Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Soundtrack of my life...today at least

So a couple weeks ago Steph sent us this survey that was passed onto her. You're supposed to create the soundtrack for your life, and fill in songs for each category. Well I decided to try this tonight, and it took me forever. It was so hard. I imagine if I did this again in 6 months, all the songs would change because that's just how I roll.

Opening credits: Let's Go – The Cars

Waking up: Manic Monday – The Bangles

Average day: Holiday From Real – Jack's Mannequin

First date: Mad About You – Belinda Carlisle

Falling in Love: On a Night Like This – Dave Barnes
Ed. note: Okay seriously, you guys, if you don't know this song, go listen to it right now. I'm not sure that there exists a more beautiful and romantic song out there. Be careful making eye contact with strangers who are sitting near you when you listen to this because you might actually fall in love with them, and what if it turns out to be Otis who lives in Pee Alley? You don't want that-believe me. By the way my second choice for this category was "Before You" by Chantal Kreviazuk. Be a cuter song.

Love Scene: Stolen – Dashboard Confessional
Ed. note: Just whatever. This song is amazing. If you don't think so, you are wrong. Second choice for this one was "Fall From Grace" by Amanda Marshall.

Fight Scene: Beat It – Michael Jackson
Ed. note: I like my fight scenes to be heavily choreographed with dance moves (eg., dance knife fight).

Breaking up: Love's Light – Vertical Horizon
Ed. note: How sad is it that within like 5 minutes I had roughly 20 songs for this category. I picked this one because it makes me want to kill myself. No, no-seriously I picked it because if it's supposed to be a soundtrack of my life, this one hits home the most. Other top contenders: "20,000 Seconds" by K's Choice and "Forget About It" by Alison Krauss.

Getting Back Together: Lonely Boy – Black Lab

Secret Love: Secret - Heart

Life’s Okay: It's a Great Day to Be Alive – Travis Tritt

Mental Breakdown: The Con – Tegan and Sara

Driving: Holiday Road – Lindsey Buckingham
Ed. note: This one was also super hard because I have a lot of driving songs. I ultimately went with "Holiday Road" because, I mean, it's from "Vacation" and there is nothing better than that. Other favorites: "Life is a Highway" by Rascal Flatts, "Late Night Radio" by Beth Wood, "Midnight Rider" by The Allman Brothers and "Road Trippin'" by Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Learning A Lesson: Why Not Now – Alissa Moreno
Ed. note: My second choice here was "Say" by John Mayer. By the way that may be one of the most beautiful songs ever. I'm ranking it in the top 3 songs released in 2008. The other 2 appear later in this list.

Deep Thought: Courage – Glen Phillips

Flashback: I Wanna Go Back – Eddie Money
Ed. note: Second choice: "Summertime" by New Kids on the Block. Obviously in the top 3 for 2008. Have you seen the video? 1-Joey is ridiculously hot. Like I mean it's almost sickening how hot he is. 2 - Jordan is hot. Even Donnie doesn't look that bad. In fact, I'd say they all look better with age. Does that mean I am old? 3 - Donnie has a hat on crooked. 4 - They vogue on the beach. 5 - They do a dance which ends with the Hangin' Tough arm wave. IfuckinglovetheNewKidsseriously.

Partying: Photograph – Def Leppard
Ed. note: Duh.

Happy Dance: Forever – Chris Brown
Ed. note: #1 best song of 2008. I listen to this song-no exaggeration-about 18 times a day. Chris Brown is amazing. He has a one way ticket to the stratosphere of stardom and is getting there fast. Just watch him dance. It will blow your mind. Plus he is a hot little piece. Mmm-hmm.

Regretting: It's Not True – William Fitzsimmons

Long Night Alone: Alone – Lisa Loeb

Death Scene: Dead Man's Will – Iron & Wine w/ Calexico

Closing Credits: Current of Love – David Hasselhoff
Ed. note: This is totally the end credits to "Baywatch". Yeah I did.

Other people should do this and either put your answers in the comments or let me know you posted it. If you want to borrow the David Hasselhoff song, you can. I won't be mad.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have to see this NKOTB video immediately. It's a top three song of 2008, really?

Alright, you have already viewed this awesome list, but I think the world should know too (I'm also heavily pushing Lori to post her list, she was able to do it using songs from the same artist) -Steph

Opening credits: Here We Go - C&C Music Factory

Waking up: Morning Song - Jewel

Average day: Easy (Like Sunday Morning) - Commodores

First date: Saturday in the Park - Chicago

Falling in Love: Falling for the First Time - Barenaked Ladies

Love Scene: Just the Way You Are, Billy Joel

Fight Scene: Hit Me with Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar

Breaking up: No Scrubs - TLC

Getting Back Together: Landed - Ben Folds

Secret Love: Daytime Friends - Kenny Rogers

Life’s Okay: Perfect Day - Lou Reed

Mental Breakdown: Tonight, Not Again, Jason Mraz

Driving: Wide Open Spaces - Dixie Chicks

Learning A Lesson: You've Got A Friend - James Taylor

Deep Thought: The Boy's Gone, Jason Mraz

Flashback: Ghost - Indigo Girls

Partying: Mr. Brightside - The Killers

Happy Dance: Whenever, Wherever - Shakira

Regretting: You Could Be Happy - Snow Patrol

Long Night Alone: All By Myself- Eric Carmen

Death Scene: I Will Follow You Into the Dark - Death Cab for Cutie

Closing Credits: My Way - Frank Sinatra

Anonymous said...

Opening credits: My Doorbell
Waking up: One More Cup of Coffee
Average day: The Hardest Button to Button
First date: You’re Pretty Good Looking (For a Girl)
Falling in Love: Fell In Love With a Girl
Love Scene: Ball and Biscuit
Fight Scene: Seven Nation Army
Breaking up: There’s No Home For You Here
Getting Back Together: Same Boy You’ve Always Known
Secret Love: Little Ghost
Life’s Okay: We’re Going To Be Friends
Mental Breakdown: Stop Breaking Down
Driving: The Big Three Killed My Baby
Learning A Lesson: Catch Hell Blues
Deep Thought: As Ugly As I Seem
Flashback: Walking With A Ghost
Partying: Astro
Happy Dance: Hotel Yorba
Regretting: Forever For Her (Is Over For Me)
Long Night Alone: I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)
Death Scene: Death Letter
Closing Credits: Do

All songs by The White Stripes.

-Lo

Mon said...

this is so totally going in my blog!!! I think this will take a while. I loved it! I also heard some new tunes I hadnt heard before!

Sarah said...

Steph, I mean it's my personal top 3 and it's New Kids so take that with a grain of salt. This things was so fun and so hard. Also-Daytime Friends? Awesome.

Lori, I am seriously impressed-all with one band! Nice work.

Mon, seriously it's so hard. A couple of my links were broken, but they're fixed now. :)

You guys, I have watched the Chris Brown "Forever" video 4 times in the last 20 minutes. I have a problem.

Johnny Virgil said...

Yes, you do. WTF is with that vocal processing thing he has going on? He sounds like Cher.

danielle said...

i loved this game you played here, horface. my life tracks are posted over at my blog.

Kelly said...

I could have made the list out of all Counting Crows songs...

Soundtrack to Life

Opening credits: Lust for Life – Iggy Pop

Waking up: Make It Mine – Jason Mraz

Average day: Soul to Squeeze – Red Hot Chili Peppers

First date: The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson

Falling in Love: Crazy For You - Madonna

Love Scene: Heaven – Bryan Adams

Fight Scene: Given Up – Linkin Park

Breaking up: Speedway – Counting Crows

Getting Back Together: All I Want is You – U2

Secret Love: Shy That Way – Tristan Prettyman / Jason Mraz

Life’s Okay: Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

Mental Breakdown: Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead

Driving: Fast Car – Tracy Chapman

Learning A Lesson: Ain’t No Reason – Brett Dennen

Deep Thought: Building A Mystery – Sarah McLachlan

Flashback: Bad Reputation – Freedy Johnston

Partying: Mudhouse – Bob Schneider

Happy Dance: Stay – Dave Matthews Band

Regretting: A Long December – Counting Crows

Long Night Alone: It’s Only Me – Melissa Etheridge

Death Scene: Release – Pearl Jam

Closing Credits: Holiday in Spain – Counting Crows

Anonymous said...

Couldn't Resist! :) -Lindsay

Opening credits: First Day of My Life -Bright Eyes

Waking Up: Shake Your Groove Thing -Peaches & Herb

Average Day: Add it Up -Violent Femmes

First Date: Mercy -Duffy

Falling in Love: I'm Yours -Jason Mraz

Love Scene: Waste -Dave Matthews solo

Fight Scene: Combat Baby -Metric

Breaking up: Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Getting Back Together: I Never -Rilo Kiley

Secret Love: Say Goodbye - Dave Matthews Band

Life's Okay: Stand By Me -Ben E. King

Mental Breakdown: Colorblind -Counting Crows

Driving: Travelin' Thru -Dolly Parton

Learning a Lesson: Shadowfeet -Brooke Fraser

Deep Thought: Dream -Priscilla ahn

Flashback: silver Lining -Rilo Kiley

Partying: Bust a Move - Young MC

Happy Dance: Merry Happy -Kate Nash

Regretting: Untouchable Face -Ani DiFranco

Long Night alone: From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea - The Cure

Death Scene: Bittersweet Symphony -The Verve

Closing Credits: Videotape -Radiohead

Brandi said...

Holy shit. Not only have you inspired me to listen to my Lisa Loeb collection, I've also fallen in love with NKOTB all over again because I was forced to YouTube that Summertime video. Thank you ever so much.

I'm all over posting this on my blog. But it may take a few days.

Idea #527 said...

First of all, I have often said "I think we would be good friends if we ever met" and you proved it by Eddie Money. My old roommie (and ex) Jake had Eddie Money's greatest hits and we would come home drunk and listen to it all the time! And I absolutely LOVE Dave Barnes! You should listen to Jason Reeves as well. (He'll definitely be one of mine!)

I'll post mine soon on my blog then!

Idea #527 said...

Oh and Dashboard's Stolen. LOVE IT!!

Shannon Erin said...

That was tough, but I did it! It's posted on my blog.

I'm going out and buy quite a few of your song recommendations. Thanks!

Crystal said...

Opening Credits - Iggy Pop, Lust for Life

Waking Up - Ice Cube, Today Was A Good Day

Average Day -

First Date - Jets to Brazil, Sweet Avenue

Falling in Love - Alkaline Trio, Every Thug Needs A Lady

Love Scene - LL Cool J Doing It Well

Fight Scene - Rage Against the Machine Bulls on Parade (this could also be love scene)

Breaking Up - Cake, I Will Survive

Getting Back Together - Chicago, You're The Inspiration (i think if i was a dude, this would make me gay)

Secret Love - Jawbreaker, Chesterfield King


Life's Okay - The Cure, Mint Car

Mental Breakdown - At the Drive In, Give It A Name

Driving - A-Ha, Take On Me

Learning A Lesson - Artist? Smell Yo Dick (Thanks, Pants!)

Deep Thought - Debbie Gibson, Foolish Beat

Flashback -

Partying - Hank Williams Jr., Family Tradition

i have to go! i will finish later!

Sassy Blondie said...

Wow, Sarah! This was great! I will definitely be doing this at my site, but it's going to take me a bit to sort through all the songs! Nice list btw. I hope no one has a problem with the fact that my 14-yr old neice and her friends do this too....

Ah, the ignorance of youth, eh?

Karen said...

Jack's Mannequin? Hell yeah, you just went from cool to awesome. Congrats!


Opening credits: Into the Airwaves – Jack’s Mannequin

Waking up: The Church Channel – Say Anything

Average day: Attractive today – Motion City Soundtrack

First date: Hands Down – Dashboard Confessional

Falling in Love: Gorgeous - theStart

Love Scene: Say Anything - Alive With The Glory Of Love

Fight Scene: Body Bag – Hit The Lights

Breaking up: Sincerely Yours – Hit the Lights

Getting Back Together: Audrey, Start the Revolution! - Anberlin

Secret Love: You don’t see me – From the Josie and the Pussycats movie (that’s right, I totally went there)

Life’s Okay: Everything’s Alright – Motion City Soundtrack

Mental Breakdown: Modern Chemistry – Motion City Soundtrack

Driving: King of the Road – Roger Miller

Learning a Lesson: One Hundred Times – Hit The Lights

Deep Thought: Paperthin Hymn - Anberlin

Flashback: In this Diary – the Ataris

Partying: Fat Lip – Sum 41

Happy Dance: Hair – Early November

Regretting: Let this go - Paramore

Long Night Alone: Just a Kid - Simple Plan

Death Scene: I will follow you into the dark – Deathcab for Cutie

Closing Credits: So sad, so sick – The Mile After