Top 10 songs to Reminisce about Glory Days to!



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Top 10 Songs to Reminisce About good (or bad) times too!

Sometimes a song comes along that is upbeat and full of life. Musically they are killer diller, dressed to the hilt with riffs and hooks to die for. Lyrically they focus on times of the past, reflecting on past glories, happy days and better times. They might be of bitter sweet memories. They are often sung from the singer's perspective of looking back, fondly reminiscing. Or, it may simply be a song that causes the listener to think about times from the past.

These are the Top 10 songs to Reminisce to!


10. Summer of '69 By Bryan Adams

Supposedly about the sexual position the song is about various individuals buying guitars, joining bands and getting the girl. The singing is soaring and it's backed by one of rock's most memorable rock riffs. It's a shame Adams later released, Everything I do (I do it for you) and thus ruining his cred. Here's the vid on Youtube.

9. Hot Summer Night by Meat Loaf

Marion, I bet you say that to all the boys

This song is about reminiscing the hot summer night you got some sweet poon tang. And it has cool hand clapping. Nuff said. Meat Loaf rules, hang cool teddy bear!

8. Sweet Child 'O Mine, Guns 'N Roses

GNR's only number one hit, this song looks back on a happy time of childhood memories. Supposedly it was inspired by Axl Rose's wife. One of rock's greatest efforts, this song is popular in so many situations, especially in bars on a Saturday night sing-a-long. Here's the vid.

7. The Living Years, Mike and The Mechanics

"Every generation, blames the one before". I think everyone knows that line. The Living Years combined features of both members of the band's relationships with their fathers; it dealt with Mike Rutherford's (Genesis) strained relationship with his late father and the birth of co writer Robertson's son three months after his father's death. Heavy subject matter, but comes with a slight touch of looking back with fondness about dad. Here's a live version.

6. I will always love you, Dolly Parton.



You're an idiot Jimmy Jangles, Whitney Houston sang this song! Um no. Dolly Parton wrote it in 1974 herself and released it first. Whitney only made it famous. It's not completely a reminiscing song if you take the lyrics in a straight forward sense as its about an immediate relationship break up. The reminiscing occurs when people are remind of their own past relation ships and feel a kinship to the song. If you click one link today, you better make it this one.


5. We built this City  by Starship

Admit it, you know the song and you love it. Why? You love rock and roll and any rock and roll song about rock and roll rules. The key is why? Though it's 80's rock, it's good AM radio rock and everyone knows AM radio rock rules! The lyrics were written by Elton John's better half, Bernie Taupin and are a nostalgic nod to American radio stations of the 1970s. Le video.

4. Don't Look Back In Anger by Oasis

Who really knows what this song is about? All I know is that when I hear Don't look Back In Anger I feel happy about my life. It's one of those inspirational songs that say nothing and everything at the same time. Here's the vid.

3. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

The ultimate song, in thinking about people how have did and fondly reflecting on their life. Not that you'd get this from the lyrics, they are kinda depressing. Here's a vid.

2. Don't Cry by GNR

That's write two entries for GNR, cos they rock. Every person that feels sad about a relationship can listen to this song and feel sadder and happier at the same time. It's the same trick again, sad lyrics mixed with happy, epic music.  Where's Izzy?

1. Glory Days by Bruce Springsteen

The number one song about glory days can only be called Glory days! The song is a 'seriocomic' tale of former 'all american' star high school athlete who now ruefully looks back on his so-called glory days. It's not a happy song but the trick with it is that the music is so happy! Sung with a knowing phrasing, Springsteen also pulled this trick with Born in the USA which was about a soldier's problems on returning from a tour or two in the Vietnam war - except it was one of the most up beat, anthemic songs of the 80s. Here's a live vid.

What are your favourite songs to reminisce to?

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"I'll see you on the scrap pile first, Optimus Prime!"

megatron vs optims prime

I found this comment on the TFLN site:

"I swear to god Optimus Prime and Megatron are fighting in my head right now."

Jimmy Jangles sure knew what that felt like on Sunday morning. Did he what.


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Needless to say when I told my parents they loved me less

Texts from Last Night is my new favourite website. People send them random texts they have sent, usually involving drunkeness, sex and the law.

Example 1:

Txter 1: You got in a fight last night?

Texter 2: Yeah! Some dude in the bathroom...he was standing there and I notice he's got the same shirt as me on so I'm like...dude you should have called me, we look like idiots...he didn't say anything...so i got pissed and hit him...completely decimated and my hand was all bloody and covered with glass afterward...weird dude, never saw him again that night or since.

Texter 1: um...Did this guy happen to look almost exactly like you?

Example 2:

T1:  I'm fucking your sister right now.
T2: You motherfucker
T1: She's next.


Example 3:

My place. Tomorrow Night. Bring your liver, and something for it to do.

Example 4:

T1: And just as he was about to come, he screamed "Oh Christy!!"
T2: What's wrong with that? Your name IS christy.
T1: He then said, "Oh shit, sorry Julie."

E5: Totally saw a hot amputee. I think this is called character growth.

I am, I said

I am, I said
I am the highway, I said
I am a mad man crossing water
I am not the walrus, I said
The walrus was Paul
But they didn't believe me, they said
Not one part at all
You're a liar, they said
I am, I said

Tough Day at the Office

optimus prime revenge of the fallen

Where is my mind? I think it's on the subway. Either that or Megatron stole it. He's been a pain in the ass lately, completely stressed about the Revenge of the Fallen coming up for release soon.

That's what Optimus Prime said to me as he got home from work today. He clearly had a tough day in post production voice over work. What? You thought I'd lost my mind? No that was the Pixies. And Optimus Prime obviously.

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Guest Posting Works... Kind of

So like I did a guest post on Darren Rouse's Twitip site- You know you're addicted to Twitter When... it's a light hearted piece on internet addictions, go have a look!

Why would I do a guest post for someone else's website? Part of it was to see if I could get a submission accepted, part of it was I enjoy writing but another part it was to get the exposure and the link from a high traffic website with a good Page Rank. Google likes link love so my site benefits. And that's the thing, Twitip gets free quality (You sure? I read the article - Ed) content for the site (and links from this page!) and I get the link love.

The article also had a flow in effect on my Twitter account - people reweeted the article and it's gone around the world a few times with 1000's of people seeing it and hopefully enjoying it! A few new followers didn't hurt either!

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Follow up.

On reflection, I'm not so sure the article was such a success for myself compared to the success Twitip got. Sure I got what I wanted, a link, but I did not get the 462 odd retweets that @problogger received! I got a handful, which I am very grateful for, however I feel those RT should be mine! (most of the RT were people using Twitip's feed - so no genuine RT) So the lesson here is for me to write my own content for the The Optimus Prime Experiment and make this site as popular as Twitip so I can get the rewards I want for myself!

Also I noticed that a whole lot of people are 'borrowing' Twitip's feed. It appears the moment the article was published a whole lot of social media experts used the feed for their own networks! (and that's where my retweets came from, people re tweeting them).

Also I got no traffic through the link on the article page itself. I got a couple of visits and I think those were me!

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allo beatle

Allo beatle, beetle or beagle, what brings you here ? Nude pix of Rhianna ? Sorry luv, this is a family web log.

Speaking of webs, how's Charlotte?

Why do u have to use fly spray to kill
Spiders? Isn't that kind of counter intuitive - as u would not have fly spray in the first place if the spiders did their job?

And what about lamp shades Scott? Ps did u get the map Scott ? Also can I borrow your big bucket, I'm going to have a big weekend. I have circus practice.

I'll juggle an elephant, bmw and three cheer leaders for peanuts.

See u round Charlie Brown.

Expensive Tastes

Wifey: This $12 Chardonnay tastes great!

Me looking at bottle: That's because it's the $40 one.

Wifey: Cheers!



I want it all, I want it all, I want it all and I want it now

i want it all queen cover image

Queen Greatest Hits II was the first CD I ever bought. The second was Micheal Jackson's Dangerous but we no longer talk about that. I blame my older cousin Matt for the Queen purchase. He was a Queen fanatic. I think after failing to petition his mother for permission to change his name to Roger Taylor the cat was renamed Roger. I remember one birthday at the Beach house Matt played me Queen songs as a present. Believe me when you're 10, this is awesome!

So I played that CD like forever and I fell in love with I Want It All. I think it was a song about Gen X but in all likelihood it was a rallying cry for 'black African youths'. Hell I was like 16 and I just wanted to get into Pulp Fiction without being ID'ed back then. I loved the guitar solo. Brian May at his best. A Blitzkrieg of a riff.

So when I happened to get myself a copy of the album the song came from, The Miracle the other day I was mega surprised to hear the album version was a different version from the greatest hits. There was a different intro, and there there was an additional beginning to the solo. The music was made angrier and harder by this! It also made Brian May look even more clever by half. Red Special indeed. 

So here's the lesson, record companies and radio stations screw you with edited songs and speed up versions so they can fit more room on a CD or play list. Oh god, I just realised there's probably a radio edit of Meat Loaf's I'd do Anything for Love out there and someone is missing out....

Here's the full version  with Blistering Brian on youtube with cuts of Queen..

i want it all queen

God Dam Oxfam

God
Dam
Oxfam
I
Need
Sleep
God
Dam
Oxfam
Dreams
You
Can
Keep
God
Dam
Oxfam
Can't
Count
Sheep

Single, Engaged, Married...

bat girl costume

Sipping her drink, the single girl leered and said, "Last Friday at the end of the work day I went to my boyfriend's office wearing a leather coat..  When all the other people had left, I slipped out of it and all I had on was a leather bodice, black stockings and stiletto heels.  He was so aroused that we made passionate love on his desk right then and there!" 

The engaged woman giggled and said, "That's pretty much my story!  When my fiancĂ© got home last Friday, he found me waiting for him in a black mask, leather bodice, black hose and stiletto pumps.  He was so turned on that we not only had sex all night, he wants to move up our wedding date!" 

 The married woman put her glass down and said, "I did a lot of planning.  I made arrangements for the kids to stay over at Grandma's.  I took a long scented-oil bath and then put on my best perfume.  I slipped into a tight leather bodice, a black garter belt, black stockings and six-inch fuck me boots. I finished it off with a black mask. When my husband got home from work, he grabbed a Steinlager and the remote, sat down and yelled, 'Hey, Batman, what's for dinner?

Can the Terminator have a pie please?

So like I was reading this article re Terminator Salvation and I thought the picture was pretty cool. I could also not help but think the Terminator needs a few pies!

terminator salvation assembly line image

I need a pie. Can the Terminator have a pie please?


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