The 30 Day Song Challenge Day 29 – A song from your childhood

On the Beach by Chris Rea from On the Beach

You could’ve picked any Chris Rea song from his massive list of songs and it’d probably be on my sister’s and my own lists, and the reason is simple and already covered on this blog in the past – my father listened to Chris Rea non stop when we were growing up. I mean it – the sounds of this song remind me as much of my childhood and my father as it does remind me, in minute detail, the interior of our blue and then silvery Vauxhall Cavalier we had and used to go on holidays. It’s so woven into the fabric of my youth that when last year I went to see Chris Rea in concert it wasn’t due to irony, oh no – it was because I really wanted to go and see him play.

Note: This video is actually my fathers upload. Total views: 2.3 million as of the 29th March 2011.  His other blockbuster video, Driving Home for Christmas is on 3.9 million views.  *shakes head*