I like the Ten on Tuesday post this week, but I'm not sure I'll be able to conjure up all of the songs that transport me back in time. But I shall try.
1. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown, Jim Croce. I was quite young, and so I was majorly impressed to hear a song with the word "damn" in it. And I got to say that word! Woo-hoo!
2. The Bitch is Back, Elton John. Along those same lines, here's a song with "bitch" right in the title. I'd play it full blast in my room, where my parents would send me for being, let's face it, a bitch. Right back in your face, parents!
3. Lady in Red, Chris De Burgh. It was a popular song at the time my father died. It moved me to tears then. I'm not entirely sure why. Perhaps it was the mournful tune.
4. Wreck on the Highway, Bruce Springsteen. I hear that song, and I am again back in the time that my dad was dying. I wasn't listening to it at the time, but when I'd play The River album subsequently, all I could think of was that time.
5. Torn Between Two Lovers, Mary MacGregor. It was an anthem song for my mom, when she was leaving my dad. At the time, I didn't get it. Now I do.
6. I Go Crazy, Paul Davis. Sappy song, to be sure. (Like some of the others aren't?) I was 17 and in love, and we broke up. I hear this song, and I remember that boy quite well.
7. Shattered, Rolling Stones. The summer of '78, hanging with my friends, listening to the Some Girls album over and over again.
8. Thunder Road, Bruce Springsteen. Staying in the dorm room of the man I loved, listening to the Born to Run album over and over again, alone as he had gone out to work. The album had been out for a number of years, but it was then that my love for Springsteen was solidified.
9. Let it Be, The Beatles. A mantra for me when times are quite hard and I want to fix things or act in some way to move forward, but some things can't be fixed and you just have to let it be.
10. Pony Boy, Bruce Springsteen. When this lullaby he sang came out on the Human Touch album, I had no children. I was never going to have children. But this song touched something in me. Four years later, a whole different life for me, a newborn baby, and this song, the only lullaby I knew at the time.
Now, honestly folks, you really thought it would all be Springsteen songs, didn't you? Well, it could have been. I've got an experience for many of them, but I thought I'd surprise you. Now, go see what others have done. And don't forget to play this week's Jump One, Jump Twosday by scrolling down one post or clicking here.