Music makes me cry!
It is my son’s birthday today. We are not together so there are tears. I’m a touchy, feely person and will cry when my emotions are moved. Music makes me cry especially when it is connected to memories. As soon as you hear the first chords you’re welling up. So here, after a great deal of thought are my 5. I challenge you to listen & not have quivering lips!
I start with ‘Somewhere Out There’ from ‘An American Tail’. OH & I had a long distance romance when we first got together & we each had a copy of this to play when we were apart:
Next, in keeping with the slightly slushy mood is Phil Collins singing ‘Groovy Kind of Love’ . We danced to it at our wedding!
My father was not one for music or singing. He was a quiet man who enjoyed his paper & walking the dog in the New Forest. However, when listening to my next choice he said ‘I quite like this one you know’ so here is ‘A Theme From a Summer Place’ by Percy Faith
I have a brother who lives in New Zealand. He has been there for over 40 years. He came home for a visit when ‘My Cherie Amour’ was at the top of the charts. I have to own up to not being able to listen to this one! Either the music is turned off or I leave the room!
My final choice is connected to my wonderful son. Unlike his grandfather, he has always loved music & there are lots of songs that remind me of him. However, I have chosen ‘Ebony & Ivory’. He was only 6 at the time but it was his favourite. ‘It’s about black people & white people mum. It’s really clever because it’s about the piano keys as well’!
I do hope you are able to play my selection. For me as I hear the first notes, the tears are there as are the wonderful pictures they represent.
What would be in your top 5? If you are a blogging take up the challenge to share them with us!