I have a very vivid memory of cruising the aisles of a new Wal-Mart in the summer of 1984. The song playing was "Heart & Soul" by a band named T'Pau. Click here if you have no idea who the heck I'm talking about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwrYMWoqg5w
Isn't it funny how our summers seem to get defined by a certain song? In 1991, it was Bryan Adams tearjerking ballad, "Everything I Do, I Do It For You." Certain songs just seem to open a floodgate of memories. I bawled my eyes out to Leann Rimes, "How do I live," in 1997 when my boyfriend broke up with me. I danced to Aerosmith's "I Don't Want To Miss a Thing" in 1998 at my wedding with that same guy!
I'm a little torn about the songs this summer. I haven't heard a good slow song yet. I don't know what the heck a disco stick is, why shortie's burning up on the dance floor, I don't like being told to shut my lips, and how do I know I want you if I can't understand half the words you are saying? My four-year-old loves "Boom, Boom, Pow" by the Black-Eyed Peas and rocks out every time it comes on. I guess that'll have to do for the summer of 2009!
What's the soundtrack of your summer?