The Songs That Stick

You know when you’re out shopping and all you hear are those really weird songs that sound like 60’s TV series jingles? I heard one recently with lyrics about “I love you too much to ever start liking you” and made one of these faces: O_o  I though, is it me? Am I just too young to appreciate a good oldie, or getting too old for the trends kids these days salivate over? Or maybe I am just stuck in a generational gap somehow.

I don’t have an answer. But every once in a while I will go into a store and hear a song that’s so familiar I could hum it in my sleep, but for the life of me I cannot remember the lyrics. They are usually songs loved at one point or another. I’m one of those people who will make themselves sick listening to a beloved song on replay for hours on end and then shun music for a few weeks before getting back to something more… random (having completely forgotten and/or repressed my previous obsession).

This happened to me twice with the above song. Once in high school, and the second time just recently. The more recent encounter was of the dance club remix variety and, to my surprise, it only enhanced the song I remembered and liked. It went something like this:

I can only surmise that this is a classic for me and, since I keep re-discovering it, will be for a very long time. *she types while wincing* There are several in my past. “It’s Raining Men“, “Holding Out For A Hero“, “Call Me“, “This Night“, “Turn Off The Lights” …

Hmm that’s almost a sentence LOL Now between this, Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl” and Rufus Wainwright’s “Hallelujah” I hopefully have enough variety for today’s (re)playlist to avoid a musical overdose.  But if all else fails, I’ll just plug in Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger” and this one:

There. I think that should do it.

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