list http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Second_British_Invasion_Artists
Fleetwood Mac (how many women of a Certain Age used to want to dress like Stevie Nicks? *raises hand*), Joni Mitchell (Court and Spark is possibly my all-time favorite album & has been since the '70s), Steely Dan (I thought I was *so* sophisticated…), Neil Young, Carly Simon & James Taylor (they were married back then), Eagles; lots of '70s soft rock, and (believe it or not) lots of disco, esp. the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Pretty much anything you could hear on top 40 AM radio back then, and some of what was on FM–there was an FM station out of Montreal that we could get if the radio was close enough to the TV cable, and I listened to that as much as I could. Oh, and I'm old enough to remember seeing Kate Bush and Talking Heads on SNL back in the day, and being surprised that Tina Weymouth was actually playing a real instrument, and not just a chick singer banging a tambourine. Ah, yes, adolescence…
Beastie Boys FTW!
Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Queen, Yes, Moody Blues, Jethro Tull…to name but a few.
First time poster, everyday creeper. Paradise City, Guns N Roses.
@Robin and Robert – have my ipod playlist..I have to add the Staple Singers, Stevie Wonder, Boston, I remember hearing Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run for the first time and felt pure lust, bought second hand Levi's, white t-shirts and cowboy boots..The Boss..
Someone mentioned Boz Scaggs that reminded me that Silk Degrees along with Frampton Comes Alive were the party eight track tapes of my life.
But, most parties ended with a slow dance to Reasons by Earth, Wind, and Fire…
Blink 182, New Found Glory, Sublime, Weezer, RHCP and Pearl Jam. Class of '01. First concert was Jimmy Buffett when I was 14, though…still my favorite to this day. Second would be seeing Pearl Jam and Live together in 2000.
I remember my senior year when some really irritating rap was becoming popular…I seem to recall "Back That Ass Up" being played at least three times at prom. Awful.
Now, I really only listen to oldies…lots of Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Bob Seger, Led Zep, Hendrix. Endless amounts of Jimmy Buffett. And Miles Davis. I've mellowed with my "old" age.
Hmm, that was the 90's when all music was grand. Kinda hard to pick!
Band? Probably Aerosmith, although I also LOVED Pearl Jam, Counting Crows, U2, & Stone Temple Pilots.
"Wonderwall" and "Champagne Supernova" always make me think of HS.
The Stones, and I really liked The Supremes too.
I had so many favorite bands: Led Zeppelin, Moody Blues, Boston, The Doors, Queen, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Heart, Pink Floyd, The Eagles – but The Beatles were my very favorite. I was 17 and really into "The White Album" when Lennon was shot and remember laying on my bed and crying my eyes out.
Music was a lifesaver during the teen years. I remember my mom confiscating my radio because I would fall asleep with it under my pillow. I was raised strict Mormon and she thought it was unhealthy. We also were told what music we could listen to at church – Barry Manilow, LOL. "Dreamboat Annie" was a no-no because it had the lyric, "warm waves caress her".
Class of '83 here. Heart and Aerosmith – back then and still are.
Kanye West- College Dropout & Justin Timberlake-Justified
Pearl jam! Still my fav. Eddie Vedder is delicious…
It was the 80s and Prince and anything out of Paisely Park! I loved the Outfield, Journey, Toto, the Cars, Meatloaf, Pat Benatar, Scandal with Patty Smyth, Foreigner, and Def Leppard.
TGD (aka the Grateful Dead -sadly. I conformed, what can I say), Bob Marley and Bran Nubian.