Songs for the End of Daylight Saving Time

Paul has reminded me that it is time to print out Daylight Saving Time Ends to put on the fridge if I want to avoid everyone having those teeth-clenching conversations about whether it’s “really” earlier or later right now.

My friend Surely mentioned this song the other day and I had forgotten all about it and I am listening to it right now for perhaps the dozenth time since she mentioned it:


When I’m With You, by Sheriff.

DARK-HIGH-SCHOOL-CAFETERIA SLOW DANCING FOR MILES.

One of the things I like best about listening to a song on YouTube is following the suggestions. You start with When I’m With You, and then it’s Love of a Lifetime, and then High on You, and then Make Me Lose Control, and then I Can Dream About You, and then Just What I Needed, and then Wait, and then You Spin Me Round, and then To Be With You, and then ’80s Films, and then Love Love Love (avoid watching that last video if you share my Underwater Largeness Phobia)—and by then the Daylight Saving Time transition is over and no one is commenting on it anymore.

6 thoughts on “Songs for the End of Daylight Saving Time

  1. Gwen

    Well… I initially wrote: “What’s crazy is that I’m only a few years younger than you, and that song doesn’t sound at all familiar to me. As a member of the high-school class of ’99, some of our anthems were “Two Princes” (Spin Doctors) and “What’s Up” (4 Non Blondes).”

    However, I’ve since consulted Wikipedia and discovered that our small town was SEVERAL years behind the release dates for those songs, so now I have no idea what to think! (Though I did enough singing along to my high-school anthems on YouTube.)

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  2. Miz Middling

    I was struck by BRILLIANCE this afternoon (dangerous, dangerous brilliance):

    I’ve been getting up at 5:00am to go to work every day (I’m a middle school teacher, so the 2.5 hours before classes start at 8:25 are pure magic for me).

    But… tomorrow, 5:00 will feel like 6:00.

    So… 4:00 will feel like 5:00.

    Meaning, I can get up at 4:00am, be at work at 5am, AND NOT EVEN FEEL DIFFERENT.

    I’m preemptively elated.

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  3. Blythe

    When I’m With You was the theme song for my senior prom. The juniors were in charge and they decorated the gym with peach and teal streamers, along with a black and white cardboard carousel. People were wearing fingerless gloves and metallic taffeta. It was the most 80’s thing you can possibly imagine.

    Thank you for this excellent memory.

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