Okay…because it’s the end of the year and I’m feeling just a skosh on the sentimental side, I wanted to bring this question to you:
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…
1) Queen- “Bohemian Rhapsody”- When I was quite young, in the single digits, I had a horrific time with Asthma and other maladies and my hearing was bad. By the time I was in 5th grade, I could not hear hardly at all. My 5th grade teacher thought I was retarded ( the PC stuff did not happen until much later). Come to find out, during testing, that the past few years I had been deaf in one ear, mostly deaf in the other. I could not hear. Several tubes and surgeries later, the first song I heard was Queen’s “BoRap”. What a explosion in my ears.
2) Joy Division- “Love Will Tear Us Apart”– Started my love with British New Wave. Holy Crap on a cracker did that song open a doorway…all these bands rushed in. The Smiths, Japan, Ultravox, The Cure, Adam and the Ants, The Clash, The Damned, Human League. But it all started with Joy Division. When they imploded upon the suicide of their lead singer, the rest of the bad rose up and became New Order.
Ain’t that some good shit.
3) My third fave is not so much a song, as a thing to do. We would often to down to North Myrtle Beach in the year to see people and my dad would play the song “You Never Even Called Me By My Name”- By David Allen Coe. Now my dad is a music lover and like most hardcore music lovers he had him a country music line-dancin’ tush-push phase that we all tend to bury in the recesses of our mind. He would play this song on the 8 track player in the car and we wold all sing. Loud. And badly. To a song with the word “damn” in it. That world got sung the loudest because, at that time, cursing in front of mom and dad was forbidden fruit,
You don’t have to call me darlin, darLIN…you never even call me by my name! 😉