All posts tagged: Prince Royce

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Trouble, Part 2

So TWD and I picked ourselves a song a while back.  I’ve written about it before.  It’s a bachata version of Stand by Me by Latin artist Prince Royce.  We tried to request it on the cruise during Latin Night but the DJ spoke neither English nor Spanish and wasn’t so much of a DJ as a designated button pusher. I learned to dance the bachata during a dance history course in college.  But it was a small, private liberal arts school comprised almost entirely of female students so—surprise, surprise—I didn’t really learn how to dance the bachata until I started dating TWD. It’s my favorite dance with him.  I love salsa but I get too intimidated by the complicated turns and while the merengue is a bit more low key, I spend most of time trying to stay on the correct foot.  When we dance the bachata, however, I can relax.  And I swear to God I fall back in love with him every time he gives me that look and takes my hand …

Confessions of a Musical Sap

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 …