Music Linked to Memories

Picture of Warped Tour stage for the band We The Kings.
Hello everyone!

Music is such a huge part of my life. I am constantly listening to music. When I’m walking, driving, and writing! There are also certain songs that are forever linked to memories, and whenever I hear them play, it reminds me of them. Here, I’ll share a couple with you!

// “In The Still of the Night” by the Five Satins //

This song makes me think of my first slow dance with Tanner. I had never slow danced with anybody before, and this song was on the playlist of doo-wop oldies that he put together for us. When this song came on I started to sing along, and then he did, too. So, while this song played we sang and danced together. It was the moment I knew I wanted to be with him forever.

// “Check Yes Juliet” We The Kings //

I went to Warped Tour over the summer in 2016 and saw We The Kings, a favorite band of mine. I love the band mostly because of the lead singer Travis and his wife Jenny’s vlogging channel on YouTube, which I watched all the time that summer. When I hear this song, I think about that hot summer afternoon when I danced my heart out to this song. And the strong scent of marijuana that is always so prevalent at any festival.


// Japanese House //

I listened to this band while on the plane on each of my three plane-trips in 2017. To Harry Potter World in Orlando, California, and Grand Cayman. My cousin Sarah introduced me to them, and I downloaded two of their EPs before I went on the trip to Orlando last spring break. Now, their songs “Sugar Pill” and “Sister” especially remind me of flying in a plane, looking out the window into an expanse of sky.

// “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele //

A 2011 oldie that I sang at a Coffe House performance way back in freshman year of high school with my friends. And every time I hear this song I cringe a little bit, but I’m taken back to that night where I was so excited and nervous to perform.

// Any Aly & AJ song //

Aly & Aj reminds me of literally my entire preteen existence, because I listened to both “Insomniatic” and “Into The Rush” obsessively for probably about five years. My best friend Sammie and I bonded over our mutual obsession over the sisters’ music. I nearly passed out with joy when I discovered that they came out with “Take Me” over the summer. I listened to that single song on repeat as I drove around my hometown, waiting for August to end.


Do you have any songs that bring back memories? If you do, please leave them in the comments! I would love to hear your stories, too!




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