Musical Memories

Music rocks the soul, makes you cry and makes you reminisce about times gone by.  Here is a collection of songs that remind me of amazing, BADASS women who I am proud to know………….

Natalie – Army by Ellie Goulding

What springs to mind here is that ONE PERSON who; in the midst of a disaster can make you laugh until your cheeks ache.  When I listen to this, it reminds me of how neither one of us will ever be perfect women, but who gives a shit about that?  What matters is that one person who will have your back WITHOUT QUESTION. A mate who tells you when you’re being a dickhead and not worry about how you’re going to react!  Love that.

Melissa – Empty Cans by The Streets

Excuse the title!  My mate Melissa is not an alcoholic leaving a trail of empty cans wherever she goes!  Rather, she is someone I met in the 1990s when there was a shift in music, relationships and clothing.  Well, bugger me, Melissa shifted my life and turned it upside down and now I am stuck with her for eternity!  The song reminds me of a relationship she began with her boyfriend in the 1990s and ironically this song wasn’t released until 2004. 

Annabelle – Same Jeans by The View

When I started University as a “mature student” Annabelle used to rip the shit out of me for being “a student” and would ask me if my personal hygiene was gonna’ go downhill and whether I would start not washing my jeans – Cheeky bitch!     

Louisa – Let it Go by Idina Menzel

She sent me a random video of herself singing this song in her car that left me in stitches!!  #1 – She can’t fucking sing and #2 – this was her right of passage into Divorce. What got me about this HILARIOUS video was her determination to make me laugh despite the “shit show” of emotions she had gone through!

Rachel – Thursday by Jess Glynne

This song makes me feel like Rachel knows who she is and if you don’t like it then you can get fucked!  Rachel runs around all day with loads of stuff to do and makes it look easy and no foundation is needed while she is doing it!!  This is because of her peepers, which are the most amazing blue colour. Despite running around all day, she is always there to offer advice and counsel to anyone who needs it, while being herself!  Love that. On the rare occasion to have a day off (to herself), it never seems to materialise which has become a long running joke between us.  Rachel – you don’t need a day off – keep smiling! 

Jess – The Gambler by Kenny Rogers

Now readers, what you need to understand about Jess, is her relentless hatred of any kind of dance music.  To this end, she refuses to embrace it in ANY situation, even if in fact, she finds herself IN A DANCE CLUB!  What Jess prefers to do in this situation is to accost the DJ until he cannot take anymore of her drunken demands.  With this he plays her favourite Country song and brings about a situation which can only be described as wonderful.  This is because in the midst of a dance music frenzy, Jess has managed to convince not only the DJ to like this song but me and about a thousand others!  Brilliant! 

Danie – New shoes by Paolo Nutini

Danie’s obsession with a different outfit for all occasions is something I have grown to love. Those beautiful red ombre shoes you obsessed over and then couldn’t walk in.  By the end of the night you were walking like you had shit yourself! You’ve never worn them again you shoe idiot!  You will display them in your perspex cabinet like the rest of us fools! This song cracks me up every time I hear it.

Ruth – Your Song by Elton John

Accomplice definition: “A person who knowingly helps another in a crime or wrongdoing”.  This pretty much sums the Parisian Hen Weekend I attended about 20 years ago.  

It was a trip filled with mischief and laughter which involved a ride on a tube train.  We were all heading to our next boozy destination. Our piss-taking abilities reached new heights as we boarded the train and began singing, thinking we were all that!   Our new audience was split! They either rolled their eyes or laughed at us. Then, out of nowhere Ruth began singing “Your Song” at the top of her voice (this girl can sing) and did not care who heard.  It was like something out of a movie, when everyone stops and stares and either hugs the person they’re with or sheds a tear! It was absolutely brilliant and I will never forget it!

I hope you guys enjoyed this random collection of music and stories.  Next time you hear a song that reminds you of someone, I hope it makes you smile and brings emotion and joy.  #Musicalmemories.



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