Putting together a playlist for my new ms. Not sure what it will be about but it will be rooted in my heroine's past, & I need to get my mental space broody. What are your fave songs that tug at old memories? I want to expand my list. For me, nostalgic songs aren't necessarily about an era of time, rather the wistfulness they evoke. Here are a few:
  1. Read My Mind by The Killers
    Admittedly my favorite song ever but there is so much to be found in this song for me: triumph, live, loss, youth, hope, dreams.
  2. Blue Mind by Alexi Murdoch
    God, this song feels like it should be playing over a reel of my college life.
  3. Little Silver Ring by The Samples
    This one is actually from my college life.
  4. Free Fallin' by Tom Petty
    Makes me feel 17
  5. Xo by @john
    Feels like bittersweet love from my youth
  6. Into the Mystic by Van Morrison
  7. A Murder of One by The Counting Crows
    One of my favorites ever. Ugh, Duritz wailing about wasting your life slays me.
  8. Bad Habit by Liz Longley
    ETA this song because it's a new song but OMG if you ever want to think of the disastrous ex you couldn't keep away from, this song takes you there
  9. Distant Sures by The Cave Dwellers
  10. Windmills by Toad the Wet Sprocket
    This one is such a melancholy reminder of college- evokes so much for me immediately
  11. Hero by Family of the Year
  12. Beautiful Girl by INXS
    Oof, this is so my college-me
  13. Mysterious Ways by U2
    Suggested by @kate81
  14. Lover You Should've Come Over by Jeff Buckley
    Suggested by @evak
  15. The theme songs of some TV shows, like West Wing, Friends, etc
    Suggested by @bookishclaire
  16. Everything I do by Bryan Adams
    Suggested by @bookishclaire
  17. Fields of Gold (and basically anything) by Eva Cassidy...
    Suggested by @bookishclaire
  18. Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk
    By Rufus Wainwright. This song takes me to that one summer in college when I lived completely by myself for the first time and was too sad to get involved with campus life.
    Suggested by @krissybell76
  19. This is How We Do It by Montell Jordan
    Suggested by @justjills
  20. "Plastic Trees" - Radiohead
    (Sorry, I'll stop now!)
    Suggested by @saytrumbo
  21. "Two Way Monologue" - Sondre Lerche
    Suggested by @saytrumbo
  22. "Hello Resolven" - Beulah
    Suggested by @saytrumbo