Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Five Songs


If I think back over the years there have been some pretty average songs that I have considered favourites at the time. In the blog everyday challenge, today it is about listing five songs that you remember - for whatever reason. 

I am starting with my last year in high school, we are talking early 90s. Perhaps it was the era of bad music, or perhaps it was just what I was listening to on commercial radio.

One of my favourites to dance to once I smuggled myself in as an underager at nightclubs was Life is a Highway - it's pretty bad. I wouldn't listen to it. Daggy was clearly my thing, I also remember loving Peter Andre more than life itself.

Life Is A Highway by Rascal Flatts on Grooveshark

Fast forward a few years and Mr H played this for me on the guitar to win me over. It worked.

Whatever Makes You Happy by Powderfinger on Grooveshark

If I think of my Dad, there are songs played over and over from the 70s when we had tape decks and when there were dinner parties (ALL THE TIME) this tape was played over and over. While we were tucked up in our beds, awoken by grown ups laughing and having a good time, we never thought to come out and speak to them,  we were so obedient and it was Sam Cooke who would sing us back to sleep.

Sam Cooke has a voice you can easily listen to any time, any day, any era.

Stand By Me by Sam Cooke on Grooveshark

Song four - I wrote all about another time - it's The Dance by Garth Brooks.

While song five got its own post last year too, the song you need when you want a secret weapon up your sleeve.

What songs bring back memories for you? Daggy songs can be embraced!







8 comments:

  1. It's really hard to list five favourite songs, but five songs that remind me of things I think I can do.
    Life is a Highway - reminds me of our Year 12 retreat. The best time ever.
    Under the Bridge RHCP - reminds me of Year 12 also and the parties.
    Young Girl, Gary Puckett - reminds me of my Mum and Dad. Dad always called it his song to Mum.
    Cold as Ice, Foreigner - reminds me of now Miss 7 who used to sing in in the car aged about 2. Her lyrics were 'Your a cold-a-face'
    I've Had The Time of My Life (dirty dancing) - reminds me of my cousins visiting when I was younger and the fun times we used to have. We loved that movie.
    I'm sure I could list heaps more. That's what I love about music; the memories it grasps to. x

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  2. I can't think of 5 at the moment but on my way to work on my birthday I walked past a cafe playing Jeff Buckley's, "Last Goodbye" - swoon. Jeff is my favourite and I love that song so much. It was like a little present unto itself. I love how songs bring so much feeling with them.

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  5. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince! Too funny. I remember loving them in Year 12.

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  6. Oh, after our school reunion just two weeks' ago, it seems I was a tragic bogan! I finished school a littler earlier than you (late 80s), and Milli Vanilli was all the rage. Luckily, I gave them a wide berth (and knew they were fakes after all), and stuck to my favourites - Jimmy Barnes, INXS, Boom Crash Opera and Johnny Diesel. Ah, live on Australian rock! Some of the music really takes me back. Apparently school tours also remind me of how many boys I kissed by the water bubblers. Yes, there's been many songs and many memories over this way recently ;) x

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  7. I have a bit of a crush on Garth Brooks - my hubby has played him over and over for 23yrs.
    The Dance is a favourite of mine too.
    (hugs)for you remembering your Dad.

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  8. Ooh, just five? Thank goodness I can embrace the daggy!

    Take it From Me, Girlfriend - my like totes fave song when I was about ten years old. Reminds me of being young (and embracing really bad trends!).
    Burn For You, John Farnham - whenever my musician dad had a big night out he'd sing this to mum the next day to apologise.
    Turn, Turn, Turn, The Byrds - my dad loved The Byrds, and this was played at his funeral.
    Man! I Feel Like a Woman, Shania Twain - this song was playing when my now husband and I first got together. I'd call it embarrassing, but it had actually only just been released and the whole world was Shania-crazy. So really, we were super-cool. (Still are, of course.)
    Blackbird, The Beatles - It's. Just. So. Beautiful.

    I can think of heaps more! But I'll stop at the magic number five.

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