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What Song Takes You Back To The Best Times Of Your Life?

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So, all day today, my favorite radio station was celebrating the music... the ROCK music... of the 1980's with a little thing called "Dude... it's the 80's!" There's a lot of talk about the cheesiness of the 80's, and deservedly so, but for a man like myself, reaching my teens and young adulthood, my first girlfriend, discovering the "joys" of becoming a grown-up, the 80's were probably some of the best years of my life... which means some of the best times of my life are, rather unfortunately, defined by the era of the Brat Pack, "We Built This City" and the AIDS epidemic.

Oh well. Inevitably, there are things that remind you of the good times... even if the reminder sucks. If you're lucky, it doesn't, but either way, today's question: WHAT SONG TAKES YOU BACK TO THE BEST TIMES OF YOUR LIFE?

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Sugar Kisses/ ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN

Anything by TEARS FOR FEARS

I LOVE 80's music! :respect-059:

I worked at a hotel in the 80's that was down the street from a major outdoor arena that had all the major stars. Most of the bands stayed at the hotel so I got to meet all of them and free concert tickets out the ying yang. Best job ever for an 18 year old!! :battery-062:

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Sammy Hagar "Rock and Roll Weekend". Local radio station would play it at 6pm every Fri. night to kick off the weekend. No matter what was going on, at 6 on Fri. the radio was cranked.

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Glenn, Today, is the best time(s) of my life. I still listen to the music of the 70's, 80's,and whatever. There are so many songs that remind me of growing up that I couldn't name just one.

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While I enjoy a large range of music stuff ranging from old jazz & blues like Billie Holliday and Robert Johnson all the way to hard core scary metal like Slayer and Pantera.

The era that means the most to me was the "Grunge" era. I have a portrait of Kurt Cobain on my shoulder blade. Nirvana inspired me to play and write myself and there was just a escape in the music of the generation for me. I use to take my lunch money from school and instead of eating would run out and buy new cd's and cassettes.

Recently after leaving a band due to a conflict of lifestyles. I tried for months to find some guys that would like to rock out timeless 90's classics. It just wasnt going to happen, not for a guy looking for sober band mates anyways. So I decided I was done and refocused my spare time back into fishing.

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At my age there are way too many songs and way too many memories to name just one. I reached young manhood in the sixties. My fondest memories were when the music of the genre allowed a couple to dance with each other, real close.

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007 Theme.

Growing up in south Louisiana, my uncle took me and my cousins fishing the Biloxi and Gulf on his 36-foot yacht pulling two 16-foot skiffs. We would fish out of the skiffs after we trolled for our baby croakers and shrimp we used for bait.

I remember standing and holding on to the side of the yacht with the wind in my face as we ventured out into the Gulf and humming the 007 Theme.

Beautiful blue skies with fluffy white clouds; seeing the dolphins race along side of the boat; the beautiful green water; and some of the greatest fishing in the world.

My uncle is long gone and his boat was sold to someone who is now using it in the Mississippi and Louisiana waters.

Wonderful memories.

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Tons of songs to name, but Tom Sawyer comes to mind.

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Oddly enough I have lots of songs that I really like and feel a certain nostalgic reminiscing when I hear them mostly songs my mother would listen to, she was a big 70’s fan what is now classic rock, but I only can remember the heart breaking songs of past romantic relationships for certain time periods… =:o

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Asher Roth- College....... Definitely not my favorite song BUT at the time it fit perfectly. When I hear it I think of so many things. friends I havent seen in years and some things I did that i wouldnt even think of now days. I know it wasnt that long ago but things change fast lol. Kevin Fowler-Long line of losers is another. I listen to everything depending on my mood or time of the year or whats going on in my life at the time. I think I listen differently than most people do.

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Some Johny Cash or Chris LeDeux.. or on the opposite end Metallica or Pantera. No responsibilities, just long miles on open roads those days.

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Anything from Prince's 1999 and Purple Rain albums. (yeah, albums)

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Guns and rose's Paradise city. They played that song a lot one summer on a local station. That was one of the few summers were my brother, dad, and me got along.

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The one band that has had the most influence on me and has been there with me through it all is Cradle Of Filth. Some of there songs: Medussa and Hemlock, No Time to Cry, Suicide and Other Comforts, Honey and Sulfur, Nymphetamine, From the Cradle to Enslave, Stay, Temptation, and so many other ones. I absolutely love their music. They are also completely amazing in concert. It is one of the best concerts any of you metal heads will ever go too.

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Any of the 'Hair Metal'. My Senior year of HS coincided with the end of the era ('91)

And even though I was 4 years old when it first came out, Bob Seger's 'Night Moves' brings back good times. My then girlfriend, now Wife kinda thing.......yes, I married my HS "sweetheart" ... 8 yrs after!

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Higher and With arms wide open by creed. I had some ruff years with mom and dad splitting college and work. Those two along with most creed songs were very relaxing.

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I used to enjoy listening to Chicago in the 70's, and still do. Great songs.

Later on, I really liked Boston and Van Halen.

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Probably anything from the early 80's. I was just getting out of high school and had no worries.

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Spent a lot of time going to watch bands at the 9:30 club in the early 80's in Washington DC. X, Circle Jerks,TSOL, Dream Syndicate, Hoodo Gurus, Minor Threat, Meat Puppets.............. Why doesn't anyone make music like that anymore??!!

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Spent a lot of time going to watch bands at the 9:30 club in the early 80's in Washington DC. X, Circle Jerks,TSOL, Dream Syndicate, Hoodo Gurus, Minor Threat, Meat Puppets.............. Why doesn't anyone make music like that anymore??!!

Man, I used to love the circle jerks, minor threat, gang green, the meatmen, but, alas, a little too much for my older ears now.

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This is going to sound super stupid, but it's not a song that is played on the radio. It's the Buffalo Bills " Shout!" song they play after the Bills score at the stadium. They started playing the song in the late 1980's when the Bills got good again, and we, my grandfather, grandmother (now gone), my uncle Randy (also gone) and myself had season tickets from 1989-1994. I was raised by and lived with my grandparents and uncle most of the time in in my youth. I still go to a few Bills games every now and then, and when that song comes on...........I all but lose it, posting about it right now is doing that too.

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Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden, Metalica, and to a lesser extent Cinderella, Poison, Rat, Quiet Riot

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There's so many it's difficult to answer this question. growing up in the late 70's early 80's, It was the best of times!

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Waiting On A Friend

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