Monday, April 15, 2013

Oldies but still goldies #by: Márcia Schwarz Perel

No, this is not a blog about Betty White or Joan Rivers. This is about songs that might spark your brain into going back in time, back to a place, remind you of a scent. This is what music does to me. It makes me travel to the past, it brings me back a feeling of nostalgia, and may it be good or bad. Some songs remind me of some Brazilian soap operas ( did I ever mention I have a tape collection on those soundtracks?), others remind me of the loud radio on summer days by the swimming pool, at Centro Israelita do Paraná.

There may be too many songs to remember, but lately I have been listening to a Brazilian radio station on the internet (Transamerica Light), and the songs immediately make me travel in time. I now invite you to travel with me, as I share my memories with you. The list is long, so buckle up!

1.     I should have known better – Jim Diamond
2.     Joanna – Kool and the gang
3.     I don’t want to lose you – Tina Turner (who remembers of Tina Pepper by Regina Casé?)

4.     Waiting for a girl like you – Foreigner
5.     Careless Whisper – Wham!
6.     Heaven – Brian Adams
7.     Heaven – Warrant
8.     Captain of her heart – Double
9.     Lover why – Century
10.  Don’t get me wrong – The Pretenders
11.  Don’t look back – Fine Young Cannibals

12.  Informer – Snow
13.  More than this – 10,000 Maniacs (with or without Natalie Merchant)
14.  Don’t talk just kiss – Right Said Fred
15.  I like Chopin – Gazebo (Lea Baras’ oldie and goldie)
16.  Groovin in the midnight – Maxi Priest
17.  I’ve been thinking about you – London Beat
18.  Set adrift on memory bliss – PM Dawn
19.  Stay – Oingo Boingo (Top Model novela, anyone?)

20.  Step it up – Stereo MC’s
21.  Boom Shak a Lak – Apache Indian
22.  Lessons in love – Level 42
23.  Call it love – Poco
24.  Love changes everything – Climie Fischer
25.  Overkill – Men at work

26.  Take a toke – C&C Music Factory
27.  December – Collective Soul
28.  I can’t stop loving you – Van Halen
29.  Hypnotize – Notorious BIG
30.  Every time you go away – John Paul Young
31.  Free – Soup Dragons
32.  ANYTHING by Double You
33.  Sweat – Inner Circle
34.  Mary’s prayer – Danny Wilson
35.  Stop! – Erasure

36.  Repetition – Information Society
37.  New Sensation – INXS

38.  Now that we found love – Third World
39.  The Cranberries - Linger

40.  Roxette - Joyride

by Márcia Schwarz Perel


  1. Talking about not so old music, I remember you im high school, wearing glasses ond holding a NKOTB vinyl.

    1. Fabio Silva, are you friends with Marcia ?

  2. Replies
    1. o mundo é uma azeitona mesmo. #cool!

    2. Fabio Surfista !!! Vc esqueceu do moletom fosforescente !!!


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