I've been boinged by FlopEaredMule. I left school in 1990. At the time i really wasn't interested in mainstream music or music in general. I remember listening to Fuschia's Leonard Cohen "Various Positions" at 16 and falling in love, from there i found Nick Cave and a few other of her alt goth kooky stuff.
My cousin gave me a tape of Meatloaf's "Bat Out of Hell" and i listened to that a lot. "Would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red rose" or some such heartracing stuff.
The top 10 in 1990 ....dadadum
1. Hold On, Wilson Phillips
2. It Must Have Been Love, Roxette
3. Nothing Compares 2 U, Sinead O'Connor
4. Poison, Bell Biv Devoe
5. Vogue, Madonna
6. Vision Of Love, Mariah Carey
7. Another Day In Paradise, Phil Collins
8. Hold On, En Vogue
9. Cradle Of Love, Billy Idol
10. Blaze Of Glory, Jon Bon Jovi
I did like the Sinead song a fair bit, and i probably sang along to Phil. Madonna and Jon Bon.
A few other highlights
16. All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You, Heart
Back in the days when i was abit of a prude i was abit offended/uncomfortable with the idea of picking up some unknown guy and shagging him in a hotel. I'm older now...;)
36. We Didn't Start The Fire, Billy Joel
This was i bit of a hit in our house, Mum even bought the cd...err record
46. Ice Ice Baby, Vanilla Ice
65. Free Fallin', Tom Petty
75. Epic, Faith No More
I can't believe Vanilla Ice beat Faith No More....those guys were great. No wonder i never paid attention.
Plus a bunch of other stuff i have no clue about or barely remember.
I boing The Other Andrew, Ampasand Duck, and Speedy, plus everyone else who wants to relive the old days.
The idea is go boing and type the year you left school in the search box.
Click on the link "Top 100 hits of... " and cut and paste the results into your blog.
Bold the songs you like, strike through the ones you hate and underline your favourite. Do nothing to the ones you don't remember (or don't care about).