I'm probably not the only one, but some songs hold very clear memories for me. Hearing one of these songs in the most random of places (gym, grocery store, etc) takes me back to a moment in time. As long as these songs are around to remind me, I don't think I will ever forget these times in my life.
I've started a list, and though it is not exhaustive, it is a good start, and I'm sure I will add to it. I may even post album covers when I find time.
The Offspring "Smash" (entire album)
AASG (pronounced ah-sawg) and spending the night in my best friend, Skuzz's suburban. Of course, me, Skuzz and Rita were too cool to spend the night on the floor inside Houston High School so we camped out in the parking lot and woke up numerous times to turn on the car and get the heater going. We played this album nonstop the entire weekend, our throats were sore from singing along. If you've ever heard Offspring, you'll know why. The first time I heard "Keep 'em Seperated" I was in Kevin Woolsey's Chevy truck. No, I did not like him, we were just friends.
Mayonaise - Smashing Pumkins "Siamese Dream"
Today - Smashing Pumpkins "Siamese Dream"
Naked - Goo Goo Dolls "Dizzy Up the Girl"
Driving to high school in my Bronco II my senior year. This mix tape played non stop that year.
Third Eye Blind "Third Eye Blind" (entire album)
Driving to my job at Burger King in Wimberely in my red Neon with no AC. Yes, you read correctly, Burger King. I was THE drive thru girl.
Coldplay "Parachutes" (entire album)
Living with Missie on campus in the ghetto at CFNI. Of course we weren't allowed to play secular music, but we thought that was asking way too much and played whatever we wanted. The small groups that met in our apartment were a little offended at the poster of Bob Dylan that met them when they entered. Maybe that's why both of us only lasted one semester there.
Gonna Make You Sweat - C+C Music Factory "Gonna Make You Sweat"
Every single junior high dance I ever went to. The last one of which I wore a white dress with a hankerchief hem. With all the black lights I was lit up like a glow stick.
If God Will Send His Angels - U2
My very first apartment the summer after my sophmore year in college. Me and 3 other girls shared a 2 bedroom and we slept on the floor with blankets because we had no money for mattresses or beds. It didn't matter to me, I was living on my own and having a blast!
Let You Down - Dave Matthews "Crash"
Driving to my job at Gloria Jean's Coffee Bean in the Barton Creek Mall in my black Pontiac. No AC. I had driving clothes and work clothes becuase by the time I got to the mall, I was soaked.
The Mezzanine Floor - Delirious "Mezzamorphis"
Soul Survivor in Manchester with Allie the summer after I graduated from college. I lived with Allie and her family that summer and after this trip I moved to Dallas. It was such a great summer.
Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley "Legend"
Driving on the road to Hana in Maui with the fam. All 6 of us crammed into a white Chevy Malibu for the 7 hour drive forced to listen to my Bob Marley mix tape. This was our last and best trip to Hawaii as a family.
Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics "You Gotta Go There to Come Back"
Silence is Easy - Star Sailor "Silence is Easy"
Listening to the British radio station online my first year at Geniant.
Porcelain - Moby "Play"
Waking up at the crack of dawn to this song every morning in my apartment in ghetto Irving. I would ride my bike to my job as a Fitness Desk chick at the Four Seasons every morning. I'd rented this apartment online not knowing the area in which it was located. After a neighbor tried to break in, I moved out.
Beach Boys "Endless Summer" (entire album)
My most favourite birthday gift ever growing up. In 5th grade my parents bought me a pink double cassette 'boom box' and the Beach Boys tape. I played it until it broke.
Kent "Isola" (entire album)
Driving to Galveston to see my sister in Chris Byrne's truck. Yes, I got a speeding ticket. What was supposed to take 5 hours took 8. Zach and I had just started dating. Little did he know this speeding ticket prone girl was going to be his wife 2 years later.
Sparks - Coldplay "Parachutes"
Dancing with Zach at our wedding reception in the living room of David and Lorri's house. Though there were a ton of people there, at that moment, we were the only two people in the room. Magical!
Mann's Chinese - Naked "Naked"
Raining on the Sky - Naked "Naked"
Blaring these two songs every morning with my roommate, Katie, in Smith Hall. I have no idea where on earth she got this CD. They are a one hit wonder and don't even pull up in itunes. Later when I'd moved to Dallas, I'd searched for about 6 months before I found a used copy at CD World. Yes, I still have it. It's on my ipod.