An interesting forward I got from my friend Meredith out in Rhode Island … You select songs to be the soundtrack of your life.
I like this because it reminds me of a discussion some of my friends and I always have about what our “Up at Bat” song would be if we were MLB players.
This one is harder to figure out … but I included links to listen to song samples if you feel like it. Some links will play the song directly, others are to sites where you scroll down and choose the song sample.
UPDATE: I changed all of the song links to play the song directly. Most are Windows Media Files, FYI. Listening to this now, I realize I have never made a “mix tape” just for myself and all music that reminded me of significant events and/or periods of my life. This was a pretty cool little project to put together and I might end up making a real version of this list some day soon.
YOUR LIFE: THE SOUNDTRACK
Opening Credits: Zydeco Gris Gris, Beausoleil
Waking Up: Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy, The Nutcracker
Average Day: Just A Girl, No Doubt
First Date: Soul Meets Body, Death Cab for Cutie
Falling in Love: Island in the Sun, Weezer
Love Scene: Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder), Maxwell
Fight Scene: My Way, Limp Bizkit
Breaking Up: Cold, Crossfade
Getting Back Together: Friday, I’m in Love, Cure
Life’s Okay: Ice Cream, Sarah McLachlan
Mental Breakdown: Ready to Run, Dixie Chicks
Driving: Gravel Pit, Wu Tang Clan
Learning a Lesson: Roses, Outkast
Deep Thought: The Wheel, Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians
Flashback: Ms. Jackson, Outkast
Partying: Sure Shot, Beastie Boys
Happy Dance: Tiny Dancer, Elton John
Regreting: Could You Be Loved, Bob Marley
Long Night Alone: Are you lonesome tonight? Elvis
Death Scene: Pure Shores, All Saints (The Beach Soundtrack)
Closing Credits: Southern Cross, Jimmy Buffett
If you feel like making your own list, after some trial and error, I found that you can find samples of almost every song on Amazon, then find the link to listen to the sample and right click it to see the properties of the song sample link for the exact link for the song to just play, rather than the website. Use this specific song sample link and it will pop up just like mine.