I've been meaning to create this thread for quite some time, but haven't got around to it until now. Essentially, I envisage this as being a thread where people can discuss why certain songs/pieces of music evoke certain memories. I've got quite a few to start it off. Otto Knows - Million Voices First heard this on the Saturday of the 2012 Fireworks at Towers, and combined with the lasers in the pre-show, it was superb. Yeah, the show itself was a bit pants, but this song helped to set the atmosphere really well. Underworld - And I Will Kiss London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony. The transformation from the 'green and pleasant land' into the Industrial Revolution and the present day over seventeen thrilling, epic, hair-raising minutes. It marked the start of what was probably the best summer of my life. Which kinda brings me onto my next choice... Underworld - Caliban's Dream Again, this was from the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, played when the torch was brought into the stadium and the amazing cauldron was seen for the first time when it was lit. It was just one of those moments that will stay with me forever. About three weeks later, I was on the Eurostar from London to Lille as one leg of my first trip to Europa-Park, and I was listening to the soundtrack from the Opening Ceremony on my phone. (I'd bought it as soon as it had become available on Amazon, and was delighted when it finally got delivered.) As the train was blasting through France, 'Caliban's Dream' came on, and I suddenly got this strange sensation that I can't really describe. David Bowie - Heroes Yet another one from the Opening Ceremony. Anyone would think I'm obsessed with the thing! The parade of competing athletes had gone on for a long time, and when Great Britain finally entered right at the end, this song blasted out. Superb choice. I ended up playing it whenever we won a gold medal. So as you can imagine, this happened a lot. Elbow - First Steps Last Olympics-related one I've got for now. The theme music for the BBC's coverage of the Games, and it's a brilliant track. John Newman - Love Me Again Alton Towers Fireworks 2013. That's all I'm sayin'. I have great memories of several of us dancing around on the lawns at Towers while this song was playing in the pre-show, and it was even better on the Sunday of the Fireworks, given that it was my 21st birthday that day! Coldplay - Charlie Brown Another one from the 2013 Fireworks show, that sends shivers down my spine whenever I hear it. Love it. <3 Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars A slightly more sombre one, this. 25th October 2010 was one of the worst days of my life. My brother had got married two days before and had gone off on his honeymoon with his wife. I was at the house he was (and still is) living in with my parents and my younger brother when Mum got a phone call from one of her younger brothers. My grandmother had been found in bed by one of her grandsons (he'd been living with her for a few years) after he got home from work. He didn't hear anything from her on that morning when he left, but assumed that she was probably a bit tired from travelling between Leicestershire and Cornwall that weekend. I made my way home with Mum and my younger brother while Dad stayed at the house in St Austell to finish off whatever he was doing. Not long after we got home, we ended up getting the message we'd all been dreading. Grandma had died. I went and called Dad to let him know, and then just went into his study to use the computer for a bit. 'Chasing Cars' was the first song I came across, and I just had it on repeat for ages. Jonathan Veira - You Raise Me Up This one's another more sombre one from me. When my grandfather died in February 2010, this song was sung by the male voice choir of which he had been a member for many years, and - I'll be honest - it was rather poor. A couple of months later, I was at Spring Harvest in Minehead, and Jonathan Veira came into the Big Top to promote a concert he was giving on site that night, and ended up singing this song. It made Mum cry, as she was still coming to terms with the loss of her father a couple of months before, and it brought tears to my eyes as well! In the Hall of the Mountain King I don't think I need to say anything here. So who else has particular songs which remind them of certain events or particular memories? Fire away!"