Bitchtapes: Nostalgia

For those feeling wistful or sentimental, I present a mix of tracks that speak of nostalgia, and also evoke my own personal memories of specific times and emotions. What songs make you nostalgic?

1. Jack & Diane – John Cougar Mellencamp

2. Tangled Up in Blue – Bob Dylan

3. Coat of Many Colors – Dolly Parton

4. Heavy Metal Drummer – Wilco

5. In My Life – The Beatles

6. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac

7. Nightswimming – R.E.M.

8. Daddy Sang Bass – Johnny Cash

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Jack and Diane...that's a

Jack and Diane...that's a total 'Roller Skating' song...brings to mind the sounds and smells of Riverside Roller Arena in Livonia, MI. (or, is it Westland?) Spent many hours there on many weekends in 7th and 8th grade...

How old is old enough for

How old is old enough for nostalgia? I've been listening to Rufus Wainwright's Poses lately, which always makes me nostalgic for mid-to-late twenties.

There's a cadre of 80s/90s pop and hip hop that reminds me of my teen years, but I have better memories of my early adult years than my adolescent ones.

Seems like classic rock is riddled with them...

Bruce Springsteen "Glory Days"

Don Henley "The Boys of Summer"

Brian Adams "Summer of '69"