[tweetmeme source=”sarahockler” only_single=false]I was just tweeting about this and decided to turn it into a blog post.
So, we all have a secret mental cache of those sad songs from high school, right? The ones that we can hear now, five, ten, or *cough* almost twenty *cough* years later and be right back in that moment, that raw craziness, as though no time has passed. I’m talking about the ballads and sad songs that got us through the breakups, sang us to sleep as we sobbed over an unrequited love, and reminded us that yeah, sometimes you’ve just gotta cry it out. I don’t know what it is about songs and smells that can trigger memory so powerfully, but man. Whenever I hear the opening chords to some of these, my heart squeezes up and I’m lying in my bed in my teen room, pouring my heart into my journal, listening over and over and looking for someone to tell me things are gonna be all right. Music is poetry and understanding, and it got me through a lot.
So here’s my list, for your late 80s/early 90s retro enjoyment, and at the end, please share yours!
When I See You Smile, by Bad English (aka Bad Hair)
I Remember You, by Skid Row
Love Hurts, by Nazareth
It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday, by Boyz II Men
Good Feeling, by the Violent Femmes
One, by U2
Without You, by Motley Crue
I’ll Be There For You, by Bon Jovi
Pictures of You, by The Cure
There it is, the video diary of many a sad and lonely night. *sniffle*
Now it’s your turn. Post yours in the comments or do a post with videos and link back.