I've been thinking about this one for a few days. One song, one place seemed to edge out the others. For several years every time I listened to the artist I would get a little melancholy. There were things I loved about Portland, Oregon, but sometimes the damp, gray days kinda got to me. I was out of place there. I was still working for the same company, but the northwest region was vastly different from the southwest. I was newly single and trying to be positive, confident, and brave. Not a settled period in my life. Music seemed to affect my mood more in Portland than anywhere else I've lived. The music I bought and first listened to there is still heavily associated with the area. Even now, almost 14 years after leaving there I flash back to driving the wet roads under the gray skies to a job that wore me out. I don't hold it against the artist whose song reminds me of those gray days. She remains a favorite of mine to this day. She's beautiful and talented and soulful. She is Amanda Marshall and the song is Let It Rain (<---- video).