Do you know the recent movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks? When Tina Kwok looked up the actor (Jesse McCartney) who voiced the littlest chipmunk, Theodore, she found a song that inspires her to be herself.
Kania Tucker's father played the entire Stevie Wonder album "Hotter Than July" during every summer camping trip, and she recalls the special connection she shared with a surprise skit at the end of his favorite song.
What makes this Etta James' classic so important to PJ Johnston? Well, it's not everyday you get to meet Ms James herself. Johnston did just that at a party thrown by (then) Mayor Willie Brown in 1997.
Women in stunning gowns, men in black tie and tails... these are just a few images of the Art Deco party scene of yesteryear that Russell Piti imagines as he's listening to this tune from the Paul Whiteman Orchestra.
Fatima Duran may have grown up, but she still holds on to one of her favorite songs from childhood -- and the memory of acting out her own Selena impersonations. Don't forget, you can pick up a hairbrush and play rockstar whenever you want.
Jules Cunningham used to jam with friends to this jazz standard back in his freshman year, and now the song is a powerful reminder to him of how playing a certain song can make everything feel alright with the world.