There are songs that have stuck in my head for years (and years, and years!) So many I had trouble choosing just five - but these are the ones that evoke memories when I hear them - and I've included a little memory with each one. I'd love to know what your go-to songs are in the comments.
Goo Goo Dolls ~ IrisWhenever I hear this song I always think of Meg Ryan and Nicolas Cage in City Of Angels. It was an incredibly soppy movie, but I liked it and I've always loved this song. The yearning and the gorgeous 80's look singer and band - what's not to like?
Dido ~ White FlagDido would have one of the purest voices I've heard from a contemporary singer - and this song reflects the beauty of her voice and the indomitability of the human spirit and love.
Mike Oldfield ~ Moonlight ShadowThis is just beautiful - a little bit gothic, a little bit sad, a little bit Irish, a little bit romantic (my daughter says "but he dies! and she can't do anything!) That's not the point though - it's the heartrending and slightly ethereal sound I love.
Fleetwood Mac ~ The Chain
What would the late 70's and my teenage love life have been like without Fleetwood Mac and their album "Rumours"? All the loving and the rock and rolling and I think I know almost every word of every song on this album - Never Break the Chain is my top pick though.