I’m still working my way through all my vinyl since the purchase of my new turntable. It’s a lot of fun. I love the music, I am discovering new albums from my Dad’s gift of his collection, and am going back in time by listening to mine again.
I also have half of my deceased brothers collection from his time as a DJ. Mostly trance and dance stuff, and it still beckons, as yet undiscovered.
What I find endlessly humorous is my collection of singles. Some are 45s, and some are extended mixes. Most of these were before I could afford many albums, so I was really young. Some are embarrassing and some (hopefully) demonstrate a decent taste in music.
Here are a few I wanted to highlight. Feel free to judge where they land on the embarrassment to proud scale!
Tarzan Boy by Baltimora
Its a Sin by Pet Shop Boys
Kiss by Age of Chance
Touch Me (I want to feel your body) by Samantha Fox
Strip by Adam Ant
I Wanna Rock by Twisted Sister (and yes, I loved We’re Not Gonna Take it too)
Everything I Own by Boy George (and yes, I prefer the original now)
All Through the Night by Cyndi Lauper (And yes, I loved Cyndi and Madonna as a pretty typical 80s pre-teen)
Russians by Sting
and some I couldn’t find videos for… or figured everyone knows 🙂
Let’s Go Crazy by Prince
Red Red Wine by UB40
Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi
Stand by Me by Ben E. King (and in case you are wondering on the timing of this one…it came out on 45 when the movie Stand by Me was released).
Lady in Red by Chris De Burgh
I am also particularly enjoying introducing all these songs to my son. He quite likes the super cheesy pop songs like Tarzan Boy, I Wanna Be a Cowboy, and Harry Houdini. They still make me smile.