Ipod set to shuffle...and here we go:
1. You're the Inspiration -- Chicago
This song takes me back to my childhood living room, and our record player. I'm singing (earnestly) to any of a number of fifth grade beauties, with names like Abby and Kim and Lisa...
2. Glory of Love -- Peter Cetera
What are the odds? A Chicago song, followed by a Peter Cetera song. This song is iconic to my generation. This is the love song from The Karate Kid part 2 -- the best of the Karate Kid movies.
Live or die man?!
3. The Living Years -- Mike and the Mechanics
This song ought to make me think about the passing of my father, and the birth of my son -- it practically tells the story. But that's not what it makes me think of -- when I hear this song, I think about the girl I kissed over Christmas break, when I was sixteen.
4. Grease -- Franki Valli
This is a great movie, but to tell you the truth, I love Grease 2 even more -- the movie AND the soundtrack.
5. Don't Stop -- Fleetwood Mac
I love the message of this song. Never stop. Never give up. Keep looking for the positive. Things change when you believe they can change.
6. Playing With the Boys -- Kenny Loggins
Another iconic song. If Kenny Loggins isn't on the soundtrack of your generation, then you're not part of that generation called X. The volleyball scene from Top Gun -- this was the reason girls watched Top Gun. So says my wife.
7. Make it with you -- Bread
This song takes me waaaaaaaaayyyyyyy back to when I was very little. My parents were in to that mellow 70's sound. Why are they called Bread? I've always wondered that...
8.Rhythm of My Heart -- Rod Stewart
I love the visuals that this song paints -- of a neighborhood celebrating. Remember when we used to do things like that? I like happy songs.
9. Dream Weaver -- Gary Wright
I don't have the same connection to this song that others my age have - namely Wayne's World. I was serving and LDS mission at the time that that movie came out. Actually, I have a two year pop culture gap -- any reference to anything that happened between the end of 1991 and the end of 1993, is completely lost on me.
10. Here I am -- Air Supply
I was a BIG Air Supply fan when I was young. I went to see them for my twelfth birthday. My next concert was Neil Diamond. Then Lionel Richie.
Eventually I got cooler.