5 Songs With Meaning

Educating RoversiAnyone 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.

Do you love/hate any of these songs? Do they remind you of anything? What would be on your list? I’d love to hear from you! You can comment below or find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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About Becky Roversi

Previously the writer of Educating Roversi, Becka is a 30 something Mum to two and has an addiction to mugs, Disney, pyjamas & stationery. Welcome to the Bubble!
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12 Responses to 5 Songs With Meaning

  1. Tim says:

    Victoria Wood – much missed. We saw her at the Royal Albert Hall way back when (1992?) – I’m pretty sure it was the first gig I ever went to with my wife (or girlfriend as she was then). Such a warm, funny lady. #KCACOLS

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  2. crummymummy1 says:

    Love the Victoria Wood song – very funny indeed! #KCACOLS


  3. I love the first one so much, it was on our wedding playlist! #KCACOLS


  4. I absolutely love music and wouldn’t be without it! Within a few notes a song can bring back good and not so good memories. #kcacols

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  5. There’s a saying about being able to look back and make a soundtrack for our lives, different songs that are reminiscent of certain times and people. I’ll have to give this some thought some day and see what kind of mix tape I’d come up with #KCACOLS

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  6. aliduke79hotmailcom says:

    I like a thousand years, beautiful song. I have loads of sonfs that mean something to me. I think music is great for the soul. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time


  7. I have loved the Cristina Perri song since Twilight too it always tugs on my heartstrings when I hear it #kcacols


  8. Shan Ellis says:

    Songs are always part of you’re life and music always enhances it! So much like having your own personal backing tracks going on there! Love the choices and the reasoning! Do me a
    Mixtape please!



  9. Coombe Mill says:

    Songs always bring back a time and a place for me too, I can trace my life through songs. #KCACOLS


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