Now, I can honestly say that I never had a poster of Rick Springfield on my wall, although I did have a "Dirty Dancing" poster of Patrick Swayze - on his knees, crawling towards the camera, wearing those black pants and that black tank top - hanging right over my bed. YUM.
Back in the days before iTunes, I used to keep a blank tape (a cassette tape - remember those?) in my dual radio/cassette player so that if I heard a song that I loved come on, I could just hit RECORD and voila! Song recorded. Yes, that's how we made playlists in the 80's. This was one song that I remember chasing down for days until I finally caught it (so important to get the opening guitar line):
And of course the ultimate love letter of high-schoolers in the '80's was The Mix Tape. I got a particularly memorable one from an ex-boyfriend who wanted to get back together (we did, briefly). He'd written a paragraph for each song, explaining why he'd included it. For this one, he wrote that one night he called me on the phone...but there was no answer:
There are several more tracks on the playlist I made today, but these are the only ones I'll admit to including...and I can already hear the teasing coming my way!
So, I 'fessed up - your turn! Tell me your ultimate guilty pleasure song. Bonus points to anyone who names one that's on my list!