Julili: A Life in Music

Well, we at YAM love to do lists and we love to join our friends in the lists they do. As you may have seen, Amy, Marya, Juan, Rodrigo and Marya’s mom (!) have shared one movie since the year they were born. Seeing as all the good movies were taken (shakes angry fist), I decided to do one with music.

Because to me, music has made a greater impact in my life than movies. So I went looking for my old cds (because, yes, I still have all of them) and went trough them all. Remembering the good and bad days. This is my list:

1985 – Whitney Houston (Whitney Houston)

Ah, my year kicks off with one of the greatest divas. I was born and Whitney debuts. I say that is the omen of great things to happen to me (let’s just ignore Whitney’s stint with the drugs and all those scandals).

1986 – Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi)

So I have a thing for 80’s glam rock, sue me. I might as well proclaim it to the world: I really, really love Bon Jovi. So there.

1987 – The Joshua Tree (U2)/Appetite for Destruction (Guns N’ Roses)/ Bad (Michael Jackson)

Yeah, there is no way in hell I’m choosing between these three albums. They are in my top 10 for crying out loud! But I can totally chose my favorite song between the three:

1988 – Debo Hacerlo (Juan Gabriel)

I can’t really express how much this man has been important in my life. During those lows, during those highs — Juan Gabriel has always been there. Plus, he is great to suddenly sing out loud to when drunk, heh.

1989 – Like A Prayer (Madonna)

No music list done by an 80’s baby will be complete without some Madonna. My favourite albums by her (Like a Virgin and Ray of Light) came out in years where I just couldn’t fit them. So I had to settle with this (not that it’s a bad album, just not really one of my faves, but I do like it) because I needed some Madonna on my list! *humph* Plus, isn’t Express Yourself one great MV and track?


Music is all I do: I work in music, I write about music, I listen to music.

20 Responses

  1. Julili says:

    I just want to stress how hard this was for me. I had to cut off some amazing albums! Robbie Williams, 2Pac, Pink, Jay-Z! It was stressful!

    I could ttly make a list of all the albums I had to cut off! >_<

  2. amy says:

    I think every latin person has at least some memory of Juan Gabriel. LOL Oh, and you know what songs kind reminds me to What’s Up? That song of What if God was one of us hahahaha.

    And I couldn’t add any of the Hanson albums in my list, but I own almost all their studio stuff, but after listening to their acoustic version of Middle of Nowhere (which they did to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the album in 2007), I haven’t been able to listen to the 1997 version. Yeah, it’s THAT good.

    And I love Kent thanks to YOU. xD

    Also… I dunno about the Pussycat Dolls man~~~ I just. xD

    • Julili says:

      @amy, Dude… PCD was just cus in 2005, that was mah sexiest year ever. Plus that you can’t deny that PCD was produced really well. Why it’s only Nicole singing baffles me, all the girls could sing really well.

  3. Anna says:

    Interesting read! Always curious to follow people’s lives through music.

    Now I can’t stop thinking about what I’d put on my list! Perhaps a project for the end of the summer…

  4. Rodrigo says:

    Great list, I love it for the most part! I think I really wanted to use like 5-7 of your picks for my list.

  5. (What’s The Story) Morning Glory yesssssss

  6. Monica Lorenzo says:

    Great songs Prima!!!! now that is some REAL music!!!! I LOVE THE 80’S MUSIC……

  7. Julili says:

    @Rodrigo, Aw! But Hanson is so good! No shame there! ;D

    • Rodrigo says:

      @Julili, A year or two after I bought the album (I really did), the shame started to kick in. I don’t know if I ever want to go back and listen to it one day at the price of scarring my brain.

  8. Julili says:

    @Monica Lorenzo, Omg Prima! Thanks for commenting! Appreciate it! How would your list include?

  9. So, most of your CDs are from the 80s? You were born a year before me…how is it possible that you have so many albums from the 80s…HaHa! I suppose I’m not one to talk…many of the CDs I have come DECADES BEFORE I was born…HaHa.

    As far as Madonna goes, my favourite song of hers is “Take a Bow” –one of the most powerfully beautiful ballads of all time. My second favourite is “Human Nature”. But, in terms of overall songs that I love, yes, Like a Prayer is that album!!! I suppose Ray of Light comes second (I love the MVs from that album and “Frozen” is just a bad ass track!)

    Speaking on MJ….gotta say my favourites of his are Off the Wall and HIStory (truly one of hte most underrated albums of all time, and that’s saying something considering it’s an album from probably the most recognised human being on the face of the planet). Though bad had two of my MJ faves (“Another Part of Me” and “Leave Me Alone”), it wasn’t really one of my favourite albums by him.

    I’ve said too much. Get me talking about music and there’s no doubt that I’ll go on for DAYS nonstop!

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