My Recent 80s Addiction

Okay, I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed. But I’m definitely addicted. I just have to say it, I LOVE 80’S MUSIC!

My brother thinks I’m crazy and can’t stand when I listen to it, and my parents think it’s cute and funny that I can sing along to the songs they loved as kids. Right now, Pandora is my best friend. Because if I didn’t have it, I’d be wracking up my iTunes bill, and that’s not something I really want to do. I only have a few jobs from my neighbors and the rest of my money is made doing dishes and scooping the kitties’ litter boxes. Whenever my friends come over, we listen to Pandora while we read or write. Yep, at my sleepovers, we always bring our laptops and books. It’s quality bonding time. We like to know what each other’s reading. And we all like to get constructive criticism on our writing. Anyway, off topic . . .

My friend K kept pestering me about it. She loves 80’s music—lucky her, her family doesn’t mind when she plays it—and kept talking about her favorite songs when we hung out. Finally, I just had to know what all of her fuss what about. So, when we were repainting my room back earlier this year, we put 80’s Pop into Pandora. Separate Ways from Journey came on and I fell in love. I always liked Journey, the only song I knew of was Don’t Stop Believin’, which I think everyone should have heard at least once in his or her life.

I’m not into EVERY 80’s band, mind you, but I do have quite a few that I completely LOVE! My absolute favorite band is Journey. I just love Steve Perry’s voice. It moves me. My favorite song from them is Separate Ways (could you guess?) in case anyone was interested in that little tidbit of info about me. You’re probably not, but when I become a famous author, y’all will feel privileged to know that :). Anyway, I also like Queen (Another One Bites the Dust), Bon Jovi (You Give Love A Bad Name), Billy Joel (Uptown Girl), Foreigner (Feels Like the First Time), Survivor (Eye of the Tiger, duh) . . . you know, stuff like that.

And it’s not just music. I’ve just finished watching the Rocky series—and yes, I bought the whole set with an extra bonus DVD—except for Rocky V because apparently that one is inappropriate for my sensitive eyes. I have to say, Rock IV has to be my favorite. It’s my dad’s favorite, too. I just think the soundtrack of that movie is the very best. I was really devastated when that one tragedy happened in the beginning. I won’t say, in case anyone hasn’t seen it yet. 🙂 I also really like the first movie. Rocky is really funny in that one when he keeps rambling on pointlessly. Sylvester Stallone just really brings the character to life! I mean, he wrote it after all.

My friends and I are also really into Dukes of Hazzard. I know, I know, the Dukes were in the 70’s, too, but who cares? My friend that moved away sent me the first and fourth seasons for my fourteenth birthday. So sweet!

My dad has been trying to get me to watch Top Gun, but I’m skeptical about it. He also wants to get me into Rambo, but I’m even more skeptical about that one. Even though he took us to this place in Canada where one of the scenes were shot a long time ago.

In conclusion, I’m just waiting till I can drive so I can have control over the radio. 🙂 My brother is dreading the day . . .


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