Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Soundtrack of Your Life

Here's an interesting twist on the cliched "If Hollywood made a film about your life, who would play you?" question: If Hollywood made a film about your life, what would be on the soundtrack?

It's a question that was fairly popular on an old message board I frequented and was put to me again by S. months ago.

The replies are often quite fun to read. You can learn a lot about someone by the soundtrack they create for themselves.


Blogger Jo said...

Great question Andy!

Mine applies with both setting and theme, in this order:
1. Sister Golden Hair ~for the year I was born
2. Hit me with your best shot-Pat Benetar~would cover grammer school
3. Shameless- Garth Brooks~for Junior High
4. Just like Heaven- The Cure~ For my High School years
5. Possesion (acoustic)- Sarah McLachlan~ For my post HS/slacker years
6. Down so long-Jewel~ My Louisiana years
7. Save me- Aimee Mann~For the beginning of the millineum
8. Toast-Tori Amos~ would just about cover the last few years

9:10 AM  
Blogger goldennib said...

I'm not very good at remembering the names of most songs, but these are my favorites:

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison – My daughter

Amazing Grace – Any bagpiped version – Because God has spoken to me on several occasions and saved my ass.

Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd – For my drunken and debauched college years.

I’m A Believer – The Monkees – My Wedding song.

The Blue Danube – Johann Strauss Jr. – Growing up surrounded by the Austrian alps.

Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac – For when I’m feeling witchy.

How Do You Like Me Now? – Toby Keith – Now, because I just pretty much don’t give a shit about what people think of me now.

6:52 PM  
Blogger furyouhin said...

Landslide, Fleetwood Mac (Lost)

Europa and the Pirate Twins, Thomas Dolby (Major)

Opportunities, Pet Shop Boys (Love v.1.0)

Our House, CSN&Y ('Cause of You)

On Top of the World, Cheap Trick (Zero Sum Game)

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, AC/DC (haven't written about this yet)

Head Like a Hole, NiN (Fred)

Love is a Stranger, Eurythmics (Love v.2.0)

In Your Room, The Bangles (haven't written much about this yet)

When She Loved Me, Sarah McLachlan (November)

And She Was, Talking Heads (haven't written about this yet)

Miss World, Hole

8:58 PM  
Blogger Nics said...

Hmmm I'll have to think about it, I'll be back with answers!

9:12 AM  
Blogger kari said...

what is on YOUR soundtrack, andy?

(mine will be liberally peppered with NIN)

1. the wretched (nin)
2. precious things (tori amos)
3. i wanna be sedated (ramones)
4. beautiful (james blunt)
5. hurt (either nin or johnny cash version)
6. wish (nin)
7. dear god (sarah mclachlan version)
8. rid of me (pj harvey)
9. for sure (tiger trap)
10. only (nin)

... yeah, i'm thinking of too many. maybe my soundtrack will be a two-disc set.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Dear Lovey Heart said...

the second movement of Appalachian Spring -Aaron Copland
Your Ex-Lover is Dead-Stars
Your Arms Around Me-jens Lekman
Something Like That- Tim Mcgraw
Your Heart is an Empty Room-Death Cab for Citue
You are My Disco-Fischerspooner
Another Devil Dies-Badly Drawn Boy
Mr. Guder- The Carpenters

ack this is difficult

September-Earth Wind and fire
Motorcycle Drive By-Third Eye Blind
Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse- MInus the Bear

ok that will suffice

12:37 PM  

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