"For lovers of the Moth Radio Hour, Mortified Podcast, and National Memoir Writing Month." 


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1. Mad About You, Belinda Carlisle

2. Melt With You, Modern English
3. While We Have The Sun, Mirah
4. In Your Eyes, Peter Gabriel
5. Hahah, Mazzy Star

Mad About You, Belinda Carlisle:
* Joe.
* Sneaking out at night.
* Anaheim, parent's house.
* High School.
* Teenage love. 


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This experience was filled with naiveté, stupidity, teenage hormones, and a riskiness that captured this time period for me. I was looking for love in the wrong places as many of us do. 

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“I used to sneak out the window at night when I was a teenager with a boy called John. At 1 am, when my parents were most assuredly asleep, we drove the empty streets of the suburbs listening to music and pretending the world was ours. I’m sure it was more about sex for John, but I wanted to feel like I was free in the world with someone was madly in love with me. One night, I rolled down the window, stuck my head out in the soft rain, and let the cold wind reshape my hair. At that moment, the cheesiest song in the world blasted from the stereo: Belinda Carlisle’s “Mad About You.” The song transported me to a different emotional state, one with dreamy pastels and chiffon dresses. I was in a music video with an invisible camera crew capturing a teen romance. The evenings always concluded in the back of a smelly cold passenger van. To this day, when I hear that sappy song, I think about how naive I was at fifteen. I was mad about him, but he wasn’t mad about me.