Top Ten As A Teen: The List Sensation That’s Sweeping The Nation (On Facebook)

I’m always leery of lists that pop up on Facebook. Any time someone posts something that starts or ends with “Copy this post and share” or something similar it’s generally ignored on my end. This one felt a bit different, though. I actually learned something about my “friends” on social media: We all pretty much listened to the same stuff growing up.

We didn’t all list the same ten records, but every list I saw, I thought “Yeah I listened to that a bunch, too.” So it was fun and I’m going to share mine with you here. I’ll also do ten movies from that time that have stayed with me as well.

Counting Crows-August & Everything After

Fiona Apple-Tidal

Bob Dylan-Bringing It All Back Home

The Rolling Stones-Exile On Main Street

Jonny Lang-Lie To Me

Hootie & The Blowfish-Cracked Rear View


Tom Petty-Wildflowers

Stevie Wonder-Songs In The Key Of Life

The Wallflowers-Bringing Down The Horse

Oasis-Definitely, Maybe

There’s a lot of other stuff I would say I listened to a lot when I was a teen that I don’t really listen to anymore: Live-Throwing Copper, En Vogue-Funky Divas, Candlebox-S/T, Snoop Doggy Dogg-Doggystyle…the list is endless, honestly. Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins would be on there too (one of the first cassettes I ever bought).

I was into music as a teen, but not as much as I am now. I actually found myself much more fascinated by film. I tried to see as many classics as I could and, at one point, attempted to watch everything on IMDB’s top 250. Of course, I didn’t take into account that as new movies come out the list changes (also that a lot of boring people really love Shawshank Redemption).

L.A. Confidential

The Big Lebowski

Boogie Nights

Life Is Beautiful

Pulp Fiction


Jerry Maguire

Dark City

Wayne’s World

Dumb & Dumber

And here’s a list of movies people my age loved that I hated: Empire Records, Varsity Blues, Billy Madison, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Kids, The Craft, Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion

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