Recently I was on my way to work when I heard Aha’s “Take on Me” playing on the radio. I loved this song in the 80’s when I was twenty-something riding around in my un-cool car. Oh the memories! I even bought their cassette tape, nice!
So what did I do? I cranked up the volume and started dancing in the car, yes while I was driving. Wonder what those truckers thought then! Middle-aged lady fist pumping and shaking her booty while driving…
Now this song also makes me think of…BASEBALL. Yes, I know you never guessed I was a baseball fan. GO NATS! I love to watch a couple games a week on TV and recently my Ray and I went to a Richmond Squirrels game. FUN. Guys in baseball uniforms. Yummy. Hurry up March. Oh, I digress.
Other songs that I used to just love back then now make me switch stations. Then again, I wonder if I’m alone when I share that I associate songs with feelings or events in my life. I can never listen to Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven because it reminds me of when my son was going through chemo treatments and I didn’t know if he would survive. Then there’s a Hall and Oates cd that used to comfort me when I was dealing with my divorce and it just makes me sad to listen to it now.
As a mature 40-something woman, I now listen to more Celtic, light jazz or easy adult contemporary tunes but I do love to be surprised with Aha now and then.
Do certain songs trigger memories for you?