Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Soundtrack of my Life

Ok, so I've been thinking about this for over a year now. It was actually a DST newsletter challenge/idea once and I've been thinking about it ever since. What would be the soundtrack of my life? Music is such a huge part of me and so all-consuming of who I am, that my soundtrack would be like one of those CD books that contains like 15 CDs from Time Life. LOL I'm really good at those Entertainment Tonight quizzes that ask you to guess the year, as long as they give a Top 40 song as part of the quiz, because I can place where I was from the song and then figure out what the year was. Tonight I was playing with Will's Blackberry and found the music my BIL put on it and I found the song "Enter Sandman" by Metallica. That totally takes me back to freshman year at BYU with my favorite ladies rockin' out in our tiny bedrooms at 1 o'clock in the morning, much to the chagrin of our mother hen roommate. It was awesome. It also reminded me of the soundtrack we made at the end of our freshman year that would always remind us of that awesome year. I believe we titled it "Cookies" and we put it together during finals week around midnight while we should have been studying - if I remember correctly. We even put our favorite movie quotes, weird telephone messages from our voice mail, and funny things some of us said. It rocked. It contained such classic songs as:

Enter Sandman - Metallica
The Distance - Cake
Don't Go There - 24K
Do You Right - 311
Damnation - Squirrel Nut Zippers
Jenny Says - Cowboy Mouth
Kiss the Girl - The Little Mermaid Soundtrack
Instanbul - They Might Be Giants
You Say - Lisa Loeb
It Don't Matter to Me - Bread
Crash - Dave Matthews Band
I Love the Way You Love Me - John Michael Montgomery
Sassy Girl - My Man Friday

and many more . . .

So, I decided tonight as I was listening to my dear Enter Sandman and I was blasted back to A. Richards Hall and the Beast Wars, that I'm going to start compiling my life's soundtrack. It will probably be 20 pages long and some of the song choices will make eye brows raise - "She listened to what?" But it will be mine all mine. LOL So here's a start.

1992 - Rodeo and Papa Loved Mama by Garth Brooks (my country phase)

1994 - The End of the Road by Boyz II Men (my R&B phase)

1996 - One Headlight by Wallflowers; The Freshman by Verve Pipe

1997 - Tubthumping by Chumbawumba (Dave Green where are you now? LOL)

1998 - Enter Sandman by Metallica

1999- No Scrubs by TLC; Salvation by The Cranberries

Summer of 1999 - there could be a song every week during this period of my life. I call it my summer of love and it was quite a wild ride. I'll have to think on this one, but just to name a few:

Fight for Your Right by The Beastie Boys
You Were Meant for Me by Jewel (I learned to play this on the guitar)
Ready to Run by The Dixie Chicks
Homeless by Michael Mclean (I wonder if Ryan Waite would still remember that joke)

Fall 1999 - Tell Her This by Del Amitri; You'll Be In My Heart from the Tarzan soundtrack; and lots of U2; plus some Life After Darla (love those guys)

I'm going to stop there for now and think some more. Give me some songs from your life soundtrack. It's so fun!


Melissa said...

Oh my goodness. This brought back so many memories. I remember listening to so many of these songs with you. Remember how you would turn off the lights in our kitchen and play "My Heart Will Go On?" Hahahahaha. I still have "Cookies" in an old box. And somewhere along the way I lost my My Man Friday CD, and I'm still a little bummed about that.

Hmmm...I'll have to think about what would be on my soundtrack. Funny how songs can take you back. You're right on the money with "Freshmen" and "One Headlight." Those both are nostalgia buttons for me too.

RJW said...

What's funny is I don't remember the joke about "Homeless"...but I'm sure it was funny.

The Harry Herald said...

This is my favorite entry. If anyone still has Cookies- I want a copy! I can't find mine.

Jaime said...

What a great idea! I submit The First Cut is the Deepest by Sheryl Crow.

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