Melodies and Travel Memories.

Raul of I Live To Travel tagged me in a post involving music and the travel memories they bring. Lot’s of music has been played on road trips I’ve taken growing up and now. I always seem to associate songs with places I’ve been in especially California.

Top Gun Soundtrack.

The whole soundtrack really brings back memories, but I’ve played two songs more than others: Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins and Hot Summer Nights by Miami Sound Machine. There is nothing like being out on the open road on family trips over the years in California listening to these two beats. The movie taking place there and involving flying, which some family members have done in the Armed Forces makes it hit close to home.

It will be blasting from the car stereo next time I’m driving along the coast in Cali, which is sooner than you think. The songs tend to increase the speed limit one’s driving, gotta watch that. ๐Ÿ™‚

Top Gun - California

Clocks – Coldplay.

Years later, this was a song that was played a lot on the radio when on solo trips to the Bay Area and San Francisco. I’m going more with the sound and rhythm of the song when driving thereย and the title, not the lyrics themselves. In general I’ve always been fascinated with clocks whether it was sitting in a high chair staring at the stove clock for a long period of time or watching the clock when driving a lot calculating without GPS when Iโ€™ll get somewhere. I’m a nerd!

Nothing Else Matters – Metallica.

A family song when I have visited South Carolina. We’d hit the road along the coast to this song of choice and play it over and over again. A favorite to this day when traveling in the Deep South. Remember for that short period of time when your on a road trip, nothing else matters!

Policy of Truth –ย Depeche Mode.

Again nothing to do with the words themselves, just the beat and sound as I am driving. I’ve always been more into the sound then the words of songs. This song reminds me of the 401, Ontario and Toronto. I’ve frequented the 401 over the years and first the cassette tape and now the CD always makes its way into the player when in this part of Canada. I think I need to update the technology I’m using haha.

On the 401 in Ontario, Canada

Time to tag these great travel bloggers and looking forward to seeing what melodies and travel memories they share. Tag, your it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Maria of Latin Abroad
Dominique of Midwest Guest
Karla of travellersoul76

What songs, musicians, soundtracks bring back travel memories for you?

8 responses to “Melodies and Travel Memories.

  1. Wow great selection of songs Aaron! I love all of them! Yes they are all special and they just get to you don’t they?

    Thank you so much for inviting me and I will prepare my list shortly. It may leave you :O ha ha kind of a mix of every genre!

    There is no bigger pleasure in life than going on a road trip or travel for that matter and the music is simply the best companion ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Thanks Karla! Out on the open road and great music = relaxation and no worries. I look forward to seeing your list of songs. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. That Top Gun soundtrack takes me way back, Aaron. I love reading your travel and music memories.

  3. Clocks and Nothing Else Matters are two songs that have been in fairly frequent rotation on my iPod, although we’re spending more time listening to Sirius radio in the car these days. What I’ve got to do is shuffle through my Midwest music mix lists to find some good candidates for a post ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Cool. Can’t wait to see the songs and memories you share! ๐Ÿ™‚ Loved the exercise of looking back. I probably need to listen to FM and CD’s less haha.

  4. Aaaah, Nothing Else Matters! :)) I have great memories associated with that song. Funny how you think the South, I think Krakow. Such a classic.

    • A classic indeed. Never get tired of listening to. You hear songs enough when in certain places, any time you hear that song later on brings that place and great memories back. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’ll be on next time I’m driving in South Carolina I’m sure.

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