I'm going to go finish cleaning the house and then get dressed and buy some fruit and doughnuts at Byerly's so my folks and grands and my Onie can come over for breakfast. (Hazards of being a morning person.) But first: athenais posted her rock and/or roll quiz results, and I got to talking about soundtracks to my college years in the comments. It's not always what popular music of the time would indicate -- the Wilburys and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were more a part of the second half of my college years than time would indicate, because Matt was the one with the stereo, and Matt is a huge Tom Petty fan. (Or was, but I suspect that the correct answer here is "is.") First half of college featured more Rolling Stones than one would expect, given that I graduated high school in '95, and also skzbrust's album was frequently in the rotation but not on the Top 40 radio at the time. On the other hand, some stuff is totally temporally predictable: the Counting Crows popping up under every rock*, for example, and Janelle bringing Alanis Morisette's first album into the physics office, and "Semi-Charmed Life" coming on the radio every time timprov and Curt and I were in an automobile together.
So what's the soundtrack of your late teens/early twenties? Any songs that immediately take you back, and are they of the type where everyone** of your age would recognize them or stuff that made people outside your social group confused?
*scottjames, half the time I use that expression, I think of our conversation in high school: Me: "Stop finding suitors for me under every rock!" You: "I can't help it if that's where they live!"