Certain songs or tunes that bring back so many memories, the tunes you hear in the background at the shops while you are shopping, adverts on the tv, the songs you find yourself singing under your breath while you are cooking dinner and the old favourites that get played every year on the radio. This is a post about musical memories and is an unashamed excuse for me adding lots of my favourites to my blog!
When I was growing up I loved the way that my favourite shows would always have a special Christmas episode, it felt like I was sharing their Christmases with them. And who wouldn't have wanted to share Christmas with David Cassidy back in the day?
Then skip to 1973. I was 15 in the year that my next clip relates to. It was a catchy little tune and even though the appearance of the group on Top of the Pops prompted much 'Look at the state of him' comments from my parents, I just thought it was fun and a great happy song that went down a storm at the end of year school disco. Little did we know how often we would hear this song in years to come!
I was married by the time my next memory was released, but it didn't stop me appreciating the sight of George Michael in the snow
But wait, Sian's suggestion for this month was along the theme of Coming Home. So my last offering will be a memory of our daughter coming home for Christmas after her first semester at University. She absolutely loves Christmas and it didn't feel like Christmas until she was back at home. At the time, my husband was working for a property development company that owned some office premises in Harrogate so he was able to coincide a trip up there to detour to Sheffield to pick her up. One of the songs that kept coming on the radio during their 3 hour drive back was this one, although it was originally released in the late 80s it's still played a lot at this time of year and whenever it comes on the TV or radio at home, they both give a shared smile of happy memories of that year, bringing her home to make our family Christmas complete -
Do any of these hold memories for you? What are your own special songs that remind you of Christmas? Maybe we could organised a Bloggers Special Compilation Album to compete for the Christmas Number One this year!
Now please hurry over to Sian's to see what other stories are waiting to be read this Storytelling Sunday!