What I’m listening to: Pentatonix; PTX Vol. IV – Classics (dem harmonies, though!)
I hope you’re all well. I’ve had a lovely weekend of work and general social merriment. I’ve even found time to start reading a new book after not having read anything since April (we can safely say that my aim of reading 2 books a month went out the window, ay) This book though, I’m in it hook, line and sinker. It’s called ‘I am missing’ by Tim Weaver about a guy that wakes up on a beach with no memory trying to find out who he is. I’m intrigued.
Anyway, today’s post is about the best therapy – music. I have posted before about how much I love it, my history with it and even my Desert Island Discs.
I always have and always will believe music is one of the few things that can bring people together. I have so many memories tied to songs; both good and bad memories. They are both as important as each other.
There are also songs that remind me of certain people – the other day in the car I was listening to Magic (my absolute fave station, no shame) and no less than four songs came on in a row that reminded of my best friend, Rachel.
- Hold on by Wilson Phillips – it’s ‘our’ song
- Despacito – Luis Fonzi and Daddy Yankee – anything Spanish we tie to each other as we became pals when we lived in Valencia
- I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas – it was the soundtrack to so many nights out in Valencia.
- Fast Car by Tracy Chapman – one of Rachel’s favourite songs (if not her favourite) so it always makes me think of her when I see her.
N.B when I say the other day I can mean anything from 6 months ago until yesterday
Then because I’m self-centred I wanted to know what songs remind other people of me so I asked.
Here’s what they said…
Mulan – Reflection, because I think you’re still trying to find yourself
Frozen – Let it Go, because we ran around Paris singing this (much to Leanne’s embarrassment)
I’ll make a man out of you from Mulan reminds me of Sophia because we both love it. As soon as one of us says ‘Let’s get down to business’ that’s it, get ready for the show.
Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones; “I don’t know why, just ‘cause”
(I have no idea how Leanne’s brain works as we have never listened to this song together)
Anything Ed Sheeran because he is Leanna’s favourite. Also, Elvis ‘Can’t help falling love’ reminds me of Sophia and Leanna because it is ‘their’ song and it’s so cute!
Hold on – Wilson Phillips “because it’s our song”
I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas “because Valencia”
Anything by Jason Derulo “because you used to be obsessed with him” (It’s true, sorrynotsorry)
Carlos Baute – Te Regalo – this song is sooooo cheesy but we both love it
Aside from the ones I mentioned earlier, anything UB40. They’re her fave.
Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Ray “You were sad for such a long time and it makes me smile to think how far you’ve come”
How nice is that? Thanks, Dalbs. Mine for Diane are Amy Winehouse – Rehab and Rick Astley ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ , we spent sooooo many afternoons sorting the delivery out dancing and singing to these songs. Oh and Sugababes ‘About You Now’ that was another one we danced to.
I see the light – Tangled “your fave”
Do it like a dude – Jessie J “you put it on a CD for me when we were on placement together and sang it allll the time in the car”
I was made for loving you – Tori Kelly and Ed Sheeran “you suggested it to me for our wedding and it made it on our wedding playlist”
Girls by Marina and the Diamonds because Ams said it was written about me and I’ve always remembered that, Ho Hey by the Lumineers because it was another song at her wedding and also 5,6,7,8 by Steps because she loves a line dance…
Paolo Nutini – Candy “I don’t know why, it just does”
Anything by Taylor Swift “because of our epic singalongs in the car”
Taylor Swift, for exactly the same reason plus ‘Dreams’ by Fleetwood Mac (such a tune)
Walkashame – Meghan Trainor “reminds me of the car ride to Norfolk for Amy’s wedding
Love on Top – Beyonce “we listened to it loads when we stayed in London”
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepson. If you are ever lucky enough to meet Byng ask her about this song and Milan. That’s all I’m gonna say.
Happy – Pharrell Williams “every time it comes on my mom says ‘Oh I miss Michaela’ “
Let her go – Passenger / Best Song Ever – One Direction “because you listened to Passenger loads on the road trip and drove me mad with the One Direction one on the trip too.
It’s not my fault, Harry Styles is my one true love he just doesn’t know it yet. The song that always reminds me of Jade is Ryan Bingham ‘The Weary Kind’, I remember we were front row for one of his shows in Kings Cross and we both cried at this song and he cried too!
I know for sure I asked other people but in a move that is completely out of character I cannot find where I wrote them down and I have a habit of clearing all my chats so I can’t even go back and check. My bad.
Send them to me again, sure.
I’ll try not to lose them this time.