What is your song?
Why did you pick it/special meaning for you?
How long have you had it/how often do you refresh your personal song?
Any candidates you considered but didn't make the top cut?
Used it to intro my radio show in college.
Debbie Harry and I are long-lost sisters born of different mothers.
Awesome question Mighty mom,
It definitely changes....
The new song is "Simple Man" by Lynard Skynard because-
right now I am just getting over "Everyday is like Sunday" by Morrissey
prior to that "hell" by the Squirrel Nut Zippers
Before that it was "Blackened by Metallica" and "Free Will" by Rush
Previously"Harvester of sorrows", by metallica
Others previously held include "I Want Candy"
by bow Wow Wow.
As we go back the music turns to more Metallica and late 80's early 90's Rap...
*shudder* ahhh youth....
Great list with a range of themes and styles. I can see you growing through these background tunes over time!
Simple Man is my son's theme song as well. At least my themesong for/with him.
"I Want Candy" defines my 20s.
Now it reminds me of the movie on Marie Antionette starring Kirsten Dunst. I LOVE that movie!
Anyway, thanks for sharing your musical evolution.
My song is I feel good by Mary J. Blige. I picked this because of the words in the song, high self esteem. It's been my theme for 3 years now.
I think that'd be terrific- the Pink Panther when I walk in...
I know that a lot of folks have what they refer to as 'their song' and I'm no different. However, 'my song' changes every so often meaning there isn't that one number which will follow me to the grave.
I also like raw unplugged sounds because they just feel more genuine that something knocked up using electronics.
One of my favourites right now is by a dear friend of mine, Mr Michael de Jong.
Enjoy these dulcet tones as the man entertains with nothing more than his voice and an acoustic guitar
Of course, music is a very personal thing, and it means different things to different people. I often think that if people sang more than they rant, then the world would be a far better place than it is right now ;-)
I have two.
At the risk of being melodramatic... hell at the certainty of being melodramatic...
My life as much as I love it is wonderful because of comparison to what it was at it's lowest. My first theme song... which is trite as hell... is Jumper by Bedlight for Blue Eyes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja1n8oZJI-U
When my son passed away my then husband and I were just starting to begin our divorce proceedings. I came home from classes one day and everything was gone from the house and he had taken the kids. Years of verbal and physical abuse had turned me into a real bitch and I had taken it out on everyone. No one not even my family would speak to me. Two weeks after that day my son died in my ex-husbands care. I hadn't seen him since leaving for class the day the ex left and got called to the hospital. I arrived before the ambulance and when they called us in they were still doing CPR. They worked for an hour and I stopped them when it was clear that he wasn't coming back. I was invited along only to make the funeral arrangements and then left completely on my own. I was so hated that when I asked for someone to stay with me I was told that no one cared about my feelings. My mother drove me from Kaine's funeral to a mental hospital. I stayed there for a month with no visitors and no phone calls... in a room with delusional women. At my first group meeting she spit in my face and told me that my son was better of dead than with me as a mother.
If you listen to the lyrics you'll understand why I carry the song around with me to remember rock bottom... and to appreciate who I am and what I have now.
The second one Here is Gone by Goo Goo Dolls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo2iGkS0pRY has a much shorter backstory... As much as I love my hubby and would never give him up for anything or anyone I am still very much in love with an ex. boyfriend who happens to be my best friend now. It's a complicated silly mess that has been happening for 11 years or so now... we were disastrous as a couple but it was "movie moment" disastrous and I'm not sure if those kinda feelings can ever be killed.
Wow... I must have felt like sharing tonight. I'll likely be sane again tomorrow though.
Those are both strong, defining songs and selecting the two of them beautifully tells of your despair and redemption.
Now you've got me thinking of my "movie moment disastrous" boyfriend and the music associated with that multi-year rollercoaster ride.
Hmmm. May have to pick a second themesong for myself now!
On some days, my hubby would prolly say mine is "The Bitch is Back," by Elton John.
Miley's song...the climb..lifts my soul each time i hear it...and it has become a mantra of sorts for my daughter who struggles with terminal cancer....it is truly about the climb!!!!
I'm sorry to hear of your daughter's situation. Sounds like she is facing it with tremendous courage. Love the climb metaphor.
Thanks for sharing.
Disturbia -- very interesting insights into you that I would not have gleaned without these signs. Good to know!
It would have to be either Kanye West's Gold Digger or maybe Beyonce's To The Left, or probably both.
I have a few songs that are dear to me because of the memories they evoke, but not necessarily a personal theme song. Omar- There's nothing like this- reminds me of being pregnant with my son, he used to start moving around whenever I played it.
Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole reminds me of my dad because he used to sing it to me when I was little. (my real name is Lisa)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxEmnxiUz8w
Another song called bag lady (can't find it on Youtube) reminds me of my daughter because when she was little she was always trolling around the house in my old shoes and would carry around as many of my bags as she could. One was never enough!
And recently, it's this old house by shaking Stevens because I'm decorating and when stripping my living room pulled a bloody great big piece of plaster of the wall by accident!
Interesting that this thread is bringing out a softer, personal side of some usually no-nonsense (tolerated) hubbers.
Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole – Oh yeah, that's a great song Hollie. Oddly enough, I fell in love with it on the Greek Island of Crete way back in 1990.
Mine has been Bittersweet Symphony by _ The Verve Pipe for about 10 years now. I don't think its going to change.
This song is my soul written out in music.
From the moment I heard Stevie Nicks sing 'Gypsy" I took this song on as 'mine'
"And it all comes down to you, Well, you know that it does, and lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twice. Oh, and it lights up the night. You see your Gypsy."
And when Im rip roaring ready for anything it has to be Springsteen's "Born To Run" ..
All about QUEEN. we are the champions and another one bites the dust
We're Not Gonna Take It! by the Who!
Bad to the Bone by George Thorogood!
I've Got the Biggest Balls of All by AC/DC!
These suit you to a t, l,c.
For a second I had the wrong version of "We're not gonna take it" (the Twisted Sister song) in my head. Having looked it up, I realize I much prefer the Who song of the same name.
yeah, The Who version has more character.
and to be honest, I'm probably more On the Highway to Hell!
AC DC shouldnt you be mighty dad as a monicer if you have big balls...?????
I'm going to have to be very honest and say people are strange by the doors. I just don't get people and I love that song.
That's a bit of a Sad reason mate!
Perhaps you NEED to start listening to an 'LA Woman' - and other Doors tracks!
I didn't mean it t be sad just a fact. Some people are pretty messed up lol.
But I love the doors and I listen to a lot of their tracks including LA Woman and Riders on the Storm.
I totally get that selection, liveandlaugh. And it gives great insights into you.
Hope you didn't come to HP to understand people because you will be disappointed. But welcome anyway!
P.S. I quote People Are Strange all the time -- just did in a press release for a client, in fact.
"I will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor. It applies even to other aspect of life, not only in terms of lovelife.
I've had three with a great deal of meaning over the years.
Fix You - Coldplay
Everything You Want - Vertical Horizon
Blue Monday - New Order
And, a classic that I've always loved - This Time the Dream's on Me - Ella Fitzgerald.
Mine is "Bizarre Love Triangle" by New Order. It's just a feel good song for me. Everytime I hear it it just brings back such great memories of a better time in my life. A time before children and marriage. A time when I felt so free and crazy (not mental), just crazy fun, happy, goofy, invincible. Don't get me wrong, I still feel happy with my children and husband but if any of you can relate it's a different kind of happy I am talking about. I hope this made sense...
A toast to that happy crazy wild fun unencumbered era.
I am lucky to have lived through it!
New Order (not to confuse those who today believe a New WORLD Order is coming) rules!
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