Top Ten Songs Which Instantly Spark a Memory

There are some songs which, when we hear them, completely by accident, instantly transports us back to a particular time and place in our lives. Those songs that stop us dead in our tracks for whatever reason, good or bad.

The Top Ten

1 It's My Life - Bon Jovi
2 Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
3 Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
4 In Your Eyes - George Benson
5 Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
6 Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
7 Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi
8 Rehab - Amy Winehouse

Ya know, Beege, had formed an opinion of this gal based on tats and lifestyle (which was not altogether in error) before ever bothering to listen. After she passed, saw a gig she had done with a maybe five-piece band, all jazz and blues. Was completely blown away by her awesome talent. Later saw an interview with her "progressive" jellyfish father, and it was abundantly clear that this had been a massively over-indulged, totally ungoverned child set on a path to the inevitable. Such a waste.

That is really sad. The whole story is tragic. A truly great artist, molded by pain. Some would argue this is a pre- requisite for any great artist. She gave us all her soul, and as hard as it is to watch someone you respect self destruct, at least we have her legacy to remind us of the power of our own demons... - Ned964

I know, V. A lot of people have judged her the same way before actually listening. I've done it myself (not about her, though - I loved her unique voice and diversity before I knew about her lifestyle). I genuinely miss her; keep expecting her to surprise us all with brand new music and then I remember... - Britgirl

9 Fortuneteller - Deep Purple
10 Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

The Newcomers

? Turn Your Love Around - George Benson

Hopeful. Upbeat. Great Horns - Ned964

? School Boy Crush - Average White Band

Good memories - Ned964

The Contenders

11 Heaven - Bryan Adams
12 Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
13 Burn It to the Ground - Nickelback
14 Judgement Day - Whitesnake
15 Et Si Tu N'existais Pas - Joe Dassin

It brings back memories from my childhood since my grandma played this song very often. - Metal_Treasure

16 Out in the Fields - Gary Moore & Phil Lynott
17 Please Forgive Me - Bryan Adams

Hey, one of mine too! Forgot to mention it. Can't believe I forgot! Makes me think of my college days. - Britgirl

18 Don't Let Go - En Vogue
19 The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian
20 Oh Babe, What Would You Say - Hurricane Smith

Only nice memories. It's the sweetest, loveliest and most heartwarming song I have ever heard. - Britgirl

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Top Remixes

1. It's My Life - Bon Jovi
2. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
3. Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
1. Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi
2. Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
3. Fortuneteller - Deep Purple



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