Monday, July 11, 2011

Music Monday: Electric Youth (Sniff This)

What my early teens smelled like...


Oh hey. Look who has finally gotten around to joining Music Monday. I've been meaning to for a long time, and now I'm finally doing it. Electric Youth. It came out in 1989 just as I was about to enter my teens. I wasn't a fan of Debbie Gibson (I was more into NKOTB, first, because I was 13 and didn't know any better; and second, because I was 13  and ... yeah, that's pretty much my entire defense. Woot! NKOTB Forever!). I thought she was okay. She wasn't trying to steal any of the NKOTB boys from me. I thought the song was okay. It was very catchy, but more than the song, the perfume it spawned won me over. It was my official scent when I was 13-17. Later on, it was replaced by Tribe. If neither was available, I went for Malibu Musk (a fourth option was Exclamation!). Anyway, Electric Youth the perfume for me smelled like the combination of all things associated with the adolescent girl of that time -- hot pink and other neon colors, Trapper Keepers, candy, etc. Of course, some girl I knew said it smelled like Robitussin, but what did she know?


So basically, Electric Youth, the song, wasn't my personal anthem or anything like that. The song simply became significant to me because it brought to me the scent which I can definitely describe as smelling like teen spirit (not the deodorant). Anyway, "Electric youth, It's true you can't fight it. Live by it, the next generation..." Wow, what an old song? That "next generation" has been and gone (well, on toward the grown-up world). Sigh. Still hard to accept '89 was a long time ago.

So, that's my first Music Monday entry! It was fun.


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10 comments:

swirlyagelessmind said...

love your post!
you know, the pst kids and i were talking yesterday and they didn't know what a pop swatch was...i couldn't believe it.:) anyway, electric youth, tribe, malibu musk and exclamation are our versions of mom's here's my heart, topaz and sweet honesty, don't you think?

spinninglovelydays said...

Don't forget Shalimar, Charlie and Tatiana...

Natasha in Oz said...

I was in my final year of high school in 1989 and I remember this song like it as yesterday! Great memories-thanks!

Best wishes,
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

spinninglovelydays said...

Wasn't that a fun time? Thanks for stopping by! :)

Russ said...

Great Pick. I love her singing. And yes that was a great time for music.

stevebethere said...

I forgot all about her thanks for sharing :-)

Have a great MM!

Nisha said...

Thanks for giving us an insight into your early days esp on monday, enjoyed it! kinda jazzy music.. but the oldies were the best.. those wre the days.. what say???? hehe..

Thanks for visiting me at Nishas world and have a happy MM ;)

Dazediva said...

Haven't heard this track of Debbie Gibson - know a few of her other ones though.

Thanks for sharing :)

Lainy said...

Oh Gosh! I so love this song and all other Debbie Gibson hits. I was still in grade school when this song was a sure hit ;-)

Thanks for dropping by at kuerdas.com.

See you around!

Mystery Man said...

ah...the 80s...such great music...cheesy...but great