Day 3- Well I covered some songs that remind me of my parents in day 1, but I do have a couple in mind that remind me of my parents. Let’s start with dad. I often hear a lot of songs and think, “I could hear this jammed in the shop” but ones that make me think of him every time I hear them…
-Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” because as my mom has blue eyes and I’m his only daughter I am his brown eyed girl and he used to sing it to me in the car and we’ve danced to it at a couple weddings.
-Speaking of weddings, at one wedding he’d had a few drinks and was dancing with the girls in my family to Rihanna’s “S&M“..so as weird as it is, that song reminds me of him dancing like he didn’t have a care in the world and I try not to think of the context.
-Aerosmith’s “Walk this Way” – I just remember being in the truck as a small child rocking out to that song with him and his friend and thinking it was so much fun.
-Lynyrd Skynyrd (really anything)- “Freebird” – This one I’m keeping the explanation to myself.
– OMC’s “How Bizarre” because that would come on most mornings she’d drive me to school and we’d sing it loud and proud. (great 90’s music video)
-Lit’s “My Own Worst Enemy” — essentially we heard this song a day after her and my dad got into a big fight that I was around for and we had a little laugh and every time we heard it from there on.
-This one I shared day 1, but when I was in about 6th grade I was bringing a boy friend (notice the space, I was in 6th grade) over to my house and my mom must have forgotten because we walked in and she had Toni Basil’s “Mickey” blasted so loud we could hear it from the driveway and walked in on her dancing the “typical white girl dance” — my friend and I just joined in.
This post kind of makes me miss my mommy and daddy a little bit, but it also made me smile to write.