30 DAY SONG CHALLENGE: DAY 18: A SONG THAT REMINDS YOU OF SOMEBODY: “IT’S A LAUGH”- HALL AND OATES

Daryl Hall & John Oates - It's A Laugh (1978, Vinyl) | Discogs

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 18: A Song That Reminds You Of Somebody: ” It’s A Laugh”- Hall And Oates. In a time long ago and far away- my freshman year in college I noticed this girl lets call her Helga who was in most of my classes. I even sat next to her in one class but for the longest time I was just an observer- I was too shy to approach her or even start a conversation with her. This went on for a couple months. Finally I had a break through and we started talking and she turned out to be as nice as I imagined her to be. But at the time I was still suffering from my shyness and never pursued her. I would transfer to another college after that year. That was 40 years ago. I don’t think of her often but a couple times a year she will cross my mind- and I wonder what ever became of her, what her life is like. The song that reminds me of her- “It’s A Laugh” by Hall and Oates. One evening I was at dinner and she came in with a few of her friends- the music that was playing in the cafeteria was “It’s A Laugh.” I would eventually overcome my chronic shyness but it wasn’t until well after I had left that scene. Note- My roommate is the only one who knew of the massive crush I had on Helga. Months after my departure I got a letter from him and he said he ran into her somewhere and that he had mentioned me. He said that she told him that she had been interested in me but just couldn’t figure me out or why I didn’t pursue her. The moment had passed though and life goes on. Note II: Later that year Bruce Springsteen’s magnificent The River album came out and on the back cover there were these cutout images- one of the girls looked exactly like her. So I guess that is the second thing that reminds me of her- when I listen to The River. Note III- While I have been curious for forty years as far as her fate goes I am perfectly happy letting the mystery be.

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    • “It’s A Laugh” and “Wait For Me” which came right after two of my favorite H&O songs- they were better I thought that some of their big hits which came in the 80’s-

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