For me, most tours have a tune that takes me right back to them. It's normally a tune which everyone was into, but it can be a dire tune which was simply always there in the background. I don't think it's quite the same now. On tours these days you're often overladen with MTV (not PB stuff, but Iraq was laced with TVs in cookhouses). Also, with iPods etc most people can listen to what they want. For most of my early career you chose what CDs to put in your CD wallet, so has a capped choice (my first tour was with a box of tapes), then you heard anything else on BFPS or SSVC (as was then). So here they are: Bosnia 1995 - Wonderwall and ( not by choice) Saturday Night by Wigfield. Bosnia 1997 - You Know What I Mean by Oasis ( they went through a phase of releasing albums every time I went on tour), Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve and Love Fool by The Cardigans. Also Encoure Une Fois by Sash, but that was more the turbo hedonistic leave. Residential tours of NI - doesn't work like that. Iraq 2004 - Sweet Home Alabama. Not too modern, but I was attached to the Americans and they belted this out a lot. NI 2005 - James Blunt. Saffron Sands 2005 - Three Kings by James Blunt. Iraq 2006 - Hips Don't Lie by that Columbian bird. It was etched into my brain by being one of about 5 songs that MTV played for the whole tour (and hence always on in the cookhouse). Another was Promiscuous Girl by Nelly Furtado. Also, my Sgt Maj used Fire Starter as a psych up prior to strike ops. Anyone else?