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What song impacted you the most and where were you?

I don't have a very good memory at all and forget names and important dates very easily.  This is why this amazes me.  I remember where I was, what day of the week it was, and what time it was when I heard this song.  It was 1974 on a Satuday night and it was around 6:30 p.m. when I heard this song.  I don't know why it impacted me the way it did but it did.  When the song came on I parked my car in front of my friends home where I was headed and waited for the song to end.  After the song ended I just sat there in silence.

Do you remember what song impacted you the most and where you were when you heard it?  I would love to hear what song impacted you the most and where you were. Please share your song and your story.

 

 

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Comment balloon 37 commentsGeorge Tallabas • June 07 2008 11:19AM

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Gosh I remember that song but not the first time I heard it.  Thanks for sharing.

Veronica

Posted by Veronica DeCarolis (Weidel Realtors) almost 11 years ago

George - music has a way of cutting through all the garbage and touching our souls. This song certainly does that.

Posted by Judy Tuscano, NH Real Estate Professional (Prudential Verani Realty) almost 11 years ago

Veronica and Judy - Thanks for stopping by.  I would really like to here what impacted YOU and where you were.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

George - I remember this song, but don't remember the first time I heard it. For some odd reason I recall the the big hit by Donny Osmond, Puppy Love when I was kid and sitting on my front door steps back east as a kid. I guess my age and being a chic was, I am sure the target market they were trying to reach. I remember that song very well that day.

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Posted by Arizona Real Estate Associate Broker (MR Realty) almost 11 years ago

Candace - Thanks for sharing your song and time in life.  I love hearing those stories!  I hope you are having a great weekend.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

I don't remember it but it's a good one, thanks. I wouldn't know where to start in sharing my own memories, there have been so many touching songs over the years.

Posted by Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (Keller Williams Realty Maui) almost 11 years ago

George - this is a classic, to be sure.  And a beautiful song, to boot!

My all time favorite is Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me by Mel Carter.  The first time I heard it I was at the skating rink and it was 11 PM.  It was the last skate of the night and each skater was expected to pick a partner to skate with while the lights were dimmed and the disco ball flickered. (That was the mid 60s!)

I chose a sandy blonde haired boy that later that summer broke his arm while diving into a pool while singing Henry the VIII (Herman's Hermits) to me. 

Funny the things we can remember and the things we forget.  Thanks for the stroll down memory lane.

I have to sign off now.  I have to go color my hair again!  The gray hair just grew an extra inch while taking this stroll!  LOL

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) almost 11 years ago

Richard - Thanks, this is not about my song...it's about YOUR SONG and what touched you.  Have a great weekend.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

Carol - I love it!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

      George, This kind of stuff makes me feel so old sometimes.  Since most of my life has been spent in the music business the first song that changed me is still of importance as it was the driving force for over 5 decades of work and life.  It was 1956, I was listening in my bunk bed to my new transistor radio and heard The 5 Satins " In the still of the night ".  For some reason this song sent me to a whole new place in time. To this day I listen to it with the same feeling. There have been many instances in my life when a certain song fit the moment and remain apart of me.

Posted by Kim Harris, Designated Broker/Owner/Sound Realty (Sound Realty) almost 11 years ago

Kim - I love it! If you kind find the song on utube please add it to your comments. I would love to hear it! Thank you!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago
Here you Go George. I had to make a post out of it as I can't put the actual YouTube video in the comments. Enjoy! http://activerain.com/blogsview/540846/To-George-Tallabas-In
Posted by Kim Harris, Designated Broker/Owner/Sound Realty (Sound Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hi George.  Stop by and check the answers on my post.  I did one really similar at about the same time.  I don't know if i like any one song enough to pick.  Some of the stuff I'd share might just scare people, too.

Posted by Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Agent (Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL) almost 11 years ago

Chris Elizabeth - Thank you my friend.  I will check it out.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

George, it is nice you are a Carly Simon fan. I am too. That's a great song. Songs do trigger past memories. I remember dancing with a girlfriend after college at an apartment party at the clubhouse. The song was Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue, and when the song was over I let her go and she passed out. Too much to drink . One of a million stories I could tell you.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 11 years ago
Gary - Thank you my friend. This song is actually by Roberta Flack. Thanks for for sharing the song that brought back memories. Have a wonderful day!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

I remember driving with my best friend when we both heard Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle for the first time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgZftrobqlg

We both started crying for different reasons.  I was planning my wedding and the song made me think of how wonderful my father was, it made her think how much she wished she had a good dad.  I still tear up everytime I hear the song and now its for two reasons:  the great dad I have and the chance I now have to see my husband be a great dad to our daughter.

 

Thanks for this post it was great to think of this.

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) almost 11 years ago
Stacey - Thank you so much for sharing such an awesome story! I would love for everyone to see your video. If you click "Edit" your comment and then the HTML button you then paste your utube video where you want it and your video will then show up for everyone to see.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

I do love that song.  It's hard to think of favorites but when one comes on you reach over and turn up the volumn.  That's what I do when "Help me make it through the night" comes on. 

Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

Barbara - Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful evening.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago
George, I hope I am posting this video correctly.....I haven't ever posted one in a comment before, so I hope it works! I remember hearing this song the summer of 1987. It wasn't the first time I'd heard this song, but this time it just made an impact. I was at the stop light at Franklin & Cole, and it was a warm summer afternoon. I had the windows open, and there was a slight breeze blowing. That song was made for that moment in time, and hearing it always takes me back to that summer. Perfumes are that way for me too. If I smell certain perfumes that I've worn in the past, it takes me back to a certain time. Tatiana by Diane VonFurstenberg was the fragrance I was wearing about the same time as this song. When ever I smell that I remember getting dressed up with my sisters to go to the Church dances on Friday nights! If I could post a scratch n sniff here I would! ; )
Posted by Pam Pugmire, Meridian Idaho Real Estate (Silvercreek Realty Group) almost 11 years ago

George, so many songs have affected me too. Now how do you post in html in the comments. You should do a lesson. (tutorial)

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) almost 11 years ago

Pam - Bravo my friend!  Your video worked perfectly!  Thanks for sharing and I will see you soon!

Missy - I just emailed you the directions my friend.

 

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

That song came out in like 72 (maybe 73). I remember the 45 I had. It was on Atlantic Records....that song was Song of The Year at the Grammy awards...I played that song over and over one morning. This guy who worked for my parents came in and listed to it with me...over and over....it was Summertime....AM hours....sunny day.....that same song by Roberta Flack (Killing Me Softly)......Great song!

Posted by Chris Lambos (Poplar Hill Realty) almost 11 years ago

The Summer of 1974 was a great season for tunes...Rikki Don't Lose That Number (Steely Dan)......Sundown (Gordon Lightfoot)...Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Elton John)......reminds me of camping trips and spending days at pools and lakes. One fun summer!

Posted by Chris Lambos (Poplar Hill Realty) almost 11 years ago
Hi George, This is a good one.....it's kind of weird. I always remember things like 9/11, when Lady Die died, the shooting of President Reagan, and other memorable events..but picking a "song in time" is tough. Based on what I know we have the same tastes though!
Posted by Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge (Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. ) almost 11 years ago

Tracy - Thank you for sharing and have a great evening.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

George, Isn't it amazing how songs are burned into our memories?  I have two songs I will never forget, when and where I heard them. One is funny..."afternoon delight" by the Starland band. "Gonna find my baby gonna hold her tight gonna grab some afternoon delight". Do you remember that?  I remember it like it was yesterday. I was with my boyfriend, Steve Moore, 17 years old, 1976. We were in his flame yellow 1960's Firebird, PARKING....kissing like bandits when I heard that song. How funny is that????  He was my first love, and we really thought we were doing something by making out. LOL....so funny! We were both very innocent and would have NEVER gone further than a good "make out" session. Oh to be young again.

My other song is so sad. My dad was dying, from Pancreatic cancer. It was very fast and very painful. He lived in Florida, I lived in Kansas City. I would fly back and forth each week, to be with him. I'll never forget when the Doctor called me and told me I needed to come back. (I had just flown back home that day). It was 3:00 am. I got in my car, drove to the airport and heard the new Whitney Houston song, I will always love you. EVERY time I would get in a car while he was on his death bed, I heard that song. It still makes me cry when I hear it, because I remember it so vividly, his pain, my pain, and watching him die.  Parts of me love this song because the wording couldn't be any better. Part of me hates it, because it hurts. Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUoEil40qZA

Posted by Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS (Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group)) almost 11 years ago

Elizabeth - Thank you for sharing such powerful story with us...I loved it!  Your link says it has been disabled my friend. Have a great evening and thank you for sharing.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago
Music is a huge part of my life. My father was a disc jockey and entertainment writer and my mother was a singer. I'm also known as the "Singing" Realtor around here in Pasadena, California. Naturally, I have many, many memories of hearing songs or watching the artists perform them. One song really stands out every summer - and it's from Earth Wind and Fire in 1974. The song was entitled "Keep Your Head to the Sky". So every time I take a dip in the pool each summer I instantly think of that song! Funny I don't think of the song in the winter time!
Posted by Linda Lane-White (Dilbeck Real Estate Real Living) almost 11 years ago
Linda - Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories. I love hearing them! Have a great evening.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago
No problem, George. There's also another song that I'm sure everyone knows...it's "A Hard Days Night" by the Beatles. I'm taken back to when I was a little girl and I went to see them in concert. I got some Beatles dolls, and when I was at home the next day I played with them in the rain - and mud. Hmmmmm....I wonder how much they would have been worth today - if I hadn't ruined them in the mud! G'night!
Posted by Linda Lane-White (Dilbeck Real Estate Real Living) almost 11 years ago
I think a song that has impacted me most is the song by U2, "With or Without You" U2 is one of my favorite bands. I can't remember where I was the first time I heard it but it is still one of my favorite songs.
Posted by Patricia Beck, Colorado Springs Realty (RE/MAX Properties, Inc., GRI, CDPE) almost 11 years ago

Patti Smith, I Am A Warrior

http://youtube.com/watch?v=RzPLB-RSZzo (I think I need lessons on the whole html in comments thing too George!)

 

I was 16 and driving home from a hair appoinment with my mother sitting next to me.  It was not a pleasant drive inside the car, but I can still see the sun shining and feel it's warmth today.  The message that flashed through my head was, "Life has bigger plans for me than I have for it."  Whenever I am faced with big decisions, I always remember that day and this song - even when I would sometimes rather not remember!

Posted by Sharon Wager, "Your Blue Jean Agent" (Hunt Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Patricia - Thanks for sharing my friend and I hope all is well.

Sharon - Thank you for sharing your special moment and song.  Have a great weekend.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

Hi George...Great Post. This sang was a favorite of mine too, you are such a romantic, I think that's why I enjoy your posts so much,

Cheers...Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Fred - Thanks my friend. I hope all is going well for you.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago

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