It’s amazing how certain sounds can trigger old memories.  A new poll found it happens to us about twice a week on average.  And 1 in 10 people said every day.  Here are the top 10 sounds that can trigger a happy memory . . .

  1. An old song you love.  Especially if you haven’t heard it in a long time.
  2. Waves crashing on the beach.
  3. Birds chirping.
  4. A crackling fireplace.
  5. Walking on fresh snow.
  6. A waterfall.
  7. A cat purring.
  8. Trees blowing in the wind.
  9. The sound of rain.
  10. Leaves rustling, because it reminds us of fall.

A few more from the top 20 include church bells . . . bees . . . thunder . . . kids having fun . . . and the RADIO playing in the background made the list at #18.