Hello! Welcome to another instalment in The Music To The Story Of My Life series – the first one of 2019! Kicking the year off we are looking at the choices from Dave who blogs over at The Yorkshire Dad Of 4.
Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
It was 1996, I was 16. My friend was turning 16 and had booked a pub in the local town for a party, telling them he was turning 18 – they never checked. This song was played on our journey into town and throughout the night and I have emotive memories of singing this at the top of our voices. Even now, if I am in the car and this comes on the radio I am belting it out.
Aqua – Barbie Girl
I first heard this song in Linekers Bar in Tenerife in 1997. The barman/DJ would dress up like a Barbie and “perform” the song. Fond memories of my first, and last, lads holiday!
Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
This song was released in 1998, the year Helen and I met and got together. We first came across it, of course, in the film Armageddon and I adopted it as our (unofficial) song. Helen never fully adopted it! It still reminds me of meeting her and those early days.
The Pretenders – Don’t Get Me Wrong
I made a video montage of our 1st daughters first year that I set to this song. The lyrics aren’t particularly poignant, I just loved the tune. Even now, Helen can’t hear this song without shedding a tear, happy memories.
Shania Twain – Forever And For Always
Our first dance at our wedding was to this song. Though it wasn’t meant to be our first dance song! I had one simple task – take the CD with the Ronan Keating album track to the reception for the DJ. I forgot it! So, Shania was out backup. Of course, this invoked memories of that special day, but also the comedy of the realisation I’d messed up my one job!
Kathy Kiby – Secret Love
This song reminds me of my late Dad. He was a Kathy Kirby fan and he loved this song. I remember days out in the truck with him during the school holidays and this would come on the radio and he’d sing along at the top of his voice. It was then played at his funeral, and I subsequently used it in a memorial DVD of his life that I made. The dramatic start of this song gets me every time.
Tom Jones – Delilah
When we had our first two daughters we would drive over to my parents after I finished work on a Friday to see them. We’d get a fish butty from the really nice chip shop on the way. At the time, Chris Evans was the BBC Radio 2 drivetime presenter, and every week he had the D-spot – where he’d play Delilah. After my Dad passed away we continued the Friday tradition and visit my mum and not long after we found out we were expecting our 3rd daughter. It was whilst listening to the D-spot one Friday that we decided to name our 3rd daughter Delilah.
Walk The Moon – Shut Up and Dance
This song just screeches DANCE SHOWCASE at me. All our girls are keen dancers and this song has been used as a rousing finale song at the past two bi-annual showcases now. Whenever I hear it I think about those shows and everything the girls get from dancing.
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