One last exception...Angsty 80's songs, from the soundtrack of my life, is my theme for the A-Z challenge this year.
Angst can be defined as "a feeling of anxiety, apprehension or insecurity". After twenty-five letters, I am getting to the crux of it. I am closing out the challenge by making an exception for the group that was playing in the background for a decent portion of my first couple of official teenage years.
I had been a pretty simple girl as far as my taste in music was concerned. Billy Joel was a big favorite, and I was starting to dabble in Top 40 hits. The advent of MTV gave me insight into all sorts of new music, as well as a new reason to sit in front of the television for ridiculously long periods of time. In the spring of 1983, the cool kids were almost close enough for me to reach...and they were listening to Led Zeppelin. As a result, I was listening to Led Zeppelin. I bought nearly every album, in an attempt to expand my repertoire beyond Stairway to Heaven, and made sure to have the appropriate scribblings on all of my folders and brown paper bag book covers.
The boy I started dating at that time introduced me to a beautiful song, off of Led Zeppelin II. It was a sort of Led Zep for newbies sweet ballad. It became our song. I still have my second copy of the album. (The first copy fell victim to some sort of teenage girl meltdown and ended up in two pieces.) Here it is...Thank you
I have enjoyed putting this puzzle of songs together in an attempt to capture the angst of a particular decade, and appreciate all of you who have stopped by to sing along!
**A special shout out to Misty, who helped to keep me going from letter L on by messaging with me on facebook every day trying to guess the next day's song. She even managed to understand that I didn't develop an appreciation for U2 until the nineties. I hope we can find something to talk about today...I can't live With or Without You, and hope you're with me When It's Over**