Wednesday, September 28, 2011

First Love

This morning, a Facebook friend asked the question, "If you could choose your ring tone, what song would it be?" Funny, my first thought was the song, "I Could Have Danced All Night."

I found it curious that this song came to mind, and I'll admit, I was a little embarrassed at my "old-fashioned," even corny, choice. Why that song, of the thousands and thousands I might have chosen?

The film version of My Fair Lady came out in 1964. I was only six years old, and I suppose when I first watched, it was no more than an adult version of a fairy tale, Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast, perhaps. But as I watched it through the years, particularly in my young teenage years, it came to define what it would be like to be fall in love, to feel a happiness so full, one must dance.

I suppose it's a good thing, old-fashioned or not, that even today, it's the first song that comes to mind when defining myself by a ring tone.

What song would you pick?


  1. I dunno, I'm kinda partial to "Funeral March of a Marionette." It was the theme music on the Alfred Hitchcock shows.

  2. I'd like "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" for a ring tone. The first few licks of "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straights always gets my blood pumping.

    Have you ever thought about what music you'd like played at your funeral? "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "Moonlight Mile" are at the top of my list.

  3. What about somethin' by the Beach Boys. Their songs are memorable.