Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wordful Wednesday Challenge: Do you and your spouse have a song that is yours?

We do!  It will date us in a big way, but our song is “Two Less Lonely People” by  Air Supply.   I don’t know that there is any big reason this is our song, but we both liked it and were delighted to have found each other. – We still are. (It will be 30 years in June!) Whenever we hear this song we stop and dance.

This idea of songs for people, however, extends to our children. In this day and age of ringtone choices we tag our children with tunes that remind us of them for various and assorted reasons.  From time to time the tunes change, but here is the current list:

If they call Mom, this is the tune she hears:
Jared – “A Wink and A Smile” from the movie, “Sleepless in Seattle”  --- He picked it for his wedding.

Emily – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – She is a true blue, dyed-in-the-wool, “Wizard of Oz” fan.
Anna – “He’s a Pirate” from “Pirates of the Carribean” – Loves  Jack Sparrow!  ‘nuf said.
Clark – “Superman” Theme Song – This story is a little longer. When I was expecting Clark his brother and sisters REALLY wanted us to name him Superman. As it turns out, his Great-Great and Great-Great-Great Grandfathers were both named Clark.  We appeased our older children by telling them we’d give him Superman’s REAL name (but they all know who he REALLY is).

If they call Dad, this is the tune he hears:
Jared – “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” – He loved this song when he was a two-year old. He’d dance wildly whenever it came on the radio!
Emily – “God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You” – She is also a true blue, dyed-in-the-wool NSYC fan. And that is putting it mildly!

Anna – “He’s a Pirate” from “Pirates of the Carribean.” (See above.)

Clark – “Superman” by Five for Fighting

And, of course, for each other: When Chris calls me I hear “Pop! Goes My Heart,” from “Music and Lyrics.”  And, when I call Chris, “Two Less Lonely People.”  Can you tell who the romantic in our family is?

What plays when your loved ones call you??


  1. great idea with the songs for each person. when I thought about it, there was a song for each person I knew. :)

    Great post!

  2. I love that you all have a song! And I think its great that after 30 years you still stop and dance...awesome!

  3. My girls recently watched Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant. They were laughing at how 90's everyone looked. I showed them this video and they were dying laughing. "The 80's were so weird!" I love that you have a special ringtone for each member of your family

  4. I loved Air Supply! Probably still do somewhere deep inside. :)

    The Hugh Grant parody is hilarious. Yes, Cocoa, the 80's were weird weren't they? So glad to have them behind us.

  5. My kids have songs too but they are too young to have ring tones assigned to them. : )

    I love Air Supply!! My husband is recently in an 80's kick so we listen to lots of Air Supply!

  6. I love the idea of a ring tone to identify who's calling, but I'm just to lazy to actually do it . . . sigh.

    John and I have a song, though -- it's an America tune that's not very well known. It's called "Don't Cry, Baby," and John was playing it on the guitar the first time we met for real.

    Happy Valentine's Day!


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