Thursday, May 20, 2010

"Forever Young"

My favorite song in the whole world is Alphaville's "Forever Young." Yes, still.

Those who knew me well in high school know of the obsession I had with that song. You see, for Bryan and me, "Forever Young" was our song.

My college roommates could always tell when a letter would come from a specific missionary because "Forever Young" would be blaring from the stereo in my room. Over and over and over again...the upbeat, remixed version if I was happy, the slower, original version if I was sad.

At weekend dances, it was quite awhile after Bryan left on his mission before I deigned to dance with any other boy during that song.

And so, even now, that song is so filled with emotion and sentimentality that despite it's age, despite other awesome music that has come out since, nothing can take it's place as my numero uno favorite song.

I have spent the past half hour on itunes looking up various versions of "Forever Young." Did you know that there is an acoustic version? A live version, a remixed version...all sorts of stuff. I feel like I am in "Forever Young" heaven.

An admission....the official "Forever Young" music video is seriously weird. I'm going to pretend it doesn't exist so as not to tarnish the shiny glow around the song.


Shauna said...

Yup. I remember staging the car stereo to play the song at just the appropriate moment . . . don't remember the occasion though. :-)

MamaBug said...

Great song. One of my favorites too.