They say that music is the soundtrack to your life. That’s even more meaningful when it’s a song that reminds you of the love of your life. Whether it’s your wedding song, the song that played during your first dance, when you met, or even from that epic road trip, we all have memories that connect songs to loved ones.
Let’s face it, there’s a pretty good chance you remember the song your mother sang to you as she got you to sleep.
So with that in mind, we started to think about what songs brought up those great memories for us.
Don Seaman- I couldn’t pick just one. For my wife and I, before we were married, it was “I Will” by the Beatles. It said a lot to both of us. So when we decided to make homemade gifts for each other one Christmas, I got ahold of a four-track recorder and recorded my own version of it for her. (Let’s face it, it was a pretty good excuse to buy more musical equipment, but that’s another story.)
But there’s one more song that turns out to be even more meaningful for us. Of all songs, it’s “Bus Stop,” by the Hollies. Jen and I met on a bus during a commute to NYC. And there’s one particular line, “by August, she was mine.” We were married in August. So a song written three decades before we even met could’ve been written about us.
Who says that music isn’t a magic time machine?
Phil Barone- I also have two. I had known LeLane for several years prior to us dating but had wanted to be with her almost from when we first met. When the time was right, we got together. Almost immediately after we started dating, we were at an event and had our first slow dance together and it was to “At Last” by Etta James. I remember thinking in my head how spot on the song we were dancing to was.
Then later, at some point pre-engagement, I sang her “Lady” by Kenny Rogers and that hit home enough that it became our wedding song.
In that spirit, we asked around to see what were some other songs that had enough magical moments in them to become “their song” between them and their significant other. Here are just a few of the answers we got.
Chris Edmonds: “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
Liz Johnson: “At Last” by Etta James
Dina Drew Duva: “Suspicious Eyes” by Elvis
Pete Perrillo: “I Could Fall In Love” by Selena
Kim Robinson-Juhlin: “If I Should Fall Behind” by Bruce Springsteen (My friend flew in and sang it at our wedding)
Justine Schepis: “Do You Remember” by Jack Johnson
Gina Radice: “Always” by Paul McCartney
Frank LaMendola: “At Last” by Etta James
Shane Edmond: “My Girl” by Dylan Scott
An amazing thing happens when you ask someone what their song is. Their heart and head are momentarily filled with love as the emotions of what that song represents floods them. And that is the power of music.
Let us know what song is “your song” with your significant other. We’d love to know!