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?
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!