Life Lessons Learned From 20 Years With Delilah

Life Lessons Learned From 20 Years With Delilah

Megan Suttlesabout 5 years


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delilah-on-air-cropped-blend For twenty years, drivers have spent lonely nights listening to Delilah on the radio. Her advice has helped strangers all across America. Guaranteed if you spent any time on the highways and byways of this great country, then you have listened to Delilah.   There is something comforting about hearing her announce, “You are listening to Delilah.” She can mend broken hearts and remind people of what matters most, all in a night’s work. We have learned a lot about what it means to “slow down and love someone” from the Queen of Sappy love songs over the past twenty years. Here are some of her greatest hits.

Love someone every day

When you think of Delilah, you think of sappy love songs. Singers like Michael Bolton and Bryan Adams are on heavy rotation. But, Delilah helps people with more than romantic relationships. She often focuses on mending relationships between parents and children, siblings or even friends. (Her twitter is big on the importance of BFFs. It’s like she just learned the acronym.) Delilah makes a point to remind people to “love someone every day” even if it is something small.

Kisses are not contracts

Even though Delilah has had several divorces, her romantic advice is still sound. She approaches each call with honesty and thoughtfulness. (She was born on Valentine’s Day, which seems to make her even more qualified for the job.) Delilah steers callers away from being swept up in the romance of it all and more about what it takes to make a relationship work.

She is a steady constant.

Delilah is a constant because it seems like she is always on the radio. For twenty years, she has been on, late at night to take requests. According to this article, Delilah’s most requested song is “The Wind Beneath My Wings.” Apparently Bette Midler is also a good steady constant to have in your life as well. Delilah will take any song request except for “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion and “Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer.” She is always there to listen, except if those are your requests.

Being cheesy is okay.

Delilah isn’t above being cheesy. Sometimes, in between Rod Stewart’s reminders about how much he loves you and Pat Benetar’s proclamations of what she belongs to, Delilah can get a little too sappy.  Secretly, we all love it. Even the biggest music snobs knows all the words to “Heaven” by Ryan Adams and loves belting out the lyrics with the windows rolled down. There is something comforting about Delilah’s point of view. She is consistent, truthful and loving. Delilah has been listening for twenty years and for that, I’d like to dedicate this song to her…  

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