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Music of Your Life

Posted on: March 19, 2008 3:29 pm
Edited on: March 20, 2008 11:37 am
 

This is inspired by Mom's blog item about scents that remind you of people, places and situations.  Honestly, scents have never really done it for me.  I'm not saying I want anyone to smell bad and I certainly remember certain ones, but my memories are triggered more by specific songs.  I also equate certain times in my life with certain songs.  For instance, when I was younger and didn't know what the hell I wanted to do with my life it was Joe Jackson's, "You Can't Get What You Want 'Til You Know What You Want."  Then, when I did finally start following a path which seemed right, I still wasn't satisfied, so it was The Rolling Stones', "You Can't Always Get What You Want," "but if you try sometimes, you get what you need".....you all know the rest.  When I did finally get settled in my place in life, it was Desiree's, "You Gotta Be."

As for certain situations that occurred, well, I of course broke up with someone when Sinead O'Connor's, "Nothing Compares 2 U" came out.  I'll never forget sitting at my job before we opened watching the video on TV, goddamn her.  I think every woman will admit to feeling as though they could beat any breakup by listening to Gloria Gaynor's, "I Will Survive."  Then, there are the love songs I link to specific men who've been in my life like Bryan Adams', "Still Feels Like the First Time," and I designated Matchbox 20's, "When You're Gone" to a crush I once had.  Mostly, it was what was playing on the radio while I thought about whoever as I drove.  As for the perfect sex song, to me it's, "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover."  I have no idea who sings it, but does it really matter?  No.  The perfect wedding song?  None other than Etta James', "At Last."  Runner up goes to Gladys Knight's, "You're the Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me." 

So, I put it out there to all of you.  What might you call your theme song presently and in the past?  What songs remind you of your first time, your first date, your first love, etc?  Do they inspire happiness or enough pain to make you want to hurl something at the radio?  I've never done that and never will because every memory and experience makes you who you are and need to be held onto. 

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Tags: Music
 
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Since: Nov 22, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2010 8:52 pm
 

Music of Your Life

here's a sick mixtape i've been listening to recently



Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: March 20, 2008 2:04 pm
 

Music of Your Life

Country Boy Can Survive- Hank Jr.  This was our theme song for my high school football team.     
     

O.P.P.- Naughty By Nature.  The first song I ever heard at a strip joint.  Still brings a smile to my face.

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Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2008 11:36 am
 

Music of Your Life

Would love to hear stories to go with the songs.  Why they're special to you, what they remind you of.



Since: Feb 6, 2008
Posted on: March 20, 2008 10:54 am
 

Music of Your Life

 

Somebody - Depeche Mode

More - Harry Connick, Jr.

From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea - The Cure




Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2008 8:53 am
 

Music of Your Life

The Macy Gray one I know fo' sho' because that is my girl.  The song is I Try and it is off her first album.  Her song Sexual Revolution is a song that always makes my friends and I dance.

My List by Toby Keith is a good reminder about keeping priorities. 

The Girl With His Smile and My Eyes is also a great song to remind you about family and that true priority.




Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2008 1:52 am
 

Music of Your Life

Well , I'm a bit of a sentimental sap . . . So most of my faves remind me of my lovely wife , for one reason or another .

Two Occasions ( by BabyFace when he was with the Deal ) That was the song that always made me think of my wife --- I only think of her , on two occasions , day and night . . . Still true .

One More Day ( by Diamond Rio ) If you've never heard this , and you ever have to be away from your wife / husband / lover , give it a listen .

Don't take the Girl ( by Tim McGraw ) Reminds me how lucky I am to be blessed with my wife and children , and what I would give for them .




Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: March 19, 2008 9:11 pm
 

Music of Your Life

That's right, thanks.  I like Prince's song too, but the other one just oozes sex. 

Memories of times with the girls include "It's Raining Men" and that song by Macy Gray whose name escapes me, but the chorus goes, "I try and say goodbye and I choke, try to walk away and I stumble....."  There are more girl's night out songs that I'm sure will come to me.  Ah, the memories. 




Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: March 19, 2008 7:42 pm
 

Music of Your Life

You are right it's Sophie B. Hawkins

Prince was I wanna be your Lover my bad.




Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: March 19, 2008 7:25 pm
 

Music of Your Life

Thanks, Laurensmama, but Prince doesn't sing it, it's a woman. 




Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: March 19, 2008 7:23 pm
 

Music of Your Life

Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover is by Prince.

The first song LD and I ever danced to was At Last by Etta James and our wedding song was Push by Sarah McLaughlin.  I Will Remember You and I Will Survive are songs that always make me think of my girls and our "Good Time Days".  Isn't She Lovely and In my Daughter's Eyes bring memories of the most life altering moment of my life - when of course I became Laurensmama.



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