Monday, July 19, 2010

Music Blogfest: The Soundtrack of My Life

I got this wonderful idea from Arleebird.  This blogfest is about the 10 songs that sum up your life.  Join in the fun!  Here we go . . .

1.)Love Child by The Supremes
My mother dedicated this song to me when I was very young.  I didn't really understand the implications then, but I do now.  She was pregnant from my father, whom she loved dearly but was unable to be with him.  His mother was did not approve of my mother simply because of the color of her skin.  The odd thing is that both my parents are Puerto Rican.  They were both born in Puerto Rico, both speak two languages but my father was light-skinned with blue eyes and my mother is dark-skinned with brown eyes. It's a shame really.  I never got to know him.  However, my dad (really my stepfather) raised me as his own.  I suppose it all worked out in the end.

2.) Silly by Deniece Williams 
My first kiss ever!!!!!  I was really young. You can read about it here.

3.)Borderline- Madonna
This was the first song that began my preteen to ansty teenage years.  I dressed in lace gloves, lace ribbons, black rubber bracelets, bright red lipstick and dyed my hair red for the first time.  What was I thinking?  However, during this time, I had my second kiss ever behind the mini-school at C. E. S. 90 in the Bronx. 

4.)  Love is a Battlefield- Pat Benetar
Aah.  This song reminds me of my first real boyfriend. I will leave out his name but we were an on-again-off-again item for almost three years.  I think I was in love with the idea of being in love rather than the individual.  Hindsight is such a wonderful thing.

5.) I Think We're Alone Now- Tiffany
This song is reminiscent of my turbulent high school years that revolved around boys, school and then boys again.  It was a difficult cycle to break.  It would be 10 years before I could get my hormones under control.  :D

6.) The Choice is Yours- Black Sheep
College years- Oh the bad choices I made.  Most of these years were a blur.  I went to Long Island University at C. W. Post campus and this was two years of my life- drinking, partying, playing spades (card game), up all night then going to early morning classes, crash after class and repeat cycle.  Good times!

7.) Not Gon' Cry by Mary J. Blige
My first adult relationship was a failure and I felt like I just needed to bust out and find my own identity.  I didn't want to just be a mom, daughter, ex-wife or care-taker.   I loved my children but I really needed to find me.  I started dating and looking around.  This song is reminiscent of those years.

8.)  Bitter by Teddy Geiger
I realized after some time that I wasn't bitter anymore and I could move on from a failed marriage.  It was really hard to pick up and start again but I did it and survived.

9.)  Million Dollar Bill by Whitney Houston
This is how I feel about my husband.  He is my rock, my soulmate and he really makes me feel like a million bucks! 

10.) Theme to Good Times by Jim Gilstrap and Blinky Williams
This is the theme song for my family, all of them.  We may not have much but we are always there when needed and give what we can.  They have taught me to be not only moral but conscious of my fellow man . . . and woman.  They are the embodiment of "Am I my brother's keeper?"  It's no wonder that there are so many of us.

Wow that was really difficult since I have so many songs that represent various periods of my life.  However, this list will do for now.


  1. A wonderful list of memories, I enjoyed reading the reasons why you chose the songs.

    Take care.

  2. I *love* your list, and yours may be the only one where I've known 90%+ of the list. I need to check out Bitter.

    Tiffany! Oh, that brings back lots of memories. I rewound my tape to listen to that song so many times that I broke it :)

  3. Love your list! There are some great songs on here! :)

  4. Interesting list. I have not heard of any of them. But loved how you weaved your experiences in with the songs! Thanks!

  5. This was a very honest, from-the-heart list. Some good songs to go along with the stories they related to. "I Think We're Alone Now" was a favorite from my high school years, except it was the original version by Tommy James and the Shondells.

    Tossing It Out

  6. What a wonderful description of the years that made up your life.

  7. Thanks everyone.

    Tiffany seems to be the popular one on the list. Those were good times. It's funny how just one song can bring back a plethora of emotions and memories.

    Thanks again!