My Mom has listened to the same radio station my entire life. I wasn’t always a fan of the station, but when I was in Elementary school, they used to do this thing on Friday’s called the “Friday Freak Out”. It was a mix of different popular songs, funny movie quotes and sound effects. However, the running thread through the entire song was the Hawaii Five -O theme song.
Sometimes I’d run into my Mom’s room while she was getting ready so I could hear the “Friday Freak Out” twice as they would play it early in the morning and then a few hours later. It was my favorite thing in the whole wide world. I grew to love that theme song and would dance around and pretend I was on a surf board. Now, I had never seen the original Hawaii Five-O but I knew that song just sounded like someone should be surfing. When I heard the that song, it just felt like Friday.
Then in 2010 the remake Hawaii Five-0 premiered. Imagine my delight when I heard that very familiar theme begin the very first time I watched the pilot. Hearing the song again made me smile instantly and I wanted to dance. It was the emotional equivalent of waking up and knowing it was Friday – only one more day left till the weekend!