Minneapolis, Minnesota

 “I like The Four Tops hit ‘Reach Out (I'll Be There)’ that I kept singing to my husband-to-be.”  This was popular in the 1960's. I was falling in love, and the song sealed our vow to commit a relationship based not just on passion of the moment, but a caring for each other in good times and bad. Next year we will celebrate our Golden Anniversary.

Now if you feel that you can't go on (can't go on)
Because all of your hope is gone (all your hope is gone)
And your life is filled with much confusion (much confusion)
Until happiness is just an illusion (happiness is just an illusion)
And your world around is crumbling down, darlin

Reach out come on girl reach on out for me
Reach out reach out for me

I'll be there with a love that will shelter you
I'll be there with a love that will see you through


By Ted Canova

We break up to them.

We make up to them.

In the happiest and toughest times, we turn to them.

But music serves more than the ups and downs of our relationships. It’s the playlist for our lives. We hear a song and remember where we were, who we were with and what we were thinking. Music transposes us from isolation to mass crowds cheering, from silently spellbound to mesmerizing among the masses.

When we asked ‘What song defines you’ with our partners at the Public Insight Network, we hoped you were going to get personal and tap your conscious and subconscious to put into words what music never asks us to do.