Later this month, I'll be travelling to Charlotte to see New Kids on the Block in concert, fulfilling a childhood dream for me.
I've been listening to their old songs online and in the process, have stumbled across some of my favorite songs from that era.
Which got me thinking... what does the soundtrack of my life sound like?
So, to honor my New Kids, for the days leading up to my first NKOTB concert, I'll be blogging about my favorite, life-defining-moment songs from the past 20 years.
And so it begins...
In 1988, I was 11 years old and a sixth grader at Cliffside Elementary School. I was also a student in Mrs. Hamrick's class -- my mom.
The number five song of 1988 was "Sweet Child Of Mine" by Guns 'N Roses. GNR was big that year - so big that when given the opportunity to name our make-believe town for our career unit, we named it Paradise City.
George Harrison was back on the charts, and not with the Beatles, but solo with "Got My Mind Set On You." He was my mama's favorite Beatle, so the love of this song was something we shared.
With my first taste of love came my first taste of heartbreak, and hours of listening to Tiffany's "Could've Been."