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Day 18: A song from the year that you were born

Meh! Michael Jackson does not have a song from the year that I was born so this question is invalid.ย 

The Potentials

Human – The Human League

Broken Wings – Mr. Mister

West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys

When I Think of You – Janet Jackson

The Runners Up

Rock Me Amadeus – Falco

New Dress – Depeche Mode

Alive and Kicking by Simple Minds

Take My Breath Away – Berlin ๐Ÿ’™

The Winner

The 80’s was my playground and what’s the 80’s without this underrated song ‘Here Is the House’ by Depeche Mode? Written by Martin Gore and sang by Dave Gahan, the song evokes a sense of longing. The narratorย just wants to spend a night in with the person he loves. He wants to shut out the world and enjoy a moment, no interruptions. And then again, it conveys a sense of loss. The narratorย lost everything and the house painfully reminds him of those memories he had with the person he loved.ย 

Either way, the song was amazing to my ear and the ticking clock at the beginning and end of the song was an effective touch.ย 

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And I feel your warmth
And it feels like home
And there’s someone
Calling on the telephone
Let’s stay home
It’s cold outside
And I have so much
To confide to you

With or without words
I’ll confide everything


9 thoughts on “Day 18: A song from the year that you were born”

      1. To be honest, I can’t stand to hear Modern Talking and their music does nothing for me lyrically speaking. Dave Gahan, on the other hand, has such a soothing and emotional voice that I consider him my second favorite vocalist after Michael Jackson, although I do not like all of Depeche Mode’s songs.


      2. Really, Haha. Funny-this is my teenage music preference and I associate the flow of their tunes as worry- free state in the time capsule. So when I hear them, i feel as there is nothing pressing happening. I will check out Dave Gahan. Very interesting.


  1. Depeche Mode, I forgot about those guys, another song for my playlist.

    My picks; I say a little prayer, by Aretha Franklin; and I heard it through the grapevine, by Marvin Gaye. Yeah, you guessed it; theyโ€™re both on my playlist, and was released the year of my birth. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. DM is my favorite English import and I still listen to them from time to time. I liked that Aretha song! You have wonderful taste in music, my friend. ๐Ÿ‘

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      1. Thanks, a lot of people say that. My music collection spans across all genres, I play them on a Bluetooth speaker at work. I even have theme nights; throwback Thursday is one. I canโ€™t even take a night off, without causing them to ask whatโ€™s up with no music? ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. Haha! You’re welcome. I remember when I had a massive music collection back then when I loved music which included CDs. Now, I only listen to selected music.

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