Good morning! I had an awesome evening with my College Son and hubby. We had dinner and watched Survivor together. Then later last night I was doing a little reading and a little putting around on Twitter and seen that Sarah Ockler (author of Twenty Boy Summer) was asking what was that love ballad that we could pull out of our head from years ago and along with it the memories.
Oh my gosh! I instantly went to You Tube and punched up Chicago’s “You’re The Inspiration” and it was like I pulled a cork that released all of these memories of High School.
Basically did anyone order up a blubbering baby? Because that’s what you got.
So – as I leave you this morning for the gym that’s calling me…. then work… then a wonderful get together with some friends for a road trip to St Cloud and dinner…. I offer you up the song that still pulls me into the era of big hair, pants that zipped at the ankle, leg warmers, and words like, “He is sooooooo totally awesome!”
AND if that song doesn’t mess you up – or at least bring up memories of your own “song” that melted you into a pile of hearts, flowers and tears, stop over at Sarah Ockler’s Blog where she posted last night her songs and asks you to share yours as well.
Have a great day everyone! Later Lori Lansens is going to be here to chat books, and well…. I LOVE to chat books. 😀
18 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Who’s The Inspiration?”
Oh, I LOVE that song. I wasn’t in high school, though; I was clubbing! LOL
And my daughter wore leg warmers….
But we all had big hair. And remember those shoulder pads, and how about this? Dynasty! Dallas!
Oh the years of the big hair…. I had spiral perms. I always hated the shoulder pads though… 😛
peter cetera, chicago, seals and croft, and whoever sings that song “i’d really like to see you tonight”
LOL Diana! 😀
Hm, a song doesn’t immediately come to mind for me on this one.
No favorite from the high school years Hannah? 😀
Well, I’m sure there are … but nothing sprang immediately to mind. I’d have trouble picking a single fave, though.
ohhhh… I like the song, “I Can’t Fight This Feeling” by Reo Speedwagon… One of those songs that when I was in high school everybody with a secret crush listened to , to get up the courage to tell… LOL!
Deb the REO Speedwagon song was so awesome! 😀
That song really took me back!
Me too Vivienne! 😀
Blasting it in my car with my windows down….. 😛
This was my aunt and uncle’s wedding song, and it was the first wedding I was in. I think I was about 9? I felt very grownup riding around in the limo, and dancing with everyone at the reception. Now it always reminds me of that wedding. Love it! 🙂
Sarah, I love that songs can instantly bring up memories of where you were when they were popular. A lot like a scent can remind you of a person, or a place….
That song brings back so many memories. It was the theme song for my best friend’s wedding. I introduced her to the guy, but unfortunately they divorced, but she is now happily married for the last 13 years. One of my favorite ballads from high school is Same Old Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg. They play it around the holidays and it always brings back good memories. Have a great weekend Sheila!
I think this would make a lovely wedding song. I dont think I have ever heard it used at one and I like it that way as it holds bitter sweet memories for me.
I love Old Lang Syne. That’s another song that will really mess you up. 🙂
Big hair is in the past? Not when I look in my mirror!:)
Oh, these songs do take me back…music is such a powerful force that can transport you right back to a place and time. I can close my eyes and almost feel myself swaying to “still” with my cheek on his shoulder accutely aware of the combination of his Dad’s cologne, sweat and testosterone that prevailed the high school gymnasium…
LOL Adalyn 🙂
TIME IN A BOTTLE by Jim Croce. Love that song.
There were so many good songs that cam out in the 70’s and 80’s. Blood,Sweat & Tears, Chicago, Moody Blues, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, The Eagles, to name just a few gave us some wonderful songs to remember and replay.