Friday, March 17, 2006

My Life in Music

I saw this on Wendy's website, and I thought, No, I could never think of enough songs...but then I decided to take a walk at lunchtime, and listen to my beloved iPod, and lo and behold, I came up with a bunch of songs to fill it in. Kind of fun to search around and think about what song is perfect for what situation, that kind of thing. I've changed some of the categories, and made it a bit more personal. :)

    My Life in Music

  • Opening Credits: Mozart's Clarinet Concerto

  • Waking Up: Good Day Sunshine by the Beatles

  • Childhood: Ob La Di, Ob La Da also by the Beatles

  • Jr. Highschool: Spin the Bottle by the Julianna Hatfield 3

  • Highschool: 2112 (side one, please) by Rush

  • Average Day: Looking for Clues by Robert Palmer

  • Unrequited Love: All of My Heart by ABC

  • Moving Away from Home: Everything's Different Now by 'Til Tuesday

  • Meeting my Dad for the first tme at age 21: My Girl, by whoever sings that song.

  • Falling In Lust: Johnny Feelgood by Liz Phair

  • Falling In Love: Lovers in a Dangerous Time by Bruce Cockburn

  • Love Scene: Behind the Wheel by Depeche Mode

  • Walk of Shame: Right Hand Man by Joan Osborne

  • Fight Scene: Seether by Veruca Salt

  • Breaking Up: Can't Let Go by Lucinda Williams

  • Secret Love: Every Breath You Take by The Police

  • Strutting: Comfortably Numb, the Scissor Sisters version (Strut...think John Travolta walking down the street in his white suit ala Staying Alive)

  • Getting Married: We Are in Love by Harry Connick Jr.

  • Driving: Route 66 - Depeche Mode version

  • Flashback: Express Yourself by Madonna

  • My Career So Far: Bang the Drum by Todd Rundgren

  • Birth of a Child: This Woman's Work by Kate Bush

  • Baby with Colic: Baby Screams by the Cure

  • Life's OK: MMMM by the Crash Test Dummies

  • Partying: Groove is in the Heart by Deee-Lite (Had to copy Wendy on that one, because you cannot help but dance to this song!)

  • Happy Dance: I Feel Good by James Brown

  • October 17, 1989: I Feel the Earth Move by Carole King

  • September 11th: Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2

  • Drinking Alone: Polyester Bride by Liz Phair

  • Middle Age: Time Stand Still by Rush with Aimee Mann

  • Death Scene: I'll Fly Away by Gillian Welch & Alison Krauss

  • Closing Credits: All the Things You Are by Scott Hamilton

That was fun. Thanks, Wendy!


Lotus Reads said...

What a great idea! You've done such a great job of relating songs to the categories - I am now inspired to try something like this myself!

Love the Ob La Di, Ob La Da song selection for childhood - that would be mine, too and MMMM, by Crash Test Dummies brought back such happy memories! :)

Liz Phair's great too!

Nancy said...

Lots of good picks. I really want to do this one too!

Autumn's Mom said...

That was pretty cool J. I may have to mull this one over the weekend and see if I can come up with anything. Maybe I'll put a spin on it 70's style!

hellomelissa said...

i can't even imagine how much brain power you must have squeezed out to come up with this list!!! way impressive.

Wendy said...

That was AWESOME, J! Oh and so love that MMMMMM Song by Crash Test Dummies and haven't thought of it in years! love me some Carole King too - great choices - see, i knew you could do it!!!

J said...

I'm not so into Carole King, but I lived in SF during the earthquake of '89, and that pretty much sums it up. Not that I DON'T like CK, but I just haven't listened to her in years. Good rainy day music, I think. :)

L. said...

Totally unrelated: I had a very strange, vivid dream last night that I read the SF Chron, and one of your blog posts was on the FRONT PAGE, and I thought, "Wow, I know this person. Or at least I know her from her blog."

My weird dreams sometimes come true (see my Halloween post). So... be careful out there!!!

J said...

L, that's TOO funny that you dreamed that. :) My husband thinks maybe I'll be a writer someday, since I enjoy blogging so much. But the chron? Too cool.

MIM said...

J, we have the same "walk of shame" song!

J said...

Too funny, MIM, because it's not a song where she's sounding very 'shamed', is it? But with the panties being in the bottom of her purse, whatever else kind of song could it be? :)

Piece of Work said...

Okay, but now I want to hear the story about your Dad.

Love your picks, that was amazing. It would take me YEARS to come up with all those!