Wow, Joe. You swallowed an iPod!
I've got a few more myself:
Soundgarden - "Searching With My Good Eye Closed" - Returning at dusk from the 2001 Tour de France, where we had just seen Lance win on the Alpe d'Huez. We were driving back over the mountains into Italy. Can't hear that song without feeling the serenity of dusk, winding up the roads out of the town of Briancon.
Police - "Roxanne" - Two of my friends and I played that song at my high school graduation party. I was on drums.
Let me tell you, my grandparents loved it...not!
Lyle Lovett - "She's My Wife" - I always remember watching my wife groom a horse on a cold night in Arlington, Washington. My wife was singing along to the radio. We were alone in the barn, except for a lone cat who sat about ten feet away and observed.
The Eagles - "One of These Nights" - Going to sleep to this song at a cabin in Lake Tahoe, thinking about skiing the next morning. I was ten.
The Waterboys - "Don't Bang the Drum" - As a young student in Paris, I would sometimes walk around the city wearing a Walkman, playing this song over and over. Every time I hear the song, I am absorbed by the feel of that city, and the taste of flan, which I ate almost every day when I was there.
Rolling Stones - "Angie" - My parents' best friends gave me three Stones LP's for my 14th birthday. I closed and locked the door in my room, thinking that as a seasoned Neil Sedaka/Bee Gees fan, I might be committing a crime by listening to the Stones. I listened all the way through the three albums, and knew that my life would never be the same.
Stevie Wonder - "Knocks Me Off My Feet" - I taught myself to play the drums to this song, as well as "Hotel California". A couple years later, I moved up to Rush's "Tom Sawyer".
Keep 'em coming...