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TJ Royer says ...
I was listening to Billy Joel, Tom Petty, and Punk Rock/New Wave was just coming onto the scene. It was refreshing to have something so different. I was a huge fan of the Ramones and the Clash, and even listened to a little bit of the Sex Pistols. I was known as "that punk rock chick" who dressed a little off-beat and had super short hair. I did not fit into any of the cliques at school, but I liked it that way and enjoyed being different. The Police were pretty popular then as well, more so in Canada than here. I had a penpal who sent me cassettes of their new music all the time. Wow, what memories!
08/09/2010 9:11:51 AM CDT
Shannon Russell says ...
We just celebrated our twenty-year high school reunion, so talk about nostalgia! We were discussing this very topic, among others (oh my, the fashions and big hair!). We graduated in 1990, so we were, of course, listening to all of the '80's pop, new wave, metal, hard rock, and punk music. Billy Idol, Depeche Mode, Sting and the Police, Bryan Adams, Lenny Kravitz, Simple Minds, New Order, and Erasure are just a few. I could go on, but then, I need to leave room for your other blog comments. But *sigh* I miss it all. Thank goodness for an mp3 player and CD's. Just don't bring back that hair! Thanks for asking and continuing the nostalgia. ~ Shannon M. Russell
08/09/2010 9:12:10 AM CDT
Tammy Walker says ...
Wow lets see The Police & Sting definatly. CCR, Sheryl Crow, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Boston, BTO, Sweet, Toto, War, Yes, Foghat & the list goes on. Kudos shout out to you guys!
08/09/2010 9:12:19 AM CDT
Amy J says ...
Def Leopard, AC/DC, The Black Crowes, Billy Thorpe, and my favorite, a complete audio tape of the Wizard of Oz. . . all on the good ol' tape where you could rewind to listen to the same spot over and over and over again. Fresh Prince (a/k/a Will Smith). The year I got my driver's license: Vanilla Ice, ice ice baby! The best soundtrack for running: Top Gun or Def Leopard I actually like all music though :-)
08/09/2010 9:12:38 AM CDT
becky says ...
i listened to ani difranco, tori amos, rusted root, phish, radiohead. i still listen to most of them today too.
08/09/2010 9:13:25 AM CDT
Korene Dover says ...
I loved Alanis Morissette. Hearing her still brings back memories of driving too fast with the windows down. Amazing how music is linked to so many memories in our lives...highschool, girlfriend/boyfriend, weddings, friends, vacations, clebrations, deaths...the list goes on.
08/09/2010 9:14:30 AM CDT
Lore Christensen says ...
Let's see, High School was a LONG time ago for me :) Black Water, by Doobie Brothers Love Will Keep Us Together, The Captain and Tennille Come and Get Your Love, Redbone Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Steely Dan and Black Water, Doobie Brothers
08/09/2010 9:16:57 AM CDT
Kathy says ...
I graduated at East Jefferson High in 1982.My days were filled with songs by Tim Curry,Little River Band and Dire Straits...
08/09/2010 9:17:09 AM CDT
michelle says ...
I listened to Spandau Ballet, Wham, Duran Duran, Culture Club, OMD, Heaven 17, Depeche Mode...all the New Wave artists of the 80's! I spent some time in the UK as well as went to high school in Toronto where we had a radio station, CFNY 102.1, and visited LA (KROQ) where they played the latest hits from the UK all the time!
08/09/2010 9:17:33 AM CDT
Jamie C. says ...
John Cougar Mellancamp....every day over the gym's sound system in PE. A little REO Speedwagon, AC/DC and unfortunately country western music for 2 hours a day on the school bus!
08/09/2010 9:18:01 AM CDT
Janet says ...
The Specials, The English Beat, The Clash, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, Elvis Costello, The B-52's, Adolescents... punk rock!!
08/09/2010 9:18:35 AM CDT
Jacob Litoff says ...
When I was in High School I loved listening to the Bach Brandenburg Concertos, Vivaldi's 4 seasons, Mozart's Symphonies, Mozart's Operas. Verdi's Operas. Beethoven String quartets. Haydn String quartets. Schubert's octet. Mendlessohn's octet. Beethoven Symphonies. Brahms Symphonies. Schuberts "Die Wintereisse" Mozart's clarinet quintet. Mozart violin concertos. Mendlessohn violin concerto, Beethoven violin concerto, Brahms violin concerto, Tchaikovsky violin concerto. Beethoven cello sonatas. Brahms piano quintet and much more, as long as it was classical music.
08/09/2010 9:18:47 AM CDT
J'nae Rae Spano says ...
What music do I remember from high school with fond memories? Steve Miller Band's "Abracadabra," Alan's Parson's "Eye in the Sky (my favorite track being "Psycobabel")," next up anything Stray Cats, Kajagoogoo, Duran Duran, Limahl, David Bowie, The Fixx, Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode. So much great music from the 80's. Loved the New Wave movement the most, but the shear diversity of popular music was wonderful.
08/09/2010 9:18:54 AM CDT
Steveo says ...
The year was 1970 and I was heading for my Freshman year in High School - back in my day 9th grade was Junior High. A couple of weeks before school started the soundtrack for Woodstock was released and I bought my copy of the 3 record set. What a medley of diverse performers! I played it so much I thought I'd wear the vinyl out. I still have the original album and play it on a regular basis. 40 years later I can still go back & remember friends and events from then while listening to Country Joe and the Fish and Ten Years After (I have "I'm Going Home" on my mp3!)
08/09/2010 9:22:47 AM CDT
Beth says ...
In high school I was listening to Duran Duran, U2, The Cure,The Cars and Depeche Mode to name a few!! Good times!
08/09/2010 9:23:32 AM CDT
Deborah says ...
My first high school dance was "The Midnight Hour," based on the song by Wilson Pickett. The school administration failed to note the irony that the dance ended at 11 pm. (Looks as if my high school music memories are a bit older than most of your posters!)
08/09/2010 9:23:50 AM CDT
Diana Cunningham says ...
I listen to the Chilites, Earth Wind and Fire, the Moments, James Brown, Smokie Robinson, Miracles, Billy Paul, Stevie Wonder, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Aretha Franklin, Delfonics, Temptations, O Jays, Lake Sides, Emotions, Gap Band, Parliment, Ohio Players, Isaac Hayes, Nancy Wilson, Main Ingredients, Heat Wave, Whispers, Bobby Womack, Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack, AWB, The Dells, New Birth, Johnny Taylor, Jerry Butler, Marvin Gaye, Natalie Cole, Peabo Bryson, Sylistics, Manhattens, Regina Bell, Commadores.
08/09/2010 9:26:29 AM CDT
Tamra says ...
Irene Cara, Whitney Houston, Mickey Mouse Disco (don't ask) and the Fame Soundtrack. :)
08/09/2010 9:26:50 AM CDT
Serena says ...
1990s: I loved to study with Pink Floyd music in the background. The Dark Side of the Moon. Made my brain work better!
08/09/2010 9:27:20 AM CDT
Ellen says ...
Chicago, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Cat Stevens, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, James Taylor, Carole King, Spinners, Laura Nero, Jim Croce, Three Dog Night
08/09/2010 9:28:53 AM CDT
Bryan says ...
Kansas, Chicago, Beatles and Dave Matthews.
08/09/2010 9:33:33 AM CDT
Brooke says ...
Beatles ( Sgt Pepper and the White Album ), Rolling Stones ( Let it Bleed ), Joni Mitchell ( Blue, For the Roses ), Cream ( Disraeli Gears / Fresh Cream, Best of ) , Jimi Hendrix ( Are you Experienced? ), James Taylor ( Sweet Baby James ), and Carole King, ( Tapestry ), Simon & Garfunkle ( Bridge over Troubled Waters ), and many many others. Ears were a very valued body part in those years. Now we're all hard of hearing, but wow, it was awesome while it lasted! We used to yell, "Crank it up!~" and now, we mutter "henh? huh? I can't hear what you said, will you repeat that?!"
08/09/2010 9:33:48 AM CDT
Ann says ...
The Beatles, Dionne Warwick, Aretha, The Four Tops, The Beach Boys, Chicago. My age is showing...
08/09/2010 9:33:57 AM CDT
Lisa McKay says ...
Ohhh high school,...was it that long ago?,,,yes it was,..lol! I'm a '68 baby,..graduated in 1987,..boy that sounds like a million years ago now,..but it feels like yesterday. I listened to the classics of course,..JOURNEY, FOREIGNER, AC<DC, LOVERBOY, BOSTON, VAN HALEN, LED ZEPPELIN, BON JOVI and of course AEROSMITH!! Is there anything better? I still listen to these great bands and even though music is different today and you have to change with the times I feel like the music from the 80's is the best! I guess I feel that way because high school was fun for me nad I enjoyed it so much,..great memories. I do like the newer music also though,..and I swore to myself that I wouldn't be like some people,..like our parents,.who held onto just old music and never tried new stuff,...todays good music in my opinion,.. Oasis, Nirvana, (did I mention Def Leppard?),..It's still Rock n' Roll to me!!
08/09/2010 9:35:01 AM CDT
amy says ...
REM, The Sundays, Love and Rockets, Jane's Addiction, The Police, The B-52s... plus lots of hair metal!! LOL.
08/09/2010 9:35:17 AM CDT

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