A song comes on the radio and instantly, you’re transported to a different time and place. Which song(s) bring back memories for you and why? Be sure to mention the song, and describe the memory it evokes.
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We Filipinos love to sing. I mean, we really love to sing to the point of shooting someone for his awful rendition of Frank Sinatra’s My Way simply because it sounded nothing like your way. It even garnered its very own monicker as the My Way Killings. I’m not kidding you, and I am glad that no one ever complained about my father’s rendition of said song because he simply knocked everyone’s socks off with his version – plus, he was always the host – certainly not good practice to shoot the host…
But while My Way is a song that’s memorable to me (but only in that infamous regard above), my most memorable and one that definitely brings me back in time is the song I first “really” heard when a-date-I-don’t-remember-now first sneaked my underage self into this private night club and bought me my first Long Island Iced Tea.
I remember how everyone and their mother sang this song during karaoke parties, but it wasn’t till I sat there in front of this singer and finally listened to the lyrics did I go – wow, is this, like, a song about the ‘other’ woman? – oh wait, it is about the other woman!
Oh well. But there it is…
Whitney Houston in the early days of her career when she first started out as a model I read as someone to watch in Seventeen magazine. Here she is killin’ it at the David Letterman show in 1985.
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