Saturday, April 1, 2017

"A" hair band songs - #atozchallenge

Welcome to Day #1 of the Annual April A to Z Blogging Challenge!  

This is my 6th year participating in the challenge, and I'm looking forward to this new non-listy format with commenting my links on Facebook & the A-Z daily posts


As I said in my reveal post, my theme is all about mostly 80's & 90's hair band music (with some artistic license, of course!)  I'm not going to get all into the "this artist was influenced by so & so" nonsense - I posted these songs because I straight up liked the freakin' songs.  Nothing more, nothing less.  I have added some memories and/or comments here & there, too.

It's a gimme that I start out with my favorite band of all time.  
Animal
by : Def Leppard
1987
album: Hysteria

Angel Eyes (I'll Never Let You Go)
by : Steelheart
1991
album : Steelheart

All Lips N Hips
 by : Electric Boys
1989
album : Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride

(token power ballad)
This is the only song I danced to "aka swayed back & forth" at my senior prom 
because my date was a putz and didn't like to dance. 
Angel
by : Aerosmith
1987
album : Permanent Vacation

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37 comments:

  1. The songs wouldn't play for me, but the titles brought back memories. https://mhsusannematthews.wordpress.com/2017/04/01/day-1-a-to-z-challenge-a-is-for-april/

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    1. Wow, I'll have to check into that. Thanks for letting me know!

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  2. Hi! I remember the 80s fondly. My favorite song in this group is "Angel."

    Sandra Ulbrich Almazan, Science Fiction/Fantasy Author

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  3. I'm not at all musical but I had heard of Deaf Leppard and Aerosmith.

    Bob at http://bit.ly/2olC3Hx

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    1. They've both been around a LONG time!

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  4. Great post and we're off with the A to Z!

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    1. {{hearing the starting bugle from the Kentucky Derby}} LOL :D

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  5. As soon as I read the titles the songs start playing in my head! :) - Marie The Articulate Image

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    1. That always happens with the good songs!

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    1. I still am a huge fan! Oddly I've only seen them in concert once and they sound great live!

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  7. I didn't know a couple of those, so you enlightened me! :-) In the group, Angel is my favorite. Good luck with the rest of the challenge!

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  8. Ahh Aerosmith. Don't think Steven Tyler has changed his haircut in decades. :)


    - Joy @ The Joyous Living

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    1. He must be one of those people who found a style that worked for him and won't ever change it!

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  9. Wow. I've only heard of two of the bands but it's bringing back memories of my childhood.

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  10. A great list. Aerosmith may be my favorite. Great start to the challenge

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    1. Thanks! It's been a fun trip down memory lane!

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  11. Visiting from A to Z. Like how you cut right to the chase...or the music, I mean. Good choices. I love Def Leppard, too!

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    1. I had to put my favorite guys first!!

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  12. Def Leppard and Aerosmith, two of my favorites then and now! Love your choices!

    Here's my link, let's see how many people can figure out what my theme is by the middle of next week. :P

    LINK

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    1. OH, I'm intrigued! I'm heading over to look right now!

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  13. Love it! Def Leppard and Aerosmith are two of my favorites as well. Love your choices!

    Here's my link, let's see how long it takes people to figure out my theme: LINK

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  14. We played 80s music trivia last night. My husband did much better than I did. I'll have to test him on these songs. WeekendsInMaine

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    1. I'm sure I'll have one or two that will be "OMG, I forgot about that song!!" moments! (I hope anyway) :D

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  15. I had never heard of Steelheart but I really like that song. I'm going to have to research them. Great start to the A to Z. Def Leppard may make an appearance on my blog shortly!

    A is for Adele

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    1. They're making multiple appearances on mine! They have too many good songs to pick just one!

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  16. I was expecting Aerosmith today!
    My favorite is Steelheart though. Not sure I have heard "Angel Eyes" before, but the genre brings up yearning feelings of the late 80s (even though I realise it hasn't been released till 1991)

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    1. I can only think of a very few songs of theirs off the top of my head, that were played on MTV / on XM radio (don't know if you have that where you're from). I looked online and only that album really made it big in the US.

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  17. I remember all of these except the Electric Boys song. I'm not even sure if I remember that band... Oh, time.. what a funny thief.

    Visiting from AtoZ

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    1. I've heard them mostly on XM radio and I liked the song so I had to include them. Still takes me back to the best part of high school!

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  18. I LOVE your disclaimer: "Because I like the freaking songs!" Hilarious.

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    1. Thanks! I'm not going a really "serious" theme!

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  19. I can't recall hearing any of these songs before. I must have heard "Animal" since I had the Hysteria album.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Then you'll have heard lots of the songs during my challenge!

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