Friday, May 21, 2010

Songs that Spark Memories

I was driving to a baby shower and the Def Leppard song "Photograph" came on, which I love.  I love it because it reminds me of the beach in Ocean City, Md, when I was just out of high school.  I hear that song and I am instantly transported back to a time when I had no responsibilities, lots of time to play, and actually looked pretty good in a bathing suit(if I put on a suit now, my stalker Captain Ahab shows up).  I can remember walking along the boardwalk with my friend Michelle, and every store had tons of Union Jack shirts for sale.  Every store was also playing this song.  It's a happy memory for me. 

I can also remember the very first time I had one of those "Love at First Sight" moments. I was 17, I think, and working at Roy Rogers.  This guy walked in and the song "You Can Do Magic" just started playing in my head and I was transfixed.  I think I even gave him extra fries.  I don't remember what he looked like at all, anymore, but the feeling I had shows up when I hear that song. 

I can't be the only person who has experienced this connection of a memory with a favorite song.  Has this happened to anyone else?


  1. That happens to me ALL time time, it's like you're instantly back to where you were and feeling exactly what you were feeling at the time. The brain is a freaky thing!

  2. The brain certainly IS freaky! Look at Lady Gaga!


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