They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. That may or may not be true. I’m not sure what the way to every woman’s heart is, but for me, talk to me about music! In the last few days, I have had fun going back in time and reminiscing about my favorite high school jams as well as songs that have and always will hold a special place in my heart.
If you appreciate “Affirmation” by Savage Garden, you are my kind of person!! https://open.spotify.com/track/6lWY4ji9T0tpFU2xbnRC1p?si=7a05185d03914b81
I remember back in high school when I was lucky enough to have a cassette player in my Pinto (hey, don’t judge me….it was a cool car at the time). I literally wore out the cassette for the Pretty in Pink soundtrack. I also had tapes on which I recorded songs from the radio. Sure there might have been a bit of background noise, but to be able to listen to my favorite songs while on the go was SO worth dealing with the minor annoyance of a parent or sibling’s voice in the background!
Once iPods came out, I was in heaven! Being able to have a digital playlist of music was AMAZING! Still, dealing with iTunes was challenging at best. Finding Spotify was a complete game changer for me. I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t listen to one of my playlists on the Spotify app. With Alexa (yes, I’m a total tech geek), it is even simpler. “Alexa, play Current Favorites on Spotify.” is a common command from me.
Even nicer is the option to listen to a specific song even when it isn’t in my playlist. Last night, I was travelling down memory lane and asked Alexa to play “Magic” and “Just What I Needed” by the Cars, and then “Jessie’s Girl” and “Human Touch” by Rick Springfield. While chatting with another awesome 80s fan recently, I found myself saying, “Oh yeah! And what about…?” We dredged up a few great ones which I then added to my “Current Favorites”. I love that it is easy to edit it, so if I have had enough of a song, it can be easily removed from my playlist and replaced by the latest new (or old) tune to be stuck in my head!
Anyone else have music always playing in the background? What is on YOUR current favorites list? I’m always happy to find (or re-find) great tunes!