My husband and I have both been whistling ‘I can’t give you anything (but my love)’ by the Stylistics – from the 70s...
I started it, after watching Alan Yentob’s Imagine show on the power of the falsetto.
I think my husband started joining in after I told him about the show’s observation that women love a good male falsetto...
Steve’s whistling may not be up there with Russell Thompkins’ singing. But it’s a sure sign of happiness to be whistling or singing anything, regardless of talent.
And there’s also mounting evidence that singing is good for our health. It’s a known mood booster and now also proven to guard against memory loss.
In one Japanese study participants who sang along as they worked out retained 70% more information than those who only exercised – even though exercise alone also sends blood to the brain to improve memory.
And, here’s a thing, when I asked Steve the name of that song we were whistling there was no hesitation - he came straight out with it!