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Ever Had a Song Stuck In Your Head for Only One Guy?

Isn’t this video cute? It was made by a fan for singer-songwriter Emma Wallace.

Several of you have asked me about the music in the videos leading up to my Smart Sexy Soulful Dating™ course, and I wanted to tell you a little about it.

I came across Emma’s website, and this simple, optimistic tune was perfect for my videos. But I was also taken by Emma’s positive philosophy as a songwriter: “I am a maker of songs for those wearing rose-colored glasses, those who love life and happy endings. For persons who prefer their artists tortured, I fear I am not your cup of vodka.”

And in a review of her music:

“Fun and sexy, Emma Wallace’s catchy tunes will have you singing along with the refrain before you’ve even finished listening to them once. I love her intelligent humor and clever wording which make me listen carefully and then laugh out loud every time I hear her songs. I highly recommend this … to anyone who is a romantic at heart.”

I love this sweet approach, and I also love the idea of this song!

Part of what appeals to me about the lyrics is the attitude that you shouldn’t waste your time if the other person doesn’t return your affections. But this song also struck a chord because I know this really happens — sometimes a song stuck in your head might be your subconscious trying to tell you something!

A friend of mine met her now husband when he was wrapping up a television news project in Washington, D.C. They knew he’d be moving to California, and she had no intentions of ever leaving her job at NPR, so they casually dated for six months, with an agreement to call it quits when he relocated. Because their approach was so light, the pressure was off, and the two had an incredible time together, traveling regionally, hiking, golfing, going to concerts, thrifting, hosting charitable parties — and truly making the most of each moment.

Then they parted with love and goodwill.

But for the next ten months my friend thought she was going crazy because she literally could not get the song “Let’s Stay Together,” by Al Green out of her head.

She found herself humming it while doing dishes, hearing it in her sleep, and trying to drown it out by listening to talk radio. She continued to ignore the incessant refrain and moved on, still occasionally wondering about her sanity. Then ten months later he got in touch and proposed, and she realized what the song was telling her.

Music is such a part of our lives, especially when it comes to love! It can create a mood, stand in for a person, describe our experiences, even be a message from our subconscious. What songs have you associated with different romances in your past or present? Leave your favorites in the comments…!

Have a wonderful weekend!
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