Day 01: A song from your childhood
Naked | Louise
What better way to start the 25 Songs, 25 Days challenge than with the first single I ever purchased. There I was, a pimply faced teenager, naive to the ways of music and what makes it such a powerful medium. All I cared about were the pretty girls; girls who kept me entertained with their luscious legs and plunging bosoms. I didn’t care about the music, it was just throwaway bubblegum pop. For me it was about who bared the most flesh, who danced the most provocative dance and who made my heart skip a beat when I gazed upon them. I was, after all, a teenager, and teenagers can be forgiven for being slightly misogynistic! ;)
First and foremost of my musical based fantasies was Louise. She began her career as a member of Eternal, then left the band to cement her musical prowess with a solo career, her first release being the sensually titled Naked. How could a pimply faced teenager, obsessed with pretty girls, ignore such a title? It promised all sorts of sexual fantasies and illicit (wet) dreams. So I journeyed to the local music store – some twelve miles from where I lived – and picked up the CD single. A song that began a year-long obsession with Louise and her unique brand of ‘music’.
To this day I am not ashamed by my first musical purchase. Sure, I would love to say that my first single purchased was by Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd or Queen, someone with actual music credibility, someone who doesn’t produced titters of amusement when talked about in conversation, but it wasn’t. My first musical purchase was a song called Naked by a woman who looked good in skin-tight attire; Louise. I can’t change that. All I can do is celebrate it. So sit back, turn the volume up to eleven and relish in a song that captured my heart when I was but a young wee thing.