What it reminds me of: Late summer of 2009, starting my new job, and being introduced to the man who would eventually become my husband.
Best line: “Her kindness bangs a gong – it’s moving me along, and Anna begins to fade away.”
2. “First Day of My Life” Bright Eyes
What it reminds me of: What it feels like to fall in love, wholly and completely.
Best line: “Yours is the first face that I saw. I think I was blind before I met you.”
3. “Fix You” Coldplay
What it reminds me of: My freshman year of college, and all the changes that came with it.
Best line: “When you love someone but it goes to waste, could it be worse?”
4. “Float On” Modest Mouse
What it reminds me of: That no matter how bad things may seem, life just keeps on going, and eventually, things will be good again
Best line: “We both got fired on exactly the same day. Well we’ll float on good news is on the way.”
5. “Holiday in Spain” The Counting Crows
What it reminds me of: That ever-present piece of me that wants to see every square inch of the earth, and the thought that everywhere I want to go is simply a plane ride away.
Best line: “Well Happy New Year’s baby, we could probably fix it if we clean it up all day, or we could simply pack our bags, and catch a plane to Barcelona ‘cause this city’s a drag.”
6. “January Rain” David Gray
What it reminds me of: Rainy January days that I love so much, and my first dance with TJ at our wedding.
Best line: Instrumental
7. “Landlocked Blues” Bright Eyes
What it reminds me of: November 2009, when I was so unsure of where my life would take me, and completely unaware that it was just two months away from changing forever.
Best line: “And the world’s got me dizzy again. You’d think after 22 years I’d be used to the spin.”
8. “Mardy Bum” Arctic Monkeys
What it reminds me of: Silly little arguments that happen in relationships, and how funny they seem thinking back on them.
Best line: “So laugh and joke around, remember cuddles in the kitchen, yeah, to get things off the ground.”
9. “Simple Song” The Shins
What it reminds me of: The last few months of wedding planning and being engaged, before taking the leap into married life.
Best line: “Love’s such a delicate thing that we do, with nothing to prove.”
10. “Step” Vampire Weekend
What it reminds me of: My commute home from work, where I take the time to unwind by singing at the top of my lungs in my car.
Best line: “Wisdom’s a gift, but you’d trade it for youth. Age is an honor, it’s still not the truth.”