My newfound love for music has made me think about songs in the past that bring back a flood of memories every time I hear them. If RCA were to produce a soundtrack of my life, these songs would definately be included.
- The Promise by Tracy Chapman-I was 16 and had a broken heart the first time I heard this song. The first line is “If you wait for me. Then I’ll come for you.” I made a tape of it and sent it to Derek and I think it made him cry, too. But I guess it worked because he did indeed wait for me.
- Tubthumping by Chumbawumba-Every time I hear that song I am reminded about my senior year season of volleyball. It was like our theme song. We would sing it at the top of our lungs before every game.
- Pachabel’s Canon-It’s the song I walked down the aisle to. It’s always been my favorite classical song. My college roomates will probably remember me wearing my veil, listening to this song, and practicing my walk which was actually an intrepretive dance. We thought we were so funny!
- Special by The Cranberries-Derek played this song for me just before he left for college. So, so sweet.
- Godspeed by the Dixie Chicks-I would listen to this song on the way home from volleyball practice when I was pregnant with Connor. It always made me cry and now when I hear it I can’t help but think about being pregnant with my first born, driving down Las Tunas past Papa John’s, and craving pizza.
- Bubbletoes by Jack Johnson. Another pregnancy song. I was so incredibly swollen when I was pregnant with Connor. I had major bubble toes. And cankles.
- Rocky Mountain High by John Denver. My dad lived in Colorado for a few years. I remember driving with my two brothers in the mountains singing this song as loud as we could. This song especially reminds me of my older brother, James. He was one of my greatest role models growing up.
- The Eagle and the Hawk by John Denver. This is the JD song that reminds me most of my little brother. We love to wail on this one.
- All Star by Smash Mouth. I was a counselor at camp the summer this song came out. Working at Camp Olympia was the first truly independent thing I had ever done. I didn’t know a single person until I got to camp. I learned so much about myself that summer.
- The Sweetest Thing by U2. “A blue eyed boy meets a brown eyed girl…the sweetest thing” Need I say more?
- The Dance by Garth Brooks. It was the first song I ever slow danced to and I remember being so nervous about it because it was with a guy one year older than me that I had a crush on. Ahhh…junior high memories!
- Drops of Jupiter by Train. One of me and my sister’s anthems. This song will always remind me of our trips to San Diego.
- The Greatest Discovery by Elton John. This is definately not one of his more well known song. It’s from a little boys perspective about meeting his baby brother for the first time.
- Again I Go Unnoticed by Dashboard Confessional. The first year we lived in California (which was also our first year of marriage) was one of the hardest years of my life. I would blare this song in the car when I was driving by myself. It’s maybe a little sad that this is the song that I equate with my first year of marriage. It’s certainly not a mushy love song!
- You Fill Up My Senses by John Denver. One of the greatest love songs of all time.
- Don’t Speak by No Doubt-One of me and Derek’s break-up songs. I vividly remember going out to eat and going to see a play one night when we were broken up. We must have heard that song on the radio three times that night. It’s was really eerie.
There are lots more that I know I am forgetting. My soundtrack would definately have to be more than one part. But here is part one.