Life’s Playlist

As you know, I’ve been a fan, lately, of rehashing some of those old things that used to float around in emails or on Facebook or on random blogs. You know, like the surveys that get you to answer seemingly random questions in an attempt to cause you to procrastinate from things that you should probably be doing instead of answering seemingly random questions. Okay, so maybe I’m just the one who likes to procrastinate. But why worry today about what you can put off until tomorrow?

iPodWell, I got an email from a friend once that challenged me to grab my iPod, hit shuffle, press play, and then list all the songs accordingly. Supposedly, these songs are what would make up the soundtrack of my life. Now, I only have the greatest of songs on my iPod, so all of these are clear to be classics. Without question. You will not have permission to mock my songs, because they’re gonna be awesome. You may, however, mock my iPod. It’s old. Like, I’m pretty sure it’s from the 2nd generation of iPods. But new technology freaks me out. Anyway…

Opening Credits – “Piano Man” – Billy Joel

Wake Up Music – “Colors of the Wind” – Pocahontas

First Day at School – “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – Aerosmith

Falling in Love – “50 Ways to Say Goodbye” – Train

Fight Song – “Annie’s Song” – John Denver

Break Up Song – “Hey Jude” – The Beatles

Prom – “Amazed” – Lonestar

Life – “Lucky” – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

Mental Breakdown – “Haven’t Met You Yet” – Michael Buble

Quarterlife Crisis – “Salve Regina” – Sister Act

Driving – “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” – The Righteous Brothers

Flashback – “Circle of Life” – The Lion King

Wedding – “In the Air Tonight” – Phil Collins

Birth of a Child – “Somewhere Out There” – Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram

Midlife Crisis – “Faith of the Heart” – Rod Stewart

Final Battle – “Hey There Delilah” – Plain White T’s

Death Scene – “Build Me Up Buttercup” – The Foundations

Funeral Dirge – “When Will My Life Begin” – Tangled

End Credits – “Without You” – Mariah Carey

I take it back. They’re not all great. Feel free to mock if you must. And some of those don’t make any sense whatsoever. But that’s what you get when you randomly select songs on your eight year old iPod. And seriously, what are the odds that, out of close to a thousand songs, three of them would be from Disney movies?

What does your life soundtrack look like?


5 thoughts on “Life’s Playlist

  1. Hey for what it is worth, I don’t have an iPod, but I do have Pandora and I have a Muppets radio station set up on it. I play it for myself, not for my kid. I totally sing along to the songs that come on as well! Also the Righteous Brothers are amazing.


  2. Some of these pairings are fabulous. “When Will My Life Begin”- Such a classic dirge song- I’m rather sick of hearing it at funerals now, And there really isn’t a better song to fall in love to than “50 Ways to Say Goodbye.” Perfection.


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