This feature was originally published in November Rob Sheffield once compared music to a time machine. Songs remind us of times in our lives, and familiar sounds trigger familiar images in our heads. Subconsciously, the music attaches itself to the context in which it was experienced most intensely, and by listening to it, we are taken back to that moment. Music and nostalgia are intertwined in this way. Yet, nostalgia is a universal human emotion, so we decided to flip the scenario. Instead of listing the songs we found nostalgic, what about compiling a list of songs that are nostalgic? Many songwriters have made a career off tales of troubled pasts and old girlfriends, but then there are those certain songs that epitomize the idea of nostalgia. The 21 songs here depict 21 distinct ways of coping with, embracing, and analyzing the past.
Or, 21 distinct ways of coping with, embracing, and analyzing the past
1. "Good Old Days" by Macklemore (featuring Kesha)
FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song. Remember the way it used to be? Bring back memories about the good times spent with friends, family, and old flames. Make a playlist of pop, rock, and country songs about memories and reminiscing. My dad traveled six hours to take my nieces and nephews trick-or-treating for Halloween, because their family of seven doesn't "do" Halloween. Asked why he would travel so far for a night of costumes and handout candy, he happily remarked that they "were making memories. Making memories is what we all do each and every day. Who you spend time with, as well as how you spend those moments, will be what tomorrow's memories are made of. Spend that time well. One day you may need your memories to carry you through.
It might be a pop song that reminds you of high school, or a jazz song that reminds you of your wedding. Music helps us remember important moments. Here are some of the most nostalgic songs of the last five decades:. The most iconic songs from the s represent a diverse array of genres.
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