I always say that I don’t have discerning taste in movies or music, and it’s true: I like all kinds of things that are crap. For example, I love Hellboy, and that is not a great movie. I also like all kinds of music, and I’ll listen to most anything.
For some reason, I am exceptionally good ad remembering songs, even if I haven’t heard them in ages. I’m also good and remembering lyrics after only hearing a song a few times. Even though Pet knows this, it’s always a surprise to her when a song she hasn’t heard before, or a song that she hasn’t heard in a long time comes on, and I start singing along.
The first time, I did it, it was to Cypress Hill’s Insane In The Membrane. Pet had purchased the song and put it on a iPod we had in the truck, and was going to listen. The moment it came on, I knew the song, and was singing along. I guess maybe that’s rapping along, not singing. Anyway, I didn’t miss a word. The look on her face was priceless.
To be fair, I loved Cypress Hill when I was younger. I always thought the singer in this song sounded like a boyfriend I had when I was barely a teenager.
I did it the other day too. She was playing Dire Straits. Growing up, I listened to a lot of Dire Straits. My dad liked them, and then when I grew older, I picked up a cd, and listened to it a lot. Pet has a trial of Spotify, and so she started up Sultans of Swing. And I started to sing.
She asked me about Dire Straits, and I explained how I knew that song. Then Romeo and Juliet came on, and I get this comment, “I guess you know that one too.”
Yup! I happen to really like that song.
The best one came when I started singing Dragostea Din Tei, by O zone. Most people know it as the Numa Numa song. It came across my Pandora, and I was singing along. And I mean actually singing, not singing the bits I knew and mumbling the rest.
You should have seen the look on Pet’s face.