Basically, if a documentary was made about your life, what 10 songs would you choose to include as the soundtrack? I've listed specific reasons for some of mine, but others are simply songs I absolutely love. In no particular order...
XTC - Runaways (would fit well with my rebellious early teens!)
The New Pornographers - Adventures in Solitude (I recovered after nearly dying post-spinal surgery. "We thought we'd lost you/welcome back" seems quite fitting.)
INXS - Don't Change
Vampire Weekend - Campus (Remember listening it lots when I went traveling in Israel & Palestine)
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark (My Mum was a huge fan of the Boss, and she died when I was little. Hearing his music always reminds me of her!)
The Bridge Gang - Blue Sky Grey
Kanye West - Heartless (Like most people, I've been through an unrequited love for someone with a heart of ice)
Paul Simon - Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes (the gateway into my love of world music. Just a wonderful song, too).
The Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin' Man
The Beatles - In My Life (for all the people I care about deeply ).
How about fellow ADISCers?