What three songs from your past take you back to when you first heard them and/or what’s the story behind them?
And since this is my blog, I guess I get to go first, right?
#3 – The Police – Sychronicity II from the album, “Synchronicity.”
This song takes me back to a foggy Half Moon Bay in California. I had a mental crash in 1983 when my first husband was in Air Force. He’d gone to basic training, I’d just learned how to drive our 4 speed manual ’73 Vega GT wagon. And I needed to get the hell away from just EVERYTHING. Have any of you ever needed to just get the hell away from all of it? Yeah. That was me. I don’t know if it was the upcoming move to Texas, or the fact that I realized that I was no longer a kid, or what, but every single time I hear this song? It takes me back to hanging my feet over the rocks and watching the waves crash in during a foggy afternoon. That’s only been what? Thirty years ago? OMG, I am almost old enough to fart dust.
#2 Josh Groban – You Raise Me Up…
This song was what played during my wedding in 2003…I remember Johnny looking at the ceiling like there was a bug up there, or something, but the fact of the matter was that he was just as choked up as I was. To this day, 11 years later, we still joke about the “fly” on the ceiling. 🙂 ❤
#1 The Smiths – How Soon Is Now?
This song nails my number one spot for two reasons: one is because it takes me back to my childhood.
The second is that it reminds me of my sister from another mister…Ms. Redwood City, California…Skwarl. I hear this and not only think of high school, but I get a double whammy, because I hear this and also think about our trip to North Myrtle Beach a year or so ago. She’s got satellite radio in the car and it had a killer 80’s new wave vibe going on, and any song that can take me back to high school AND make me smile about a forty-something adventure? How do you top that? Yeah…you don’t.
So there are my songs for the year.
I would absolutely love it if you guys would share the top three songs of your life. What are the songs and why do they take you back?
Until next time…