This prompts me to add as an addendum two country songs I'd forgotten:
Take a Back Road by Rodney Atkins which makes me want to get in the car and immediately start driving north. It reminds me of high school and finding big mud puddles to drive through with Jen and my big black dodge ram. This is the only nostalgia I have for high school and I find that in no way depressing.
Dirt Road Anthem by Jason Aldean. Adding Luda really is never in poor form. Never. It takes the song from slightly too low key for me to something I've been listening to on repeat. Can I just get him to drop a beat in my life at low points? Immediate game changer.
Notice that my two addendum country songs involve back/dirt roads in anticipation of this weekend. I'm starting to feel like Country magazine (which Barbara faithfully subscribes to) with the tagline "people who live in or long for the country." Nothing like a summer heatwave and endless pavement to make me want to pick up and move back to the woods.