Music is amazing and has always been a crutch for me. Personally, there is no better way to listen than with a good pair of Panasonic Bluetooth Headphones. I am always sat here writing with mine on. It helps me block out the world and get the creative juices flowing! I can literally sit here for hours and not even notice the time go by.
“They say music can alter moods and talk to you…” – Eminem (Sing for the Moment)
And that’s true! It can also trigger emotions and memories and carry people through their experiences. It’s helped me through hard times in life and has marked some of the highlights. There are a few songs that always seem to spark a memory for me. They’re not always anything of huge importance, sometimes just fragmented flashes, like a smell that takes you back somewhere but you can’t quite put your finger on it? So I thought it would be fun to share those with you and have put together the 5 that most resonate with me.
Papa Roach – Last Resort
Despite the darker connotations of the lyrics, this song always makes me smile. It takes me back to when I was a kid and it was the first song I played for my brother (I think). We were aged maybe 10-12yrs old at the time and would listen to it in secret because of the swearing. We’d either have the volume down low of headphones so my parents couldn’t hear it. We felt like we were being really naughty and would giggle whenever the ‘F’ word arose. It’s a fond memory of fond times.
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
This is an obvious one because it was the song my husband and I had our first dance to. I wasn’t expecting to choose this and didn’t really want something that was being played constantly on the radio. But it spoke to me, it spoke to us, it was ironically perfect.
Whenever I hear it now, I have the memory of swaying under twinkling lights and having him sing the words into my ear, serenading me. It was so sweet and I think that’s a time in my life where I felt nothing but joy. It’s a song I turn to when I need to be uplifted, and it works every time.
Mike and The Mechanics – Over My Shoulder
This isn’t tied to any event in particular, but whenever I hear this, I just remember sitting in the back of my Mum’s car when I was younger. Can’t remember the destination and perhaps it’s because it was on so often that there isn’t one, but we’d be driving and I’d sing it to myself. It was on a lot so I think perhaps it was the only CD she had in the car at the time!
Greenday – J.A.R
This song takes me back to a holiday in Spain. But we had rented a 4×4 and were staying in one of my parent’s friends villa and would drive around exploring. It’s the same trip where my Dad almost electrocuted himself on a light fixture, haha. I remember driving having the top down and my hair whipping me in the face, with my headphones on full blast. But I had this on a lot that holiday and I get flashbacks of sticking my hand out the window and surfing the wind.
Faithless – Insomnia
This takes me back to Glastonbury 2010. My friend Jasmine and I were on a hill to the right of the pyramid stage watching Faithless, before Stevie Wonder headlined on Sunday night We had the best time and there was this crazy dude in fluorescent paint dancing his heart out. It made everybody around him smile. What I remember most is when Maxi Jazz was singing this song, you could see he was getting emotional. And when the song ended he started to cry because all of us, tens of thousands, were chanting his lyrics back to him and he said it was one of the greatest moments in his life. And to be there and witness that, it was probably one of mine too.
Those are the 5 that spring to mind first, if I tried to incorporate all of them then the list would be longer than my arm. But it’d be really cool to know what songs trigger a memory for you and what that memory is. Let me know in the comments!
Until next time ♡
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