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Looking for a silver lining

So today started off rotten and I'm trying to find some inner zen. I have some go-to songs that I listen to which led me to thinking of making out in high school. What? It's a process. And I thought to myself, why don't I make a high school make out mix? And then I thought to myself, why don't I upload that and encourage my flist to make their own make out lists? And then I thought, and why not make a meme out of it? Can't we all use some imagination and toe curling and all that? The short answer: heck yeah! So this is the High School Make Out Music Mix Meme!

While I try and breathe deep and get this rassle-frassle book finished, and quit opening emails from rude people that insist on sending me pictures of spiders, and get around to banning trolls that think I'm the most horrible person ever for not realizing that Bella and Edward are the most romantic people EVAR (haha, that one made me laugh, actually, because the person was clearly unhinged) ...while all that is going on in the background, have some music on me. (If you don't want to state when you graduated, that's cool. Just be sure to pick songs that you would have listened to while in high school.)

Rules and my list are under the cut.

I really like saying it: High School Make Out Music Mix Meme:

Rules:
1. Has to be songs that were available to listen to while you were in high school, or the summer after graduation. (essentially 9th - 12th grade)
2. Has to be songs that either you DID make out to, or you WISHED you did - songs you thought would seal the deal, so to speak. *G*
re-read #2: you DID or you WANTED to.
3. Regardless of the ridiculousness (was the theme song to Pee Wee's Big Adventure what got you going?) share the song - that's half the fun!
4. Zip up songs and/or share link (via box.net, mediafire, megaupload, sendspace, yousendit...) and list the songs in your comment/post.
The point is to share music
5. If you post this to your own journal and not in comments, put a link to your list in comments here
6. Spread the word! Come on and play!

Stoney, Class of 1990 ....virgin. Ahahaha. (In alphabetic order)

1. Berlin - Sex (I'm A...) [Obvious, what?]
2. Bill Withers - Use Me
3. Billy Paul - Me and Mrs. Jones
4. Boyz II Men - Uhh Ahh (ahahaha. Oh my god, I thought this was sew naughty! "Injection, fellas." "I caress your body emotionally..." HEE.)
5. Depeche Mode - A Question Of Lust (Dave Gahan wants 15 year olds. Pedo-bear alert!)
6. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
7. Depeche Mode - I Want you Know (sex mix - the weird one) [Jeebus, the whole catalog of their music should just be here. Esp. Stripped, which I don't seem to have...]
8. Duran Duran - The Chauffeur
9. Edie Brickell - Air of December
10. Led Zeppelin - I'm Gonna Crawl (really, Led Zep IV, side B - panty dropping.)
11. Level 42 - It's Over (I wasn't the smartest. But the song is pretty and slow)
12. Love and Rockets - So Alive (mmmmm)
13. Myers - Cavatina From The Deer Hunter (also beautiful and slow - very Zeffirelli)
14. New Order - Elegia (aww. I remember having Docs and a shaved head and wanting to make out with a boy that turned out to be gay. Of course.)
15. Peter Gabriel - I Have The Touch (damn. Still love this one.)
16. Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes (you can't be my age and not have this one on your mix. Lloyd Dobbler!)
17. Pink Floyd - A Pillow of Winds (try to not fall asleep while making out. Whoops! <-- true story, but it was 2 in the morning!)
18. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magic (ung, my last high school boyfriend always played RHCP. He was so dreamy and hot.)
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Pretty Little Ditty
20. Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug
21. Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour
22. Sting - Sister Moon (that whole album is great)
23. The Cure - A Night Like This
24. The Cure - Fascination Street (okay, really. Every single Cure album qualifies for me.)
25. The Smiths - Golden Lights (ditto)
26. The Smiths - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
27. Thelonious Monk - Round Midnight (I need his version of "Laura" to round this out. Hmm.)


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brunettepet
Jan. 13th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
I was just thinking of "Me and Mrs. Jones!" I'm such a luddite, I have no clue how to do this kind of thing, but I just had to thank you for zipping a song that's been stuck in my head for several days. Our amplifier is on back order, so I haven't been able to listen to an LP for weeks (woe!!).
stoney321
Jan. 13th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
Isn't that a great, sexy song? I love it, too.

Do you not know how to zip up files, or is it the uploading portion? It's pretty simple, I can walk you through it.
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fabrisse
Jan. 13th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
I like this meme, but I don't think most of the songs I liked would be available to me. I lived in Brussels and listened to more local radio than anything else.

The funniest one I can think of, is "The Martyr" by Modern Jazz Quartet. The music is gorgeous, but the association of martyrdom with making out is funny.
stoney321
Jan. 13th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, isn't it funny to think back on songs that you thought were so sexy and listen to them now?
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rikibeth
Jan. 13th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
The entire Bowie "Heroes" album. The instrumentals "Sense of Doubt" and "Neukoln" especially.

U2, "Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." Oh hell, all of Joshua Tree.

Oddly, "music" and "high school makeout" were not very connected for me. I played the music when I was *alone.* I wasn't allowed to have boys in my bedroom, where the stereo was, and not all my boyfriends had cars, and the ones who did, those cars were old and had nothing but the radio...

Music is more connected to the jukebox at Pizzeria Regina, and the too public to make out school dances, and things like that.

MOVIES, now...
stoney321
Jan. 13th, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
HEROES! I forgot about that - I remember sitting in my Honda with that playing and kissing my first boyfriend in the parking lot of the elementary school down the road. <3

(But note that the meme includes songs that you WISH you made out to as well.)
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knotted_rose
Jan. 13th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
*sigh* I'm old. I remember listening to Simon and Garfunkle ("Cecelia") or Earth, Wind and Fire. But interesting meme.
stoney321
Jan. 13th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
*head desk*

Why won't you guys play with me?!
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harmonyfb
Jan. 13th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
::snork::
Harmonyfb, Class of 1981

Note: We really weren't sophisticated enough to put on intentional make-out music. We made out to whatever the hell was on the radio.

Note Also: I only have about two of these songs as mp3s because most of them suck.

Random songs I remember making out to(in ascending order):

1978:
"Year of the Cat", Al Stewart,
"Piano Man", Billy Joel,
"Rhiannon", Fleetwood Mac
"Deacon Blues", Steely Dan

1979:
"If You Want My Body", Rod Stewart
"Sultans of Swing", Dire Straits
"Got to Be Real", Cheryl Lynn

1980:
"Cars", Gary Neumann
"Babe", Styx
"Sailing", Christopher Cross

1981:
"Lady", Kenny Rogers
"Rapture", Blondie
"Ain't Even Done with the Night", John Cougar
rikibeth
Jan. 13th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
Re: ::snork::
...I kind of LIKE "Year of the Cat." And "Sultans of Swing" is a classic.

Otherwise, my class-of-1987 sensibilities are moderately horrified.
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undersea
Jan. 13th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
I don't think I'll be much of a contribution to this meme... When I was in high school, my boyfriend and I made out with the first series of The Mighty Boosh playing in the background. D: So I guess I should share some music from that?


ETA: I tried to embed the links, but it didn't work. So here they are just in a list.
Mighty Boosh Theme Song
Tundra Rap
Mod Wolves

Edited at 2009-01-13 05:39 pm (UTC)
stoney321
Jan. 13th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Looks like you embedded them! Thanks so much for playing - I'm dl'ding right now.
lostakasha
Jan. 13th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Since I'm searching like a mad thing for a bunch of very old moldies I thought I'd lead with the Shock Value Song:

Lostakasha, St. Clare High cl;ass of 1974.

I am possibly the only person who will admit losing her virginity in 1973 to Harry Chapin -- Taxi.

This may be entirely too depressing to continue.
lostakasha
Jan. 13th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
Let's face it: nobody wants that song, and if anyone does, it's proof of profound freakiness -- and not in a good way. What can I say? It was long enough.
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essene
Jan. 13th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
Depeche mode was the first thing that popped into my head! So good to see some of their songs on your list too.

Can't do the meme right now (I'm at work) but will ponder on it until I get home...
stoney321
Jan. 13th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes, come back and play!
tidbit2008
Jan. 13th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
Oh gawd. The only song that just immediately springs to mind is Elvira - The Oak Ridge Boys. It's totally not a song you make out to, but my first boyfriend was like in love with that song and played it all the time when were riding around in his truck. LOL. Idk. I graduated last Spring. I could pull a little mix together, maybe, but most of it won't be this fun 80s & 90s stuff yall are talking about..
stoney321
Jan. 13th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
Giddy up, uh oom papa, oom papa, mao mao! High ho silver, away!

Ahahahaha. Oh, man, good times. How funny! And any songs are welcome here, regardless of the time frame! I just want more people to play along, it's fun.
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redbrickrose
Jan. 13th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
I'd have to think about this more before I made a list, but I'm definitely taking this. So much yes to The Cure and Depeche Mode - though that was more early college for me.
abusing_sarcasm
Jan. 13th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
*makes out with you*

I was in high school from Fall 1993 to Spring 1997, and this is my tentative list... I have no idea how to get the songs though... At least not for free! lol...

R. Kelly - Bump 'N Grind
Cranberries - Linger
Alanis Morissette - Not the Doctor
Seal - A Kiss From a Rose
Fugees - Killing Me Softly
Pretty much anything Smashing Pumpkins
Dishwalla - Counting Blue Cars
Oasis - Wonderwall
The Verve Pipe - The Freshman
The Wallflowers - One Headlight
Smash Mouth - Walking On the Sun
Shawn Colvin - Sunny Came Home
Dave Matthews Band - Satellite
No Doubt - Don't Speak
Chumbawumba - Tubthumping
Hootie and the Blowfish - I Go Blind
Third-Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life
ANYTHING by Sublime
Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy
Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song
Sister Hazel - All for You
10,000 Maniacs - More Than This

*makes out with you more for good measure*
tidbit2008
Jan. 13th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
I have Linger, Wonderwall, One Headlight, Thubthumping, and Sex and Candy. I can upload them for you if you'd like.
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kseenaa
Jan. 13th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
So... 6th to 7th grade in High school? How old are you then?
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