Song Life

They say music evokes powerful memories, and it’s true. There are songs that I hear that instantly take me back to a point in time. I remember where I was, who I was, and what I was doing. Sometimes it was a good period of my life, sometimes it was bad, but the songs are linked anyway.

Here’s a rundown of which songs correspond to which point of my life, dating from 2005 or so.

   Early 2005: Picture (Kid Rock)
   Mid-2005: Holding Out for a Hero (Frou Frou cover)
   Somewhere in 2005: This Love (Maroon 5)

   Winter 2006: You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban)
   Spring 2006: She Will Be Loved (Maroon 5)
   Summer 2006: Unwritten (Natasha Bedingfield)

   Summer: You Give Love a Bad Name (Bon Jovi – honorary mention)
   September: Livin’ on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)
   October in Middle School: It’s My Life, single version (Bon Jovi)
   Somewhere in 2007: Simple and Clean (Utada Hikaru)

   All of winter 2008: Born to Be My Baby, single (Bon Jovi), Keep the Faith (Bon Jovi)
   August 2008: Wild is the Wind (Bon Jovi)
   Preseason 2008: 99 in the Shade (Bon Jovi)

   January/February 2009: No Boundaries [Speed Kills] (Michael Angelo Batio)
   May 2009: If I Can’t Have Your Love (Richie Sambora), Talkin’ in your Sleep (John Bongiovi)
   Late June/Early July 2009: Wherever I May Roam (Michael Angelo Batio cover)
   Early-mid July 2009: Breaking all the Rules (Ozzy)
   September-October 2009: You Lookin’ at Me (Ozzy), I Don’t Know (Ozzy), Who Will You Run to Now (Brother Firetribe)
   December 2009: Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution (AC/DC)

   Spring trimester in the gym: My Friend of Misery (Metallica)
   April 2010: Play It From the Heart (Brother Firetribe)
   May 2010: Chasing the Angels (Brother Firetribe)
   Mid-May: Shotgun Blues (Guns n Roses)
   End of May/Beginning of June 2010: If We Ever Meet Again (Timbaland)
   July 2010: Besos de Amor (Flex)
   August 2010: Bye Bye Beautiful (Nightwish)
   End of August 2010: Meadows of Heaven (Nightwish)
   September 2010: Last of the Wilds (Nightwish)
   Late September, early October 2010: For the Heart I Once Had (Nightwish)
   November 2010: Sleeping Sun (Nightwish)

   January 2011: Bless the Child (Nightwish)
   Winter coldness, 2011: Die, Die My Darling (Metallica)
   Spring break 2011: Kilgary Mountain (Whiskey in the Jar) (De Cormier singers)
   End of March 2011, raining in Ojai: Ever Dream (Nightwish)
   April in the library, letting out mixed primal screams and Spanish 2011: The Siren (Nightwish)
   May nights 2011: Where Were You Last Night (Nightwish)
   Beginning of summer 2011: Down (Jay Sean)
   July 2011: Deep Silent Complete (Nightwish), Moondance (Nightwish)
   Late July/August 2011: Dr. Feel Good / Girls, Girls, Girls (Motley Crue)
   Late August 2011: The Escapist (Nightwish)
   September 2011: In the Big House (Pop Evil)
   Also September 2011: Her Name is Alice (Shinedown) (Yes, this is actually a coincidence)
   Early October 2011: While Your Lips Are Still Red (Nightwish)
   Late October 2011: FullMoon (Sonata Arctica)
   November 2011: This I Love (Guns n Roses)
   December 2011: I Want My Tears Back, Rest Calm (Nightwish)

   Age of Empires February/March 2012: Rumor Has It (Adele)
   I dunno… March or something, 2012: Bath Rhymes (Dick Figures)
   April 2012: You Spin Me Right Round (Like a Record) (Dead or Alive)
   Gymkhana 2012: Somebody I Used to Know (Gotye)
   May 2012: Lovesong (Adele)
   May 2012 in High Point: Layla (Eric Clapton)
   July/August in Ann Arbor: Can’t Hold Us (Macklemore)
   Early September 2012: Zwitter (Rammstein)
   Boston October 2012: Hips Don’t Lie (Shakira)
   Late November, 2012: Two Against One (Danger Mouse)

   February 2013: I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know (Gary Moore)
   March tour 2013: Trouble (Taylor Swift ft. Nicolas Cage)
   May 2013: Rasputin (Boney M)
   June 2013: If I Had Words (Scott Fitzgerald, Yvonne Keeley)
   Summer 2013: Cum On Feel the Noize (Quiet Riot)
   October 2013: Gangsta’s Paradise (Coolio, L.V.)

   Gym days, winter 2014: Dragula (Rob Zombie)
~Hiatus, due to work on Reason to Dwell~
   August 2014: Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
   Fall 2014: Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Elton John)
   December 2014: Centuries (Fall Out Boy)

   February 2015: Narwhals (Mr. Weebl)