The other day I was listening to my iPod at work and it seemed every song brought back memories – widely varying memories, too. I have everything from Ludacris to the Phantom of the Opera soundtrack on my iPod. Here’s a sample:
Michael Buble, Sway: My husband and I competed in ballroom dance in college (before Dancing With the Stars made it cool). I think this was one of the songs on the practice CD.
Maroon 5, This Love: This makes me think of my freshman roommate. She loved this song and I hadn’t heard it until she started playing it all the time.
Shout: Weddings. Including my own!
Garth Brooks, We Shall Be Free: We have to go to Vegas sometime, if only to see Garth Brooks’ show.
Santana & Rob Thomas, Smooth: Our high school show choir did this song senior year. I wasn’t in the show choir, but I was in the jazz singing group. We went to all the same competitions, so after performing, I’d watch all the show choirs perform.
Cotton-eyed Joe: Middle school dances. Was this played at your dances, too, or did we have extremely uncool DJs? I promise it wasn’t a country dance or anything like that. The music was basically all pop (current at the time) and I have no idea why they played Cotton Eyed Joe so much that I remember it.
Also, a much more random memory of that song: hours after arriving in Ireland for a family vacation, my family and I went to a food court to grab dinner. It was late, most of the restaurants were closed (I think everything but McDonalds?) and the only people there were my family and a group of European teenagers who selected Cotton Eyed Joe on the jukebox over and over and over.
Also, do not ask my why this song is on my iPod. I have NO CLUE where it came from. Maybe my husband has a secret side business DJ-ing middle school dances.