One Song That Still Causes...

You to stop what you are doing to listen because of the memory or emotion that it evokes. For me it is "Sentimental Journey," sung by Doris Day (with the Les Brown Orchestra). As I mentioned on another thread, upon my Dad's release from a WWII German POW camp at Stag Luft III -- he was liberated by General Patton -- he heard this song for the first time on a troop train during his return to the States. This day also happened to be his 21st birthday. My Dad is still alive and I thank God every day for his health. Each time I hear this song, it causes me to stop in my tracks and listen, picturing the skinny, golden haired former POW heading home to his mother, father & sister.
"Ghost Riders in the Sky" by Miss Peggy Lee.
"me and bobby mcgee," sung by janis joplin.
"The Wayward Wind" sung by Gogi Grant.
"I am the Mecury" by Jimmie Spheeris
"Tiny Dancer" by Elton John.
"how much is that doggie in the window" I had the 45 when I was 3 or 4 and played it non stop.
For me the tune is the” Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber. Most people associate this piece with the movie Platoon. It always makes me think about the act of making love.
"Life Without You," SRV, especially if live.
"Wooden Ships" via Jefferson Airplane
Dear Mr. Fantasy by Traffic
Mr.Tambourine Man. Dylan. "To dance beneath the diamond sky...." Never fails.
"Dancing in the Dark", Cannonball Adderley Blue Note BLP-1595

"Some Like it Hot", Barney Kessel, Contemporary S-7565, (Thanks again, Albert!)
"Our House" CSN&Y. my jr. high girlfriend and I making out at het sisters one bedroom 400sq. ft. house. It was "our house" that night! J.D.
Mcrheist - Please pass along to your father a big THANK YOU from me. Don
"Harbor Lights" by The Platters and Otis Redding's "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay...
There are many but "My Funny Valentine" sung by Ella Fitzgerald who made me really hear that great standard for the "first" time.
Hang On Sloopy by The McCoys (Rick Derringer)

An instant reminder of the young men who have fallen and given everything there is to give. It never fails to make the hair stand up on the back of my neck and a stuggle to fight back a tear. There, but for the Grace of God, go I.

God Bless Them And The Loved Ones Left Behind.

Hey Jude by The Beatles
(here's a webpage that I stumbled upon that has many, many song lyrics - for what it's worth)
Angela100, do you remember the Eric Burdon song "Spill the Wine"? That could be a favorite for you couldn't it?
Albert, are you referencing a few of my posts where I am "spilling a little wine?" It is a great song :-)
Yes, and stomping your feet, wanting the + vote (remember?). That really makes me laugh.
"Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd. Granted I am young only 24 but, I doubt anyone will disagree.
Free Bird by Skynard of course, reminds me of my good old single days. Ahhhhh! Me and the fellas and joyriding night on the town. Many nights cruising the strips, looking for woman, but mostly hanging out having fun. It's all a distant memory now, got teenagers of my own now. But when I hear Free Bird, I still want to put the windows down, kick the old lady out, grab a six-pack and cruise.
There was an AM underground station in Charlotte NC back in the early 70's and one of the DJ's played Free Bird for 2 straight DAYS! He was so tired of getting requests, he tried his own Therapy on his audience. It was hillarious! Over and Over and Over and Over again.... Of course the station's motto was "the station with balls"
"You don't love me" Allman Bros. Could Duane play?
had to cry today by blind faith,moves me every time
"Feels Like Rain" by John Hiatt. Also as performed by Aaron Neville. ' the sticky heat I feel you open up to me..'
"If I Needed You" by Townes Van Zandt.....the "best damn songwriter in America", according to Steve Earle, and "I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee-table and say so" The wonderful medodies and poetry of TVZ continue to enthrall me...I have almost all of his stuff on both CD and vinyl. Covered by a multitude of major artists. Another who passed on too soon @ 51 years of age.
"Desperado" by the Eagles.
"Dance Away" Roxy Music