Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Songs of My Life...

So I stole this meme from Ted 'cause I thought it'd be fun...

1. For each year you've been alive, post a song title (with performer name) that was released that year. There's some flexibility here - singles, albums, and Billboard Top Songs Chart will all be within a year of each other, but tend not to overlap. You have a song and a date, you're good to go.
2. You have to post songs that you own, or have owned in the past, or your parents owned when you were a child. If there's a year where you just don't have a song, then pick any old song from that year, but mark that year with an asterisk (*).
3. Ladies do not have to list more than the most recent 29 songs. A Gentleman never asks a Lady her age. If you want, though, list 'em all.
4. Once you've posted, tag 4 other bloggers.

So, off we go...

1977 -- Linda Ronstadt, "Blue Bayou"
1978 -- Van Halen, "Eruption"/"You Really Got Me"
1979 -- the Eagles, "Heartache Tonight"
1980 -- Merle Haggard, "I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink"
1981 -- Earl Thomas Conley, "Fire And Smoke"
1982 -- Ricky Skaggs, "Crying My Heart Out Over You"
1983 -- Taco, "Puttin' On the Ritz"
1984 -- Yes, "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
1985 -- Steve Wariner, "Some Fools Never Learn"
1986 -- Dan Seals, "Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold)"
1987 -- Bon Jovi, "Wanted Dead Or Alive"
1988 -- Metallica, "One"
1989 -- Clint Black, "Killin' Time"
1990 -- George Strait, "Love Without End, Amen"
1991 -- Alan Jackson, "Midnight in Montgomery"
1992 -- Mark Chesnutt, "I'll Think of Something"
1993 -- Billy Joe Shaver, "Georgia On A Fast Train" (the definitive version, anyway)
1994 -- Joe Diffie, "Pickup Man"
1995 -- Terri Clark, "Better Things To Do"
1996 -- George Strait, "I Can Still Make Cheyenne"
1997 -- Garth Brooks, "Longneck Bottle"
1998 -- Faith Hill, "This Kiss"
1999 -- Alan Jackson, "Pop A Top"
2000 -- George Strait & Alan Jackson, "Murder On Music Row"
2001 -- George Strait, "Run"
2002 -- Cross Canadian Ragweed, "17"
2003 -- Gary Allan, "Songs About Rain"
2004 -- Lee Ann Womack, "I May Hate Myself In The Morning"
2005 -- Dierks Bentley, "Lot Of Leavin' Left To Do"
2006 -- George Strait, "Give It Away"
2007 -- Clay Walker, 'Fore She Was Mama"
2008 -- Alan Jackson, "Small Town Southern Man"

No tagging, but if you'd like to play along, let's see what you got...