Soundtrack of Your Life

I know I have mentioned before how I love to read blogs.  It’s part of my daily routine now.  Laundry, then read a post from Just another blog from a woman.  Dishes, then read a post from Hot Mess Memoir. Bake the bread, start dinner..oh time for a post from Losing the Plot.  OK, you get the idea.(This list could go an and on..).  But, for the past several weeks I have been enjoying the Top Ten Tunes posts that come out each Friday.  They are written by Just another Blog from a Woman and remind me how much music has played a role in my life.  She posts the Top Ten Tunes from the years of her life (we are similar in age so, my life too).  Her posts have inspired me to make a soundtrack of my life.  Do yourself a favor and check out her posts.

So, could you pick out the soundtrack of your life?  How many songs would be on the list? 10? 20? 50? or 100? More? Do you start with the year of your birth? Or when you finally had music touch your soul? Songs can mean so much, and often they feel like they were written for us alone. I remember many events and times based on the song that was playing in the background.  Music is the background of my life. I have tried to write this list several times, and then remember another song that should be on the list, so I rewrite..again and again. I tried to write a list for each year, my list was WAY too long. So, I finally broke up my life into Childhood, the Middle School Years, High School, My Twenties, The Thirties and Now.

Finally, I had trouble picking a single song from an Artist/Band and instead picked the Artist or Band.  Then added several artists and bands.  This list is not complete, I feel that this post could potentially go on forever as I continue to add more and more music that has been influential in my life.

Songs from Childhood (The 70’s).  These are the songs that I remember from my childhood.  Many are songs that my Dad played on the record player, and others are the songs that we listened to on our little radios.

  1. The American Graffiti Soundtrack from 1973.  This played in our house for many, many years.  I still love it.
  2. Another Brick in the Wall-Pink Floyd.  I heard this for the first time on my little hand held radio.  It was world changing for me.
  3. Queen
  4. John Denver.  Yes, a guilty pleasure.  I loved John Denver as a child, and still do.
  5.  Fleetwood Mac, and Stevie Nicks.
  6. Rod Stewart.  I vividly remember walking through a store with my Dad.  “Do ya Think I’m Sexy” came on the PA system.  My Dad immediately started singing along and doing a little dance-like walk.  Every time I hear this song I think of my dad dancing in the local Meijer store.
  7. Elton John
  8. James Taylor
  9. Jimmy Buffett
  10. Foreigner

The Middle School Years

I may have been a goofy looking dork, but the music was amazing.

  1. The Police
  2. Adam and the Ants
  3. Cyndi Lauper
  4. Billy Idol
  5. Michael Jackson
  6. ACDC
  7. J. Geils Band
  8. David Bowie
  9. Journey
  10. Culture Club

High School

Still a goofy looking dork, but again, the music was so good.

  1. The Cure
  2. Guns N Roses
  3. Metallica
  4. Psychedelic Furs
  5. The Alarm
  6. Led Zeppelin
  7. The Smiths
  8. INXS-My first concert ever.  The best!
  9. Queensryche
  10. Ozzy Osbourne
  11. The Clash

My Twenties

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Less dorky looking.  We were ready to hit the town.

  1. Soundgarden.  All of it, every song, over and over and over again.
  2. Pearl Jam
  3. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  4. Alanis Morrisette
  5. Sheryl Crow
  6. Tesla
  7. The Black Crows
  8. Rancid
  9. Blues Traveler
  10. Faith No More
  11. Save Ferris

The Thirties

  1. Anything by the band Staind.  All of it, every song, over and over again.
  2. Evanescence
  3. Dixie Chicks
  4. Tim McGraw
  5. Kenny Chesney
  6. No Doubt
  7. Reel Big Fish
  8. Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  9. The Offspring
  10. Green Day

Now

  1. Everything that I listed from the previous 47 years
  2. Haunted-Sinead O’Conner and Shane MacGowen.  Although the song was released in 96, it still sings to me.
  3. Flogging Molly-Yep, all of it.  Love them.
  4. Die Toten Hosen
  5. Ed Sheeran
  6. Real Mackenzie’s
  7. Sam Cooke
  8. Lots of German music, I have no idea who any of them are, but I listen each day..trying desperately to learn this language…

So, looking at this I feel like I have left out so many.  This list really could/should go on and on forever.

What songs and artists would be on the Soundtrack of your life?

46 thoughts on “Soundtrack of Your Life

  1. Your 30’s were totally chill. I would have totally been there.

    My first concert was Kiss. I was 7. My kooky aunt from NYC took my brother and I. We had a choice Kiss or Abba. I chose Abba but my brother got his own way (he always got his own way). Looking back I think Kiss was the best start to my love of music.

    Daughter’s first concert was Foo Fighters. I think that set her on the right path as well.

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    1. Brothers always seem to get their way. I do think Kiss was a great start….but not gonna lie, I do love some ABBA too. (makes me want to roller skate). The Foo Fighters are a great band!! So cool that was her first! (I can’t believe that I didn’t put them on my list!!!! Some editing will be taking place…)

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  2. aww! Thank you xxx I feel the same way, I look out for your posts, but I enjoy our conversations just as much 🙂

    This requires some thought, am I ready to unleash my (at times very suspect) taste in music on the world? There’ll be no taking it back if I do lol!

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      1. I like him too, (despite the traumatic memories of having to dance, on my own in a hideous red leotard in the school gym)

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      2. But spared prancing round the school gym to the strains of John Denver’s Rocky Mountain High in nothing more than a red crepe leotard. Those scars run deep!

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  3. Your so sweet to mention me! Thank you! I like many of the bands you mentioned above. There is a Queen song I absolutely love called Killer Queen. Do you know that one? When you mentioned walking in a store with your dad and the song Do ya think I’m sexy came on, I was like “oh no, is she going to feel awkward”? I always felt awkward when I was in a car with my dad and without fail either I want your sex, like a virgin or touch myself came on. And I’m like “really God? Really? Right now? You couldn’t have girls just wanna have fun play?” LOL!

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    1. The funny thing is, I would feel awkward now if I was in a store and he started singing. But when I was 6 or 7, I thought my Dad was SO COOL. I will forever love Rod Stewart because of my dad.
      I do remember being super awkward an embarrassed when “Hot Child in the City” by Nick Gilder would come on in the car when I was riding with my grandparents.
      I do know Killer Queen! I love Queen.

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  4. The J. Geils Band is a band of my youth. How could you not like a bad that had people named Peter Wolfe or Magic Dick and yes, even J. Geils. Plus, they were funky blues. Then I realized that you probably listened to them in the 80’s. The MTV version of J. Geils aka the sell-out version. For me, they were best in the 70’s.

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  5. I love the idea of the soundtrack of your life! Hayley’s series really is a fun one and I know she takes a lot of time to make it all come together. I too have a guilty John Denver thing. Rocky Mountain High? I mean, it’s a classic.

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  6. “It’s like raae eeee aiin on your wedding day…” I can remember memorizing “Ironic” my best friend in the parking lot of a local school one Saturday. We were singing it over and over until we had the whole song memorized.

    So, did it take you a long time to make your list? I’m not good with remembering song titles, so I’d have to look that one up. Great post!

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  7. Was just listening to Alanis yesterday and music does bring flashes of your life in the 20’s, then 30’s, then 40’s and continuing..great going through those lists, closing my eyes and reminiscing those years when the song/artist meant something!

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  8. I am a funky, bluesy, rocker with a side platter of jazz (clarinet heavy New Orleans style jazz) but I will be the first to say that one of the BEST concerts I ever went to was John Denver. A friend dragged me to the concert, we were in the noseblood seats and yet I swear that he was singing only to us. I have never seen anyone before or since that worked the entire stage and sang to every section like he did.

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