As we were coming home from an outing last week, Clayton and I heard a few songs from "back in the day" that made us start thinking back to all of the songs, movies, and TV shows that always remind us of each other. I thought it would be fun to share some with you all and have you share some with me!
Movie: City of Angels - 1998
Clayton and I had been dating for a while, and this was the first movie we ever saw together. It was a great movie, but can I tell you how embarrassing it is to boo-hoo in front of a boy on your first 'official' date with him? Sheesh!
Just for fun - Titanic was the second movie we saw together.
Songs: This could be quite a list!
Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers version.
I believe the year was 1999... it was the first song we danced to at Clayton's Senior Prom. It is still my favorite song to dance with him to today!
The early songs by the Dixie Chicks like I Can Love You Better and Wide Open Spaces. They came out in 1998 and though Clayton wasn't thrilled about my new and obsessive love with the Chicks, he was sweet enough to go out and buy their first CD for me anyway. Now that's love!
Anything by Lynyrd Skynyrd and Credence Clearwater Revival. They were the first two concerts we went to together, and we still love listening to the old school music when we're driving around and the kids have all gone to sleep. It reminds us of all of the time we spent riding in that great ford pickup truck of his, singing horribly to all of the songs.
I could go on and on... some of our other memory filled bands are Stroke 9, Barenaked Ladies, and almost every single "oldies" group or singer out there. Clayton's dad is a huge fan of the great classics and so each time we traveled together somewhere, we spent all of the time in the car listening to the Oldies stations or the CD's his dad had. Those were some really fun times! His dad is the first person I had ever heard say, in regards to a slow love song,
"This is belly rubbin' music."
Translation for you youngin's - "This is a great song to slow dance to!"
We still say that when slow songs come on the radio.
Some of the TV shows that we watched together were pretty tasteless, but simply hilarious to us back then, if I can be honest! Some of the most detestable would be the ones on MTV like The Tom Greene Show and Jackass. In all honesty... for some reason.. those shows still crack me up today.
Friends was one of my favorites when I was a teen and I will always remember how Clayton hated it so much, that he simply refused to watch it. Yes... even with me.
Cops - Oh yeah, like anyone is surprised that our entire lives togther have been filled with cop stuff. Before he could do it in real life, we watched it together as if we were doing homework for his dream career.
Since we dated long distance, we rarely got to watch TV together, but these few shows always found a way to show up when we were around each other.
I'd love to hear some of you and your spouses memories! Think back... WAY back for some of you!