Thursday, December 9, 2010

I'm singing in the brain... just singing in the brain

All my thoughts on health, weight, running, food, etc., are either really dark and dank or else they are giddy and crazy.  So instead of boring you with all that, I thought I would bore you with this.

I was driving home from work last night and Rush's Tom Sawyer came on the radio.   I was laughing about how I will always associate that song -- really, any Rush songs -- with my high school crush D who was (and is) a huge Rush fan.  That got me thinking about other music that is linked with other people.

Climax Blues Band's I Love You always makes me think of my childhood sweetheart, L. 

Anything by Rush is for my high school crush, D.  Particularly Red Barchetta and Tom Sawyer, although Tom Sawyer now also makes me think of the TV show Chuck

Anything by Styx reminds me of a guy friend who was my first.  So does Pink Floyd's The Wall, because they were running that movie on Mtv that particular night.

Anything Depeche Mode and I think about my high school boyfriend. He's a cool, edgy, depressed kind of a guy.  A lot like Depeche Mode, really. 

Cheap Trick's The Flame was playing when my college boyfriend first asked me to dance.  Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb reminds me of the zillion times we broke up during college.  Poison's Every Rose Has Its Thorn brings back the moment I first started to realize that love really isn't all you need to make a relationship work.  And last but not least, Garth Brooks' Friends in Low Places is the song that my college boyfriend still threatens to sing at my wedding, should I ever get married. 

I hate the band Mr. Big because of my last boyfriend, the putz.  Too bad for Mr. Big, I kind of liked them before that. 

What songs take you back?

the CilleyGirl


  1. Oh my gosh - Mr. Big. ... their big song was my friend's "song" with her boyfriend that kissed like a dead fish.

    Some songs that I hear and just immediately flash back in time are: EMF - Unbelieveable, Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise, anything off Jagged Little Pill. Anytime I hear Jewel I am back at Oregon State as a freshman driving through campus. Ah, now I am really homesick for OSU again just thinking about it!

  2. So many for me too....

    ABA, Olivia Newton John, WHAM and Spandau Ballet where the soundtrack of my childhood

    Kylie's "Better the Devil You Know" always brings me back to the time when I finally blossomed - losing all my teenage fat and finally becoming a hot young thing (for a while anyway!)

    Midnight Oil - all of their songs remind me of my Dad who was a HUGE fan and we used to go and see them live in concert together all the time. I can't really listen to them anymore without crying. But some wonderful memories there too.

    Taylor Dane's super cheesy "Love will lead you back" reminds me of my first boyfriend...he was in the Merchant Navy and away for 3-6 months at a time and that song got a thrashing on my CD player every night while he was away....god what a sop I was! ;oP

    Massive Attack & Prodigy - my 3rd boyfriend....he was bipolar and loved to listen to Prodigy in his manic stages and Massive Attack when he was in his 'down' phase.

    Crazy in Love by Beyonce always reminds me of my ex-girlfriend.

    "I wanna do bad things to you" - always makes me think of my last serious boyfriend, and the song "Down" by Jay Sean is 'our song' for me and my 23 yo toyboy lover of the moment....

    aaah...good memories and some bittersweet....think I might have to make a new playlist tonight!