Monday, June 4, 2007

Soundtrack of my life

If you could put your life to music... what songs would define you and your life? The Single City Chick posted a blog that inspired me to ask this question, and find out the answers!!
Leave a comment with your list, or a link to your blog with your list... what are your songs?

Here are Scarlett's...

1. Beethoven's 5th symphony (I. Allegro con brio) - I am born... it is a sketchy beginning but I make it and become very strong

2. Disney's Cinderella, A dream is a wish your heart makes - I am one of those little girls who stares into the sky with my chin in my hands and a daydream on my mind... oh wait. I still do that.

3. Patsy Cline, Sweet Dreams - ahhh the angst of adolescence and young love/crushes

4. Great White, The Angel Song - I long to escape my teen years

5. Peter Cetera, The Glory of Love - I believe myself to be rescued by the prince of my romantic dreams

6. Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake & the Nutcracker - My romantic ideals take definite shape

6.5 John Lennon, Imagine - My political ideals also take shape

7. Tina Turner, Better be good to me - Reality sets in, my prince is a frog

7.5 Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture - I win some battles & lose some battles

8. R. Kelly, I believe I can fly - I find my own strength and my life takes wings

8.5 Gene Kelly, Singing in the rain - I learn that I love raindrops and lemonade, but you can't have them without storms and lemons

9. Temptations, My girl - there is no blessing like all the many little girls in my life

10. Louis Armstrong, What a wonderful world & La Vie en Rose - aside from occasional thorns, my life is idyllic because I choose to make it/see it that way

There you are, top 10 and then some... I left out a lot, but where's the room for all of it?
If I did it again, I'd choose different songs for different reasons.

And you? What does the soundtrack of your life look like? Post it here in comments! I would love to see.



J at said...

I did this one on my blog awhile were my answers:

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

Anonymous said...

This is interesting, Ms Scarlett.

I am not sure I could easily make a list of ten. A month or so ago, I tried to think of some films, songs, etc that heavily influenced me, knowing that some of them might not "hold up" from a more mature viewing. It was tough going since one is influenced by so much, good and bad. I wasn't happy with the list, anyway. My hat is off to those of you who succeeded in doing this.

I loved reading your list. I love the mix of classical, heavy metal, country and western, pop, etc. Lovely list, Ms Scarlett.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

I love your list! I'll be singing Good Day Sunshine all morning now... ha ha ha!
The Police are having a concert here in Denver this weekend... two days in a row. I bet they blow the roof off with Every Breath You Take... kind of an inside 'mile high' joke, wonder how many breaths they'll have to take to get through the song... one of our favorite T-Shirts at the airport gift shops here is 'Got Oxygen?' hee hee... well whaddayagonnado.

Thanks for your list!

Mr. GoodThomas,

How very nice to see you here!
I have every confidence that your list would also be an interesting one... hmmm. Let me see if I can give you a hand here:

Phil Collins, I wish it would rain down

Oasis, Don't go away (for the deer, of course).

You pick it up from there, okay?

Good Day Sunshine to you both!

Anonymous said...

I have no idea at all what the soundtrack would be. Great question though. Food for thought.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Hey Ally!

Is that like a pie in the sky idea?
ha ha ha...


Minx said...

THank you for the pointer to Denver radio - just a wavelength too far, I fear!

The whole of my music collection is a soundtrack to my life.
Summing up....

The Importance of being Idle - Oasis

You know I'm no good - Amy Winehouse.

Bedshaped - Keane

Come as you are - Nirvana

Stop me - Mark Ronson

Heart's a mess - Gotye

From your favourite sky - I am Kloot (an absolute must)

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


I am so delighted to find you've visited! Does that make this comment of yours a naughty biscuit? How fun! Hope the writing is coming along well.

Pity about the radio station... it's so good. Sinatra (well, the rat pack actually... all of them except Joey), Peyroux, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson, Michael Buble, Ella Fitzgerald, Van Morrison, Louis Prima. Sigh... SUCH a fabulous station. You'd have loved it, methinks.

I am so curious about your list... I haven't heard these songs. Of course, I'll have to go find them all now and listen in.

Thank you ever so much for your visit... write on!!

ha ha ha...