How Deep Is Your Love – The Bee Gees
No hesitation with this one!! I only need to hear the first few notes of this song to be transported back to my teens! Forme, it was definitely a case of love at first sight. I can still remember with absolute clarity the very first moment I saw him, and felt as if the world stood still. My stomach flipped over, he literally took my breath away!! I was only thirteen, but knew in that instant that I would never feel the same way about anyone else. Even the way he walked, a slightly arrogant bantam strut, made me smile. Although not a huge Bee Gees fan, this track just fitted.
Life intervened, and we parted after seven years together. But I never lost hope that I would see him again. I spoke to him in my head every day, and tried to imagine where he was, what he was doing, how he looked as he aged. And then, last year, he found me. The radio was on as I got ready for work, and my phone pinged, announcing an incoming email. As I opened it, this record started to play. The briefest of sentences, but as I read it, my world stood still again.
“Hi, how are you, it’s been a while?”
Thirty years of while!! A few weeks later I went to meet him. I worried that I wouldn’t recognise him, but in the middle of rush hour, surrounded by hundreds of people, from over fifty yards away, I saw him. And my stomach flipped over.