September 26, 2014

Everytime I hear that Song...

I GO BAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!

Music is vital to my life. It's always playing, softly in the background or blasting as I get pumped for an occasion, I just can't get enough music. There are plenty of songs that make me smile and wanna shake a tail feather, but there are also songs that literally stop me in my tracks and transport me to place in the past. I randomly hear two songs last week and thought I'd share the five songs that make me 'GO BACK'.

Na-NaNa-Na - Nelly

Can we leave hurr? Can we leave hurr? This song was my crew's [yes we had a name] jam in college, especially our senior year. There was a group of six of us that were pretty much inseparable and this song, plus the dance moves somehow turned into our anthem. It made an appearance on every party CD mix [remember those?] and I quoted it constantly on my AIM profile [sokewl]. ps.comnellyishot

Who you'd be today - Kenny Chesney

Freshman year I was blessed with the greatest RA, ever. She was hip, she was funny, she was kind, generous and truly cared about our hall. We were one of the closest halls in our dorm and she fostered an increidbly warm sense of community. We attended Bible study together my sophomore year and she dated one of the guys in the same fraternity as my boyfriend so we hung out a bit, even though I was much younger. She also helped me get into the school's honor society, Mortar Board and I was so thankful for her help. Sadly, a few weeks into my junior year she was killed in a car accident, due to the fact she wasn't wearing her seat belt in the back seat. I remember crying, heartbroken, over a beautiful life cut short. The first time I heard this song, the line "I wonder what would you name your babies" instantly brought thoughts back to the day she passed away. I can't ever get through it, without breaking down or without remember that beautiful RA that helped make my years in college so amazing.

 Back to You - John Mayer 
This song came on in the CVS last week and man, did I do a double take. I was immediately transported back to my freshman year in college and my freshman dorm. I dated a guy I met on my hall [for 3.5 years] and he was big music guy. John Mayer played at a college near us and we went to the concert [for $5 and he was on a college stage] and he bought the album. John Mayer, Dave Matthews and old school country were his favorite bands and they were constantly on when we were hanging out in his room. I didn't pay attention to this song, until the bf broke up with me for his fraternity [classy] at the end of freshman year. The summer sucked, until he moved up my way, to try and win me back. He eventually did and he told me that this song, along with Tim McGraw's Everywhere  haunted him while we were apart. Obviously, we didn't make it [whole other story] and the break up sucked at the time, but I'm so glad God had bigger and better plans for me. I used to look back with bitterness, but I actually smiled when I heard this song. It reminded me of my first love, my freshman year and of being fought for and won.

Everybody - Backstreet Boys
High school, high school, high school. This song takes me back to high school and my teeny bopper days with a room full of BSB, NSYNC, 98 Degrees, JTT, Devon Sawa, Max Elliot Slade and all my other boy crushes. Whenever this song comes on, I'm 16 again, with short hair, horribly done make up [man the girls now a days have it made with you tube videos] complete with pukka necklace and low rise jeans. Oh, and of course the Lip Smackers ;)!

Lights, Camera, Action - Mr. Cheeks 

Oh man, this song brings me back to the 'Boom Boom' room at the soccer house in college. The men and women's team had a special relationship my freshman and sophomore year, as we shared a coach. This meant we traveled together and always played double headers, so we got to know each other pretty well. They always had parties on the weekend, and I spent many a night shaking my groove thang to this song with my team and other friends. This song makes me so nostalgic for the innocence of freshman year, of a new school and of dancing late into the night with my new teammates.

Alright, ladies, what are the songs that stop you in your tracks?

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Before we go, I have to share the exciting news I teased two weeks ago. As I stated yesterday, my beautiful BOFF is engaged and getting married this year! WOOHOO, so stinking exciting right? I haven't been this excited for anyone's wedding, since my best friend L's back in 2010 and it's been so hard not to shout it from the blog roof tops. I am so happy my BOFF has found her prince and is on the road to a wonderful new life as a Mrs.  But wait, it gets even more exciting. She bestowed me the incredible honor of being her matron of honor and yes, I cried when she asked. It's so crazy how close we've become in the past few years and how it all started because of blogging. Some call it faith, but I call it God doing His thing and I'm so grateful she's one of my best friends. Congrats, BOFF! I can't wait for your fabulous day!

**linking up here and here this week**

36 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

Oh girl yay for being a MOH - I'm sure you have so a lot of great ideas to make this time so special for her!!

I almost always hear a song and think of what I was doing when I had the most fun with the song!! Lights, camera, action....that song was literally played in my high school hallways lol!

Brianne said...

Hell yes to BSB! I cannot listen to Who You'd Be Today without thinking of 2 students that were killed in a car accident back when I was in 10th grade.

Jessica said...

Loved reading about all of your memories today! And so glad you are going to be there to stand up with Lynn as her MOH on her big day. That's amazing! It's truly a blessing that blogs bring people together in such awesome ways!

Chesson {A Southern Twenty-Five} said...

The last two songs are on point! I may or may not have had a mini dance party in my kitchen before heading to work thanks to the Lights, Camera, Action song. Happy Friday!

Katie Elizabeth said...

I Go Back by Kenny Chesney is my favorite song EVER. Also loving the throwback BSB song :) Congratulations to your friend! How awesome that your friendship started thanks to blogging!

Kristen said...

I only know Everybody + Who You'd Be Today. lol. Who you'd be today - damn that hits right where it hurts, doesnt it? I also love in I go back where he sings about 'only the good die young' it always makes me cry because, like you, I knew someone who died (she was hit by a drunk driver, crossing the street) and she was only 15. so sad.

Alisha said...

These are great! Loved the little blasts from the past! John Mayer was my jam too...with a similar story too. So exciting about Lynn! It is always so wonderful to celebrate those we love!

Mree said...

Congrats to your friend. That's wonderful that you will be her MOB!! Love that Kenny Chesney song. I'm so sorry to hear about your RA, what a sad story. Hugs. The song that played at my Uncle's funeral, Your the Best that ever happened to me by Gladys Knights and the Pips, I can't listen to without breaking down. I have had to leave a store once when it game on. It was too overwhelming.

Jess said...

Everybody by Backstreet Boys might still be one of my sing out loud in the car songs when I'm by myself. I love when I find it on an old CD. :) Great songs!!!

Illegally Blonde said...

I feel like we were the same person freshman year... shaking our groove thangs. I played the john mayer cd on repeat, i even had the dvd of his concert i was so in love. and high school? devon sawa? hello flashback friday! and I am so excited for you to be my MOH. God did something truly special by bringing us to blogging and to each other. love you!

The Siberian American said...

Aww, being a MOH is so much fun! I love that pink dress you are wearing in that photo, too! I have quite a few songs that are triggers like yours, that take me to happy times and to some not so great times. One of mine is a John Mayer song too called "Half of My Heart."

Heather (My Little HEA) said...

Oh gosh the heartbreaking songs and stories to go with them for Everywhere, Back to You and Who You'd Be Today! Such great songs and so touching! Thanks for sharing those stories with us.

Kelly Mock said...

I have A LOT of songs that do that for me! Mayberry by Rascall Flats! OMG that one hits me!

Jamie said...

Have a great weekend!

Tori G said...

don't hate me but I was a NSYNC fan =P All of their songs bring me back to my teeny bopper days and the 50cent album get rich or die tryin album totally brings me back to HS

Julia said...

Oh yes, music totally transports me back! There are so many songs that have memories attached to them and make me smile, laugh, or cry.

Leslie Lukens Martin said...

WHOA...I kinda feel like you must have been living in my head when you wrote this blog post! I totally agree with you about songs...lyrics are pretty much the story of my life...and hearing a song can definitely take you back to a certain point in time! LOVE.THIS.POST! Might have to "borrow" your idea for a post of my own!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Omg your songs today are the best! That Nelly song... haha! Love!! And Backstreet Boys... taking it back SUPER old school! Happy Friday!

<3, Pamela
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Carolyn said...

OMG. Nelly and BSB. MY JAMS!!!! BAHAHAHAHA. And that Kenny Chesney song - I cry every time.

I'm so excited for Lynn, and I know you're going to kick booty!!!!!

xoxo - deano beano.

Pink and Fabulous said...

Yay for being MOH! Have so much fun with it all!! I can't even think of songs that bring me back until I hear them and it's like a time machine!

Shelby / Recent Somethings said...

Oh yes, "Back to You" by John Mayer still gets blasted via old school CD in the car (along with that whole album) on the regular around here hah. Yay to being the MOH! Happy weekend :)

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

love this! everytime i hear any 90s hiphop i'm transported to this club called Atlantis with a revolving dance floor! or if i hear old school house music, this amazing club called RPM where i snuck into when i was 15 (it was an over 19 bar).

Tricia Coniglio said...

We thought we were movie stars when Lights, Camera, Action came on. Well, at least I did! LOL

Sorry to hear about your friend. She sounds like an amazing person

Nadine Lynn said...

BSB and Nelly?!?! Yes, please!!!! Ok, John Mayer too! And I love some Kenny too. Ahhh I love songs from the past. They make me so happy!

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

Music literally shapes ours lives and I 100% agree with this post and the concept would be so fun to do myself! Love this! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! xoxo (yay to MOH!!)

Lisa Loves John said...

Will never forget the first time I heard John Mayer's No Such Thing!! And there are several terrible rap songs, that will always remind me of high school prom, haha

Jessica and Katie Sweet Little Ones said...

Thanks for making my Friday awesome by adding BSB to this post...love love love!
Happy weekend!
Katie @ Sweet Little Ones

Jaelan @ Making Mrs. M said...

Oh man... John Mayer. YES YES YES! Thanks for the awesome throwbacks. :)
Howdy from the Oh Hey Friday linkup!

Rachel said...

Oh man, the 2nd song and your story about what it reminds you of brought tears to my eyes. That's really rough. There's this one song by Rich Mullins "If I Stand" (not a super well-known song, at all) is one of those songs that takes me right back to 2009 when I was riding in the car with the guy I ended up marrying the next year, and talking about the song, it's such a vivid memory for me.
And then the other one is silly--my little sister was crazy about Taylor Swift's "Love Story" for a while there and now when I hear it it instantly makes me think of her and usually makes me cry because I never get to see her.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

FUCK YEAH to Lights, Camera, Action! And basically ALL Nelly! They just don't make the hits like they used to. *sniffle*

Lauren @ Genuinely Lauren said...

I live for those songs that instantly makes you feel good! Especially whenever I'm having a blah day I just look up songs that I know will instantly put me in a better mood before I down the rest of the chips and queso.

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

LOVE LOVE this post! I am the same with music - it's always on and it really does bring you back as Mr. Chesney says ;). There's nothing like that feeling.

I love all of the songs you chose, and they all bring me back to a certain time too. One of the ones that does it to me too is Anything But Mine from Kenny Chesney.

Lara @ Cookies Cardio and Clothes said...

Oh yea, there are so many songs that take me back to a time and place. Namely college. Lordy...

Elle Sees said...

lol i need to put these on a playlist!

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Ashley said...

girl we are soul mates - i ALWAYS have music on too. can't live without it. and man, did you pick some good songs! haha