Nothing takes me back to a certain time and/or place quicker than a song. When I hear Rick Springfield's Jessie's Girl, I'm whisked back to when I was 10 and would sing and dance along with cutie Rick, using a hairbrush as a microphone *g*
Broken Wings by Mr. Mister (I always thought that was an...interesting...band name *g*) takes me back to Junior High School and my first real heartbreak. Even though it's been many (and I mean MANY) years since I was 14, hearing this song still gets me melancholy!
High School was all about AC/DC (Highway To Hell reminds me of driving around in my little red Ford Escort, although we weren't going to hell, just the mall *g*) Bon Jovi (Living On A Prayer brings back memories of big hair, ripped jeans and good friends) and Def Leppard (Pour Some Sugar On Me brings back those memories of MTV when they still played videos)
But the songs that mean the most to me are the ones my husband and I consider "ours". You know, the songs that mean something to us as a couple.
U2's With Or Without You was the first song we ever danced to.
Cheap Trick's The Flame was the song we considered "our song" while we were dating
The Righteous Brothers' Unchained Melody was the song we danced to at our wedding. Songs played during the reception included: When I See You Smile by Bad English, The Rose (Bette Midler) and When I'm With You (Sheriff)
Jeez. Can you tell this was the early nineties?? Holy rock ballads, Batman!
Ahem...anyway...whenever I hear any of those songs, I'm transported right back to that day (at least in my head *g*) Everything I felt at the time comes rushing back: excitement, nerves, hope and lots of love.
What about you? Do you and your significant other have a song? One you consider 'yours'? Any songs take you back to a specific event in your life? And just for fun, any song you'd prefer to never hear again? (For me it's Hotel California *g*)