A song (or songs) which...
reminds you of your best friend[s]:
Different songs for all of them - and all the songs I've taped for asrana remind me of her. But perhaps most of all 'Ordinary World' by Duran, and 'Woman In Chains' by Tears For Fears.
reminds you of your family:
Anything by The Beatles or The Beach Boys - my mum loves them.
reminds you of your childhood:
Well, I'm still in my childhood. But the furthest back I go with pop music are the songs I used to hear on the school bus, and on the radio as I went to sleep after school. There were lots, but - 'Ebenezer Goode' (The Shamen), 'Informer' (Snow), 'When We Dance' (Sting), 'Cowboy Dreams' (Jimmy Nail), 'Hazard' (Richard Marx), and all that sort of thing.
you listen to while sad:
I love to listen to 'Live And Still Orbiting' by Tori Amos when I'm sad, because singing along to those tracks changes my mood from moping to anger, which is an improvement. Of a kind.
There are songs which depress me, but that's different and in general I try to avoid them. Except blasted 'Cuts You Up' by Peter Murphy which I seem to have some kind of obsession about playing every now and then, just to shed a few tears.
you listen to while happy:
Depends in what way I'm happy. 'Pinky Blue' by Altered Images, 'Incommunicado' by Marillion, 'Visage' by Visage, or for quieter more content moments, 'Felt Mountain' by Goldfrapp or 'All I Need' by Air. That sort of thing.
you listen to while restless:
Restless? Restless how? If I'm restless, most music is enough to cure that.
Some days I wish I lived in Camden so if I was feeling run-down I could just walk into Cyberdog and recharge :-)
you listen to while lonely:
I tend to get lonely for particular people, and if that's the case then I'll play the songs that make me think of them - like 'Miss Lucifer' by Primal Scream, yes, 'Cuts You Up' by Peter Murphy, 'Solitary' by VNV Nation, 'Danger (High Voltage)' by Electric Six...y'know. If I'm just generally lonely, 'Rattlesnakes' by Tori Amos is beautiful to just quietly sing along to.
reminds you of someone's death:
'Total Eclipse Of The Heart' by Bonnie Tyler, because my best friend and I used to sing it together, before she died. Likewise 'Dance Magic' by David Bowie.
you sing in the shower:
Eh, anything. I'll sing anything I can get my voice around. I love singing! ~bounce~
you dance to:
Lots of things. Lots and lots of things. Songs guaranteed to get me on the dance floor include 'Closer' by Nine Inch Nails, 'Sex Dwarf' by Leaether Strip or Soft Cell, 'Sweet Child O' Mine' by Guns 'N' Roses, anything by Apoptygma Berzerk, whatever that damn song they keep playing at the Ballroom is, anything by Duran Duran except Wild Boys (I really dislike that song), 'Personal Jesus' by Depeche Mode...lots and lots of things.
reminds you of school:
The ones listed above that we'd listen to on the bus to and from school.
reminds you of your first love/crush:
Oh ye gods, that's longer ago than when I first started listening to music! To which I reply, well, the theme from Bucky O'Hare. Seriously.
I wish I was making that up.
reminds you of an event:
Well, *loads* of things. Name an event, I'll give you the song.
For now, I'll go with 'Eloise' by The Damned being the first time I danced properly in public. Thank you Vince, nisaba, moomintroll, I will never be able to thank you enough.
you would want at your funeral:
Hmm. ~thinks~ I'm really not sure about that. I'm not sure I like music at funerals, actually.
cheers you up:
Again, lots of things, some mentioned above. Also 'Wishing' by A Flock Of Seagulls, 'Hard Times' by The Human League, 'Big Apple' by Kajagoogoo...blah, blah.
depresses you: Anything by The Oysterband, 'Just Like Heaven' by The Cure, 'As The World Falls Down' by David Bowie, and many other things including - yes! - 'Cuts You Up', by Peter Murphy. Heh.
you will never grow tired of: There's quite a few; among them, 'Europa And The Pirate Twins' by Thomas Dolby, 'Tiger Tiger' by Duran Duran, 'New Life' by Depeche Mode, 'White Feathers' by Kajagoogoo, 'Mercy Street' by Peter Gabriel (truly a phenomenal song), and, I strongly suspect, 'Wreath Of Barbs' by Wumpscut - it just feels like one of those songs.
Oh, and - Ben Sherman shirts, you were saying?
I'll shut up now. Honest.
No, I won't. Because then I saw this - but it's not the basic premise that I like. It's the line at the bottom. Class! ~amusedkitten~