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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Name that Tune

Do you ever listen to a song and it instantly transports you back in time or recall a special memory?

I was on the bus this morning heading to work and listening to my ipod. I was feeling blah until a favorite song of mine played. Instantly my mood changed. I like this particular song because it was the song that was playing when DH & I were on our early dates, when we took a drive down the coast to be exact.

It was a lovely sunny day and we decided to drive down the coast. I didn’t particularly care where we were driving to as long as we were together. I remember feeling excited, anxiousness, nervousness and butterflies in my stomach. I remember my thoughts were consumeed wondering if and when DH was going to hold my hand or kiss me. Hearing this song brought me back to that exact time and the emotions I was feeling that day.

When I hear Michelle Branch’s song “Breathe”, it brings me back to our wedding day. For some retro moments: When I hear Spandau Ballet’s song “Gold”, it transports me back to 6th grade when my friend Karen & I sang to it countless of times.

It’s funny how a song can instantly evoke a memory or emotion from your past.

Question of the day: What is a particular song that invokes a memory or time for you?


Blogger Ally said...

There are a lot...but a favorite is "Even Flow" and "Alive" by Pearl Jam, which I listened to right before most every cross country meet in tenth grade. Every time I hear them I sort of get that pre-race feeling and rush.

July 3, 2007 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Desiree said...

Ace of Base's song All that she wants... it reminds me of sophmore year of high school...yet living on my own in Philly...dancing w/ Pennsylvania Ballet. An older dancer had a car & would blast this song as we'd drive through the city. Whenever I hear it I'm reminded of being young, of the freedom & passion I had & how I was doing just what I always dreamed of doing. Songs are awesome! ;)

July 3, 2007 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger B said...

there are soo many- but the one that came to mind was "playing with the queen of hearts" or anything dolly parton reminds me of way back when, spending the summers at my grandma's farm

July 3, 2007 at 5:29 PM  
Anonymous brandy said...

Ohhh I love this question. I would say...
1. Living on a Prayer
2. Wide Open Spaces
3. Summer of '69

All evoke the feeling of friends, freedom and funnelling beer. Ahh, those were the days.

July 3, 2007 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger SWF41 said...

This is so silly, but when I was in high school, I worked at a local Dairy Queen. We had a jukebox outside that apparently only had one song on it...."Funkytown." It played over and over and over.

Now, everytime I hear it, I want an ice cream cone. :-)

July 4, 2007 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger 2xA+r0n said...

The song: To Shelia, Smashing Pumpkins.
The memory: ...mine to keep.

July 5, 2007 at 5:25 AM  
Blogger angel, jr. said...

Gosh there are so many songs that evoke those kinds of memories.

Ty Herndons "What Mattered Most" brings me back to a time in college when I was hanging out continually with a bunch of friends during the summertime. I think I'm just mentioning this, because I heard his song lately on the radio. It's a country song, so you probably wouldn't have heard of it.

July 5, 2007 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger appletini said...

Definitley the song "It's getting hot in here" by Nelly.... it reminds me of when my sweetheart and I were first dating.

We LOVVED dancing to this song when we would go out. Every time we hear this song we both smile and ask, "remember when we use to dance to this song?"

July 5, 2007 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Teena said...

When I hear "I Will Survive", it reminds me of when my first husband and I had just broken up ... and I felt so happy to be free :)

July 5, 2007 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger ella w. said...

This is totally cheesy, but "Back for Good" by Take That transports me back to my sophomore year where I spent time in NYC and felt serious butterflies for the first time in my life. Ironically years later when he tried to kiss me, I just was NOT feeling it.

July 6, 2007 at 9:38 AM  

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