{My life through music}

There are always those songs that instantly take you back to a certain time in your life and I have been brainstorming a timeline of some of those significant  songs throughout my life. It was a really fun project to go through all my music and find those songs that just bring you back.

Music has always been a large part of my life, growing up playing the violin and everyone in my family is involved in some sort of choir, music has always been present.

Young life (baby years!) No I don’t remember these but there are always those songs your parents refer to when they come about, ‘aw I used to sing this to you as a baby’ these are a few of those

  • The Chordettes – Mr. Sandman
  • Jungle Book’s – Bear Necessity
  • The Little Mermaid – Under the Sea

Childhood/ Elementary School this is when I was really introduced to music outside my parents and when I became a complete teeny-bopper N’Sync and O-Town obsessed little girl

  • Tom Chapin EVERYTHING growing up that is all my parents had us listen to, I later realized or was told that it was because it was the most tolerable children’s  music.
  • The Beatles and Jefferson Airplane were also staples on long car rides
  • Britney Spears
  • Hanson
  • Backstreet Boys
  • NSync
  • O-Town
  • Christina Aguilera
  • etc, etc, etc

Middle School is where I really started to branch into my ‘skater girl phase’ going from Britney Spears to Avril Lavigne.

  • Michelle Branch
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Ashlee Simpson
  • 3LW
  • Blink – 182
  • first introduction to Jack Johnson ❤
  • there are so many more I know but these lists may start to get long lol

High School was a mix up of scenes and friends and types of music and types of people and I know for sure there are hundreds of musicians and bands that I listened to throughout high school; but to name a few:

  • Jack Johnson
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • The Shins
  • No Rain by Blind Melon
  • The Used
  • My Chemical Romance
  • Postal Service
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Keith Urban

College brought frat parties, Hampden Sydney College, and Zeta. So many memories, some remembered some I never will but there was always an awesome sound track in the background

  • The Bread Song
  • Soul Sister – Train
  • Jack Johnson
  • Cotton Eye Joe
  • Thunderstruck
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Dixie Land Delight
  • Corey Smith
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Taylor Swift
  • Strawberry Wine

And I know there are so many more songs that would bring memories flooding back from college, I miss my pledge sisters so freaking much!!

What I also know is that there are going to be so many more songs, musicians, and moments that they will recall to come. A sense of Deja vu, a rush of emotion, a friendly or sorrowing reminder of something left behind or something greatly missed. Music can do that to you, and if you let it, it can be the best memory scrapbook.

TTFN, XOXO GFP

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