Thursday, May 23, 2013

Birthday Vacation Countdown: The "38 Years Of Fabulous" Playlist

I've been around for what seems like a long time, but when you really think about it, 38 years is nothing. Katz Deli in lower Manhattan just celebrated 125 years, and the Brooklyn Bridge just turned 130. So really, I'm like a toddler in the grand scheme of things in New York.

However, look at the range of music that has dominated your radios over the span of my life; isn't it CRAZY? From EWF to whomever the fuck Mackelmore is. I guess I can say I've seen (heard) a lot in my day (I'm preparing for the stories I'll tell my grandkids)! I've highlighted my favorites:

1975 Earth, Wind and Fire - Shining Star
1976 Diana Ross - Love Hangover

1977 Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
1978 Paul McCartney - With A Little Luck
1979 Peaches and Herb - Reunited
1980 Blondie - Call Me
1981 Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
1982 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder - Ebony and Ivory
1983 Irene Cara - Flashdance... What a Feeling
1984 Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It for the Boy

1985 Wham! - Everything She Wants
1986 Whitney Houston - Greatest Love of All
1987 U2 - With or Without You
1988 George Michael - One More Try
1989 Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl
1990 Madonna - Vogue
1991 Mariah Carey - I Don't Wanna Cry
1992 Kris Kross - Jump
1993 Janet Jackson - That's the Way Love Goes

1994 All-4-One - I Swear
1995 Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
1996 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Tha Crossroads

1997 Hanson - MMMBop
1998 Mariah Carey - My All
1999 Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca
2000 Santana feat. The Product G&B - Maria Maria
2001 Janet - All For You
2002 Ashanti - Foolish
2003 Sean Paul - Get Busy
2004 Usher - Burn
2005 Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl
2006 Rihanna - SOS
2007 T-Pain feat. Yung Joc - Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')

2008 Rihanna - Take a Bow
2009 Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow
2010 Usher feat. - OMG
2011 Adele - Rolling In The Deep
2012 Gotye feat. Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know
2013 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us

I don't see any big hair bands OR Prince on the list, but T-Pain is only on there once so I feel like I made out like a bandit!

*smooches...groovin' and a-rockin' on my birthday*
please note: these are the number ones for May 23 for the span of my life, not for the year itself. don't come for me if your favorite isn't on here!