Wednesday, July 24, 2013

One Good Thing About Music...

Music: noun, often attributive \ˈmyü-zik\

  • a : the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity
  • b : vocal, instrumental, or mechanical sounds having rhythm, melody, or harmony

Some say music makes the world go 'round. I concur.

Ever hear a song randomly come on the radio and BAM you're instantly back into a specific time in your life? The power of music.

Music is a huge part of my life. I can remember riding in the car as a teeny, tiny Tarole singing along to the music on the radio. I was pretty much singing and humming before I could talk. As most of you as well, there are so many songs that remind me of an exact moment in time.

Heartland - George Strait
Waking up to my mom getting ready for work while living in Rogers, Arkansas.

It's More Than A Feeling - Boston
Riding in the car, "Bob" with my dad and siblings to Lake Ouachita the summer before 1st Grade.

Dreams - The Cranberries
Getting ready for my mom's surprise 30th birthday party in Bossier City, Louisiana

I Cross My Heart - George Strait
My parents randomly dancing in the living room on a hot summer night.

Shook Me All Night Long - ACDC
Competing at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Competition in Orlando, Florida in 8th Grade.

Tim McGraw - Taylor Swift
Senior year at Bentonville High School

Lollipop - Lil' Wayne
Beale Street Music Festival (Memphis in May) 2008.

Electric Feel - MGMT
Partying at Lambda Chi Fraternity while in college.

Let The Bass Go - Hardnox
Spring Break 2009 in Destin, Florida

Tik Tok - Kesha
Spring Break 2010 in Panama City Beach, Florida

Rain is a Good Thing - Luke Bryant
Trip to the Anheuser Busch Factory in St. Louis, Missouri

Drop It Low - Chris Brown ft. Ester Dean
Road tripping to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma

#41 - Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
Summer nights driving around Northwest Arkansas with my best friend Kelly.

Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
Enjoying patio sitting at Kingfish Bar in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Coming in From the Cold - Bob Marley
Winter mornings driving to North Shore on the island of Oahu, Hawaii

You get the point. Music is so beautiful. Any kind. My love of music varies all the way from classic instrumental to folk to hip hop to dubstep. If it has a beat or melody that I can sway along to, I like it. Of course, certain moods will inspire certain genres, but all in all, music definitely makes my world go 'round.

Music can drive emotions. It can change moods.

Any time I'm feeling down, I put on music. Any time I'm feeling up I put on music. There's just something about singing along to a song that makes you feel carefree and on top of the world. Am I the only one? It's interesting to pull up next to someone at a stoplight and hear the kind of music they're listening to. You can tell a lot about someone from their favorite song.

Music = Peace. It is the only thing, in my opinion that can bring the world together. Each country has a deep understanding of it and each country has their own beautiful music that tells their story.

Do you have a favorite song? What kind of music do you like most?

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Robin said...

"You Were Meant For Me" by Jewel always brings back memories...all of us used to sing that in elementary school, even though we were too young to be dating.

Becky Dougherty said...

I whole-heartedly agree, Tarole! I've been singing almost my whole life. I have a 30 minute commute to work, and sometimes, I listen through my CD collection. So many songs take me back to college or high school, or remind me of a boyfriend or friend. I love taking the journey down memory lane. And when I don't know what to say, I can somehow find a song to say it for me.

Alex[andra] said...

I love, love, LOVE this post! Totally speaks to me. All of it. I definitely have my own great memories with specific songs.

Kiki said...

I couldnt agree more with you! im a huge fan of all music! its just a beautiful thing and i dont know what i would do without!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

My workout playlist looks very similar!

Sparkles and Shoes

Jackie said...

Love this, I can soo relate to a song bringing you back to an exact moment.

Meghan said...

Music definitely can bring me back to a certain moment.

I Cross My Heart is my aunt and uncle's wedding song, so I always text them when it comes up on the radio or on my Pandora.

Honey I'm Home by Shania Twain is a song that my Dad and I always jammed to getting ready in the mornings!

Definitely country is my fave!