Sunday, 6 November 2011

Listography...Top 5 Teen Crushes

What a great theme this week for 5 teen crushes!  Whenever I think of teen crushes I recall my big sister Carol and her crush on Donny Osmond in the 70s.  Her bedroom walls were literally plastered with Donny pics including a poster of him in his purple velvet hat.  My Nan visited one weekend and on entering Carol's room had a complete turn at the shocking sight of wall to wall Donny and had to lie down all a fluster for the remainder of the day!

As for me, I was a teen in the 80s. I actually kept a list of prospective love interests and truly hoped that I may end up married to one of them!

1: Pete Murphy

The Bauhaus frontman and the Maxell Tapes advert  poster boy, was just the most divine specimen of manhood.  All cheekbones, eyeliner and chiselled jaw, the post punk rocker was exquisite.  I saw him perform live when I was about 13.  I was right at the front and got trampled by punks in steel toe capped DMs and mohicans...but I swear Pete Murphy looked straight at me making my injuries worthwhile! Swoons!

2: John Taylor

John was my Duran Duran-ie of choice.  I sometimes wore a trilby and pretended it had belonged to him!

3: The Lost Boys (all of them!)

I would have offered my throat to any/all of the super hot vampires from the Lost Boys.  The one with the long black hair was my favourite, but Keifer Sutherland in undead form would have done too!  This is still one of my favourite it!!

4:  Howard Keel...My Sugar Daddy of choice!

I've got a bit of a thing for musicals and I love Calamity Jane.  Howard Keel's Wild Bill Hickock was the older man who I would have liked to sweep me off my feet and take care of me in his strong manly manner!

5:  Tim Matheson

My earliest crush was back in the late 70s when I used to watch the Quest.  Tim Matheson and Kurt Russell played brothers separated when Indians kidnapped Kurt Russell and their sister.  The brothers were reunited some years later and then went on their quest to find their sister who was still missing.  With one in his cowboy outfit and one in an Indian get up, they ticked two role play boxes.  I favoured the tall, dark handsome cowboy Morgan Beaudine played by Tim Matheson. I wanted to ride off into the sunset with him!!

I will leave you with a picture of my real teen crush, and the man I did eventually marry...Pete, John, Keifer, Howard and Tim move aside!  This is the real man I very own Ian!!


  1. he he he - love this list!!!!! The lost boys was on the other day and it *totally* took me best friend and I must have watched it at least a dozen times swooning all the way!!!!

    S.A.M xx

  2. OMG I loved Howard Keel too! Calamity ane is one of my favourite movies...I sooooo wanted to be Doris Day, nearly as much as Madonna! And your 'real' teenage crush really could give them all a run for their money! Fab list...brought back a few memories x

  3. Ooh, the Lost Boys was a great film! What with Corey Haim, Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland all in it, it was teenage crush hormone overload for me! :-) Another fine contender that didn't make my list :-(

  4. Proud to be considered in the same post as such fine featured examples of the male species. Also proud to be the one that won your heart. XXX

  5. I love that you kept a list of love interests!! That is completely something I would have done (although didn't).

  6. What an enjoyable blog - when I first saw Gladiator at the cinema I did think Russell Crowe was gorgeous and oh! so manly - but I then considered that, at my age, I shouldn't have a crush on anybody but just be grateful for my lovely husband who I wouldn't swap for anything.

  7. Hilarious list! And you ol' slapper getting ALL of the Lost Boys in there!

  8. ALL of the Lost Boys? Jesus woman, I only chose one and he only made it to my Subs Bench :)

  9. Real mix list. Love Howard Keel though - Calamity Jane fab film. And Lost Boys was definitely a film that me & my friends ogled over for hours

  10. I don't recognise any of those apart from the lost boys.
    That is very sweet at the bottom though:)

  11. Amanda @gidders18 November 2011 at 19:13

    Awh, what a great post - this is my favourite Listography I've read of all of them :0)

  12. I flitted between John Taylor and Simon Le Bon.The Lost Boys has to be one of the best films of the 80's.Ever!



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