Make Your Own Theme Song
Superheroes have them, professional wrestlers have them, even Sir Robin from Monty Python: The Quest for the Holy Grail has one! You can have one too; all you have to do is find one that fits you.
A.. theme song?
Why not get yourself a theme song? It's easy!
A theme song should represent you, the mood and attitude you present, and should stand out amongst the theme songs of others. While picking a theme song from the top 40 is all right, chances are it won’t bring you into the forefront of your audience’s mind when they hear it played elsewhere. The idea here is to make a lasting impression, through music.
So, uh, how does one precisely go about choosing what kind of song would be right for them?
Picking your theme song
Well, consider first your personality. Are you a peppy, energetic person? Are you quiet and withdrawn? What if you’re the joker of your social group? Don’t worry, there is a song out there for everyone, and your theme song should fall right in line with your personality. If you are a quiet person by nature, playing a song with a fast beat and lots of singing and musical accompaniment would probably be a bad idea. Likewise, if you are naturally energetic, you shouldn’t choose a lullaby. Get the idea? Ok, next phase…
A theme song also conveys a certain mood to your audience. Think about what music truly moves you, and then ask yourself: “Would this song make other people feel something?” If the answer is yes, then you need to figure out what that something the audience would feel is. Your choices are narrowing down now, aren’t they?
Your look, the style you present yourself in, should also coincide with the theme song. You do have a great deal of flexibility in this area, depending on how much of a statement you want your song to make. You rebel, you.
Ready to Choose?
Crunch time: What did you pick?
I am a casual, laid back person who has been through very rough emotional times. My theme song is sung by a woman who I respect and admire for her talent and tenacity through times of emotional strife and hardship. It is sedate, somewhat misunderstood, and projects a thoughtful and sensitive aura. My theme song is Baker, Baker by Tori Amos. You can find the lyrics here.