Blog Every Day in May: song memories

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I'm not excited about today's blogging topic. Like, at all.

Day 29, Wednesday: Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories. Use Grooveshark or YouTube to include them in the post.

Alright, fine. Whatever. 

It's not that I don't love music and it's not that music hasn't shaped my life in some way (because trust me, it has!). I'm not excited about today's topic because I don't think my talking about 5 songs I like is all that interesting for you, the readers.

So, sorry in advance.

But don't worry, I'm not going to put down song titles from obscure bands that no one's ever heard of in an attempt to sound cool in my musical tastes. I'm not cool about music at all. I bought the Spice Girls' "Greatest Hits" cd last weekend.

 
Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'". I don't know anyone who doesn't know and love this song. Actually, I think it's very un-American to not like it. In fact, if you don't like "Don't Stop Believin'", just pack your bags and move to Canada because we don't want you here. I put this song on the list because every time I hear it on the radio, I'm reminded of the Thursday nights I used to spend at bars in college. My homies and I followed a local cover band religiously and I have awesome memories of belting out this tune, Long Island Iced Tea in hand, with my absolute best friends in the whole world.

 
The Beach Boys' "Wouldn't It Be Nice". Clayton and I had our first dance to this song at our wedding, but this track was meaningful to us far before we said our "I do"s. The day I met Clayton, we listened to The Beach Boys' "Greatest Hits" album in his truck and that's when I heard this song for the very first time. It's sappy and cheesy and totally cringe-worthy to say, but this song totally captures the essence of our long-distance dating relationship (and they're one of my favorite bands!).

 
Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart". Despite how completely and utterly weird this sounds, this song will forever remind me of my sister, Ashley. I don't know how or when it started, probably back when we used to share a bedroom and listened to A LOT of soft rock radio, but we sing this song to each other all the time. Ashley takes Bonnie Tyler's part and I take the man's part because ... I'm more more manly. I have every intention of singing this at her wedding one day.

 
Deep Blue Something's "Breakfast at Tiffany's". Brittany, one of my oldest and closest friends, started playing guitar when we were in middle school and by the time we entered 9th grade, she was writing her own songs and was just generally awesome at playing. She shared her musical talents with myself and our two other girlfriends, and we spent countless hours sitting around and singing our favorite songs from the radio. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" was the first song the four of us performed together at a coffee house my junior year and I can't listen to it without smiling.

UB40's "Can't Help Falling In Love With You". This song totally reminds me of my dad. Right after my parents got divorced and my dad was carting us back and forth between his and my mom's house, he would always play this UB40 album. I thought the lead singer's voice was super weird and was totally convinced my dad was going through a mid-life crisis. Ha ha.

Do you love any of these songs?

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2 comments

  1. I have always loved "total eclipse of the heart". It is a great song!

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  2. OMG I LOOOOOVE this post! I would probably pick almost all these songs too! I cracked up at the UB40! Sometimes that comes on at home on Pandora and I am like "This song is so my dad!" HAHAHAHAHA And I cannot wait for you to sing Total Eclipse of the Heart at my wedding. It will be awesome!

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