This song is amazing and will forever be inextricably tied to Michigan football for me.
OT: Songs that always bring back a memory.
Jenny Lewis melts my heart
I fell asleep on a flight home from Germany listening to Coldplay and whenever I listen to that CD it brings back memories.
You know how I know you're gay?
How did you know I macramed myself a pair of jean shorts?!
For me, there is a handful of songs that I swear were played literally every time I have been inside of Scorekeepers . Top of the list would be "What is Love" by Haddaway. Whenever I hear that song I am instantly teleported to the inside of Scorekeepers, circa 1996. I am holding an 8oz. Long Island iced tea (for which I paid $1) and failing to meet any women.
"It's a Small World" always makes me think about being on a boat surrounded by miniature, diverse, singing people.
I'm just a bill, I'm just a bill, and I'm sittin here on capital hill
Back in undergrad we invented a drink called the "Lowrider". It was a mix of blackberry brandy and Squirt. We thought it was special.
Now, whenever I hear that War song, I think of all the retching and vomiting I experienced as a result of that very bad, very misguided mixed drink.
Forever Young/ Young Forever
This past fall
This was the song that was played as my football team walked onto the field for our Thanksgiving day football game. Just two earlier one of our teammates had passed away. We played in honor of him and at his family's request. poor kid suffered aneurysm and collapsed while playing on the Saturday before Thanksgiving in a JV game after catching a pass. Brought to the hospital and eventually suffered another and was put into a coma.
Matty B. RIP 11/24/09
thats difficult; my condolences.
The Tubes-She's a Beauty-1st time getting to 2nd base
Run DMC-King of Rock-Training for football
Morissey-Hate it When our friends become successful-doing deliveries to pay for college
The Cure-Just like heaven-Getting Married
I believe it was Chris Rock who said that the music you love when you start... ummm... consummating your relationships ahem... is the music you will love for the rest of your life.
That said, I listen to almost no rap but anytime Ludacris reachers my ears I think of that special back seat in that special cemetery.
Wish I was making that up.
CBS played this after the Pistons won the first title in 1989. I still remember the video montage with Isiah smiling and lyrics "you got a smile so bright"
Honorable mention for me:
"Nobody knows it but me" by Tony Rich-- big time booty song with my girlfriend from Soph year
"Unbelievable" by REM-- everytime I hear it I still start looking for the Red Wing highlights
and on a bad note:
"I Don't Wanna Work"-- I was at the Packers/Lions at Lambeau when the Packers won like 42-0 3/4 yrs ago. I swear Bubba Franks is still open.
Related funny story-- I remember an interview Joe Theisman was doing on Tony Kornheiser's old ESPN radio show where tony asked him if he had a favorite song, and Theisman said no but he had a most hated song.. "Boomer Sooner". When he was at ND, they played at Oklahoma and the band was right behind the ND bench. OU won that day huge and the band kept playing Boomer Sooner right into the player's bench. He said he couldn't get the song out of his head for weeks, and even now when he hears that he has cold sweats.
The Pistons at that time had so many good highlight videos. But it will always be "Bad to the Bone" that sticks out. Better than U Can't Touch This at least.
Sports almost seems like a different category. I remember at Bo's retirement they had a killer video to My Way...but that song stands on it's own for me. Other Michigan ones...I remember Should I Stay or Should I Go right when Webber had finished his sophomore year. On a happier note, though maybe not musically, we were blaring TubThumping by Chumbawamba off the car radio in Pasendena in 97/98. After 4 4 loss seasons, there was some meaning to "we'll be singing, when we're winning, we'll be singing...I get knocked down, but I get up again, ain't never going to keep me down..."
(Who knew a little over ten years later those four years would look like a walk in the park?)
There's an album that I listened to for an entire semester while studying for medical pharmacology...and now whenever I hear it I think of my study room at the school, a drive to buy my first house, and rocking adrenergic drugs to sleep.
Also, Revolver, by The Beatles, reminds me of a summer driving. Specifically, around a windy road around a lake where I grew up, with the sunroof open and the road shrouded with branches from maple trees.
"December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" by The Four Seasons
I remember they played that song after the Red Wings won the Stanley Cup in 1997. Whenever I hear that song now, I think back to that championship.
"I Want to Piss On You" by Dave Chappelle. Always think of Ohio State for some reason
drip drip drip
I don't know the name of it, but the one with the lyric "Born and raised in South Detroit"--although I'm not from South Detroit--it was a mega hit when was a wee lad of 19--always makes me wish I'd never have left the Great Mitten State.
If you were born and raised in south Detroit you would probably not have that wish. Don't stop believe'n.
considering South Detroit is Canada then you may have mixed feelings about it
That hype video from last season is now inextricably linked to that song in my mind. Woodson, Lloyd, Henne, Bo, Hart...I particularly enjoy the part where Desmond discusses the Heisman pose..."should I do it, should I not...hey fcuk it".
"My Goodies" by Ciara was playing at every party during the first semester of my freshman year; wow that brings back memories.
I get chills hearing "Ocean Avenue" by Yellow Card as it was my roommate's alarm clock during freshman year.
"Sugar We're Going Down" by Fallout Boy reminds me of Sophomore year for the same reason.
Of course, I can't hear "Sweet Caroline" without thinking of Skeeps.
Finally, my roommate in Iraq listened to Kings of Leon a lot so I naturally can't stand them anymore.
Honestly, probably half the songs on my Winamp at least, all remind me of where I was when I first heard them, or bought the CD they're from. I have a memory for some very weird things.
Not too many are connected to an actual event, but It's The End Of The World As We Know It always reminds me of a Labor Day spent "working," and by "working", I mean all of us lifeguards getting paid 13 hours of time-and-a-half to spend all day at the pool, from open to close. Lifeguarding, yes, but only in between screwing around on the diving board, wheelchair races, building rafts out of deck chairs and empty chlorine canisters and playing pirates, abusing the PA system, and generally taking advantage of the one day out of the year where the patrons didn't mind us making their day a little zanier. (Not that we didn't do a lot of this stuff on other days of the year, but something about the last day of the summer puts people in too good of a mood to be mad about the lifeguards not currently on shift having foam-noodle slapfights on the deck.) Always good times, and that song brings it to mind because the Planet 96.3 chose that song to play for two straight hours on a certain Labor Day to announce their (slightly) new format, and we had it on the radio the entire time, occasionally as part of the aforementioned PA abuse. Being 17 kicked ass.
but the Raleigh Soliloquies on Robbin' the Hood always give me found memories.
You should listen to "All My Exes Wear Rolexes" by John Daly. It'll change your world.
The golfer? :-P
Yes. Dude's a musical genius.
Seriously, though, it's pretty funny. It's even funnier when you think about his favorite song to play "Knocking on Heaven's Door". Supposedly, at a children's leukemia benefit, he got up on stage and played THAT. Now I think of John Daly whenever I hear Dylan's.
Soul Crusher by White Zombie gives me a vivid memory of that time I was reading this thread.
Another one bites the dust...
Gary Danielson & Billy Sims.
Probably Eric Prydz with "Call On Me". We used to party on S. Forest all the time and the dude living there always blasted this song continuously.
you definitely beat me to it.
I have the theme from the dorm RHA TV channel freshman year (2000). Does this sound familiar to anyone?
Not by the band at The Big House (although that is amazing, obviously), but when I'm watching the 11am (central time) Big Ten game at a friend's place with a group of people, and we're waiting for UM's 2:30 kickoff... opening all the windows and putting the speakers on the ledge and turning The Victors up to 11 and letting it loose on the streets of Wrigleyville.
Viva la Vida by Coldplay and Lost Highway by Bon Jovi. Two years my father took me and my younger brothers to Mexcio for our birthdays. My iPod died and we only had his, and we listened to those songs maybe a hundred times. Lost Highway was crazy too, because we were doing exactly what was going on in the song, driving on a lost highway in the middle of the jungle in Mexico on Independence Day
Growing up in the 70s I really liked LZ. When ever I hear one of their songs I always think back to Bo's golden years in the 70s!
The song is not called Street Light People.
Across 110th Street....
Reminds me of my Sophomore year of college...clearly sober and not high during these memories.
Also, "Hey Joe" by Hendrix gives me freshman year memories...for the same reasons.
Of course, A better son/daughter has a place in my heart too.
"Let's Get Retarded" = 2004 Pistons.
Buh buh buh buh buh buh buh buh buh Ben. EWWWWWWWWWALLACE!
"Valhall Awaits Me" by Amon Amarth and "Needlefeast" by Soilwork both remind me of high school rugby. They were my pregame jams.
"Bug Parade" by Polar Bear Club reminds me of when I worked at a gas station. I always listened to them/Free Beer and Hot Wings podcasts while stocking the cooler.
"Last Call" and "Spaceship" by Kanye West both remind me of working at Meijer when I was 16. Mainly because I didn't make any money there pushing carts and always listened to "Last Call" before my shift ended because it was 10 minutes long and killed time, haha.
"With Oden on our Side" and "Cry of Blackbirds" provide the soundtrack for me grudgingly walking to class in the dead of winter.
Though we all know that the network was too chicken to use that version over the "Let's Get It Started" track.
""Unbelievable" by REM-- everytime I hear it I still start looking for the Red Wing highlights"
That's EMF, not REM.
"Yesterday Girl" by the Smithereens - always reminds me of the girl I dated at the start of my senior year in high school.
You have my vote for best screen name on mgoblog
It was the last song we listened to in the locker room before going for specialties in HS football...still sends a chill down my spine 12 years later. If/when it ever stops giving me that feeling, I am officially over the hill.
To tie it in to Michigan football, the first time I can remember our marching band playing "Living on a Prayer" was the 2004 MSU game, during the comeback. It always brings back good memories.
Also, they used to save "Respect" for late in a game we were winning against a quality opponent. It was a good sign when they'd bring it out.
The Yellow and Blue- My grandparents always stayed to sing it at football games and now I do at hockey games.
for me come from listening to my dad sing The Yellow and Blue just before each home game. I was just a kid then and didn't know the words but the song then and still today, gives me chills up my spine whenever I hear it.
Sadly, my dad is 80 now with Alzheimers and doesn't go game much anymore. I have his season tickets and the pregame MMB stuff is still the stuff of legend to me. I get choked up just typing this.
But it is good to know just how much this University and football culture means to other people as well.
1985 While playing baseball at Flint Southwestern, we had an away game at Pontiac Central. Our Pitcher that day, Chad Joslyn had a boombox cranking the hit single "Don't You Forget About Me" from the movie the Breakfast Club Soundtrack. All the way from Flint to Pontiac, Chad played that song over and over and over, singing and laughing. He pitched, we won 9-0. In between games Chad told me he felt sick. He collapsed. Emergency personnel arrived and worked on Chad in front of all of his teammates. His uniform was cut off, defibrillators were used to shock his heart, lots of injections, I heard a strange throat noise and noticed he lost control of bodily functions.
The ambulance left. This was of course before grief counselors. We played the next game. We won, 12-0. After the game, the bus headed to the hospital when we were met by a police car. The police officer indicated Chad had died. That was the longest bus ride home ever, all of us crying.
We went on to finish 25-5, winning the Flint City Championship, and Saginaw Valley Championship, including beating Jim Abbott. That songs still stirs deep emotions and memories of Both the ride to the game, witnessing the death itself, the ride home, and our accomplishments.
I get goose bumps when I think of the irony. I have the memorial patch #19, team pictures, and my framed jersey in my office to this date.
What caused it?
M -Wolverine, it was tragic. Thanks. Apparently, it was some cardiac adnormality/ failure, triggered/caused by a combination of the strenuous workout, drinking a cold beverage, and the stimulants caused by his chewing tobacco. (Or at least thats what they told us when we were 17)
Wow - that really took me back 25 years when I read your account of what happened that terrible day in the spring of 85'. I was on the JV team and rode the same bus with Varsity. I totally remember that song being played on the way to Pontiac - a short 1/2 hour ride from 12th street in Flint. I think I sat next to Bernard Cason and in front of Matt Kerouc and Tim Touhey on the way down, listening to that song the whole way.
They dropped us off at the JV field and when we got on the bus after our game, we didn't know exactly what had just happened at the Varsity game, but we knew it wasn't good. I'll never forget when that police car pulled over our bus. Man, that gets me choked up too whenever I hear that song now. All these years I thought I was the only one who associated "Don't You Forget About Me" with Chad Joslyn.
Thanks for sharing man!
MTing - Straight out the Nitty Gritty City of Ef Ell I En Tee
Anytime I hear almost anyTom Petty song but especially Running Down a Dream I think to warm summer days with the top down on my Jeep.
I'm a little old skool, I have 1 that brings back a lack
of memories, and one I could listen to over and over.
Kashmere by Led Zepplin at about 108db.
Thankyoufalettinmebemyself by Sly and he family Stone, I
like it so much, I want it played at my funeral.
Every time I hear Phoenix's Lasso -
I'll remember that fantastic Saturday afternoon in February 2010 when I made a post on mgoblog. Good times, good times.
My mother used to call from her room and have me play this over and over. I got so sick of it. But not her. She'd sit up there alone, just listening for hours. Just listening.
One time I was out playing with the boys, when I heard a song that would take my breath away. We were on a highway to the danger zone to watch the mighty wings play in the D. Those hot summer nights really gave me some memories. That is, until I lost that loving feeling.
I love you Mav.
I think it was channel 2 that put freshman fab five
video to this song back in 92 before the finals.
Damn, that was some great footage with Howard yelling...
"we gonna shock the world...I told you all...we gonna
shock the world"
The Pistons did a video to that at least 3 years before. Great song.
everytime I hear it (not often) it puts me in the stands at a Sockers' game, San Diego Sports Arena.