Anyone who knows me well will know that I love a good sing song. Mainly in private, in the car or whilst pottering around the house, however I have braved karaoke a couple of times occasionally and sung in the Staff Choir at work too. Music is important in my life and I love listening to a song that gives me goosebumps but I also love how listening to a song can bring back memories. With this in mind, I thought I would share 5 songs that mean something to me…
I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
This song was the first song that my husband and I had. It reminds me of when we first started seeing each other and was a song that, considering our music tastes are totally opposite, we actually both liked. It reminds me of those initial months together…the honeymoon period!
A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
This was the first dance that my husband and I had together at our wedding. It took ages to make a decision on what our first dance song should be. Given that the first song in this list isn’t really the right tempo for a first dance, we struggled with something that meant something and created the right atmosphere. We went to see Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and it started playing as the credits rolled. “How can I love when I’m afraid to fall” explained how I’d felt when I first met him and we sat in the cinema, whilst others left, listening to the song. We had our first dance song ❤ After the wedding, I had some of the lyrics tattooed at the top of my leg to mark the occasion.
You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon
A weird one? Maybe to some but this song reminds me of my friends, in particular my best friends. It’s our song. We dance to it like lunatics on nights out and one of my favourite memories of our wedding is my sister, two of my besties and I dancing like our lives depending on it. Probably thanks to the copious amounts of prosecco but also because we just love the song. We even sing to the bits that don’t have lyrics “Da da da da, da da da da, da da da da” whilst doing this pelvic thrust type move…I know, you want to be as cool as us, don’t you?
I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston
Ok let me set the scene. You’ve had a night out planned with your bestie for ages. You’ve been looking forward to it and are really up for a few cocktails and dancing the night away. However, when your bestie turns up at your house, she’s on a downer and not in the mood. What do you do? You get some drinks, put on some music and hope that she will come round. What did I do? I did the first two: drinks – check, music – check, then this song came on and rather than hope she would come round, did what every good friend does…I dance around in my bra and pants like a dickhead, miming and dancing with my deodorant in a desperate attempt to cheer her up. Luckily it worked and we had a great night out. Every time that song comes on we pretend to dance with our deodorant cans.
Pam Song by Victoria Wood
In general, Victoria Wood will always remind me of my Mum. They don’t look a like, more just that we used to watch her stand up together and went to see her tour “At It Again” together. Her songs make me laugh so much and I bought my Mum an album of all her songs one Mother’s Day. ‘Pam’ is one that makes me howl!
“Joan dear, do get dressed.
No woman over forty suits a mauve string vest’
“We kissed and hugged without delay.
He tried to take my rain hood off. I said, no way.”
If you haven’t listened to any of Victoria Wood’s songs, get searching on YouTube. I recommend this one, as well as ‘Let’s Do It’, ‘Andrea’ and ‘Barry and Freda’. My mum also always used to quote Victoria Wood’s character “Kimberley”…to be honest, I don’t know why! But it was funny when I was a kid!
So there you go, five songs that mean something to me. To be honest, I could have added another five so maybe there will be a part 2 to this post in the future.