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April 12, 2012

(Play)Lists: Young Hall, April 1998

Filed under: History, Music, Personal — Tags: , , , , — llcall @ 5:55 am

I found pictures! Is it wrong to publish them without written consent of former roommates? Well, if it’s wrong, I don’t wanna be right. It messed up the song numbering, but it’s worth it . . . oh, the memories.

A mixed tape my roommates and I made to remember freshman year (still one of the very best and most significant years of my life) in 243 Young Hall:

Side 1:

  1. Carrying the Banner (from Newsies) — I can almost hear Meg and Rach singing this from their middle bedroom
  2. Footloose, Kenny Loggins — song of choice to get pumped up for cleaning checks if I remember correctly (Speaking of cleaning checks . . . )
  1. Almost Paradise, Ann Wilson and Mike Reno (from Footloose)
  2. If She Would Have Been Faithful, Chicago
  3. Can’t Fight This Feeling, R. E. O. Speedwagon — a tribute to a certain roomie’s discovery that she might be in love with one of her best friends (it’s a testament to how much I loved those girls and wanted to remember them that I even included this song on my tape since I kinda hate it and always have)
  4. Wishin and Hopin, Ani DiFranco (from My Best Friend’s Wedding) — we lip-synced to this for a ward talent show; photographic evidence somewhere in this house (Photographic evidence located . . .)
  1. Journey to the Past (from Anastasia)
  2. My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion — this was the year of Titanic, after all, which some roommates saw at least six times and I may or may not have been totally obnoxious about, repeatedly joking that “I don’t watch p0rn”
  3. Lean on Me (from Lean on Me) — turns out we were really into soundtracks
  4. Walking on Sunshine, Katrina and the Waves
  5. I Won’t Say I’m in Love (from Hercules) — no idea who started the Hercules thing (I don’t think I’ve ever seen it) but this was frequently heard around the apartment

Side 2:

  1. Go the Distance (from Hercules)
  2. Sugar, Sugar, The Archies
  3. Don’t Know What It Is, Nancy Hanson — I put a country song on my mixed tape; further evidence of my undying love for those girls
  4. Fearless Heart, Nancy Hanson and Peter Breinholt
  5. Have You Ever Been in Love?, Peter Cetera
  6. Love Me Still, Chaka Khan
  7. Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss), Betty Everett — pretty sure this earned a spot on the playlist based on one isolated incident of blasting it out of Rach’s car and dancing around a parking lot in the middle of the night (which, it turns out, I have a picture of . . . )
  1. Just Like Jesse James, Cher
  2. After All, Cher and Peter Cetera
  3. All I Ever Have To Be, Amy Grant
  4. She’s Like the Wind, Patrick Swayze
  5. Angel of the Morning, The Pretenders
  6. Good Company (from Oliver and Company)
  7. In My Life, The Beatles (No relation to this song, but there was always a lot of dancing in the kitchen . . . )

Based on the diminishing memories of the final songs on the tape, I suspect that I just started filling time because there was left-over space.  So Meg, Rach, Em, did I get anything wrong?  Did I forget some totally important lip-syncing anecdote?  Was I really as obnoxious about Titanic as I think I was?



  1. Oh wow. That brings back a FLOOD of memories. I wish we were back in #243 so we could have a cleaning check and I could talk on the phone while you all cleaned :). I still think of that “its in his kiss” dance every time I hear that song….but wasn’t it Cher singing it? And, correction- I saw Titanic SEVEN times while it was in the theaters. Oh boy. Love ya.

    Comment by Rach — April 12, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    • Titanic’s back again…you could go for seven more 😉

      Comment by llcall — April 12, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

  2. This ALMOST makes me want to post a picture I have of me dancing with a mop we named after one of our tall, thin, gangly FHE brothers. Maybe on my private blog…..

    Comment by kei02003 — May 31, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

  3. yeah! love the pictures! I can’t believe how red your hair is! Freshman Year looks like fun, just like it should be 🙂

    Comment by Kristin — June 1, 2012 @ 5:11 am

    • The medication I took in the following years permanently altered my hair color. Perhaps it would have changed with age anyway, but it was a pretty marked change.

      Comment by llcall — November 17, 2012 @ 6:31 am

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