Always Something There to Remind Me

A song comes on the radio and instantly, you’re transported to a different time and place. Which song(s) bring back memories for you and why? Be sure to mention the song, and describe the memory it evokes.

Regular readers (I never thought I’d write that knowing that I at least appear to have some regular readers of my blog) will know that I try to finish my posts with lyric quotes that seem appropriate. I’m one of those people that loves music and lyrics. It’s why I like buying CDs because I like to have physical music that someone has crafted and slaved over and perfected.

Other people can relate to movies and stories, where I like the songs that tell a story. Not all of them will apply to me, but there are some that I can relate to and some that simply bring back memories.

I’ve mentioned in previous posts about Burning Benches by Morning Runner – a song that I first heard had at a time when virtually every word was apt for what was happening at the time. It was exactly what I wanted to say.

Lucky Man by the Verve reminds me of the film The Girl Next Door (and takes me back to Malta) while Heroes by Bowie reminds me of The Perks of Being Wallflower, although I never went through that tunnel in Pittsburgh on the back of a pick-up truck! Another song I will always remember with a film is Aerosmith’s Don’t Want To Miss A Thing and Armageddon. I suppose, given it’s massive run at number one in the UK, Everything I Do by Bryan Adams will probably never sit separately to Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. I will forever see Taylor Townsend getting soapy when I hear Butch Walker’s Hot Girls in Good Moods!

A few songs take me back to the concerts I saw them at. Brandon Flowers introduced Spaceman as a “humdinger” before playing it at V Festival before it was released on the album Day and Age. At what turned out to be Oasis’ last ever concert together Gary Lightbody virtually tearing up when the crowd sang back Run to Snow Patrol for what seemed like an eternity.

While not concerts, Jet Lag by Frank Turner doesn’t sound 100% when I’m not sat in a plane seat doing my 12th transatlantic flight in 6 months. That song always reminded that, while the world is an amazingly small place, I really missed not being able to physically spend time with family and friends creating more memories that I could set to music.

(How’s that for a poetic ending!?)

Some call it fate, some superstition.
Some call it luck, it’s all the same.
Just one of the mysteries of creation.
Somethin’ you feel but can’t explain.
Oh, take me back.

Take me Back by Van Halen

Just in case related posts doesn’t pick it up, there’s this post too – Mix Tape Masterpiece.

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