I remember telling my sister that when you’re going through a heartbreak and you try to listen to music the greater part of the time you don’t even hear the words; the melody alone is enough to send you off to a crying fest. I love my music and not a day goes by without listening to some feel good track of sort. Lately I try and avoid the sad songs because I’ve realised that what I listen to easily influences my mood. Are you like that as well? Today isn’t about heartbreaks though; I’m going to take you back in time musically…
Thong Song : Sisqo
High School days are the best days! I’m sure every school had a DJ play this song at every Variety Show around the 2000s. This is the time when the latest fashion for the boys was a bandana, a pair of shiny jeans and a summer shirt; if you got yourself one with a dragon you automatically made it to the cool kids club. Wearing your jeans below your belly button for the girls as well as guvhu outs (crop tops) was a thing. I remember I had a black one which was written 90’s in silver glitter. This is also the same time when writing letters was the most romantic gesture ever and waiting for your boyfriend to call you at an exact time was the highlight of your day. I saved up my pocket money to buy the cassette, Unleash The Dragon. It was gold! The song still sounds really good in 2018. Take me back!!!
He Is : Heather Headley
This was back in the days of CDs. I was working at my very first job and asked one of my colleagues what she was listening to. She let me borrow her Heather Headley This Is Who I Am Album. I fell in love with her music at the very first listen. You have no idea how happy I was when weeks later I watched Breaking All The Rules and she was in the movie singing this very song! Couple that with getting very excited about watching Jamie Foxx, he was a very big deal back then and I couldn’t get enough of him. Sexy sexy 🙂
Better In Time : Leona Lewis
I know I said sad songs are a no no but I can’t help myself. This song takes me back to nearly 8 years ago. My heart was raw with pain. I was going through my first and promised myself it would be my last heartbreak.(I was delusional) I remember listening to this song while taking a walk during my lunch breaks and I would just sit by one of the park benches and cry my eyes out. I honestly thought life was no longer going to make sense without my then partner. I thought death was a better alternative to the pain I was going through. Thankfully life teaches you that whatever you think might never get better will eventually be but a distant memory. No regrets. I healed from all the pain; I let go. I learnt my lessons the hard way and I know that indeed it does get better in time.
Dip It Low : Christina Milian
The choreography and visuals won me over the very first time I watched this video. Back then we actually used to enjoy watching ZTV and they had really good programmes lined up. That time you’ll be singing along to things you had no clue about. Now I’m like how on earth did our parents even allow us to watch and listen to this stuff? “I’ma show you how to make your man say ohhh.”
Fun Fact: I had no idea there were weave ons. I genuinely thought that was Christina Milian’s hair. I used to think wow, it must be nice staying in America, there’s something in the food or water that makes your hair grow so long!
I could write up a post with nearly 100 of my favourite songs but that would bore you to death. The idea is to keep you coming back to my blog not chase you away.
Music keeps memories alive.
Do you remember any of the songs from my playlist? If yes, which ones?