Music Memories – This Week – Americano

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: Americano
Artist: Lady Gaga
Original Release Date: 23rd May 2011

We had been out of university for a couple of years, however due to trying to finding out feet with work and life etc in the capital city, it meant that we had not done a proper night out in a very long time. We decided to eventually have one and chose to do it in Soho because it was near our works and also in 2013 it was the area in which we used to hang out a lot in as there was a great social scene with out other friends there.

There was a pub that my friend knew that had music in the evening so we decided to head over there. We spent the first part of the evening drinking either wine for me and beer for my friend. By the time the music started we both felt a little tipsy and all we wanted to do was go and dance and let it all go.

There are two vivid memorise from this night – one is where we were sitting and another is on the dance floor. When Lady Gaga’s track Americano came on it was time for my friend to shine. My friend was obsessed with Zumba and as soon as this came on she started doing all of her moves from lessons to this track.

It was so fun and great to see as my friend looked so happy and I think it was the first time I had properlly seen them so free on the dance floor, it is a great memory.

Facts About Americano

  • Taken from her second studio album, Born This Way (2011)
  • “Americano” was influenced by the events surrounding the repeal of the controversial California Proposition 8—a ballot proposition that defined marriage as a union between opposite-sex couples, thereby prohibiting and invalidating same-sex marriage throughout the state—as well as the growing struggles of Mexican immigrants
  • It was also featured at the end of DreamWorks Animation’s 2011 film, Puss in Boots.

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