Well, it's the beginning of March. At this time each year, I'm not thinking about St. Patrick's Day or Spring Break, just yet. Before either of those things happen, I get to celebrate something else: my sister's birthday (March 10th). Instead of finding a song to match my mood (per se), I am going to share a few songs with you that remind me of her.
Bobby McFerrin "Don't Worry Be Happy"
When my sister was 4-5 years old, she was a bit of a whiner and a drama queen. In some of the instances where she would act like this, my Dad would play this song to help get her in a better mood. It worked every time. :-)
When my family and I lived in Lee's Summit for about a year, my sister and I really got into discovering our own personal tastes in music. I had become a hardcore fan of No Doubt (this was when Tragic Kingdom was climbing the record charts). In 1997 a new wave of pop music emerged, starting with the Spice Girls. Then Hanson arrived and started to take over my sister's CD player, her clothes, her walls, and the television. By my 14th birthday, I knew the words to every single song on the Middle of Nowhere album (yeah, she played the CD a lot). So whenever I hear a Hanson song (aside from "Yearbook") I think of my sister and the days where she was all about the brothers from Tulsa.
The Rembrandts "I'll Be There For You"
This is one of the few shows that my sister and I watched together in our teens (and, for me, my early 20's). She is the one that got me to start watching the show (and I'm so glad she did!). I actually have this song as her ring tone.
So as I get ready to celebrate my sister's birthday in a few days, I will probably play these songs, just for fun. You know, after I think of something to get for her. :-)