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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    Most nostalgiac tunes

    What would be your top 3 picks for most nostalgiac tunes? What songs when you hear them for whatever reason immediately transport you to a time/place/person in the past?

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    tunes

    This might be a local phenomenon. In the Pittsburgh area it is "High on a Hill" By Scott English, no contest. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMLiNdn0jpc

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    These are all pretty sappy songs that have been overplayed beyond my enjoyment. Nonetheless, every time I hear them, I am transported to another place/time and a melancholy mood. Most involve being drunk in a bar in my 20's:

    Sound of Silence
    American Pie
    Brown Eyed Girl
    The purpose of life is a life of purpose

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    Oh Maister. I'm a sucker for these threads...

    1. Desperado. (I know how many people hate the Eagles, but "Desperado"?)

    2. Only You (the Yaz version) It's 1988, we're in Jennie's beat up Corona, driving to the canyon. Best summer ever.

    3. Don't mock me...the theme from M*A*S*H*.I hear that song and I am 10 years old, my parents are young, they like each other, and the news just got over. It's probably summertime. The world is right when the MASH music is playing on the T.V.
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    4 non-blonds. What's Up. Brings me back to when I did Odyssey of the Mind. Not sure why.

    Sweet Caroline. Reminds me of being in a bar in Muncie, Indiana. Everytime.
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    "All I Want Is You" by U2 - that's OUR song

    "American Pie" always reminds me of midnight in a bar called Murphy's in college

    The song "Maresy Dotes and Dosey Dotes" always reminds me of being a little kid (a kiddley divey, too, wouldn't you?)
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    1. Your mother and I hate your guts and are selling you for medical experiments.
    2. Stolen Bike
    3. Anything by the Smiths or Morrissey

    4. If you believe this I got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell ya.
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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    "American Pie" always reminds me of midnight in a bar called Murphy's in college
    Me too! Did you go to college in Philadelphia (where every bar is an Irish pub?)
    The purpose of life is a life of purpose

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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    "All I Want Is You" by U2 - that's OUR song
    Hubby and I walked down the aisle to that song!

    I guess you could say that's one of my most nostalgic tunes.

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    1. "Walk of Life", by Dire Straits - Instantly transports me back to Arlington Stadium on a hot summer night in the late 80's watching Nolan Ryan, Steve Beuchele, Pete Incaviglia, Ruben Sierra, and then-coach Bobby Valentine lead the Rangers to another mediocre outing against a team like the Toronto Blue Jays. Of course, I didn't care at the time about the outcome. I was 5 years old and my dad had taken me to the baseball game!

    2. "Oklahoma", from the Rogers & Hammerstein musical - will remind me of Friday rides home from work in Norman listening to KOMA.

    3. "Southbound 35", by Pat Green. Cruising Dallas freeways with my friend Steve in 10th grade.

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    Two from grade school: Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and that album with the whipped cream, my parents listened to that for years; and in 5th or 6th grade, Snoopy vs the Red Baron at x-mas. I took the 45 in to class and the teacher played it while the other classes walked thru our classroom to see our decorations.

    Then freshman year in college and "Born to Run". My best friend had been a Springsteen fan for a few years but that was when I joined in.

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    Any Beach Boys song - Summer days as a young child swimming at my aunt's pool with the oldies channel on
    "Sex and Beer" by Pat McCurdy - Memories of drunken nights at college partying with my friends
    "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot - Memories of middle school dances.
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    Quote Originally posted by TexanOkie View post
    1. "Walk of Life", by Dire Straits - Instantly transports me back to Arlington Stadium on a hot summer night in the late 80's watching Nolan Ryan, Steve Beuchele, Pete Incaviglia, Ruben Sierra, and then-coach Bobby Valentine lead the Rangers to another mediocre outing against a team like the Toronto Blue Jays. Of course, I didn't care at the time about the outcome. I was 5 years old and my dad had taken me to the baseball game!
    My Father-in-Law is in that video! About half-way through, there are two NFL refs waving each arm up and down (In time with the music) indicating the receiver did not have possession before he went out-of-bounds. My kids think it's seriously cool that "grandpa" was in a music video. Me too,

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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    My Father-in-Law is in that video! About half-way through, there are two NFL refs waving each arm up and down (In time with the music) indicating the receiver did not have possession before he went out-of-bounds. My kids think it's seriously cool that "grandpa" was in a music video. Me too,
    That definitely is pretty cool
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    That definitely is pretty cool
    I also like the scene towards its end that was taken during the Milwaukee Brewers' 1982 American League pennant run.



    Mike

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    Thread Violation Inside Post

    This Bear will break the thread rule/request and submit more than 3.....

    (Every song on.....) Meet the Beatles - The Beatles
    Every listen takes me back to Ed Sullivan, the mid-1960s, hitch-hiking to Arlan's Discount Department Store.

    Since I Fell For You - Lenny Welch
    Young love.

    Hanky Panky - Tommy James & The Shondells
    This Bear lived on a beach in the summer of 1966. I slept on the beach and in boats that I broke in to. I always had my transistor radio with me. I already told you why I lived on the beach.....Jennifer.

    Nothing Compares 2U - Sinead O'Connor
    Left In The Dark Again - Meat Loaf
    Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues
    Love Changes Everything - From the musical "Aspects of Love"
    Only Time Will Tell - Asia
    The above tunes wax nostalgic for lost love.....Jennifer, Cynthia, Carole.

    Riding The Storm Out - REO Speedwagon
    A Man I'll Never Be - Boston
    Reminds me of my personal demons and using positives to move past them.

    No Day But Today - From the musical "Rent"
    Live for today.

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