old school

Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #9 “Come on Eileen” by Dexys Midnight Runners

How old school can you get?

I remember on long roadtrips in my dad’s blue Ford Focus wagon listening to this song every hour on the hour. We had,  like, 3 CD’s, all mixed by The Big Cheese.

I blame him for all the old music that’s been doused down my throat.

This is one of my favorites, though. Really reminds me of my childish childhood.

And, what’s goofier than a bunch of English peeps in overalls performing some pop-rock/celtic-rock?



Earworm: School week special – “Say You’ll Be There” Spice Girls

I was a sophomore in HS when I first found about the Spice Girls from my little cousin.  She was going crazy about them, and had me search the interwebs when she came over for a visit.  Back in the day, we had to dial up, and get amazing speeds of 28.8 Kbps.  Imagine the speed at which we were to get info then.  Anyway, I later found out one of my buddies in school also liked them, and i mean what’s not to like, 5 very attractive British girls, ’nuff said.

From then on in, I sort of followed them on and off, and with my buddy liking them more than I did, he’d just share his cd’s and gave me recordings on a cassette.  (burning a cd wasn’t a household thing yet)
This song in particular reminds me of those days long gone by.


This would be my final entry into our school week special.  Next week, Cartoon Themes!


Earworm: School week special – “O.P.P.” Naughty By Nature

I am down with O.P.P.  even though you may not know me. Sorry couldn’t resist.  I remember this song back in grade school.  I didn’t get to listen to rap/hip-hop much back in those days, so I never really got appreciate it back then. Anywhoo, I just remember walking through the halls of my school back in 7th grade when this song came out.  Not sure why, but I just does.

I just wish hip-hop was still this good.  I find myself listening to more stuff from the 90’s and early 2000’s than the stuff they have out now.  This song also, samples Jackson 5’s ABC, which in itself is a time-less classic, and I think to me anyway, this song too is a time-less classic.

Anyway, enjoy the good harmonies, and beats.



Earworm: School week special – “Informer” Snow

In celebration of the start of the new school year, (although i’m not sure if it really is a celebration for some.) this weeks Earworms will be based on songs that reminds us of school.  Not so much as songs about school, but songs that when we hear them, reminds us of the day’s that’s gone by.  Well for me at least, Cheesecake is still in school, so i’m not sure how good he’ll do with our special.

In any case, let me get things started.  My first entry is Snow’s Informer, which was released back in 1992.  It just reminds me of when I was in 8th grade, listening to it at my friend’s house after school, and hearing the ‘cool’ kids singing it or what not.  To this day, it just takes me back to those day’s when I hear this song.

I still like hearing it every now and then, but for the past 10 minutes, it’s been looping in another tab on you tube, and it’s kinda annoying now.

So, I ask this to our ten’s of readers, what song brings you back to the good ole’ days.

Earworm: “Heaven” by Bryan Adams

Okay, I think I’ve mentioned this before, but my musical listening range is rather diverse. This classic song just reminds me of when I was younger, listening to songs on mixtapes over and over and over and over again on the weekend road/shopping trips. One mixtape, that was made, quite possibly, by The Big Cheese himself, played all the time in my dad’s 2000 Ford Focus wagon.

I don’t know, for some strange reason, I just started to sing this song. Nothing triggered it; the only sound I could hear in my room was the clickity-clack of my keyboard and my air-conditioner churning by the window. But now it’s stuck in my head. Welcome to today’s Earworm, everybody.

Here’s the original song. Heaven by Bryan Adams.

And here’s the dance tune. Heaven by DJ Sammy.