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January 25, 2009

Spin Cycle: The Soundtrack of My Life

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Trisha Yearwood sings a song called The Song Remembers When and I’ve always thought how true the song is. I’m sure I’ve heard a million songs in my lifetime, but there are a few that always take me back to another time, no matter where I am when I hear them. The following are a few of my favorites.

My high school years will forever be defined by this song:

Every time I hear that song, it reminds me of my best friend from high school, Ken. Ken did not have the best home life, so we spent many a Friday and Saturday night driving around town simply avoiding his house. We’d drive and drive just waiting for Biz Markie to come on the radio. And when he did, we’d blast the radio, roll down the windows (even in the dead of winter), and scream the words for all the world to hear. In that moment, we’d both forget all our problems and revel in the simple joy of belting out a good song (OK, so maybe it’s not a “good” song, but we loved it!). Sadly, Ken and I lost touch a few years after high school. I still think of him whenever I happen to hear Biz Markie on the radio (or whenever I watch The Little Mermaid, but this post is about songs, not movies…I’ll have to explain that one later).

This song takes me back to weekends at the club at Shemya:

This song was played every Friday and Saturday night I can remember during my time at Shemya. And every time the song played, I danced to it. My dance partner was always the same: Brian. We were nothing more than friends. I was dating someone who refused to dance with me (I should have dumped the loser then!) and Brian was married, but on the brink of divorce. So, we danced (and I always sang along). The song spoke to both of us, though I think it said different things. Brian and I have both moved on to bigger, better, and happier times, but once I hear the opening bars to this song I’m instantly back on the dance floor, swaying slowly, singing along.

Last, but definitely not least is this song:

Armegeddon came out shortly after I returned from Korea. Tony was still in Korea and we weren’t sure just where our relationship was going (if someone had told me back then that I’d be married to him less than a year later, I probably would have laughed in their face!). Whenever this song played on the radio, it made me think of him. To me, this song is “our song” and a little over 10 years later, I still don’t wanna miss a thing.

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  1. I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard the Aerosmith song. Wow, that brings me back! Great Spin and you’re linked!

    Comment by spriteskeeper — January 25, 2009 @ 11:26 pm |Reply

  2. Wow. I’d never seen the last video. Really moving. Loved the bit with Liv Tyler at the end. Though I have to say, every time I think of Liv Tyler and her father Steve Tyler, I always have to shake my head and wonder how he managed to make such a beautiful child. Sorry, off topic. Great spin.

    Comment by TrueBlueTexan — January 26, 2009 @ 12:17 am |Reply

  3. Biz Markie has a segment on Yo Gabba Gabba and I always think of this song when I see him doing Biz’s Beat of the Day. I loved singing along badly to that song. 😉

    Comment by mrsbear — January 26, 2009 @ 12:06 pm |Reply

  4. That is an awesome couple song (Armageddon one). The second was removed…check your video. The first one, my hubby and I were belting it out just like you had back then. Great songs!

    Comment by Laufa — January 29, 2009 @ 8:05 pm |Reply

  5. Love,love “Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” though it makes me think of how I loved watching my babies sleep. Beautiful song.

    Comment by Shangrila — January 31, 2009 @ 2:08 am |Reply

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