John Lennon: Hold My Hand by Don Cornell (might have inspired a certain early Beatles hit...) Paul McCartney: I'll Be Home by Pat Boone George Harrison: Young Love by Tab Hunter (well, he was the 'junior' member of the group) Ringo Starr: Cara Mia by David Whitfield
Bob Dylan: US No 1: Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White by Perez Prado (UK No 1: different version of the same song, by Eddie Calvert) Roy Orbison: The Third Man Theme by Anton Karas (an instrumental - ironic, for a man known for his vocal talents) Tom Petty: Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann (the previous No 1 that month was Roy's Oh! Pretty Woman)
Eric Troyer: He's So Fine by The Chiffons (*Orchestra fans nod sagely*) Parthenon Huxley: Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head by BJ Thomas (clearly good training for Standin' In them, years later)
I'm a little late to the party, but... Oh dear lord, I figured it would be bad, but I was hoping it would be better than this. Mine was "This is How You Remind Me" by Nickelback. I suppose you could say it defined my life in that it cemented why I didn't listen to current pop music? All the best current music is typically more underground, and rarely played on the radio. Even as a teen I mostly listened to classic rock/classic alternative. It was around that time when I stared building my own music collection, though.
PS: queenofthehours I remember being ostracized in elementary school because I didn't like the Spice Girls. I told the other girls I'd much rather listen to The Beatles, and they thought I was weird.
I'm a little late to the party, but... Oh dear lord, I figured it would be bad, but I was hoping it would be better than this. Mine was "This is How You Remind Me" by Nickelback.
Oh, that’s not THAT bad...
Mine is “Royals” by Lorde and thank goodness... I narrowly avoided “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus!
Music when I turned 14, defining? Now that I think about it, it coincides quite nicely with when I decided “I don’t like music with lyrics” and spent a LOT of time listening to movie soundtracks. From when I was 14 until I was 17—I cannot, for the life of me, recall a single pop song released during those years that I actually like. Then when I was 17 I found classic rock, and ELO shortly thereafter... and the rest is history! Not that I hadn’t heard classic rock before—I had always liked it when I heard it, when my dad introduced a particular song to me or whatnot—I just hadn’t had much exposure to it yet. My delving deeper into it probably owes partially to having gotten my driver’s license; my mom doesn’t like having the radio on in the car but once I was driving on my own, my dad’s classic rock station presets became a staple while driving... “well, maybe I do like music with lyrics...!”
I told the other girls I'd much rather listen to The Beatles, and they thought I was weird.
I had never realized that some people consider it weird to listen to The Beatles if you’re young, I’d always assumed that everyone likes The Beatles... I mean, they’re The Beatles!!! Just, y’know, kinda the biggest band in history??? Then this past year, my sister and I became hardcore Beatlemaniacs, and I found out just how wrong I was... kids asking “so, are you ever going to start listening to real music?” The nerve!
Horacewimp: I did, it sounds interesting
Aug 30, 2020 7:27:36 GMT
Horacewimp: Hi elophile good to see you, hope you are keeping well.
Aug 31, 2020 20:25:03 GMT
elophile: Hey-hey! Horacewimp Livin' the dream here in crazytown, er, I mean America! How goes it with you? ::c0112::
Sept 2, 2020 18:11:21 GMT
Horacewimp: We are all good thanks, just wishing I could go on a foreign holiday, it’s just not worth the risk with Covid and the possibility of a 14 day quarantine, we may do some short breaks in the U.K.
Sept 2, 2020 20:30:46 GMT
BSJ: *sniff* no meet up in Detroit's airport. *sniff*
Sept 2, 2020 21:56:17 GMT