Decades Later Reminiscing about Songs Played at Tourney Time
Attending and covering district and divisional action over the last two weeks brought back memories of basketball tournaments when I was in high school. Don't laugh...it wasn't that long ago... Okay, so maybe it was, but there are definitely moments from my youth that I distinctly remember like it was yesterday! What comes to mind is when my friends and I made our way to a basketball tournament in Missoula in 1981. That year I was a sophomore in high school, and our hometown team, the Anaconda Copperheads, was set to play in the AA tourney! Yes, for decades, the Anaconda Copperheads competed in AA play and even won a few divisional championships.
In reminiscing about that trip to Zoo Town back in 81', I recall how our rowdy crew and a host of others were definitely there to support the Heads, but clearly with "partying" on the brain. We were in good company with a soundtrack of songs we all knew by heart and sang in slight harmony from my friend Patty's Ford Mustang. See, back in the day, only three out of a dozen trouble makers I ran with had cars. Unlike today, It was uncommon for everyone to have a vehicle, at least where I grew up. Nonetheless, the music was all we needed that weekend. Well, that...and boys...and directions to the next party, in between games! And yes, even before the term "designated driver" became a thing, Patty was all about it! She always rocked and still does! (continued)
So, what songs bring back memories of your youth and other special events growing up? Here are the songs that made that weekend in 1981 so memorable: Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd; Rapture - Blondie; Turn It On Again - Genesis; My Sharona - The Knack; Don't Bring Me Down - ELO; Since You Been Gone - Rainbow; Take Your Time - S.O.S. Band; Talking Heads - Burning Down the House; Rapper's Delight - Sugarhill Gang; Van Halen - And The Cradle Will Rock & Ice Cream Man; Rock Lobster - B52's; Emotional Rescue - Rolling Stones; Tiny Dancer - Elton John; REO Speedwagon's Hi Infidelity album; ACDC's Back in Black album; Heart's Dreamboat Annie Album; Styx' Pieces of Eight Album.