Do you ever associate songs with random things?

Page 1 of 1 [ 12 posts ] 

jc6chan
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Oct 2009
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Posts: 11,257
Location: Waterloo, ON, Canada

19 Aug 2010, 8:05 pm

I sometimes do. I would think of a certain song whenever I see or think of a certain object or thing. But the song may not have much to do with the thing. An example would be whenever I think of Wrongplanet members the song "Yellow Submarine" would pop in my head.



OneStepBeyond
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 19 Jun 2010
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Posts: 11,310

19 Aug 2010, 8:13 pm

everytime i see 'friskygirl'(?) has posted i get the j-kwon song tipsy in my head, but with the word tipsy replaced with frisky
:/



takemitsu
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 29 Jun 2010
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Posts: 601

19 Aug 2010, 8:31 pm

I associated barber scissors with the song Jack and Diane by John Mellencamp, more specifically with the bass.

There was a popular rock song from the 80s that I associated with waking up, and the smell of toothpaste. It was from when my mom had to drive my dad to work, and we had to get up at an early time, everyone brushing their teeth while the radio was playing and I guess I heard it more than once at this time. Can't remember the song, but it did happen.

Shine on You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd reminded me of the ocean of nothing but the color blue.

Most of the association were from when I was younger, and there's many more.



Willard
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 23 Mar 2008
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,647

19 Aug 2010, 8:54 pm

I find songs capture moments in time, for both individuals and entire cultural eras.


Its fascinating to listen to the pop music of Western Society in chronological order by month and year that the songs were at the top of the charts. Its a time capsule snapshot of each period, and you can hear the musical styles evolve from one year to the next, as musicians influenced each other and were influenced by the popular culture around them - the news events, the fashion trends, the politics and the attitudes of society in general - its all so symbiotic, and if you know the history of each period and what else was going on in the world at the time, you can literally hear it all absorbed BY the musicians and the music and reflected back FROM them.



IdahoRose
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 24 Feb 2007
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Posts: 19,801
Location: The Gem State

20 Aug 2010, 1:53 am

I associate the song "Where Are You Going" by Dave Matthews Band (especially the saxophone solo) with my trip to Las Vegas, which happened about 8 or 9 years ago. I think it's because I heard it on the radio either on the way there or on the way back.

I associate the song "Say It Right" by Nelly Furtado with snow and winter. I'm not entirely sure why.



jc6chan
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Oct 2009
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Posts: 11,257
Location: Waterloo, ON, Canada

20 Aug 2010, 9:22 am

I associate cowboy songs (country music) with pick up trucks (duh!).



CockneyRebel
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 17 Jul 2004
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Posts: 105,035
Location: Canada in person, Germany in spirit

20 Aug 2010, 9:31 am

I associate Kinks songs, with London and England.


_________________
Peabody

Om Nom 2024

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=26&start=645


Asp-Z
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 6 Dec 2009
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 11,018

20 Aug 2010, 10:41 am

Yep, that's due to the nature of humans' memory, where everything is associated and connected via neurons. Every time you make that association, it gets stronger, too.

Then of course there are just songs which have lyrics you can relate to.



Janissy
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 5 May 2009
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Posts: 6,450
Location: x

20 Aug 2010, 2:24 pm

Willard wrote:
I find songs capture moments in time, for both individuals and entire cultural eras.


Its fascinating to listen to the pop music of Western Society in chronological order by month and year that the songs were at the top of the charts. Its a time capsule snapshot of each period, and you can hear the musical styles evolve from one year to the next, as musicians influenced each other and were influenced by the popular culture around them - the news events, the fashion trends, the politics and the attitudes of society in general - its all so symbiotic, and if you know the history of each period and what else was going on in the world at the time, you can literally hear it all absorbed BY the musicians and the music and reflected back FROM them.


This is a great interest of mine. I love reading music histories and watching music documentaries and listening to music in chronological order.Luckily this is a pretty common Special Interest and full immersion in any musical canon is easy with Netflix and an ipod. And concerts. I used to have those in my life pre-kid but post-kid...not so much. Too loud and crowded for her. But she loves music too so yay!

I'm the one who always pops into those Music These Days argument with an illustration of pop foolishness or licentiousness or violence of the past. "Yes, We Have No Bananas" is ancient pop banality, for example. And Johnny Cash singing "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die" predates gangsta rap by a wide margin. But you knew that.



gina-ghettoprincess
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 8 Nov 2008
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Posts: 2,669
Location: The Town That Time Forgot (UK)

21 Aug 2010, 7:20 pm

When I'm hanging around with my friends on the school field, they have their music playing out loud on their phones, and I don't listen to English popular music all that much, so there are lots of songs that I associate with my friends because I was with my friends the first time I ever heard the song.

A lot of Russian music reminds me of really cold weather, LOL. And Spanish music reminds me of hot weather. And this means that if the weather is cold, I can't listen to Spanish music (and in hot weather I can't listen to Russian music) because it doesn't "match", LOL. I'm kind of weird :P


_________________
'El reloj, no avanza
y yo quiero ir a verte,
La clase, no acaba
y es como un semestre"


BriannaBee
Deinonychus
Deinonychus

User avatar

Joined: 28 May 2010
Gender: Female
Posts: 389
Location: California

22 Aug 2010, 12:08 am

Yes. An example would be whenever I hear the song "Coal Mine" I think of Rune Factory. I think of a lot of things whenever I hear songs.



blue_bean
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 13 Apr 2006
Gender: Female
Posts: 10,617
Location: Behind the wheel

22 Aug 2010, 2:41 am

I associate songs with places and locations. For example I always associate the The Tea Party's Heaven Coming Down with driving on the winding road through the mountains. When I hear the Perfect Drug by NIN I always think of the Sydney Harbour Tunnel.