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?
Well, 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?