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1. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Do certain albums or songs remind you of certain special places and
times in your travels?

Do you hear a certain song and are suddenly transported to another time and place from your travels?

I find that anything by Fleetwood Mac takes me back to a special trip to Europe in 1989.

There are some others as well that I'll post when they come to mind (can't concentrate at the moment as the TV is blaring!)

What about you?

2. Posted by xxxxxxx (Inactive 36 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

As a 17 year old traveling in France, I must have listened to Live: Throwing Copper 500 times. Every time I hear a song from that album I find myself back in France.
Laid by James, as well as Castles in the Sky by Ian Van Dahl make me think of traveling the UK- as one of my friends continuously played them.
I'm going to Spain in October... I've thought about bringing music, but don't think I will... it might just be one more thing to have to keep track of. Besides, when traveling I like to hear the city I'm in... experience the voices, the animal sounds, even the traffic. These sounds, while traveling, sound so much sweeter than at home. (although I will surely miss having music while on long train rides... maybe I will bring it after all). :)

3. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Dark side of the moon reminds me of a pub called the Trinity college in Rome, I used to go there quite a bit when I was there and guaranteed they played that song near the end of the night,

The bodyguard soundtrack reminds me of Malta, one of the waiters of the places we used to go was obsessed with Whitney and played it, I loved the place but hated that album by the end of the holiday.........

4. Posted by swoopdutch (Budding Member 11 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader - Bosnia june 2000.

Had the night off so we got a barbeque on the go and sank a couple beers. Mega


5. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Warning to all readers: This will be long! I adore music and I listen to it all the time (my discman was really worth the money!), so I remember moments in my life with specific songs. Get ready!

Lady by Modjo, and You Don't Even Know Me by Arman Van Helden remind me of shopping in London, summer of 1999. Anything by the Beatles remind me of the trips in the Tube, watching the scenery of the different areas in London.

Un Monton de Estrellas by Polo Montañez, and La Vida Es Un Carnaval by Celia Cruz remind me of relaxing in Cuba (just a month ago!).

The most songs I can remember from one single trip comes from my trip to New Orleans earlier this year. In particular, Toxic by Britney Spears, This Love by Maroon 5, With You by Jessica Simpson, and Yeah by Usher were playing many times a day because we were listening to the radio on our drive down (it's a good 26 hours!). Also, Dave Matthews Band and Backstreet Boys remind me of Mississippi. As for N.O., This How We Do It by Big Tymers (we called this "The Anthem" of our trip ), and Hotel by R. Kelly were among our favorites down there. We loved the music so much we made a CD so we could remember our trip by!

There are plenty more songs but I believe I did take up a lot of space!


6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

"I Want You" by Savage Garden reminds me of being in Brussels.

Also, that dance song "Horny, Horny, Horny" by Mousse something or other is THE song from the Curtain's Up pub in Barons Court, London.

7. Posted by Rach-a (Respected Member 368 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

The song 'Hotel California' by the Eagles takes me back to the holiday I had with my mum in Lanzarote - it was being played by another band at the Hard Rock Café there and me and my mum were rather merry on sangria and vodka - great holiday it was too

8. Posted by rebmamber (Respected Member 40 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

"Talking about a Revolution" by Tracy Chapman reminds me of sitting in the Top Spot hostel in Kaikoura, New Zealand. They had a record player there with boxes full of records to play, everyone was hanging out, eating, we were preparing our dinner when someone decided to play that song.

"Can't get you out of my head" by Kylie Minogue always reminds me of Australia as it just came out when we were there, and we head it everywhere. Being an American, I was tickled b/c I loved Kylie when I was like 8-years-old, but I hadn't heard anything form her since then

"Under the bridge" by Red Hot Chili Peppers reminds me of camping on a beach on Fraser Island, Australia. One of the Irish guys with us, Niall, brought his guitar, so at night we would sit around the fire playing music. It was really interesting because we were trying to find something that everyone knew, but primarily the Irish guys and my husband and I were the only ones who would sing along (The other members of our group were a guy from Denmark, two Swiss girls and two French guys). Finally, Niall played "Under the Bridge" and I looked around during the song to notice that everysingle person was singing along. It was the only song that happened with.

There are many more, but those are the ones that stand out the best.

9. Posted by skaldis (Inactive 16 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I'm looking for some music I heard on a nightbus on Bima (going from Flores to Bali). I was sitting with the drivers and they played this tape over and over. It's traditional music from Bima. They wrote it down for me but when I got it translated it just said Bima traditional Musik.
It sounded like gypsy music, guitar going quicker and quicker. A woman voice going ecxtatic. Anybody been there and knows what band I'm talking about ? It's not a big island.


10. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

- The Colors of My Love by David Foster reminds me of my days in Lombok and Bali in 1994 especially the beautiful blue sky over the beach...
- Kylie Minogue's Fever album especially the song "Love Affair" reminds me of my vacation in Bali in 2002.
- "After the Rain" by Le Couple, and a few other Japan pop songs remind me of my vacation in Japan in 2002. Samurai X OVA 1 & 2 soundtrack remind me of Edo-mura, Nikko, Japan