give to me your leather

did i listen to pop music because i was miserable? Or was i miserable because i listened to pop music?

i was driving home from work tonight, on my way to sister #3’s house. the stevie nicks and don henley duet leather and lace came on the radio. of course i turned up ruby’s radio as far as it could go and sang along with all my heart.

i loved that song when i was a kid. and now that i think about it and do a little bit of reserach, i can clearly blame the songs of 1981-82 for my pathetic, unending romantic schmoopiness. see, all i could really listen to when i was a kid was the radio or my parents’ one simon and garfunkel album. so really, i listened to a lot of radio.

and do you realize that not only did “leather and lace” come out in 1981-82, but so did “Up Where We Belong” (Jennifer Warnes and Joe Cocker) and Lionel Richie and Diana Ross’ phenomenal “Endless Love”.

i’m pretty sure those three songs were on the jodichromey top five for 1982 along with olivia newton-john’s “physical” and “i love rock-n-roll” by joan jett.

is it no wonder i’m such a messed up puppy? i blame it all on the music.

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2 Comments

  1. UH 03.Jun.03 at 12:30 pm

    There’s absolutely nothing wrong with any of those songs, and I should know as I was a teenager then, too.

    Plus, Olivia was HOT in that video.

  2. Thomas 03.Jun.03 at 12:37 pm

    Uncouth(e) Heathen is correct, there is nothing wrong with those songs.

    However I think he would agree that the songs “Rhinestone Cowboy”, “Afternoon Delight”, and “The Night Chicago Died” have been responsible for corruping score of young, impressionable minds.