The Bangles: Eternal Flame (1986)
I remember having a crush on a boy in 1st grade and singing this song to him. The Bangles were awesome. Even though I didn’t know their band name at the time, their music ruled my world. Other favorites included Walk Like an Egyptian and Manic Monday. After splitting in 1996, this rockin’ girl band got back together in 1998, and apparently just launched a new album on Sept. 27, 2011 titled Sweetheart of the Sun.
Arrested Development: Tennessee (1992)
I used to love Arrested Development. I still remember the tape and its cover, which I fondly brought with me everywhere:
Now when you type Arrested Development into Google, you come up with more info about the t.v. show than the band. Apparently they’re still playing music, and are located in Atlanta, Georgia. My favorite memories of listening to Arrested Development was with my Dad in his car on the way to dropping me off at school.
En Vogue: Giving Him Something He Can Feel (1992)
This was the soundtrack to life in 7th grade. This was the song me and my girlfriends listened to while dreaming about cute boys and trying to figure out what puberty meant. At this point, my dream was to star in the school talent show singing this song. It’s probably a good thing that I didn’t, but at that time, it seemed like the coolest thing to do ever.
Apparently, En Vogue reunited in 2008 and is back on the scene! I’m keeping my eyes out for the divas’ newest single I’ll Cry Later.
Radiohead: Creep (1993)
Radiohead was the first alternative rock band that I started getting into, in the 7th/8th grade. I was more of the R&B type until then. In fact, I didn’t even know who Nirvana was until the day everyone in junior high was mourning Kurt Cobain’s death. Creep symbolized my transition into the grunge scene, and was an important song for me at that time.
As I’m sure you all know, Radiohead is still alive and well. I’m a big fan of their music to this day.
That’s all I’ve got for today, but this blog post will be continued, with more tunes from childhood coming soon!!