Listening to my iPod today, I started thinking about how songs have the power to take me back to a memory, a person, a place. So, I'm putting my iPod on random, seeing where the memories take me. This might end up being a pretty long list, but I'm honestly so fascinated by this idea, I can't really help it. :)
Drunk on You - Luke Bryan
Spring Break, senior year of college. When I think about what happiness means, I think of that week. Surrounded by people who meant/mean the world to me, living life to the absolute fullest.
Whenever You Remember - Carrie Underwood
Prom, senior year. My date "got sick" so I got to share one dance with R, the person I really wanted to be there with anyway.
Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap
That moment in the O.C. You know what I'm talking about.
Why Georgia - John Mayer
Listening to J & B play guitar in a dorm room, serenaded to sleep by the soft notes they were playing.
I Like How It Feels - Pitbull
55 incredibly amazing people come to mind for this one. A family. These people changed my life for the better in every way imaginable, and this song embodies that for us.
Be My Escape - Relient K
Gathering for a high school retreat and reconnecting with an old friend. I learned so much about myself that weekend. So thankful for everyone involved.
Love Shack - The B-52's
A funnel cake hut and a fast friendship. And lots and lots of sweat.
Unwritten - Natasha Bedinfield
The backseat of an astro van, en route to some Girl Scout event or another, car dancing like nobody's business.
Mamma Mia - ABBA
Finals studying with E, sitting on an unfolded futon with books everywhere.
Rack City - Tyga
This was the first time I ever noticed one of J's Facebook posts, because it was posted just after I really noticed him. This song has been him ever since.
Without You - David Guetta
A mini Dance Marathon, interpretive dancing with my best friend. I didn't realize at the time that this song describes perfectly how I feel without her.
Give Me Everything - Pitbull
G grabbed my hand one night at the line that says, "Grab somebody sexy tell em hey." He loved me. He really did.
Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye
THE breakup. The one that destroyed me in ways I never thought possible. The one that I hate to admit still kind of hurts.
Year 3000 - Jonas Brothers
Rocking out with L on our way home from work. My favorite part of the work day.
More Than Miles - Brantley Gilbert
Making a big decision. Knowing both choices would create a difficult situation.
You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift
We were laying in the grass, soaking up some early springtime sun on the Pentacrest, talking and laughing as usual. I wondered why in the world we never got together. I still do.
Don't Wanna Go Home - Jason Derulo
Bathroom cries in a big green house, pinky promises, and princess crowns.
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
A crammed couch, a crammed minivan, and Dick's Sporting Goods late at night to celebrate a big win.
Boyfriend - Justin Bieber
A waterpark, and a little bit of everything inside of it.
Beauty and the Beast - um, Mrs. Potts?
A Halloween night slow dance in a dorm room. The night before everything blew up.
She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy - Kenny Chesney
The most perfectly executed surprise I have ever experienced.
Feels Like Tonight - Daughtry
The first time I ever had to choose between the nice guy and the bad boy. I made the wrong choice that night, but I will always remember that D was the right one.
My Little Girl - Tim McGraw
Daddy tucking me in to be every night.
Dream On - Aerosmith
My favorite movie in the entire world.
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
Bike rides in the rain. Seemed like a good idea at the time.
Hero - Enrique Iglesias
Some awesome Halloween costumes and a tutu that I wish I had reason to pull out of my closet more often.
Oh wow. This could truly go on forever. I think it's about time to stop for the night though. :)