Music Memories – This Week – Cecilia

The one thing I love about music is that everyone has their own story to tell – the musician, the lyrics, the way the fans decipher them and also the way a song can also create a memory or a meaning to someone. That is what this new article is all about. Each fortnight, we will take a look at a different song and I will take you as a trip down memory lane as to what it means to me. Welcome to Music Memories.

Track: Cecilia
Artist: Suggs
Original Release Date: 1996

It’s funny how you remember certain things that are so random and that you have no idea why you still remember it all these years later. Well, this is about one of those times.

In Primary school, every year we would have a school disco – it was a big thing and everyone always looked forward to it. If my memory is correct as well, it was all done by cassette tape as well but we will come back to that in a future story as it caused extreme drama for me one year.

I don’t remember much about the discos but there are a few things I remember and that is the song Cecilia, the Suggs version. I don’t know why it was played but there was a time where it was always on at a school disco.

One of my faint memories of these discos is that every time this song came on we used to dance in small circles hugging and wiggling down to the floor. The whole time we would look at our feet. It is such a random memory that whenever I hear the song that comes to mind.

Facts About Cecilia

  • Cover version of Simon & Garfunkel
  • This version featured the ragga duo, Louchie Lou & Michie One 
  • It reached number four in the United Kingdom in 1996.

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