I'm a complete dork.
I won't even try to deny it. It's there for all the world to see. One son reacts with eye rolls and indifference while the other will flat out call me a loser. Why? My choice of music.
I'm an 80's girl. And we all know that 80's music is still big and all that but that doesn't mean that it was all good. I have satellite radio and there is an 80's station and yes, I listen to it. The other day my 15 year old and I were in the car and a Def Leppard song came on that I had never heard before. I was like..."WHAT???" He started to laugh at me. You know, the usual response. So when I tried to explain about why I was so perplexed, he stopped me. Then he turned to me and said, "You know, you have a LOT of stories about the songs that we listen to."
Really? I hadn't noticed.
And yes. That was sarcasm.
I can't help it. I love music. I love to have music playing around me. I sing really badly in car - and really loud too. I would definitely say that my life has a soundtrack but the music would be all over the place. Even though my first love is music of the 80's, I still have a rather eclectic playlist on my iPod.
Like what, you ask? (Insert smile here)
Taylor Swift. Only her new stuff. I can't help it. It's catchy and I can't stop singing it. To my sons: Haters gonna hate...
70's music. No, not the cool stuff. I'm talking really random, one-hit wonders type of stuff. "It Never Rains in California", "Beach Baby" - I list the title because no one knows who sang these songs. Then I round that decade off with some Bay City Rollers, Abba and random disco.
The Osmonds. Don't judge. If you're a woman in your 40's, you probably had a Donny Osmond crush or know the words to "Puppy Love" or "One Bad Apple." Don't lie. I watched the Donny and Marie Show, I had the dolls and when my older son got his braces off, I referred to his smile as being like Donny's. I also have a greatest hits CD as part of my playlist - for nostalgia.
The Jackson Five. How can you NOT smile when J5 is singing??? There have been times - and I completely own this - that I will "dance" (and I use that term loosely) while I'm driving and "I want you back" comes on. Give me some bell bottoms and a fringed vest and I could have totally been a backup dancer here.
Donna Summer. Enough said.
If they had big hair and had a song in the 80's, they're on my iPod.
I can go from banging my head, to shaking it off, to crying my eyes out, to being a dancing queen. Bottom line? Music makes me happy.
What's on your playlist??