I won't make fun- because I have the same worry!
I'm older than y'all and some of the ones that have the most meaning in my life were from when I was a young, angsty girl. Plus, it is very hard to just pick 6. Expect cheating from me.
Ok. Did it. There's nothing too recent.
Spirit in the Sky. I can remember playing in my cousins's basement (My Aunt Joy & Uncle Jerry's)and listening to/singing along with that song. We were on roller skates and I was verrry young...like 6 or 7. I have loved that song all my life and it always takes me back to my childhood. Whenever I hear it, I must crank it up and it always makes me smile.
I would have put the entire Kilroy Was Here album by Styx if I could have. I picked Mr. Roboto, but I loved all the songs.
All I can say is that it meant a lot to me as a teenager. Yes, I was a dork.
Same with Ozzy....I'd have put Blizzard of Ozz, Diary of a Madman, Speak of the Devil.....I loved Ozzy. I defended him to my family: "He did not bite that bat's head off on purpose! Someone threw it up onstage and he thought it was fake..."
His songs said more than our parents thought....Crazy Train is anti-war, anti-hate, pro-peace. Even though I messed with my Mom by cutting up the albums so I could frame them and hang them on the wall and drew upside-down crosses....he was not teaching us devil-worship. Pretty much the opposite, actually. Read the lyrics to War Pigs.
Ozzy helped me rebel without really doing anything wrong.
Wonderful Tonight because long ago in a seedy little bar in Hamtramck with a live band, Tom had them play it and dedicate it to me. Yes, I'm a sucker, lol. But whenever it comes on, I still get misty.....
Silent Lucidity because I first heard it sitting in my car waiting for a funeral procession to begin. I think of every person I've ever lost when I hear it, and usually get teary but in a good way, if that makes sense.
Butterfly Kisses came out when I was an adult, but it about killed me the first time I heard it. I was a Daddy's Girl, and I know this could have been him singing this about me if only he'd lived. So whenever I'm really missing him and feel like a cry, I just need to listen to this song. I can't even talk when it's on.