“My heart’s a stereo
It beats for you, so listen close
Hear my thoughts in every note
Make me your radio
Turn me up when you feel low
This melody was meant for you
Just sing along to my stereo”
Some of us may have never heard of this song, but those who know of it, must have their ‘Stereo Heart’ turned on. The song, Stereo Heart by Gym Class Heroes was released in 2011 and even in 2020, some of us find ourselves still hooked to it.
Some songs find their way to our playlist, but some others make their way into our hearts, not because of the gripping music, but because they remind us of the good old days.
Each memory has a soundtrack of its own, and each song has a story behind it.
From listening to Kishore Kumar on the All India Radio, in the backseat of a car ride with our parents, to the soundtrack of ‘Rock On!!’ and bringing out the ‘Sinbad the sailor’ in ourselves, to giving it a rest on the tunes of ‘The Lazy Song’ by Bruno Mars; from listening to the song sung by a dying guy to the love of his life (Emptiness) and dedicating it to someone, to listening to ‘Bewafa’ by Irfan Khan, also dedicating it to someone (both to the same person in some cases).
Waking up when September ends, realizing half yearly exams are right around the corner, to The Scientist in us giving it all only to come to the conclusion that In the End it doesn’t even matter. From taking a pill in Ibiza and living Young, Wild & Free, to walking the empty street on the Boulevard of Broken Dreams, we all grew up.
But growing up hasn’t really stopped most of us from going back, finding ourselves Knocking on (Heaven’s) door of memories, revisiting the memories from our childhood, when life was simple, when the only way to call a friend was to stand in front of his/her house and call out his/her name, when the only ‘future’ that we cared about was how to spend our evening, when little things would make us happy.
But somewhere from Linkin Park to The Weeknd, we all grew up.