Firstly, Rosie Scribble’s Shiny Happy People Meme:
The rules of the Shiny Happy People Meme are simple:
Name a song that makes you happy – a song you would listen to if you needed a sudden injection of happiness.
Post an image that makes you smile, it can be anything – a silly photo, an image taken from the internet, anything at all that puts a smile on your face (and isn’t too rude!)
Today I tweeted that I was feeling a bit blue and perhaps my choice of listening to REM was a bad idea. I decided that a change of music was needed to flip my mood and this is the first song that I chose.
The image is from an email that was doing the rounds a couple years ago at work. It was entitled:
Amazing photo of seahorse
Consider yourself tagged if you wish.
What I’m after is a song that reminds you of something, that has a story for you. Not necessarily your favourite song or a even a song that you love, but a song that instantly takes you back to that time and place.
The year is 1994 and I am a mere 15 years old. I have just got into a nightclub for the first time in my life. A cunning tactic was employed to get over the fact I barely looked my age, let alone 18. Someone bought a drink in the bar attached to the nightclub and then I carried it as we paid to go in – the idea being that the doorman thought the barman had checked my ID. I have no idea if it was that or the fact a strapping 6 foot something friend of a friend whose pint I was holding was standing behind me but I was in!
This song is the theme to my life since then. It played that night where I danced and drank and had the best time ever. It followed me through college and on through life, then unofficial song that belonged to my group of friends that summed up our life – working at whatever job we had just so that we could get back to the beach. It was played on stereo’s at parties and guitars by firelight. We sometimes stumbled over the words but always sang and danced with feeling.
When we got married we chose our song and then I requested that this song was played straight afterwards so that everyone would be around to dance. It was such a moment, once tour first dance was over we were done and could just relax and enjoy the rest of the evening. I was surrounded by all of the people I love and are special to me and was bouncing around the dancefloor like Tigger on class A drugs! Makes for some very unflattering photos I tell you. Dancing in the dress was interesting too.
Again, feel free to take this and run with it if you wish. Happy memories x