May 15, 2011
A Song That Reminds You of a Certain Event.
The staff picks are:
Tara Seetharam: “I Will…But” – SHeDaisy
My freshmen girls choir performed this song at our high school spring show ten years ago. The photos of me in a tacky red bandana halter top are painful, but the memories of my first taste of high school choir are precious.
Kevin Coyne: “I Wanna Be Sedated” – The Ramones
Our high school tradition was to rewrite a famous song to fit the occasion. Nineties Manhattan hipsters that we were, we went eighties and the graduation song was “We’re Almost Graduated”, to the tune of the Ramones classic.
Our mascot was Karate Squid. We thought we were cool.
Leeann Ward: “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” – Alan Jackson
This is an obvious choice, but I can’t think of another song that has captured how I felt regarding an event better than this one does, right down to the “I Love Lucy reruns.”
Dan Milliken: “Your Cheatin’ Heart” – Hank Williams
Because it’s one of the only songs I can reliably conjure up out of the blue of my memory, it’s been a campfire singalong staple at all two of the camping trips I’ve taken in my adult life. Camping trips are the best.