This week’s songs are brought to you from my personal travel memories… More specifically from ski holidays. Now, I know what you’re probably thinking; it’s August, stop with your wintery music.
Well you know what, for some reason my skiing songs could not be further from chilly. These are all songs that I heard for the first time when on the slopes, which you’ll know if you’ve been skiing, are often ridiculously sunny.
I mean, Punter’s gap is real guys. (The line of sun burn you get in between your goggles/sunglasses and hat when you don’t realise just how hot the slopes can get; we’ve all been there)
The Clash – Rock The Casbah
I remember exactly where I was when I first heard this. I’m not sure how old I was, but I vividly remember everything else; I was stood next to my Dad at the bottom of the slope, waiting to get on the chairlift and this came on. He’d played me The Clash before, but mostly London Calling – my mind 100% did not put two and two together with this, and I was very surprised when he told me who it was by.
I know this song has absolutely nothing to do with mountains, or snow, or anything else to do with skiing, but it will always make me think of sliding down slopes.
Toto – Africa
I don’t remember exactly where or when this was, but I know it was New Year, and I remember A LOT of people getting very into singing this song. I can’t have been that old, but I know I was awake and it was midnight and we were on top of a mountain.
It’s funny how some songs can instantly take you to a place or memory. Even if they’re completely irrelevant to the sound of the music itself.
Are there any songs that bring back memories for you?