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?