Fight for Your Right...Beastie Boys, 1986
Angsty 80's songs, from the soundtrack of my life, is my theme for the A-Z challenge this year.
In 1986 I had weathered the general social anxieties of middle school and was trying to safely navigate my way through the end of high school. I wasn't feeling particularly rebellious by the late eighties, or at least wasn't terribly showy about whatever I was trying to get away with.
However, when Mike D, MCA and Ad Rock told me to fight for my right to party, I really felt like there must have been some injustice I could protest against. Maybe I was being denied my right to party and just hadn't noticed. I may have been more concerned about the clothes I was going to wear, and certainly had no idea what to do with my hair.
Suffice to say, the song made me feel like I should take action, but didn't know how. Perhaps there were other people I could have been helping. I decided the best thing to do was sing along...loudly. My absolute favorite part was the rhyming in the final verse:
Your mom busted in and said "What's that noise?"
Aw, mom you're just jealous it's the Beastie Boys!