Has a song ever just spoke to you? You're in the car and you turn up the dial because that song reaches the heart on so many levels.
You probably never sat in the car and said, "Oh that song is so about Ottawa," but it turns some songs also reach into the emotions of your own city (even if you didn't know it). Here's just a few of them:
1. Dirty Little Secret - The All-American Rejects
"Tell me all that you've thrown away/ Find out games you don't wanna play/ You're the only one that needs to know/ I'll keep you my dirty little secret."
2. I Dreamed A Dream - Les Miserables
"I dreamed a dream in time gone by/ When hope was high/ And life worth living."
My daily commute on the OC Transpo.
3. Down Under - Men At Work
"Do you come from a land down under/ Where women glow and men plunder/ Can't you hear the thunder/ You better run, you better take cover."
When a new sinkhole shows up.
4. Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
"Ice ice baby/ Ice ice baby."
Driving on the Queensway in the winter.
5. Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons
"You're just too good to be true/ Can't take my eyes off of you/ You feel like heaven to touch/ I want to hold you so much."
Going to Zak's for breakfast after a night out in the ByWard Market.
6. Take My Breath Away - Berlin
"Watching every motion in my foolish lover's game/ On this endless ocean finally lovers know no shame/ Turning and returning to some secret place inside/ Watching in slow motion as you turn around and say/ Take my breath away."
When you spot Justin Trudeau.
7. Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle
"When you walk into the room/ You pull me close and we start to move/ And we're spinning with the stars above/ And you lift me up in a wave of love/ Ooh, baby, do you know what that's worth?/ Ooh, heaven is a place on earth."
Making an order at Shawarma Palace.
8. I Say A Little Prayer For You - Aretha Franklin
"The moment I wake up/ Before I put on my makeup/ I say a little prayer for you."
To everyone that shops at the Rideau Centre for Christmas.
9. California Dreamin' - Mamas and the Papas
"All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey/ I've been for a walk on a winters` day/ I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A."
Every. Single. Winter. But usually we're just dreaming about Cuba 'cause we're Canadian.
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