Saturday, January 31, 2015
Last Ten Songs We Listened To on 106.1-SteveFM in Roanoke, Va.: For God's Sake, Why Play Whitesnake?
Yes, we can't understand why oldies radio station that play 'our music' from the 1980s play hair metal bands like Whitesnake, Twisted Sister and Cinderella either. We are the 'I Want My MTV" Generation X'ers who purchased records and tapes from these bands, and we did see them perform in concert (True confession: I saw Whitesnake in concert, but they were opening for Heart), but now we aren't that interested in these bands (oh, I forgot to mention Ratt and Poison too), but young folks seem to be. So, we will be tortured by these songs we made famous until we are old enough to play shuffleboard at a nursing home in Pensacola, Florida. Perhaps, this is what we deserve for the mistakes of our youth.............
Now that we've had our little rant, here are the last ten songs we listened to 106.1-SteveFM in Roanoke, Va.:
1) Best Day of My Life. American Authors. 2013
2) Let's Go All the Way. Sly Fox. 1985.
3) Don't Go Breaking My Heart." Elton John (pict. bottom) and Kiki Dee. 1976.
4) 'Livin' on a Prayer.' Bon Jovi (pict. center). 1986
5) I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles). The Proclaimers. 1988/93 (song was made famous by Johnny Depp film "Benny and Joon")
6) "West End Girls." Pet Shop Boys. 1984/2001
7) "Old Time Rock and Roll." Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. 1979. (song was a hit when released, but became popular again in 1983 thanks to the early Tom Cruise film "Risky Business")
8) "Holiday." Madonna (pict. top) 1983
9) "Demons" Imagine Dragons. 2013.
10) "Here I Go Again." Whitesnake. 1982/87.