There are sooo many songs that make me happy but the 60s of course does it best for me. I guess it’s because it takes us back to much better times. And I can tell you being 14 in 1965 ROCKED! Motown was my absolute ‘soul’. I saw many of the groups. Won many a dance contest to them.
The very first song I bounced to:
It was so cool to me because Stevie was but a year older then me. I still move ‘in my mind’ listening to it right now.
I had a hard time accepting the Beatles because I loved to dance. But between them and The Beach Boys, I had my first serious boyfriend, George. I was graduating from grammar school and he was in high school. The memories of music give me vivid details of that time. He bought us matching shirts. I wore my empire dress and on the train going to downtown Chicago, he gave me his ring. He even gave me blue mohair (you had to wrap a guys ring in yarn due to size) to match his blue sapphire he got for graduation. Makes me laugh because when he asked me if I would go with him, I responded, “Where?”. His song to me:
Mine to him:
But single most I LOVED the music of the Temptations, with the 4 Seasons a close second. Oh and of course Janis!
1968 Who I got to see. That time was a memory and a half…
I especially like these updated versions of both songs:
Tryin’ to come into today’s sound Crankin’ this up loud as I post…
This reminds me of my most favorite movie of that period, West Side Story:
I do love this dancing, although it was from my nephew’s age of 14.
A relatively recent song (3 yrs ago) that reminds me of my time and makes me happy:
I kinda carried my teens into the 70’s with the Jackson 5. Now they had dance music!
And buddee Disco was born, I was Dancin’ Yah!
Evolution of Hip-Hop…
My oldest child was into unknown heavy metal rockers and because of that she found me one of my all time favorite heavy metal group and a top contender for one track:
I also went through three kids and their ’14’. Which was good because it helped me stay young in music choices. My middle child was a trip though because this was her choice in 2002:
And my baby boy loved Hip Hop/Rap (ugh) We came to blows about this believe me I tried to talk him into LL Cool J. I would not buy him the CD’s he wanted. What we settled on was making white boyz cool:
No matter what music IS instrumental into how we relate at periods of our lives. What was YOUR favorite at 14 and beyond? ~ JP