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Songs that take you right back to a particularly time and place

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Ithinkyoullbejustfine · 23/04/2021 19:02

Let Loose - Crazy for You takes me right back to being 13 on holiday in Majorca with my family and a beach bar that we went to almost every evening for dinner Smile

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Powerof4 · 23/04/2021 20:03

Mambo number 5, poolside in Israel

Idbemonica1 · 23/04/2021 20:07

Edge of Heaven by Wham, takes me back to staring at my secret crush at the town fair. Lush times

heyyellowyellow · 23/04/2021 20:09

Born Slippy, Underworld. The opening bars, I’m standing with a pint in my hand in the uni union, it’s Thursday night (what was the student night out night in Glasgow) with my pals, loving life. The feeling is so strong all these years later that when I hear this song, I can’t stop myself from closing my eyes and I’m there in my head.

1990s · 23/04/2021 20:14

The 90s remix of Stayin Alive - turkey holiday with parents.

Baby One More Time - sitting in the covered area at secondary school.

Mr Writer - English classroom secondary school.

There's probably loads more.

1990s · 23/04/2021 20:14

Mike and the Mechanics - Over My Shoulder - school coach trio to Dieppe.

YetGo · 23/04/2021 20:20

Supergrass - Alright
Wednesday student nights in clubs.

TartanPunk · 23/04/2021 20:20

Spandau Ballet 'True' was playing on the radio when my son was born, now nearly 19 years ago.

Ithinkyoullbejustfine · 23/04/2021 20:21

Mya Case of the Ex and I’m back working in Etam Grin

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Lactarius · 23/04/2021 20:21

Come on Eileen & Red Red Wine - Early to mid '90s - Friday nights in the Junior Common Room at SOP with sweat running down the walls, drinking pints of Blastaway (one bottle of Castaway mixed with a bottle of Diamond White)

merryhouse · 23/04/2021 20:22

Your Latest Trick - Dire Straits

Orchestra summer course, break time. Sitting outside listening to the BiA album on a walkman and somebody's fancy little mini speakers. We were seventeen.

Come on Eileen - DMR

Dancing at the Willow after first night of Pirates 1990.

YellowandGreenToBeSeen · 23/04/2021 20:27

Not a song, an album: Massive Atrack, Protection.

Christ alive, I am 24, deeply in love with a man who was deeply in love with me (and could have been The One except he. just. couldn’t. stop. being. a. twat), living with amazing friends in an incredible house we’d found, getting home from my shitty job on a Friday night to congregate around the kitchen table with beers and spliffs, going to festivals, illegal raves, fancy parties in Soho that made me feel 13, our own great nights in random fields with friends sound systems, brilliant brilliant nights that started at home with more beers and spliffs before heading to the pub for a couple, being too fucking cool for that crowd and all heading home to carry on with even more beers, spliffs. And Massive Attack.

Pottedpalm · 23/04/2021 20:31

Under the Boardwalk by The Drifters: sixth form common room. We only had a few records so this was played every break.

Under African Skies and the rest of the Graceland LP: playing on cassette tape as we drove up country in Nigeria.

San Francisco by Scott Mackenzie: the Flower Power summer, and later driving over the Golden Gate Bridge.

DeepNorthFarmGardening · 23/04/2021 20:39

Dakota - Stereophonics

reminds me of a long lazy happy summer spent revising and shagging and drinking cider between my first and second years at university.

Redannie118 · 23/04/2021 20:42

Somewhere in my heart by Aztec camera. Its summer, im 17 and sitting in my cousins garden in the heat wearing cut-off denims and drinking paintstripper vodka. Had my whole life ahead and I was so optimistic.We were planning to go and live in Paris. A few weeks later I met my abusive ex DH. It took me 22 years to escape from him. That night is the last truly happy memory of my youth that I have.

Amdone123 · 23/04/2021 20:44

Love this thread.
Mine is Loving You, Minnie Riperton. Sat in a pub aged 15 with my sister ( also underage). We thought we were so cool, drinking halves of lager n black, singing along like we knew it all.
We were mortified one night when the high school teachers turned up, and sat next to us.

CockneyNonRebel · 23/04/2021 20:46

Country Roads, Olivia Newton John version. Played every summer on our drive to get the ferry to Ireland.

ADragonCalledKeith · 23/04/2021 20:53

Enya - their album storms in Africa I think, my soundtrack on a driving holiday around Scotland as a child. Loved it and it was the perfect soundtrack.

Music sounds better with you, dancing at the Travs/pulse when I was 18 (16) and loving everything!!

JoanWilderbeast · 23/04/2021 21:46

Love this thread :)

MrsFin · 23/04/2021 21:47

10CC. I'm not in love

Threelittlemaids · 23/04/2021 22:09


Your Latest Trick - Dire Straits

Orchestra summer course, break time. Sitting outside listening to the BiA album on a walkman and somebody's fancy little mini speakers. We were seventeen.

Come on Eileen - DMR

Dancing at the Willow after first night of Pirates 1990.

Merryhouse, the Willow where you could eat Chinese and dance the night away, or celebrate a G&S first night, but I was pre-1990.
Lincslady53 · 23/04/2021 22:30

Easy by The Commodores was playing as we were driving a hired mini over the Somerset hills in the sun in 1977. We were on honeymoon, on our way to Devon and had just escaped the horrendous traffic on the M4 and it felt like our honeymoon was starting. It missed down with rain for most of the week, Elvis died in the middle of the week, but we had a great week with loads of memories. Still together 43 years later.
Mr Tambourine Man always reminds me of being at home, about 12 years old listening to the top 20 my brother had recorded in his reel to reel tape recorder. While My Guitar Gently Weeps reminds me of his funeral, he died just 3 months after retiring.

MrsS92 · 23/04/2021 22:57

Hippy hippy shakes reminds me of when I was little I was so frightened of being in the car in the dark, and my dad used to play this to cheer me up as it was my favourite song 😂.
Prince 1999 reminds me of dancing on the tables with my husband at our wedding.

SolasDearg · 23/04/2021 23:02

Stardust music sounds better with you. Late 90s at a rave in an abandoned cottage on the overestimated coast of Ireland. There was only 4 songs so heard it a lot over the weekend. Magic and always makes me smile.

Radiohead. Especially the Bends and OK Computer. I'm a teenager again when I hear those albums.

SolasDearg · 23/04/2021 23:03

*West!! Connemara is never overestimated Grin

Scrumbleton · 23/04/2021 23:11

I guess that’s why they call it the blues - Elton John - summer after A levels - falling in love with my boyfriend who I married 7 years later.

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