Mix Tape Monday – Your first pop star crush

I remember thinking that George Michael was the best looking person I had ever seen when I saw him on the Band Aid video in 1984. I know it’s a cliché but I actually felt my heart miss a beat!
I then remember feeling my face going beetroot red. I dared to glance at my dad and  I prayed he wouldn’t notice how red my face gone; I felt sure my face was flashing on and off like the blue lights on a police car and what’s more, it felt like I was in a cartoon and someone had drawn flashing yellow arrows pointing to my face, to alert my dad to the fact that I thought George Michael was absolutely gorgeous.

This was a totally new feeling for me and at the time, I obviously didn’t realise that I was experiencing my first crush!

I was 8 years old when Band Aid was released. This seems very young to me to have a crush so I’m wondering if I saw a repeat of it at a later date……….when I was much older!!

Someone bought me a small pillow with his face on for Christmas that year and I kissed him goodnight, every night for what seemed like years *shame* It was probably only a few months but I’m sure you remember the way time messes with your head when you’re a child!

So my mix tape Monday choice is Careless Whisper. I was in love with George, this song and the accompanying video for many years.

NO…..he doesn’t still make my knees weak and I moved my crush onto Jordan Knight of NKOTB (New Kids On The Block) from the second I saw him on the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party in 1989.
I just watched it on You Tube and now feel all nostalgic! Jordan was my biggest and longest crush and yes, I still think he’s lovely; I don’t, however, make up daydreams anymore about him pulling up to the kerb in his limo, rolling down the window and telling me that he saw me at their concert and has been frantically getting all his people to find out who I was because he just knew he wanted to marry me and whisk me off to America 😀

I do still have the box of posters, news clippings, wall clock, wristwatch and everything else NKOTB related I could find to spend my £5 a week pocket money on for over a year.
Every wall, the ceiling, both sides of the door and even inside the window frame was covered with pictures and articles of them. You couldn’t see a centimetre of the walls/ceiling/door and it took me days to take them all down when I grew up and carefully remove all the blue tac because, after all that time and money, there was no way I’d ever be able to throw it all away!!



  1. rachxxxx 17th January 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Hi shell, just reading ur post about your first crush, i am now laughing how you have totally understating your crush on NKOTB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If my memory serves me right, it was at that time you had moved your bedroom around and acted as if you were actually married to jordan, me on the other hand, to your frustration knew nothing abt the band and was most possibly listening to head shoulders knees and toes! (being that bit younger) Anyway u were really excited to invite me round after you made a few change to the position of ur posters and cushion lol! You tthen spent many hours explaining about the history of the band as if it was law! i must say i learn't many of random things!!! i remember you getting a new poster with all the NKOTB members on a bike which was jioned together, i also recall you teaching me the words to the 'right stuff' and later me and ur john made a dance up on an old setee in the garden where we jumped on and off pretending to be on stage this later became a group game with James joining in. I also remember the way you loved jordan's hair and especiall his plait, i seem to remember you had your own hair cut short with a thin long plait at the back, perhaps you were trying to be his clone! i expect if he was ever to turn up at yours it would freak him out a little, i end this post by saying thankyou, for opening eyes to music, men and hairstylesxxxx it has been nice to take time out to remember good times with a special personxx

    1. Shell Louise 18th January 2012 at 8:36 am

      Your memory is much better than mine Rach! I totally forgot about that old sofa on the back garden!
      I don't remember having the 'rat's tail'plait though, I think you're making that bit up lol 😛
      Thanks for stopping my my blog, it's lovely to have you here 🙂 xxx

  2. LagosMum 9th January 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I love George Michael! I like NKOTB too, but I think I only knew two or three of their songs!

    1. Shell Louise 12th January 2012 at 8:30 am

      I could probably still sing along to all NKOTB's songs lol

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂 xx

  3. Otilia 9th January 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I love your post! you make a real post out of it! fabulous song though!

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