Can you think of a song that you remember the very first time you heard it? How you felt, and that indescribable feeling that you had to hear it again, at any cost?
I've never been the type to be totally up on new music, what's happening lately or even during the past calendar year, more of a catcher-upper, really, but I remember exactly where I was when I first heard this song. It was blaring through my university's giant rec & wellness center, as I descended a staircase to use a treadmill. First of all, that was a rare gym use for me, and secondly, can you imagine MTV coming anywhere close to Norah Jones these days? I'm glad she was as big as she was, because she floated Blue Note records for nearly a decade with the success of her (magnificent) debut album. I do remember hearing that song, though, booming through the gym, and thinking, "Forget running, I've got to hear that song again."
That experience has been lessened a little bit with technology, and doing the Shazam salute to a set of speakers when you hear a song that you're dying to hear again, but it was a magical one. I played this song in my classroom for my chorus kids a few years ago, and to say they were entranced was an understatement. (Good for interval training, too.)