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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