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    What songs conjure up specific memories in your life?

    Since we're all being so musical, how about we tackle it from a different angle?

    For example, the song "Rock Lobster" by the B-52s reminds me of my sophomore year in college because my dormmates & I used to act all strange and dance like morons to this song.

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    "Stony End" one of my my roomates from college and I had an entire routine to this song I believe that as the blood alcohol level of the audience increased so do did their appreciation of our "talent":D

    "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" the scene in "The Big Chill" where everyon is dancing as they are clearing the table so reminds me of evenings with my friends

    "My Girl" in junior high school on Sunday afternoons at the civic center there would be "battles of the bands" between these little bands made up of boys from all of the junior and high schools in the valley. sometimes the only thing that they could play that was recognizable was that guitar riff from "My Girl"

    "Turn Around, Look At Me", "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted", "Hooked On A Feeling" (B.J. Thomas NOT Blue Swede), "Walk Away Renee", major make out music:o :o :o

    "Age of Aquarious" Freshman Formal
    "We've Only Just Begun" Junior prom
    "Color My World" Senior Prom

    "I feel A Song In My Heart" by Gladys Knight the "take that" song to the one that got away

    "You belong To Me" ("See the pyramids along the Nile....") one of my all time favorite songs. My Mother says that it was her favorite song while she was carrying me
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    Sara by Jefferson Airplane/Starship/whatever It was at the top of the charts when my Sarah was born. I just wish they had used the ''h''


    Anything by Donna Summer or the Bee Gees reminds me of high school.

    Dh and I decided that the song we danced to on our first date should be our song. Unfortunately, neither of us could ever remember which song it was. We were too busy
    falling in love. We spent the next 16+ years trying to figure it out. The only thing we were fairly sure of was that it was a ballad. Either that or we must have looked really idiotic slow dancing. So every slow song from the early 80's makes me wonder if that was our song.

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    Open Arms by Journey. My mom and I slowed danced to it at her wedding 11 years ago.

    Losing by Religion by REM. My dad hates this song because he thinks anti-God and not being religious. He made me turn the station when this song came on.

    Hey Jude. I would play this song for my roommate. Her name is Judy.

    One Wing Angel. This song was playing a night there was an issue with some friends of mine.

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    I Love You, Yes I Do, Sammy Kay. I haven't heard it since 1948 but it was Our Song. Wish I could hear it again.

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    Grgranny,

    I found a 2 minute version by [It sounds like] Lou Rawls here. http://www.carlinamerica.com/titles/...417&terms=1948 You'll need real audio. It's a beautiful song.


    I couldn't find the Sammy Kaye version of that song. However, they have several songs on the Sammy Kaye Orchestra page that you might enjoy.

    http://www.sammykayeorchestra.com/listen.htm

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    When the film "My Girl" came out on cable, Bear and I would dance to the theme song. Bear liked the song "My Girl" but really got down to "What I Say" by Ray Charles.

    (Bear was a Black Lab and our "Dog Who Came To Dinner".)
    After Bear died I couldn't stand to listen to "My Girl", the pain was just too much.

    Several years later one of the local radio stations ran a promo for a concert starring The Temptations and used "My Girl". This promo ran at the usual morning and afternoon drive times and I can't begin to tally the number of Kleenex boxes I went through.
    Even now I still can't listen to "My Girl" without tearing up.

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    .........1972, I had just signed my teaching contract and was driving home. I clicked on the radio and "Lean On Me" was playing. I immediately pulled into K-Mart and bought the single. I still have that record even though I don't own a record player anymore............42

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    "memories" from the musical Cats. it's not a song related to something particular but it makes me want to cry!

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    SusanBeth, thanks so much for that. Of course, had to have a crying binge as it's been a hard week. Hubby died 5 years ago the 20th and is always sad then and other special times.

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    "Glorious" by Andreas Johnson (I think). It always reminds me of when I was doing my GCSEs, because there were builders at my school at the time doing extensions on the building, and they were working in the corridor outside my classroom where we were having a revision lesson, and they kept playing that song.

    Dido - "Here With Me". That one has bad memories relating to my ex so I don't like to hear it any more (although I've got Dido's album that it's on).

    "Simply the Best" by Tina Turner always brings back memories of the gymnastics displays we did in school, because that was the song used every year for the vaulting display of the top year. I didn't do the vaulting at school (just did the floor routines), but we got to watch it.

    "Under the Bridge" by All Saints - because me & some of my friends were due to sing it in the school Talent Show one year, although we didn't end up doing it in the end.

    "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer. I was at school when the film The Full Monty came out, and me & my friends loved it. I remember once we were in a silly mood in the queue for dinner, and we were singing it, and all started doing the dance that the characters in the film do in the dole queue... :lol:

    They're the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

    Edited for a few names I forgot.
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    Sadly, I have so many songs that have some type of memory stuck to them

    "Teenage Dirtbag" by Wheatus...my college roommate and I used to blare this song in our room and dance around. We still have to throw it in the cd player while in the car for good times!

    "Can't Escape My Love" by Enrique Iglesias...my friends and I have a dance to this song that we will randomly do on cue

    "End of the Road" by Boyz II Men...the first song that I slow danced with this kid that I had the hugest crush on for like all of my high school years

    "More Than Words" by Extreme and "Open Arms" by Journey...two of my best friends have both belted these tunes out LOUDLY complete with silly dance moves. So everytime I hear them, I picture them and just start laughing!

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    (((Grgranny)))

    I understand how you feel. My wedding anniversary is July 5th and my dh passed on July 17 th. Let's just say, Kleenex gets a ton of our money that month. It can be hard for some to understand, but a good cry helps you heal. I always feel better afterward. I know that this isn't the end, it's just a time apart. Feel free to pm me if you like.

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    Oh SusanBeth and Grgranny I feel for you.

    My parents were happily married for 66 years and 'their song' was "You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine" - I can't hear that without choking up.

    But on the brighter side....parked car, starlit night, Lover's Lane, steamed up windows, first kiss ever, bumped noses....and The Beatles!! "I Want to Hold Your Hand" - bad kisser/good memory

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    "Joy to The World" by Three Dog Night reminds me of my first JR. High dance

    "Stuck In The Middle With You" and "No More Mr. Nice Guy" remind me of Wed. & Sat. nights at the roller rink

    "Loves Me Like a Rock" by Paul Simon reminds me of my first BF

    "Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band (I know it's listed on the "worst songs" thread) is "our song" (mine and my hubby's from our dating days)

    "Manic Monday" by the Bangles reminds me of a great vacation we had in Florida

    "Baby I Love Your Ways" by Peter Frampton reminds me of the lonely days while hubby, during our dating years, was away at college

    "Brick House" reminds me of Kurt Brownings great performance in the '96 SOI tour

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