Does anyone else have songs they didnt necessarily like at the time they were released, but because they played so often at a certain time they gained significance and sort of became part of you, so now when you hear them again you feel a pull? Almost as though if your life was a film that would have been part of the soundtrack...or sometimes songs are linked to people, so when you hear them you think of the person who introduced you to them?
For instance, James Blunt's You're beautiful was at the top of the charts in the UK for a lot of summer 2005, and every time I hear it I want to cry because 2005 was the year my brother died and the year I embarked upon my first relationship.
When the song came out in July (I think) it was everywhere, and I was desperately happy, spending lots of time with my boyfriend, acting like I had basically discovered love. I was working in a bar in the evenings and that song was played over and over, and I remember going lothes shopping and buying a hat and hearing it playing in the store, it seemed to follow me everywhere. That August I went on holiday with my boyfriend, and everything was idyllic untilI had my bag with all my tickets stolen. My parents had to pay for my tickets home and when I arrived back I was so knackered that we drove straight back to our house, going past my brother's place on our way. The same day we got a phonecall to say he had been found dead. He had had a sudden haemmorage....and all I remember is being so young and listening to James Blunt and getting drunk on cheap vodka.
I later broke up with the boyfriend. He didn't understand. Anything. But he was young too.
Anyone else have songs like that?
'He falls on her like a sunbeam' - Geoffrey Holloway