What Songs Define Your Life?

Whenever you hear that particular song, does your mind immediately go back to your childhood, a first date, a favorite memory, or a heartbreak? Here are a few of my favs that have been a part of my life, (and I’d love to hear yours).

Always by Patsy Cline

This song will always have a special place in my heart. My daddy used to sing this song to me every single night when I was a little girl. I can still remember asking him, “Daddy, would you please tuck me in?” Which translated to, “Daddy, please sing our song and let me fall asleep to the sound of your voice.” The sound of his deep voice always made me feel safe, comforted, and loved.

House Party by Sam Hunt

This song reminds me of when I interned at a radio station inside a hospital. Patients would frequently visit the studio and we would have several television and radio broadcasted shows. One of my favorite duties there, was playing DJ. Kids would call the studio and request songs, and sometimes tell me jokes or a story on the air. “House Party” was by far the most requested song at the time, and every time I hear it, it reminds me of the patients who turned the hospital into THEIR house party, and I’m honored that I got to be a part of it.  

Que Sera Sera by Doris Day

One summer when I was visiting my parents, my mom and I were talking about our dreams and things we’d love to do in the future. I blurted out, “Que Sera Sera,” and she and I bursted into singing the popular 1956 song. We laughed so hard that we choose nicknames for each other, which we still use to this day.

Opportunity by Sia

When I was about to graduate from college, I chose this song as my “anthem” for completing the five-year-long journey. Through all the sweat, tears, and thankfully no blood, completing my bachelor’s degree was one of the hardest, most rewarding experiences of my life to date. This song served as the reminder that college is an opportunity, and that I’m blessed to have been given the chance to learn, grow, and find my place in the world.

Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake

This song was the soundtrack to my college graduation. I remember all of the random dance breaks my friends and I had whenever this song came on. It came out the same week I graduated, so the timing was perfect. I felt all the feels when I walked across the stage, shook hands with deans and professors, and grabbed that piece of paper. (And yes, I definitely had a dance break after the ceremony.)

What are your songs? I’m curious which ones I should add to my list. Who knows…Maybe it’ll one day be a wedding anthem or a summer jam. Leave a comment below with your favorites. 

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