Welcome to this Months feature! Now, January is a time when it is the start of something new and everything fresh! With that means that people are always on the lookout for new music! Well, this feature may not bring you a lot of new music but it will welcome you into my world! Music is a huge part of my life – if i am not listening to it, i am playing my guitar or keyboard or even writing a post for this site (Off The Record).
So to start off 2018 I wanted to write about a topic I love and I came across this daily challenge so I thought why not turn it into an article! So here we go! Lets start with the first in this monthly feature – Lost in Music (You probably have that song stuck in your head now its by Sister Sledge).
A Song that has a New Meaning Every Time: Spice Girls – 2 Become 1
I had to think about this topic for quite a long time and very nearly put a few other songs but they didn’t really have that Stronger relevance to the topic at hand and then it hit me straight in the face as I was about to board a train.
The wonders of being a kid is that you just sing songs by girl and boy bands without a care in the world not really paying attention as to what lyrics mean and then when you get older you realise what they are singing and are actually shocked that you used to sing along quite happily to that said song not really caring.
I can’t remember when it was but it was definitely in the past two years I heard an interview with one of the Spice Girls and the Lyrics of 2 Become 1 being about putting condoms before sex. I was shocked, I haven’t listened to that song in a very long time (I wasn’t really a spice girls fan) but I am sure it didn’t mention anything about that and definitely didn’t mention the word condom.
So I put on my Spotify and listened to the song and there it was, in clear daylight, in Emma Buntons lyrics – wow. It completely shook the world – a song so innocent that we used to sing in the school playground had now become a song about an educational / awareness about safe sex. I can’t listen to the song the same way I used to all those years ago all I see it as now is a sex fest.