Fist of all, Metallica. I have always been into these guys. This was probably the first Metal band I ever liked. And now you can see how things have changed.
Metallica's "Master of Puppets" (live)
I can't hear Metallica without being brought back to early high school or the first time I picked up a guitar. The first song I learned (not entirely, but bits and pieces) was "One". I used to listen to Metallica and a few others on the bus going to school every morning. Another couple of bands would have to be Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, AC/DC, some Sublime for my smoking days, and if you haven't heard Mean Dinosaur, you're missing out.
Mean Dinosaur - "Fly Away"
This song always makes me think of a really good friend who I haven't seen in a few months.
Now, aside from music, here are a few things that get me every time:
The Original Power Rangers (the yellow ranger was an Asian and the black ranger was a black guy, I love it).
Everyday after school.
Before cartoons were so uptight.
Toy Soldiers (not that Eminem song).
Nintendo 64 and any of it's predecessors. Also includes Sega and Atari.
Okay, maybe this one's a little too soon, but come one, we're never buying, renting, or watching these things again. It's only been, what feels like, a few short years and we're already two generations after the VHS tape.
I know I didn't include a whole lot, I could have spent hours upon hours adding and removing things from this, but sadly, I don't have that time. Now, I'd like to hear what makes you nostalgia. So, how about it? What makes you nostalgia fellow bloggers?