Here, off the top of my head, are the songs from my own era with which my children and their friends seem most familiar.
It's The End of the World As We Know It (REM)
Celebration (Kool and The Gang)
Hot Hot Hot (Buster Poindexter and his Banshees of Blue)
Iron Man (Black Sabbath)
Don't You Want Me (Human League)
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) (C+C Music Factory)
Note: This is a resurrected draft published almost untouched, except that originally I felt funny about claiming 1990 as part of my own era. Yes, a few years ago some part of me thought I had already been passé when still in college. Wow, a lot of temporal movement in that last sentence.
You can see how these drafts get left in the box.
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Walk Like an Egyptian (Bangles) has surfaced several times recently, mainly (worryingly) in relation to the history / geography primary school curriculum
I wonder if it was the idea of being passé or that college seemed so far from your children's "era" of (then) middle school and elementary school. Now that one of them is in high school, maybe that seems closer?
Eve is always astonished that we know any music that shows up on the radio. She thinks everything they play is new.
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