Nothing like turning on the radio and switching from a Top 40 station to the greatest mix of the 80s, 90s and today! You suddenly might hear something other than Rihanna’s and Katy Perry’s all-too catchy hits (love them! But sometimes I need a break!). You change the station and that song you haven’t heard in years comes on. You blast the music and suddenly are bopping your head and doing a little steering wheel dance to the Spice Girls. Hello hot guy next to you stopped at a red light…Awkward! But who cares? You’re listening to something you haven’t heard in too long and you’re remembering why you loved the 90s. Now my mom might say I’m listening to bubblegum music. And I get it, bubblegum isn’t good for your teeth, but hello, this 90s music is actually going to teach me some valuable lessons. So read on, take note, and when you’re dancing in the driver’s seat, just think of all the great things you’re learning this summer. Oh, and believe me, I have more useful lessons than simply “don’t go chasing waterfalls” (thanks TLC!).
Lesson 1: Just Because He’s Not There, It Doesn’t Mean the Love is Gone (a lesson from “My Heart Will Go On”)
Breakups…separation…dying in a horrible ocean liner crash — these are all ways you might lose your loved one. Some may say “outta sight, outta mind.” Um, yeah sure. Well Celine Dion is here to explain to you it’s not that way.
As she explains, “love can touch us one time. And last for a lifetime. And never let go ‘til we’re gone.” So that guy you met on vacation whom you never saw again, but you “loved” may always be number one in your heart. But, worry not, “the heart does go on.”
Lucky guy who gets that heart that went on. Because he’s competing with that guy who Celine says “we’ll stay forever this way. You are safe in my heart.”
You know how the story goes... Did she ever really get over him? No!
Another Lesson from Celine: “Because You Loved Me”
To the boys — if you stand by me, make me see the truth, bring joy to my life, make the wrongs right, and make my dreams come true… “I’ll be forever thankful baby.” Of course Celine puts it more eloquently in “Because You Loved Me”.
“For all those times you stood by me / For all the truth that you made me see / For all the joy you brought to my life / For all the wrong that you made right / For every dream you made come true / For all the love I found in you /I'll be forever thankful baby”
So if you want your girl to appreciate you, you need to be her biggest advocate, while also challenging her and making her happy — and ultimately making her Prince Charming dreams come true!