Do you ever have days when you sit and think of all the songs that bring back the past? I recently went onto youtube and started looking up old songs from the 80’s and the memories came flooding back!
Does anyone remember ‘Five Star’? Hee hee, I used to love ‘Rain or Shine’. I saved up and bought the album which I think was called ‘Silk & Steel’. This reminiscing led me to delve further for some of those on hit wonders. How about ‘Clouds across the moon’? That was hilarious looking back now..it was about a woman on Earth whose sweetheart was in outer space and she’s trying to make contact with him by intergalactic telephony!
Scritti Polliti anyone? I love ‘The word girl’. Wonder whatever happened to Howard Jones? Ahh the memories…
UB40 were my favourite, though, and continue to be one of my all time faves. From the age of about 10 until I was around 16 I believed with every fibre of my being that I truly was Michael Jackson’s number one fan! I bought every magazine that had even a little bit about him in it. I had masses of posters on my wall but the infatuation began to lessen once the teenage years took hold.
Wham! and Duran Duran fever took hold. I even had George Michael posters on my ceiling so I could see him last thing before drifting off to sleep. Hee hee!
Above is a piccy of me when I was a bluecoat. I was fifteen years old and when my mum came to visit me I would sing ‘Pal of my cradle days’ to her. It’s a very old song but quite sentimental about a child/mother relationship. She still remembers it well and it always made her go all soppy and proud!
When my father passed away my sister and I chose the music for his ‘send off’ (I prefer to think of it that way rather than a funeral). Whenever I hear ‘Amazing Grace’ I think of him and a sense of peaceful calm washes over me. It triggers memories of the man he was. A nice feeling.
I want to know what songs stir something within you. Maybe it was your first dance song at your wedding. Or perhaps a theme tune to a favourite tv programme from your childhood. Isn’t it funny how the emotions are affected by music?
Love Catherine x