Let the Rhythm Move you

Today’s Prompt: Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories. Use Grooveshark or YouTube to include them in the post

Ok, first off, can someone tell me what Grooveshark is?  I have yet to check it out.  I guess I’m being lazy, shame on me!  Anyway, here are the 5 songs that have special meaning to me and why they mean something to me.

5.  The All-American Rejects – Dirty Little Secret

When I became friends with all my “crew” back in 2007, we got into playing rockband at least once a week and this is one of the very first songs I learned word for word and mastered on Rockband 🙂

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPDcwjJ8pLg]

4.  Tonic – If You Could Only See

As I have stated many times before, my husband and I were friends in high school.  Because of FFA and Band is why we became friends.  Our Sophomore year of high school was the big band trip (every 3 years) and we went to Florida on Spring Break.  While we were down there, one night we were sitting on the balcony and there were like 3 guys chatting with 3 girls or something like that.  The guys were all singing different songs and my husband sang this song.  Well like any crazy high school girl, I immediately went home, bought the cd and listened to it over and over and over again.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfg6-4mBs6Y]

3. Brooks & Dunn – My Maria

So, if there is something you should know about me, it’s this… my mom didn’t want me to get my drivers permit when I was 15 1/2 (state age at the time) and my driver’s license at 16 (again age at the time).  My dad made me a deal (which I’m sure my mom knew about) that if I could pass both on the first try, I’d get them.  I did and well, I did.  So finally in December of the year I turned 16, in fact New Years Eve, my mom sent me to town in her car to get the oil changed.  She drove a 1999 Mitsubishi Diamante at the time which had a really light gas pedal.  In her car, one of my favorite songs to listen to was Brooks & Dunn’s My Maria.  Yeah, I saw a hi-po up ahead of me and I was jamming to that song.  When I looked down I was running 90.  I let up off the gas (which is what I always did in my Ranger) and let it coast down.  When I passed the Hi-po I was running 65.  I didn’t get a ticket but I always remember that day.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZSiBj4vCiY]

2.  Brad Paisley – She’s Everything

There are days someone should check the sanity of my poor husband.  Between our first date and this… My husband loves to sing and he’s really good at it too.  A lot of times words in songs have meaning, meaning to life.  So when we first started dating, I asked him to pick a song that described me to him.  I did the same for him (but couldn’t tell you what it was anymore.. shame on me).  Now I always wanted to believe She’s Everything was written about me but that was just my imagination wishing for the best.  Then, he said it, he said the song that reminded him of me was She’s Everything.  My heart melted.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCjXaEbrLdw]

1.  Hank Williams Jr. – The Blues Man

It has to be the original, not Alan Jackson’s version.  I really don’t know how it happened but this became our song back when we first started dating.  This was also our first dance as husband and wife.  Even Tbug knows this is our song.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIuAQPKp4x0]

What songs speak to you and why? rythem

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0 thoughts on “Let the Rhythm Move you

  1. I remember being in high school and LOVING that Tonic song!!! Such a good one! (Side note – I know you count on me to bring ya the music, so if you aren't already familiar, download Tonic's “Soldier's Daughter” – it's my fave song of theirs.)

    Love your story behind “She's Everything”. So sweet!!!

  2. You and I have similar tastes in music (90's and country). I love the stories behind your love of these songs. I have a similar story behind the country song “She's More” by Andy Griggs which you cannot convince me was not written about me. 😉 It described me so well when I met my husband in my first year of college, and he sang it to me. He also has a pretty amazing voice, and I always loved road trips with him because he would sing to me. Great memories!

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