Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bringing Back Memories

One year for Christmas my sister and I got a 45.  For those of you that are younger than I am, that's a record.  I was probably only nine or ten.  Even though most people were using tape players at that time, our family had a record player that worked so there wasn't much need in buying anything new.  So my sister and I got this record of Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson.  Fourty-fives only hold two songs.  I think one song was "The Man" and the other was "Say Say Say".  We played the heck out of that record!  Back then there wasn't much to choose from and this was probably the best record we had.  Well, I must have heard "Say Say Say" recently because it's stuck in my head (along with "Santa Baby" for some strange reason).  And everytime I hear it the memories of being a kid during Christmas time follow.  Isn't Christmas great when you're a kid?  The whole month of December is a delight from the decorations to the presents.  Oh, and the tree!  How wonderful with all those lights.  I remember I use to just sit next to the tree and I'd be in awe of it's size and beauty.  And the smell!  We always had a live tree and that pine smell takes me back.  So, I've decided to share the song with all of you.  It's a great video too that kinda tells a story.  Enjoy!


  1. I loved that song and that video, back when videos were cool! And 45s...oh man did I have those!
    My best friend from high school and I are going to the Michael Jackson movie just to relive the songs. Maybe I will make my bangs sky high, wear some dayglo clothes and peg my pant legs. LOL.
    But for some reason I think that I am older than you....
    Thanks for the inspiration! Enjoy the day! Erin

  2. Send us a picture if you do that, Erin! Haha! And I'm sure you are not older than I am.

  3. Thanks for sharing the video - I loved it, and the story it tells! I didn't know it before...

  4. I remember this well. i still have all my old 45's.

  5. Leslie,

    I've heard those "they" people say that the best way to get a tune unstuck in your head is to get it stuck in someone elses. Did it work???? Cuz I'd hate to think that I'm now humming this silly tune for nothin!! :)

    Pattie ;) hummm humm hummmmm
    Mazatlan Mx.

    PS. 45s rule!! We use to save up our baby sitting money so we could buy the new releases on 45s each Friday :)

  6. Haha! Sorry, Pattie. But I guess I'm not singing it anymore so it's good for me.

  7. I loved those old 45s, I would set the needle on the record and my cousin and I would dance until the song was over and then do it all over again...what fun we had - thanks for the memories. xo Julie