Genre doesn't matter, it doesn't even have to be nostalgic! Just post songs that have special meaning to you or make you feel like you're right back in high school or whatever. Songs that always stir special memories, good and bad. It'd be nice if you explained what makes them special, but don't feel obligated to do anything beyond sharing good music!
Every time I hear this song I'm suddenly 9 years old in the backseat of my Mom's car again. My Dad didn't want me listening to 'gang bangers' at that age but Mom didn't care enough to change the radio when he wasn't around, so that was the only time I could get exposed to anything outside of generic kiddy music.
This was the first song on the first CD I ever burned. It's also one of my favorite road trip songs. The fact that I wasn't supposed to be listening to it added a bit of excitement, though it'd be a while before I understood why Dad didn't want me hearing the good stuff. (its because he hates black people)(I haven't talked to him in over a year and listening to this reminds me of how much that owns)
This is probably my only good memory from being 13 years old. This song was always playing no matter what station you turned to, so even before I had the CD I could just turn on the radio and switch between stations until it came on one of them. I'm not sure what about it captivated me so much, but I still enjoy it.
Lastly something more recent- This was the very last thing I listened to while still in my lovely home town. It's probably a weird attatchment to have, but this song was playing on my ipod as I crossed over the city borders for the last time, and that feeling of freedom rushed over me and I just broke down crying, knowing I was putting that toxic pit behind me for good. Whenever memories of my life there start bringing me down I play this and feel loving fantastic again.
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My mom had a cassette tape that had a whole bunch of songs she would play whenever she drove my younger brother and me somewhere when we were kids. This is the one song I remember the most.
There's a whole ton of songs that takes me back to the angst of junior high and this one was the one that immediately came to mind. I was thinking of simpler times back then (yeah, at 12, I know I know) and this song resonated the most.
For some reason, I found myself listening to this song on 9/11 and it takes me back to the shock and uncertainty of that day. Nobody really knew what was going to happen next except the world was not going to be the same.
I was big into Rob Zombie in my teenage years (being introduced via the Twisted Metal 3 soundtrack) and this was my favorite song. Truth be told, I don't mind listening to him today and enjoy his movies.
Justin Godscock fucked around with this message at Jan 30, 2013 around 05:15
|# ? Jan 30, 2013 05:12|
Or anything from that album really. This was around the time I was able to start making legit memories and since my brothers were a fair bit older and had weekend jobs and HIFIs they were constantly blaring music from their rooms.
One of them was a real Heads fan and this is burned into the deepest part of my brain, such that on a quiet evening I can actually hear it playing in the background.
I had just gotten my licence to drive and bought a car that I'd saved for, it had a pretty awesome stereo. A mate gave me this album as a little congratulatory gift and I played it on my first solo drive to school. Rarely do I get hooked by an album on the first listen but when the drums kicked in on this track I experienced something akin to a religious awakening.
|# ? Jan 31, 2013 11:34|
Right back in high school? Have some Birthday Party
Birthday Party - Junkyard
Daisy Chainsaw - Hope Your Dreams Come True
Not posting Sonic Youth and the whole Grunge empanada, since everyone is probably familiar with that already.
|# ? Jan 31, 2013 11:52|
This is senior year of high school for me, the first time I really felt confident in my own skills, ready to go out into the world.
This is everyone on the dorm floor coming together for one long night of awesome solos and embarrassing screwups at Beatles Rock Band.
|# ? Jan 31, 2013 13:39|
Screeching Weasel - Hey Suburbia
Middle school was poo poo but the music was good. I listened to "Kill The Musicians" until the cd was unplayable.
Rammstein - Amerika
This song always reminds me of the night I got married. My husband's German and moved to the US so we could get married and the night we got married, my friends threw us a wedding/Halloween party. I'll always remember all of us jumping around the living room in our Halloween constumes, beers in hand, yelling "We're all living in Amerika, Amerika ist wunderbar!" Last week my husband finally got his green card so we did the same thing.
Star loving Hipsters - Two Cups of Tea
Me and two of my best friends went to see SFH at this punkhouse that holds shows in their backyard like a year ago. We had an awesome picnic of burritos and 40s in the backyard and the show was one of the best I've ever seen. There were kids on the roof of the house and up in the trees so they could see and it was so much loving fun. On the drive home we were all singing this song super loudly and it kinda became our road trip sing-along song. Man I miss them Plus that video reminds me of the house we all used to live in. There were usually between 4 and 6 of us crashing on couches and the floor of the house at any given time. Not great for privacy but it sure was a lot of fun.
Triangulum fucked around with this message at Jan 31, 2013 around 15:45
|# ? Jan 31, 2013 15:40|
No single best, these all do the trick:
|# ? Jan 31, 2013 18:07|
Numb/Encore by Jay-Z and Linkin Park. Back in the seventh grade I thought I hated hip-hop because the only rapper I knew was 50 Cent, and I figured if I didn't like 50 Cent I must not like any of it. Fortunately, instead of becoming the archetypical classic rock teenager ("can't spell 'crap' without 'rap'," "I'm ashamed of my generation," etc.), I just listened to the stuff I liked and ignored what I didn't instead of crusading against it. Linkin Park was my favorite band and when I heard the Collision Course EP with Jay-Z on it, something clicked and I realized I didn't hate rap, just 50 Cent (who I still think sucks but he's not the face of hip-hop now so I don't have to care). A year later I could appreciate hip-hop without the need for a rock band in the background, and I have this song to thank.
Cold by Crossfade (the remix).
Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard
Somebody Told Me by the Killers
Middle school sucks no matter who you are but in retrospect, I really like the radio rock from the time. Musically, it was interesting because I was simultaneously seeing the tail-end of rap-rock (Cold), the golden age of pre-emo pop-punk (Ocean Avenue) and the first stirrings of indie-rock (Somebody Told Me). Even though I was a hotheaded little poo poo back then, I can listen to the tunes and forget who I was and just remember good things. Hooray nostalgia filter!
Perfect Day by Lou Reed
This one time in high school I got the poo poo kicked out of me because I had long hair and didn't hate blacks and gays (I apparently live in Alabama in 1970). As I was laying in the hospital bed (it was a bit worse than the average high school jumping), this song came on the radio and I broke down and came to terms with what happened and told myself that I'd bounce back and not let some greasy fuckhat ruin my life. Probably the most powerfully a song ever affected me.
Figured You Out by Nickelback
Came on the radio when I was losing my virginity. Though it's one of the better Nickelback songs, I couldn't listen to it without thinking of goth drama geeks who need medication and have fundamentalist Christian upbringings. Now I just laugh and hope that she's doing well (in her parents' house with the kid she had at seventeen and her autistic husband who isn't the child's father).
|# ? Jan 31, 2013 21:29|
In middle school I was listening to Billy Bragg and At the Drive-in too much.
I'd practically have this on loop during car trips to my family up north. Off their property was an abandoned chapel and I would go sit there and listen to the wind blow through the cracks and the furnace pipe and this song takes me back each time.
This song reminds me of about 10th grade, my friend had a huge house, his parents were pretty much gone 24/7 and even when he was away I could go hang out in his basement, play games and listen to his brother's record collection. God he had so many punk rock posters on the wall and dnd books scattered everywhere. It was so... lived in. Human. I can't really explain it, but this song makes me think of the couch in the corner and the TV playing a VHS of some band's live concert.
They sold the house and moved, but I still think of that room a lot. Had a lot of nerdy good times there.
|# ? Feb 1, 2013 00:36|
Any 80s rock or hair/glam brings me back to childhood...I still remember watching MTV with my older brothers and how they were always stoked to see the latest video for their favorite band, and record it on VHS (or in our case, BETAMAX).
I was 4 when this came out and still remember watching the video and jamming with my brothers to it:
Other bands like AC/DC, Motley Crue, Poison, Van Halen, Aerosmith, and Def Leppard still bring me way back to the best times when all I had to worry about was homework, friends, and fun
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|# ? May 24, 2013 15:18|
This. Boston's entire first album, really. It was the soundtrack to such a perfect summer.
bonestructure fucked around with this message at May 10, 2013 around 20:18
|# ? May 10, 2013 20:14|