Today one of my all-time favourite songs made me happy.
Well it almost made me cry… but happy tears.
It’s really hard for me to pinpoint one song that I love, out of ALL the songs. I mean, they all give you different feels, and are meant for different occasions, right?
You have seasonal songs that you love. You play them repeatedly for 3 months, and then think of them fondly (or not so fondly!) when you hear it half a year down the track.
Then you have those songs that you love, but you have to be in the mood. A lot of my favourite artists fall into this category.
I love Madonna, but I have to be ‘in the mood’ for her.
Same for Prince.
The list goes ON and ON.
Yeah, I love these guys. But you have to be there, to feel it.
Then there are those random songs. The ones that you love so hard, that you can’t play them too much for fear of overkilling them and suddenly becoming immune to them. These songs feed your heart, your soul.
Whether they make your feet dance and your arms rise up in joy, like my ‘Diamonds For Her’…
Or whether they make you weep sadly, hand on your heart, like Sia’s ‘Unstoppable’…
Or whether they make your heart wanna burst with happiness… like the song I heard today.
‘O Sole Mio.’
It’s one of my all-time favourite, treasured and protected songs, held closely to my chest, so so personal, and also, from one of my all-time favourite movies.
Only You. The movie that stars Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. It’s a romantic comedy which affected me early on in my teens when I first saw it, and it seems the movie has affected me in more ways than one, over the years…!
But this song. Ohh, this song. You know I heard this song, in St Mark’s Square in Venice when Hubbie and I honeymooned there, many moons ago. And it made me all teary, knowing I was hearing it, in Italy, played by a band, LIVE, in such a romantic setting, knowing it was the same country that the characters of Only You have a journey in!
The version on the movie soundtrack that I listened to today is performed by Quartetto Gelato. The voice and power behind it is so strong, so moving, that when listened to, you can’t not get a tear in your eye (or 200) listening to the depth and breath of passion in his voice when he sings the song translated to mean “my sun” or “my sunshine.”
I was just there, this afternoon, trying to pick myself up while washing dishes, and then I put on this… this song. And it filled me up whole, entirely, the way all great all-time favourite songs should do.
And just like that, I was full again.
Here you go, if you’re interested. 💖💖