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Born in the wrong decade

NS February 15th, 2010

I realised today, as I was driving along singing my heart out to a series of songs on Magic radio, all from 1973, that (musically at least) I was born in the wrong decade. I mean, how can you beat this playlist?

  • ‘Love Train’ by The O’Jays
  • ‘Killing Me Softly’ by Roberta Flack
  • ‘Stuck in the Middle with You’ by Stealer’s Wheel
  • ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ by Elton John
  • ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Dolly Parton
  • ‘Tequila Sunrise’ by The Eagles
  • ‘Yesterday Once More’ by The Carpenters
  • ‘Superstition’ by Stevie Wonder
  • ‘You’re So Vain’ by Carly Simon
  • ‘Let’s Get It On’ by Marvin Gaye

When ‘Superstition’ came on, I actually yelped with excitement and turned the radio up really loudly (no kids in the car — hurrah!). I could barely contain myself. That, my friends, is MUSIC. I’m telling you, I was meant to be alive and in my youth during the 60s and 70s. I would’ve been in bell-bottomed, peace-signed, guitar-strumming, funk-loving heaven.

That said, I think I would’ve also been quite happy in the Roaring Twenties as well. After going to see The Princess and the Frog yesterday with The Noble Child and hearing all of that lovely New Orleans-style jazz music, I could totally picture myself as a gin-swilling, fun-loving, Charleston-dancing, boa-wearing flapper.

If you could’ve been a young adult in any decade in the 20th century, which would it have been?

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