The power of song

May 27, 2012

Isn’t it crazy how certain songs can take us back to a time when all things seemed innocent and perfect in life?

I recently connected with an old grade school friend via LinkedIn and I had to laugh because exchanging messages with him made me remember how much I used to LOVE the movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner.

I’m not sure if I loved the movie or the movie’s theme song by Bryan Adams more. You see, I had a borderline obsession with all love songs by Bryan Adams in the 1990s. Poke all the fun you want. He clearly sang for a target audience of sappy females and I got sucked in from the first note.

Hearing this song again after so many years is a refreshing reminder to me that I often take life too seriously.

We are only young once and to feel true love is unlike any other emotion. I have felt true love only a few times and I knew once I met my husband that I would never meet another man who makes me feel the way he does.

If I were young today (I’m only 35 now so it’s not like I’m shopping around for nursing homes or anything…but…you get where I’m going), if I were living again in my molding years, I would imagine this song would rise to the top of my fleeting favorites.

Hearing it makes me remember the feeling of driving around in my car for the first time unchaperoned with the windows rolled down on a balmy summer night.

What are some of your favorite songs, past or present?

6 responses to The power of song


    I love “We are yuong” too!. However, I know Bieber’s “Boyfriend” would completely suck me in. Actually, it already has.


    I think we are soul sisters, Heidi Woodard. So much of you reminds me so much of me. Where to start with favorite songs? Any Counting Crows song from the 90s and early 2000s will take me instantly back to what it felt like to be 15-23 years old. “Mr. Jones,” the acoustic version, is one of my all-time favorite songs. One of the amazing things about music, though, is that you never have to stop finding favorites. There’s so much music, and so much good music, that there’s always something new to remind you of where you are – or where you were. Ryan Adams will always remind me of finding my husband, who once I met I knew I’d never find anyone else to love like I love him.


    I am a bit older than you. I was 16 in the summer of 1982 and Jack and Diane was the song. To this day I get misty hearing “hold on to 16 as long as you can, changes come around ral soon make us women and men.”


    Thanks for the nice comments! Do guys ever get sucked into songs like we do? I imagine they do, but don’t reveal their most embarrassing former obsessions as readily as we do. 🙂

    I can honestly say I love Boyfriend, Mr. Jones, and Jack and Diane too!


    The power of music has wings…

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