Memory.. Little threads that hold life's patches of meaning together. ~ Mark Twain

Thursday, May 18, 2006

My Most Memorable Music

I believe no one can deny that music play a part in our lives regardless of whether one makes a career out of it or just by listening to it as a hobby. Throughout our lives, we listen to millions of songs. So many genres in so many languages. I myself enjoy listening to various types. Being a Malaysian, I listen to songs in English, Malay and Chinese. Rarely Tamil though coz I don't understand the language, but I do love the 'Chikku Pukku' song. *grin*.

I personally feel that one can relate a song and its lyrics to his/her own experiences. Music can heal one's soul. Or not. When I'm down, I listen to ballads which sometimes when I'm awfully sad, I could shed a tear or two. When I'm frustrated, I listen to loud music. When I lose faith, I turn to worships. I remember the periods when I would loyally listen to Tommy Page. KRU. Jacky Cheung. Michael Learns To Rock. Bon Jovi. Guns 'N' Roses. Oasis. *NSync. The Cranberries. Emil Chau. Les Miserables. Michael W Smith. Teresa Teng. Linkin Park. Westlife. The Carpenters. The Everly Brothers. The Maranatha Singers. Metallica. Cliff Richard. Sammi Cheng. Josh Groban. But what makes a song so special to me is when it reminds me of someone or something that had happened. So here's my list.. my 10 most memorable music in my life in chronological order..

The Smurfs theme song
The blue-coloured, 3 apples tall characters and the baddy Gargamel will always, always remind me of my childhood days. Reminding me that even as an adult, I should still allow some time to be carefree, to let go, to stop and smell the roses, to play under the rain.

Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting
The first proper (uhm.. How do I categorize this?) piece I could play on the piano. Fur Elise and all not counted. I remember spending most of my free time mastering the piece, probably annoyed my parents at times coz I kept practicising that piece. My biggest achievement was when I got to play it during a school concert. *grin*

Guys Next Door - I've Been Waiting For You
It was a hit back then in Std. 6 (remember Mega Hits 3?). I found out that the Ex had a crush on me since Std. 4. During a class period at the school shed, we were told to divide ourselves into groups and were assigned to perform a song in front of the class. His group chose that song. Since then, everyone kept teasing about him dedicating the song to me. He had waited patiently till after PMR when I agreed to be his girl. But I broke it off a few months later. Once in a while now, I do wonder how things would be if I had stayed on in the relationship.

Silent Night
I used to attend Sunday School. Come one Christmas, I was given the chance to go for carols around the neighbourhood. It was when we sang Silent Night, amidst the darkness, holding lit candles, when I realized how greater and meaningful Christmas is.. For giving and for forgiving. It was my first and final Christmas carolling session. *sobs*

Dionne Warwick - That's What Friends Are For
Cleopatra and I were the best of friends during our college days. Before she left for Melbourne, she dedicated the song to me, as a reminder of our "best friendship". Few years later, we had a major fallout. From "best friendship", we are now mere acquaintances. It hurt so much that I did not trust nor let a friend in anymore.

Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply
This song was a big hit during the end of my college days. It was like the "Romantic Song of the Year". I was on the way to PD with my classmates - 18th birthday treat for me and Wan Nei. We stopped by a record store and I immediately bought the CD single (and later, the album!). I played the CD over and over again in my friend's car and in the apartment. Coz it's damn nice! Damn 'lam'! Definitely annoyed the hell out of my classmates but hey, they'll surely think of me whenever they listen to this song. Tee hee hee.

K-Ci & Jojo - All My Life
Our song - Inspector and I. We were together for the 3rd time then (we broke up again and got back after that until now. Not a track record that I want to be proud of though). We were toying around with the idea of having "our song" and this song so happened was a huge hit at that time. But we ain't gonna choose this as our wedding song. It's gonna be something else and that's gonna be a more memorable song for us. *wink*

Emil Chau - Ai Xiang Shui
The Sunflower House song. Back in those days in Sheffield, the one entertainment we had always enjoyed was when Chino and Nutty played the guitars. All 6 of us would crowd into one of our rooms and listen to them strumming away. They played this song most of the times, so often that Aneh learnt up the lyrics to sing along with us. It's definitely unforgettable when a Sindi sings a Mandarin song. I don't know if he even knows what the song means, but for sure he can still remember the lyrics till this very day. *grin*

Teresa Teng - Yue Liang Dai Biao Wo De Xin (The Moon Represents My Heart)
Dad would always slip in Teresa Teng's CD everytime we go back to his hometown. It was like a lullaby for me coz I usually sleep throughout the journey. 3 years ago when Yeh Yeh passed away, we hired a band. I will always remember them playing this song during the funeral procession. I really miss Yeh Yeh..

Destiny's Child - Independent Women
My company organized an Inter-Dept Talent Nite during our annual trip last year. My department, the R&D did a twist - We spoofed a few movies, cross dressing style. Our most memorable spoof was when Furball, Ricepot and Hammie did Charlie's Angels with this theme song. We dressed the guyz sexily, even stuffed lots of tissue papers for their *ahem* bras. Until today, the whole company still remember that. If one day I do leave the company, I'm really gonna miss my colleagues coz they're not only my colleagues, they're also my friends. *sobs*

There you have it, the 10 most memorable music in my life. What's yours?


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