It’s what Hubbie yells when a great song comes on the radio.
But today it was me getting excited by the music. We had just been Christmas shopping, and our efforts had been great… we got a lot of stuff including baby girl’s pressies, which was timely seeing as she was at school and had NO IDEA.
On a high from being so Christmas productive, I was happy to hear a song come on the radio, and I immediately turned it up.
“Best movie ending ever,” I said to Hubbie excitedly. “How great is the climax? He comes back after being rejected from the dance company, rejected by her Dad, and he rebels against it ALL, takes her hand, on-stage, and brings the house down as they start to dance.”
“Then the bosses realises,” I still rambled, “‘hey, the holiday-ers actually like this stuff,’ and her Dad goes ‘oh I was wrong about him,’ and it is just sooooo satisfying!”
What movie am I talking about? You should know by now.
Time of my Life, from the ‘Dirty Dancing’ soundtrack.
As if that wasn’t enough to get me happy… as soon as it ended, another great song.
I turned the volume up really high. The max I usually have it on is about 16, maybe 17 or 18 if I’m really excited and driving down the freeway on a hot night with the windows open.
And that’s still loud.
Today I turned it up to 20. Hubbie thought the speakers might burst.
But you know, all great songs MUST be played really loud. Like this one:
INXS’ Don’t Change. I absolutely love this song. I love the cyclical 80s film clip. I love the way Michael Hutchence dances. I love the band’s youthfulness and open disregard for structure and rules. I love the time it encapsulates, but most of all I love how it’s just a really awesome song and has some great words which you should learn and sing along to too…
“Resolution of happiness
Things have been dark for too long
Don’t change for you
Don’t change a thing for me…”