Friday, August 15, 2008

Introducing Flashback Friday!

If you're like me, songs can take you back to the past in a heartbeat. Do you ever remember certain times with a smile (or grimace) when you hear THAT song? Here is your chance to share the song and the story with your readers!

My friend Amy over at Georumination created the awesome graphic for this meme. Thank you so much Amy! You contained EXACTLY the 'flavor' this needed. Stop by and give Amy a visit and tell her Christi sent ya!

I've even used the coding prowess that my friends over at MomDot shared with us to make this a button!

For this week's Flashback Friday, I am remembering the summer when I was 14 with Head to Toe by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam. I was getting ready to move from Big Stone Gap, Virginia to Rossville, Georgia. I was NOT happy about it! I had lots of friends and was getting ready to start high school, and was moving from a small town in the mountains to a small town bordering a big city, and was nervous about it. My friend Derek threw a going away pool party for me and a mutual friend who was moving to Florida about the same time. I remember this song coming on the radio, and jumping out of the pool with Missy and Amanda to dance. A routine that we knew from our recent recital fit perfectly to the song, and I can still remember the feeling of the pool deck under my feet as we danced. We were sopping wet, and the sky was so blue. As I looked around, I could see the side of Powell Mountain reaching up beside Derek's house. And anytime I hear that song, I'm 14 again (and skinny!), and surrounded by people I love.

Here is the video of the song in case it pre-dates you! Take note of the BIG hair, cause we all wanted ours just like hers!

So what about you? What song takes you back? Write us up a post and link it here. I will even have a contest to encourage you to join in on the fun...I have some goodies to share, including a Disney Vacation Club DVD and a Precious Moments figurine! C'mon, confess....don't you wish you could go back for just the length of a song?? I'll leave this open for a week and draw a winner on Saturday, August 23.

Can't wait to see what you all remember!


Judy said...

Hope you are having a fabulous first day of school! Thanks for a great Friday activity!

ThatGirl said...

Howard Johnson, (HoJo) "Things can only get better"...

Right Dead Fred, "You Spin Me Right Round"...

Hughie Lewis & The News, "Workin' for a Livin'"

Bon Jovi, "Dead or Alive"

Journey, "Lights"

Zen Ventures said...

I'm soooo done with Memes right now but that is a heck of an idea. Flashback, so 80's! Cool. Btw, I want to include you in my blogroll if that's Ok. Happy weekend!

Pamela Kramer said...

Oh Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam how cool are you!? This is so much fun. I posted a little Kevin Bacon for you!

Anissa Mayhew said...

Oh, please remind me of this because I just downloaded some ridiculous songs on itunes and need a reason to share my music issues next Friday!!