You know how there are some songs that just take you back? I know, I know—I’m still only 26; the real grownups amongst you are going to want to smack me for even invoking the phrase “take you back”—but even in my limited years upon this earth I like to think I’ve enjoyed my fair share of soundtrack moments.
In high school, A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton was totally my song. It probably helped that I was dating a boy from Montreal at the time.
I used to sit around listening to that song and crying my eyes out and thinking how I really walk a thousand miles to see him if I could. (Believe it or not, I was even more melodramatic back then that I am now.)
Several years later, I went through a Victoria Vox phase. For those of you who’ve never heard of Victoria Vox, she’s a relatively unknown ukulele player but my post-college boyfriend introduced me to her work just shortly before I moved to London. I fell in love with a song called My Darling Beau and I used to lie awake at night choreographing in my head and thinking that I would someday perform to that song and dedicate to my boyfriend. But then we broke up… so that didn’t happen.
I had my Drops of Jupiter phase.
My Love Song by Sarah Barielles phase.
My anything angry by Alanis Morissette phase.
And finally my Dizzy Rascal phase, which I probably shouldn’t admit to publicly but you try going to grad school in London and spending the majority of your weekends at questionable nightclubs. Plus, he was featured– rather prominently, I might add– in last week’s Opening Ceremonies so clearly I’m not the only person who likes him. (Click here to see the hilarity that comprises Dizzy’s Dance Wiv Me, which remains one of my favorite music videos of all time.)
Fortunately, I’m through each of those phases and the associated relationship dramas which they represented.
Now, I’m going through a new phase. And the soundtrack for this new phase is none other than a cover of Stand by Me by Prince Royce.
I know—I’m about two years behind so far as Prince Royce is concerned—but The Wedding Date introduced me to this song and now, when I find myself alone at night and missing him, I head on over to Youtube, click on the video and think sappy thoughts about us dancing the bachata together.
(And when you’re done, be sure to leave a comment about your current song :) )
- Saturday Fun Song: “Stand by Me” – Prince Royce and many other musicians (mlight.typepad.com)
- How Prince Royce Taught Me Spanish (want2speakthai.com)
- Don Omar, Prince Royce top Billboard Latin Awards (pbpulse.com)