Howdy all! Hope you are well. Today’s post is a musical one for you! Whatever your destination, it’s nice to have some songs with you. But today I am reminiscing about the songs that I heard frequently on past trips. So much so that they became the ‘Song of the Trip’, except that really there would be a couple of songs. For some reason I can’t recall hearing a certain song in 2011. Other smaller trips weren’t long enough to have a song stick in my mind so much. But here are the ones that did for you!
1999 – Strong Enough (Cher) and Mambo Number 5 (Lou Bega)
These two songs were everywhere in 1999. I first heard ‘Strong Enough’ when in Russia. I think it was released elsewhere earlier, but boy did it play a lot in Russia and Europe in 1999. And Mambo Number 5 I remember hearing all the time too, especially in Scandinavia.
2004 – Toxic (Britney Spears) & Shut Up (Black Eyed Peas)
These songs stuck with me during 2004, again in Europe. I couldn’t believe how much they LOVED Britney Spears, especially in Serbia of all places (where they were poo-pooing Eurovision). It grew on me, now I love the song. ‘Shut Up’ was a cool song too, I remember hearing it ad nauseum pumping out near the beaches of Montenegro!
2006 – Smooth (Santana)
So okay, this is really a ‘song of the trip’ per se, but I did rock it at karaoke in Singapore. Ever since this is my go to karaoke song.
2019 – Dance Monkey (Tones and I)
To think this is an Australian Artist. It was Belarus in 2019 (I kid ye NOT) that I first heard this song. Over and over again! And it kinda grew on me to be honest!
So I probably have forgotten some songs. But such is life! How about you? Have you taken a long trip and found the same songs played everywhere you went? What year and what song? Please do comment! Thanks and take care – May the Journey Never End!