As Tina so eloquently described on her post on the Adriatic coast, songs can be a bookmark in time. Hearing them brings us back to a particular moment in our lives that can’t be replicated. There are two songs in particular that will always remind me of my time in South America.
The first song came out in 2008 and is still being played: “Llamada de Emergencia” (Emergency Call) by the reggaeton artist DaddyYankee. It’s a dance song that lends itself to be blared from moving vehicles. My favorite line is the following: “Tu Tienes La Receta/La Formula Secreta/Para Poner en Ritmo mi Corazon” (You have the recipe/the secret formula/to make my heart beat).
I first heard Eros Rammazzoti’s “Otra Como Tu” (Another Like You) in a taxi ride through Buenos Aires. The taxi driver was singing along and the song captured the moment perfectly. It echoed my sentiments about the city and my heartache over leaving her–there is no other like Buenos Aires. It’s a lovely, melancholy ballad.
What song always takes you back to a particular moment in time?