Friday, April 24, 2009

Whimsical musical memory

Rachel's new post talks about worship songs, and she's got some great YouTube videos of the ones she was listening to last night. I've listened to one of them, "My Life is Like Oooh, Ahh" by GRITS, um, probably three times now. And I'm about to listen to it again.

Not because it's one of my favorites (because it is) or that I haven't heard it in a long time (though I haven't) but because of the memories it brings back. Memories of dancing around in the house my four roommates and I shared during my senior year of college...the music blaring from the stereo as we went on one of our (few) cleaning sprees...the way Keri and Jennifer would make corn flake treats as it played...

Some songs just bring back great memories, don't they?

Like Josh Groban's "When You Say You Love Me" -- not only was it in our wedding, but I remember dancing with my husband by candlelight to that song. It's special to me.

Like Dashboard Confessional's "Bend and Not Break" -- Great tune, crazy lyrics. Unromantic lyrics. But it was the only CD Superman had in his car, so he used it to propose to me.

Like Tyrone Wells' "What are We Fighting for?" -- I can't hear that without thinking of Rindy, who introduced the artist to me.

Like Jonathon Coulton's "Someone is Crazy" -- Makes me smile every time.

What songs take you back to another time or are particularly memorable to you? Which ones that, whenever you hear them, make you smile?

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Anonymous said...

Last year we were on our way home from a trip and were listening to the '80's station on XM. Every single song took me back to Jr High/High School. It was a little disturbing! But I loved it - I remembered a bunch of things that I had forgotten but were treasured memories. Of course, there were a few things I wish I had forgotten completely!

septembermom said...

Thank you for introducing me to some great songs. Josh Groban's voice is amazing. I'm much older than you :) But when I was dating my husband, we used to listen to Tom Petty, Billy Squier, KISS (crazy, I know, but great songs!. We loved to crank all of those tunes up!!

Anonymous said...

Every time I heard 100 Portraits "Enter the Worship Circle 3" it reminds me of my long drive across our old town to my first real job as an adult.

Glad you liked the Grits. :)

Anonymous said...

90's music like The Verve and the like take me back...and remind me of high school....oh the memories :)

I work with teenagers and have heard lots about the Ohh Ahh song...they love it :)

Have a great weekend :)

Beth@playinwiththepaulsens! said...

all the 80's songs!

Anonymous said...

songs do have a way to spark some memories. unfortunately, i have heard a few songs lately that have sparked some ugly memories. they have a way of doing that too. UGH! the good ones most certainly out weigh the bad ones, though!

Sarah M. said...

No particularly precious memory, but "Can't touch this" sure takes me back!

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sara said...

I love how when you hear a song that you haven't heard for say 20 still know all the words!

misti said...

Anything by Amy Grant...Kristin and I had a tape of her we used to play over and over...yeah, and make up dances to her songs.

"You are my sunshine" - my mom and dad both used to sing this to me when I was little

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