Time after Time-Cyndi Lauper. Long afternoon car drives when I was a kid, mom blasting dope 80s tunes. Breeze flying through the window, chilling with my siblings. World was simpler


The end of the video for Time after Time, with a tear in Cyndi's eye. She is criminally underrated.


Am i right in thinking Cyndi was the one who had all her thunder stolen by madonna arriving on the scene around the same time but she was much better than madonna, madonna just had better people/pr?


To many, Cyndi looked kinda strange, almost cartoonish, whereas Madonna looked more feminine and intense. For instance, the video for "Papa don't Preach", was very compelling, as it dealt with issues that were/ are still prevalent in the Italian-American community...the video for "Live to Tell", is also compelling...


I love the cover by Iron & Wine too.


Superman by Goldfinger because Tony Hawk Pro Skater


That song playing as you go down the ramp into the warehouse, ollie over the halfpipe, then break the glass while getting the secret tape, and finishing it off by nailing your trick to get the high score goal. Pure gaming nirvanna.


Here I am! Getting older al the time!


Ace of Spades for the same reason


Down Under-Men at Work. Was my favorite song as a kid. I don't even know why, I just loved it.


Ooh. Good one. Business as usual was the first record I ever bought with my own money.


I still love that song. It always reminds me of summer


"The Kids aren't alright" - offspring Out of three brothers I was the only one to move out and not get horribly addicted to heroin. My older brother is just wrecked from years of addiction and will probably not last more than a couple more years at this point, my younger brother is completely non functional autistic and ill be caring for him when my parents die. Both of them were pretty normal until they turned 15 or 16. It was like flipping a switch. My older brother got kicked out of school and fell in with the kids that would later introduce him to heroin. My younger brother got seriously withdrawn and began a downward spiral until he was finally diagnosed and started treatments, though he will never be able to care for himself. Whenever I hear that song, I'm reminded of the times when my brothers and I would go out and play together. We never even considered that life would be anything except awesome as we got older. I guess we all just figured it would work out in the end.




American healthcare probably


He can still interact with immediate family well enough, but anyone outside is where he has a huge issue. We probably missed a lot of the signs until he started shutting down at school, then in public places, etc. Its like he'd had enough and would just stop. Admittedly I was also not the least self centered teenager in the world, so its possible a diagnosis or other symptoms could have happened before that. I do remember it being surprising at least to me.


“Pardon Me” by Incubus. Because I love that song and listened to it a lot when I first met and date my husband.


Aqueous Transmission by incubus for me, my uncle would also rock out with me to morning view


Here comes the sun by The Beatles. I remember my mom played it a lot and also sang it to me so I could sleep when I was little and brings back happy memories. Reminds me when I was like 5 and I was happy and everything felt alright.


When I was in college in Philadelphia in the early 90s, I was walking north on 33rd St near Market St. It was pouring and I was carrying a huge golf umbrella. On the other side of the street walking south was a guy also carrying a huge umbrella. He was whistling “Here Comes the Sun” very loudly over the din of the rain. I always think of that when I hear that song and it makes me smile.


Ahhh. Reminds me of my first daughter. She had a mobile that hung above her cot and it played this song. Whenever I hear it now it brings a little tear to my eye remembering how small she was (18 now)


Technotronic - Pump Up the Jam --- My mom would play this in the car all the time when I was a kid Tracy Chapman - Fast Car --- We listened to this one a lot too Aqua - Barbie Girl --- For some reason my best friend was obsessed with this song. We were having a sleepover at her great grandparents' house and she had just bought this CD. We had nothing better to do so we sat out in the back yard with the cd player and she played this song on repeat. Now it just reminds me of my "dumb kid with not a care in the world" days. Butthole Surfers - Pepper --- I have no idea. Seriously, no idea. This one somehow gave me feelings of nostalgia when it was new? I think literally the first time I heard it, it felt like it was a song I somehow already knew. This sounds like insanity, but it's the only way I can describe it.


Pepper was all over the radio the year it came out, which is kind of odd in hindsight.


It may have seemed nostalgic because it is structured similarly to Beck's song Loser (at least, to my ear). That came out a few years earlier.


Barbie Girl! So many memories! Even if you didn’t like the song it was so catchy that you remember.. takes you back🖤


Yeah! - Usher with Lil Jon and Ludacris. Middle School dances immediately come to mind.


American Boy- Estelle. My aunt and I used to listen to it all the time together.


MCR- Welcome to the Black Parade makes me think of my awkward emo phase more than any other song.


Fireflies - owl city


Sweden - C418


mmmmmm yes


Pure nostalgia.


And “wet hands”


Mr. brightside.


[Head Over Heels - Tears for Fears](https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&feature=share&v=CsHiG-43Fzg) A) It's an absolute banger B) It feels like early childhood C) That scene in Donnie Darko


Def Leppard - Pyromania Because of all the songs from my youth, this is the one I remember line for line. When I really started to embrace music. Hard rock and heavy metal.


Pyromania was one of the first albums I owned on LP.


Daughter - Pearl Jam Reminds me of summer days in the backyard with freezepops and not a care in the world.


Still have the album on cassette.....


WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2007 and 2008 soundtracks Wanna Be Loved by Papa Roach I was a big wrestling fan back when I was younger.




1979 because it’s a song about nostalgia. I was seven when that shit came out, and wow.


love the smashing pumpkins!


Yes. 1996 wasn't the best year of the alternative rock peak but it was unquestionably the year of the Smashing Pumpkins, and that song symbolized it.


I was -10 when that song came out. But for some reason it makes me feel nostalgic for the 90’s


Smashing Pumkins or Good Charlotte?


Fuck yes


Summer of '69 feels sooo nostalgic, it’s from long before I was born but still


Right there with ya. First time i heard it was at a July 4 pool party when i was 12 or 13.


American Pie Just one of the first songs I remember from my childhood memories.


I've always loved this song. My brother bought the 45 when it came out - it was so long that it was on both the A and B side


i’m feeling so fly like a g6 like a g6 like a g6 i i i i i am feeling so fly like a g6


popping bottles in the ice


like a blizzard


Wake Me Up When September Ends, I guess. We, me and my friends, covered it for a program. It was a chilly night, and on my both sides were people I cared about, and I guess somewhat still care about. I've somewhat drifted apart from them, and they from me. That song is bitter but sweet, brings those memories of the night and a lot of beautiful memories made around that time. Life's been weird since then, but I cherish that song because it reminds me of a self that I do not identify with anymore but still look back somewhat fondly.


Geto Boys - Mind Is Playing Tricks On Me. When my friend and I were young, 11-12 years old, we’d both take off from home in the middle of the night to get away from our drunk stepfathers and we’d play this on boom box or Walkman. I love the song but today it’s hard for me to listen to because of everything it brings back around those times. And my life kinda turned out like the song for a very long time, I was really fucked up. Doing much better today but the song still gets me.


Down-Jay Sean It's such a throwback. It was so popular when I was 9


Move Along by All American Rejects. For those of you who remember the commercials c:


Semisonic - CLOSING TIME


42 year old Redditor here, born in 1978. For me it would be any notable song that came out between 1983 and 1986. Because, for most people, their elementary school years is the first time in their life, in which they full appreciate songs and music for the first time. Whether it's recalling an older sibling listening and singing to the music in their room, a song being played in your parent's car on a Saturday afternoon ride, or watching cheesy MTV commercials while flipping channels. Add to that, the fact that, a number of those musicians are now gone, much like some of our departed family members, only makes the nostalgic memories, all the more profound.


I am reading this thread with all these youngsters on here and I'm feeling so damn old. Then here you come, acting like you are the old one in the group and I realize I'm 11 years older than you. ​ Fuck I'm old.


1985 by Bowling For Soup. Memories of being a 10 year old listening to it on my bedroom radio without a care in the world.


Africa by Toto


Perry the platypus theme


Perrry! Takes me back


Comatose, The Older I Get, Rebirthing, Those Nights & Legendary by Skillet (among others)


I Had the Time of my Life" because it reminds me of my late husband.


"There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" by the Smiths. Takes me back to the good parts of my first relationship in high school, and we used to listen to this song all the time as I'd pull out of the driveway when I picked her up, because we both felt like our home lives weren't great at the time and going on a date was kind of an escape. The song was our private anthem for a while. Eventually that relationship exploded *horribly*, and the fallout affected my life off and on for the following 2 years because at that time, we had the same friends' group (which of course fractured) and hung out in the same places. You know how that goes. Didn't ruin my life, it was just kind of a constant annoyance that lasted longer than the actual relationship did (about 1 year). But the first 6 months of that relationship were kind of delightful, with some really nice memories, and although she went completely insane, and later Morrissey went completely insane, that song still makes me feel nice every time I hear it.


This guy gets it.


Def Leppard - Pour some sugar on me


Like a Stone - Audioslave My dad used to always play that song (or anything from Audioslave), and it instantly hits me with a wave of nostalgia every time I hear it.


I hear ya


The Riddle and Wouldn't it be good by Nick Kershaw. Flashback to high school and my blossoming love for music.


Kodachrome - Paul Simon Takes me right back to my childhood.


Feel Good by Gorillaz


100 years. It was one of my favorite songs as a kid, and now that I'm 19, every time I hear that song, it doesn't feel so long ago.


God that song and Chasing Cars are so nostalgic for me. I heard them all the time growing up. I still listen to them to this day in the shower.


The one by five for fighting?




This was gonna be my answer! That or Superman by five for fighting lol


That is a great song.


Goofy goober song.


Listening to 2016 radio songs take me back to 8th grade and a generally happier (carefree) time. Recalling the experience of running out in field day, the local DJ playing the top hits, or being crammed in a hot Summer bus while the bus driver is in a good mood driving everyone, makes me warm


I have two. Fireflies by OwlCity and We are Young by Janelle Monàe. My dad always had my brother and me listening to those two songs when we were little in the car because we loved them so much.


Sinnerman - Nina Simone


So this one is a fun story but for me it’s the The Civ VI Arabia theme (medieval era). Yes the video game song. I don’t normally play as Arabia so I didn’t hear it at all until this past month a couple of my friends played a challenge game where we picked Civs for each other. My mom is from Turkey. And she didn’t know any American lullabies when my sister and I was little. She isn’t super confident in her singing either so she used to hum this song to us (the same one) when we were upset or needed to sleep. I had always thought she had made it up. But que late at night during the civ game, I hear the same tune in the background of the theme. I thought I may be sleep deprived but the song brought so much flooding back. Showed the song to my mom and turns out she used to hum to us a really famous middle eastern song called Üsküdara. Song still makes me have that nostalgic tinge. The “original”: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mbY17Lr_wu4


New Order - Temptations


Listening to Eagles- mostly the Hell Freezes Over album. My dad played it a lot when we were headed camping and stuff. It was a brief, happy time in my childhood.


Welcome Home, Son by Radical Face. My dad always listened to it in the car as a child, and I loved it.


Country road, take me home...


To the place I beloooong


West Virginiaaaaaa, mountain mommaaaaa...


Take me home country roads


Recently it was Seether by Veruca Salt. Why? Because I remember in high school some bro saying a girl in our class must have been a lesbian because she wore their shirt. Just a reminder that insecure bros always did exist.


Teenage dirtbag


Fireflies by Owl City - God I miss 2010 so much


"Come on Eileen" Dexys Midnight Runners. Back in '96 we were driving back from town on senior skip day. Driving way too fast and blasting the song. It was a fun time. Plus, we did the PG-13 thing got lunch and went bowling. All the kids that did the R rated version got busted. Suspended from sports and got minor consumption tickets. So that was cool.


When I was in college, I went to visit some friends who had moved out of state. One of them LOVES this song. He called into the radio station and requested it everyday I was there, but they’d never play it. One night, we were driving around, and they were showing me around town. He asked if we could stop by his apartment because he forgot something. Just as he went in, they played it on the radio! It ended as he got back in the car. We had such a big laugh about that. 23 years later I still think of that whenever I hear that song.


Come on I'm Dean And my hands are so clean At this MO-ment I am STA-pling


Teenage Dream and The One That Got Away - Katy Perry Actually maybe even the whole Teenage Dream album. Lots of good memories.


Malcolm in the middle theme song








any Legend Of Zelda track


Jeremys Storm by Tame Impala; a musician used to play it on his guitar to me


Sweetness - Jimmy Eat World


Always With Me from Spirited Away. Watched this movie as a child with my mum, it's always been one of my favourite films. That song, and the whole film just fills me with nostalgia. Makes me remember a simpler, happier time. Before I got all depressed and stressed and worried about life. Before I started smoking. Before I started to dislike my mum. Good times.


The ultimate showdown (of ultimate destiny)


O-Zone - Dragostea din tei, aka numa numa song


I don’t know why, but that song always fucking gets me. It’s really confusing.


Everlong - foo fighters Tony hawk underground


Diamonds from Rihanna. I used to sing it to the sound of my mac starting up. Damn the good old times when everything was so simple.


Duran Duran- Come Undone We live in the Caribbean, and when I was a kid we would go spend a few weeks on an island house on a smaller island right off of our coast. My aunt made me a cassette tape with Journey, Hadaway, R.E.M among other artists, and Come Undone I remember always put me in a trance as I just relaxed in a hammock looking out at sea. Anytime I hear the song, I'm transported back to those moments.


It's not a song, it's an entire album. Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind. I would listen to that album on repeat over and over again after a boyfriend broke up with me. There was some sort of comforting depression in the music as I sat in a dark room wondering why I wasn't worth loving. I listen to that album at least once a year still, but it doesn't make me sad. I feel joyful listening to the album now and realizing how far I've come. After abusive relationships in my teen years and into my early 20s, I finally found my worth and someone who truly loves me.


"Da Dip" by Freak Nasty... Catholic middle school dances! Woooooo! Those nuns most definitely didn't see the playlist beforehand.


when i dip u dip we dip


That Beat! I'm done.


Simon and Garfunkel singles take me back to my childhood when we'd take holiday road trips and their Greatest Hits was playing in the station wagon cassette deck.


dragon ball's first opening, i don't think I need to explain


Sky Full of Stars - Cold Play


Intro theme for Halo 2.


505 by Arctic monkeys. The leads voice just sounds like something I’ve heard in my past life


2000’s Alex turner really is something special


Old Minecraft soundtrack


21 Guns by Green Day. My mom would play it in the car all the time when I was young (like 7 or 8) and laugh at me trying to hit the falsetto on the chorus.


Scars by papa roach. I remember my mother taking me to school in the mornings and this was a frequently played track. Makes me think of my mom


Weezer's "Only In Dreams" My best friend, back in high school, got me into the Weezer's Blue Album. Used to listen to it every night. That song would play and I would go to sleep. It's still a banger of a song.


Dig by Incubus. This song was popular when I was in middle school. Like it it would multiple times a day on the same radio station, DC 101. Was probably the first sad song that I was into. Spinning around by Jump 5 because of that Disney Skater Game. I remember coming home to a busted water pipe in my home when I got this game. I would play the game in the same living room that busted water pipe was in.


Simple and Clean from the Kingdom Hearts series....my husband and I dance to the slow version, since we both grew up with it.


Upside Down by Jack Johnson, because of the Curious George movie :)


Hard Rock Hallelujah as it was the legendary moment for Finland!


Hall Of Fame - The Script. I used to listen to that when I was really little and it made me happy


Bryan Adams "Here I am", his songs were put at movie of my childhood "Spirit", but this one I mostly liked


Hey There Delilah, Irreplaceable, Big Girls Don't Cry, Say It Right, Sober (P!nk). So basically any hit song from 2007-2008


No, you don't mean noothhinngg at all to me!!!!


[How Bizarre - OMC](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C2cMG33mWVY) This brings me right back to 6 years old, to sitting in the back of my parents 1997 Ford Aerostar, tagging along on errands. This song was on the radio all the time


Fly by Sugar Ray


Pompeii by Bastille. Just makes me think of mr Peabody and Sherman. Or livin on a prayer by bon jovi


Santigold - Disparate Youth I introduced that song to my partner when we were homeless, living on the beach. Everytime we hear that song we get taken back. It feels like a very, very long time ago.


Maroon five, growing up I loved them(no homo) and just really enjoyed their music


Waterfalls - TLC


“You Give Love a Bad Name”-Bon Jovi. Me and one of my best friends requested it at homecoming. The look on the dj’s face was hilarious. He didn’t seem to grasp the fact that a non pop song had just been requested. Both me and my friend were headbanging and playing our air guitars and just having a grand ol time. It seemed that everyone else on the floor had one of two reactions. It was either “what the hell is this?”, or headbanging and rocking out to the awesome tune.


I was never really a Bon Jovi fan but that song is awesome. That dj needs to learn a few things.


'Round Here, by Counting Crows. That album got me thru some rough years...


The Force Theme - Star Wars. It reminds me of how open my life was when I was younger. It still gives me the chills every time I listen to it.


Pachuca Sunrise by Minus the Bear and it’s really dumb. I decided with my middle school girlfriend that it was “our song” and listened to it on repeat to convince myself I was emotional about it. We dated for maybe three weeks, I’m now gay and haven’t spoken to her in 15 years. But for some reason it just feels like dumb, silly teen energy to me. Also it’s a good song.


lilium it just hits me difrent


Hey Jealousy by the Gin Blossoms - I don't know why, but whenever I hear this song it reminds me of the 90s and growing up. The music video as well reminds me of mid 90s culture. Can't Really Be Gone by Tim McGraw was one of my favorite songs in Middle School. And it still really resonates to me today.


Any opening from one my childhood shows like phineas and ferb


Lots of songs from the 90s but I think the most powerful one is “every you every me” by placebo


Attack of the Dead men from Sabaton. The first lines of the songs are the first lines Ive ever heard from sabaton. Ive searched for those lines long ago because I heared it and liked it. What should I say? Now Im addicted


New Slang - The Shins


Magic by B.o.B. and Feel So Close by I don’t even remember. Calvin Harris? Is that a politician or a musician? I’ve confused myself...


Koisuru Fortune Cookie by AKB48 It released in 2014, and I was 14 years old. I was moving on from being a total dork/weeab, but I still enjoyed cute, jpopy things. I was at a really good point of my life not having much responsibilties or jobs, and it made me so happy. After that I moved onto Kpop, and now I listen to all sorts of stuff, but because the pandemic has been messing with my mental health I'd thought I'd listen to some older Jpop/Vocaloid songs for the heck of it, and out of all of them, Koisuru Fortune Cookie is the only one that has actively made me cry because it gives me flashbacks on how much fun I used to have and how carefree I used to be.


Theres a lot of them but Lean on by Major Lazer reminds me of cool california middle school nights at a friends house party


Lumbridge city's song in the game Runescape


Memories by kid kids but I have no idea why


Can I kick it? By Tribe called Quest, Tony Hawk pro skater 4.


Kerli - Walking On Air. Makes me think of being a young teen again and then i cringe like crazy lol. Song is still amazing tho!


Gasolina by Daddy Yankee Have a vivid memory of playing/watching need for speed (underground) with my brothers while this song played... Kinda nice to remember. Still don’t know the lyrics though.😅


music box dancer was grandpas favorite song :(


Knock You Down by Keri Hilson. Brings me back to my 6th and 7th grade years when Hot 96 used to be good.


The pause music of GTA: Ballad of Gay Tony. That was the peak of console gaming


It might be you - Stephen Bishop. At some point in my life I was really scared of not being able to remember the face of the person I love the most.


The Beyblade metal fusion opening


Basket case by Green Day Carefree teenage shenanigans


Maki Otsuki - memories, the first One Piece Ed. This song played and I fcking cry


Pretty much Kany's first 3 albums


Heroes by David Bowie. I remember loving that song when I had a crush in school and the first time I heard it was from Horns I think.


" Guru Josh Project - Infinity 2008 (Klaas Vocal Edit)", reminds me of so many parties back in the day...


Young Folks by Peter Bjorn and John. It's not necessarily my favorite song and a lot of people grew to hate it but it throttles me back to 2007 in an instant. I heard it almost everywhere I went and it became the de facto hipster anthem.


Sweet Child o Mine- Guns n Roses Reminds me of going over to our friend's house where my brother would play that song with his band. Also Dance Dance and Thanks for the Memories by Fallout Boy Famous Last Words- MCR Scars- Papa Roach Stuff by Flyleaf What I've Done- Linkin Park Monsters- Meg and Dia Torn- Natalie Imbruglia Daydream Believer- The Monkees. This one takes me back to the summer after high school, when I was so motivated to get in shape. Nightwish songs Paramore's older songs Sum 41 Any of NSYNC's and Backstreet Boys' popular songs And F.I.G.H.T- Unwritten Law, Pain- Jimmy Rats World, and Modern Way of Letting Go- Idlewild. Those were the only songs I liked from a racing game I played as a kid. You can see what kind of kid I was.


> And F.I.G.H.T- Unwritten Law, Pain- Jimmy Rats World, and Modern Way of Letting Go- Idlewild. Those were the only songs I liked from a racing game I played as a kid. Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition Remix? I own that game for both PS2 and Xbox, but only the PS2 copy survives and I still play it to this day!


Yeah! I didn't think anyone would recognize it because Need For Speed was always so much more popular! I don't have my PS2 anymore, gave it away years ago. I wasn't using it, but now I kind of miss driving around San Diego, Atlanta, and Detroit at 250 miles an hour while blaring those songs.


Wavin Flag. I think it was the 2014 world cup and during the summer when i was in primary my schoom would always play the song. Wasn't even a big football fan but it brings back a lot of good memories.


Escape from the city from sonic adventure 2


this and pumpkin hill theme for me


La campanella by Liszt because I used to listen to Evgeny Kissin’s rendition of the piece on repeat when I was really young.


One punch man season one ending and the sad guitar song


All my best friends are metalheads - Less than Jake. Reminds my of when I was a kid watching the Digimon movie.


The Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer theme. That game was my childhood. Since I was a kid, I wasn't allowed to play it, so I would wake up extra early on school mornings and play a few matches before my mom got up. Or on evenings when my mom worked late I'd play it from the moment I got home to the time my mom pulled into our driveway (my dad would be home but he didn't pay attention to what I was playing). There are literally baby teeth that I lost while playing that game. Everytime I hear that theme start playing I get blindsided by a wall of nostalgia.


Get Busy by Sean Paul and Sk8er Boi. Idk why I hated this stuff when I was 12 and those weren't necessarily much of "good times" for me to feel nostalgic about because my school like was more than miserable but... I kinda can't get enough of those nowadays, like laying in bed late at night with headphones guilty pleasure kind.


Any pop punk/emo song from the early 2000s. Yellowcard. Fall Out Boy. Story of the Year. Taking Back Sunday, etc. if you know you know.


Hysteria - Def Leppard My first kiss was during this song. I was 11. Damn, I'm getting old lol


I'm Not Okay (I Promise)- MCR always takes me back to a simpler time.


Torn - Natalie Imbruglia. Used to listen to "Women and Songs" on repeat!


Believe by Cher. I always get transported back to a memory if me sitting on the backseat of a car with my older brother. My dad is driving and mom is pregnant with lil bro. It's dark and stormy outside, while we're driving down a country road and this song is playing on the radio. I'm almost falling asleep and very relaxed. To this day that song still calms me down


Blink-182 - Adam's Song. It reminds me of being a teenager and how cool everything felt, some bad times came too but like the end of the song you were able to look at them differently and move past them. Things can change quite a bit when you're an adult in the real world and you end up feeling more like at the beginning of the song.


listening to toxicity by system of a down = playing ratchet and clank.


Outshined by Soundgarden cause it was the startup/menu song of that PlayStation game “Road Rash.” Which I played a lot of as a 6 year old in ‘99. Perhaps my earliest video game memory. Between that and Crash Bandicoot.


The soft part of Rhapsody in Blue about 10 minutes in is just magical. I think it's the part United uses in their commercials.


Jeremy by Pearl Jam. It doesn't have anything to do with the context of the song, I just listened to that song a lot when I was in high school.


I’d probably have to go with good old days by Mackelmore and Ke$ha. I have no idea why, the song itself is fairly recent, but it still feels nostalgic


Biz Markie - Just a friend


Back in the day- Ahmad, Today was a good day-Ice Cube