When I have spare time, I love browsing through iTunes and reminiscing with music. There are lots of songs that I strongly associate with specific events, like "Hello" by Lionel Richie...in the 8th or 9th grade I was at a dance, and the cutest boy asked me to dance. I was sure that we fell in love during that song...yet I never spoke to him again. I don't remember his name, but I remember how I felt during that song.
I have lots of "favorite songs", but a few songs are so monumental, when I hear them, I am almost transported in time.
Billy Don't Be a Hero: Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods
--I must have been 4 or 5. I remember going to the ice cream shop, playing this song, over and over and eating bubblegum ice cream. I have it on my iPod even now.
All of out of love: Air Supply
--I was 12ish and was allowed to listen to one side of an ALBUM as I went to bed. When I hear this song I am laying in my bed, singing at the top of my lungs, trying not to cry, the music is so so so so so so sweet. Eesh.
Pour Some Sugar on Me: Def Leppard
--In college we used to hang out a bar that played music and we danced like fools. This is the first song I danced to with Mr. P. Later, this song became his karaoke staple.
Nothing Compares 2U: Sinead O'Connor
--When the kid in college was born she had bad reflux and we had to walk her constantly. Whenever this song came on the radio, she was instantly calm.
Blue Eyed Girl "Life's a Dance": John Michael Montgomery
--The kid in college was nuts about this song from when she was old enough to request music. Every day on the way to daycare, "Mama...blue eyed girl?" When she was 9 we were finally able to take her to a concert with JMM and she was in love all over again.
I find it interesting that the last song in my soundtrack is likely the first song in my kid's soundtrack. I guess it's the musical circle of life. What makes up your soundtrack?