My Mom passed away way too young and there's three songs that always make me think of her for different reasons.
Run by Leona Lewis which was originally a Snow Patrol song but always seemed to take on a different meaning when a female sang the lyrics.
Home by the Foo Fighters because I was living far away when she got very sick and I always had a hard time leaving when I came home to visit.
Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men makes me think of those last couple years when my Dad took care of her even though she was in such bad shape and how he still talks about her in the present sense even though she's been gone for a few years now.
And since someone mentioned Scrubs, they had so many great closing scenes with emotional music. I won't spoil any of them but if you've watched the show then you know:
A Bad Dream by Keane
Hallelujah by John Cale
Winter by Josh Radin
I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie
Is it bright where you are? Have the people changed?
Listening to this song always takes me back to one of the better times of my childhood, and I can't help but be in a good mood whenever I hear it. Pure 80's cheesy awesomeness.
This song has affected me more since I first heard it than just about any other I've ever heard in my life. This was me. I grew up so angry and full of self hate. If there was a theme for the first 20+ years of my life this would be it. I identify with it so much, and it always makes me stop and think whenever I hear it. Remembering the way things used to be, and appreciating the people around me who stayed with me and never gave up on me even when I was ready to give up on myself.
Not ashamed to admit this song can still make me cry, if I let my guard down.
I love this song, and it really gets me fired up. It makes me want to kick someone's ass.