Out of every little possible thing one could be nostalgic about, music is probably the least nostalgic for me. Sure, certain songs remind me of certain parts of my life but, honestly, it’s one of the things that I can live without. Perhaps the reason for this is because I spent the first 22 years or so of my life listening to almost exclusively country music, and I’m only starting to get a better idea of what my music taste is. What’s definite is, yeah, I am tired of country music now.
Just to amuse everyone, below is an example of a song I would listen to. Yeah… you can punch me in the face now.
So, I decided to dig a little deeper into my tragic relationship with music to find non-country songs that I liked and connected with during my re-teen/teenage years. Yeah, you should be extremely scared right now.
Absolutely (Story of a Girl) – Nine Days
It’s just a catchy run-of-the-mill pop rock song, but it immediately takes me back to when I was 14, and I would watch random music videos on the TV at 6 in the morning because that was literally the only thing that was on at the time. I also like the subtle theme of self-destruction.
Drops of Jupiter – Train
Probably the most recognizable song for anyone between the ages of 20 to 40, this again takes me back to when I was in high school, although it doesn’t point to a specific memory. It just reminds me of the late 90s/early 2000s for no apparent reason. Ugh, yes. I’m one of those people.
Everywhere – Michelle Branch
Completely different from the other two, this song reminds me of a much simpler time, which is funny because this song came out when I was a teenager. I guess it just reminds me of when I was 12 years old, which is fitting because every time I listen to this song now, it makes me feel like a 12-year-old girl.