Quick! What song popped into your head?
I saw this tweet earlier and the FFVI battle theme was what immediately started playing in my brain. Thinking back on it, it was my first major JRPG experience after playing Dragon Warrior (Quest) on the NES. My memory is garbage but I probably saw it first in Nintendo Power and begged my parents to get it for my birthday which undoubtedly turned into the carrot on the stick to get me to put some effort into school.
Come to think of it, it might be the only mainline Final Fantasy game I've beaten twice through. But it's not my favorite FF game, and it's not my favorite FF theme, and it might not even be the FF I spent the most time playing, so why is it the one that my brain summoned up? Is it because it's from my middle-school years, some of the most critically formative years of my life? Or is it because it's much quicker to start playing midi songs in my brain than to conjure up a symphonic orchestra to recall the FFXIII battle theme?
Well now I can't stop thinking about it so I'm making my problem your problem too. What's the music that's playing in your head right now, and what put it there?