Wednesday, October 16, 2013

And how does that make you feel?

I was reading something the other day and it was talking about songs that you always have strong emotions when you hear. I never really thought about it, but that's so so true. There are certain songs that no matter what, whenever I hear them I'm transported back to some memory or strong feelings.

Whenever I hear Yeah! I'm back in middle school at my first dances. I went to an all girls Catholic school in 7th and 8th with an all boys school across the street. We never had dances, but they had about one middle school dance a week that we'd all go to. Every single time, without fail, they played Yeah! Actually now that I think of it, that song has been played at every dance I've ever gone to, including Theta formals.
Yeah! (feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris) by Usher on Grooveshark

Umbrella was the song of my 2007 summer. I distinctly remember running all around camp (Mississippi Governor School) singing this song at the top of my lungs with all my friends. I'm pretty sure we even filmed a video at one point complete with us jumping in puddles with our rain boots.
Umbrella (feat. JAY-Z) by Rihanna on Grooveshark

Wagon Wheel was the song of college. I loved it before TFM made it cool. I still remember the first time I heard it. I was riding around Oxford with my summer roommate the June after freshmen year and it came on her playlist. I instantly fell in love, and it's been one of my favorites ever since.
Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show on Grooveshark

So this one is more complicated. The House that Built Me makes me cry every time I hear it. It doesn't bring me back to any particular memory, just sadness. I think it's because I know that I'll never be able to go back to my childhood home. I can go back to an empty lot, but it just isn't the same.
The House That Built Me by Miranda Lambert on Grooveshark

1 comment:

  1. hahahah the Yeah song takes me back to the same place well I feel like I was maybe a freshman in high school lol but same thing


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