If you are wanting to take a look back on past memories, most of us will look through old photo albums. Although sometimes one of the greatest memory triggers is music, because we are surrounded by music throughout our lives starting at a small age. Lyrics seem to stick in our minds; even if we haven’t heard a song in months or even years, we will still remember the lyrics and melody instantly.
Past memories you might remember just by hearing music are old school dances, your wedding song or simply songs you shared with your loved ones. It is important to reminisce on these memories, as it allows you to remember the good old days and share past memories with friends and family, especially the younger generations who may not have even heard of the artist.
To celebrate, Chums have created the most nostalgic playlist, by compiling memories shared and sent in which held a significant place in people’s hearts and allowed them to reminisce on the past.
Here are some of the songs and memories mentioned:
Dave Lambert – “Radar Love” by Golden Earring
Dave reminisces about the first concert he took his then girlfriend (now wife) Jan to. Back in the 70s, Dave and Jan went to the Stadium in Liverpool with a group of their friends. Jan wasn’t impressed with how the evening turned out, but Dave looks back fondly on this particular evening with friends and the atmosphere. Even to this day it still makes Dave chuckle when he thinks about it.
Carole Archer – “Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations
Carole remembers buying her first ever record at the tender age of 10 from a local shop. “Build Me Up Buttercup” was the song that she was drawn to the most and Carole enjoyed the sound the record produced, which she described as ‘beautiful’. Carole still loves listening to it now.
Betty Ogilvy – “In The Mood” by Glen Miller
Betty (now aged 94) loved going to the dance halls for a dance back in World War Two. People would often go to the ballroom and dance with friends and strangers alike. This is where many women would meet the soldiers and this one song in particular brings back fond memories for Betty.
Seeing the above songs may have triggered a memory within you, so ask yourself the question, what would you reminisce to?
Share your memory with Chums using the hashtag #MemoriesInMusic