Thursday, September 22, 2011

Soundtrack of My Life

A few years ago, this fun exercise appeared in a chat room I frequented.  I had so much fun, and found how many different artists people listen to, that I wanted to share it here and see what you all have on your playlists (maybe I'll find someone knew to listen to!)

Here's what you need to do.  Put your MP3 player (or Media Player) on Shuffle.  Then, as the songs play (or if you can cheat like I do and see the playlist before they play) write in the song (and artist) that corresponds with the following list.  Finally, post it in the comments for all of us to see.  Most of all, have fun with it!  As you can see with mine, sometimes the song fits really well, other times, not so much, but that's where the fun lies.

Hope you all have a great weekend.  See you back here on Monday!

Opening Credits: Tuareg Attack (The Mummy)- Various Orchestras

Waking Up: Like a Dog Chasing Cars (The Dark Knight)- Hans Zimmer

First Day of School:
Return to Alamut (Prince of Persia)- Harry Gregson-Williams

Falling in Love:
Mary Can You Come Outside- Christian Kane [I did not manipulate this!  Honest!!!]

Fight Song:
Happy Man- Christian Kane [If the above song and this were switched, it would be more accurate!]

The Pharaoh Sails to Orion- Nightwish

Finger Dip (Highlander 2)- Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Mental Breakdown:
Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven- Bryan Adams

A Coronal of Silver and Gold (Lord of the Rings)- Howard Shore

Embers- Trans Siberian Orchestra

Getting Back Together:
Discombobulate (Sherlock Holmes)- Hans Zimmer

Ever Dream- Nightwish

Birth of Child:
Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)- Def Leppard

Final Battle:
L.A. Song (Pretty as a Picture)- Christian Kane [I did cheat hear as the song listed for this was "Extract from Number 16, Unknown Artist"-- I have no idea what that is, so I jumped to the next song]

Death Scene: 
She's Not There- Steve Carlson

End Credits: 
Believe- Trans Siberian Orchestra


  1. Wow, I don't think I know a single one of those songs, not even the Def Leppard one. I know a lot of the artists, but not all of them.

    I can't take an MP3 player into work, so I rarely use one. About the only time I do is when I go running.

  2. **Disclaimer: I have four kids and I have all their songs on my Ipod – from the 19 years to the six year old – so if you see a Barney song you’ll know why!

    Opening Credits: Pull Me Out – Bebo Norman

    Waking Up: Nickleback - Photograph

    First Day of School: First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – David Cook

    Falling in Love: In the year 2525 – Three Dog Night

    Fight Song: American Woman – Lenny Kravitz

    Prom: So Long – Secondhand Serenade

    Life: Stupid Girls - Pink

    Mental Breakdown: Flight of the Bumblebee – London Philharmonic

    Driving: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor – London Philharmonic

    Flashback: Her – Robert Pattinson

    Getting Back Together: Angels we Have Heard on High – Zoe Girls

    Wedding: Ashes and Wine - A Fine Frenzy

    Birth of Child: O Fortuna

    Final Battle: Blackbird – Carly Smithson

    Death Scene: Clapping Hands – Barney

    End Credits: Joy to the World - Three Dog Night


  3. Fun idea. Unfortunately, I don't have the above players and the stereo broke. I'm holding out for the Bose system. I have no play list to list. When I do listen to music it all depends on my mood. You might say I have a mood list which consist of John Denver, Josh Groben, Sarah McLaughlin and others as well as instrumentals, especially the flute.
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

  4. What a funny idea! I don't know any of your music. Maybe I do, but I don't recognize the titles and most of the artists.

    16 songs - not cheating:

    I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2)
    Latest Hearbreak (20-20s)
    This Too Shall Pass (Ok Go)
    Fell on Black Days (Soundgarten)
    Oh L'Amour (Erasure)
    Pump It (Black Eyed Peas)
    July Flame (Laura Veirs)
    Alone and Forsaken (Dave Mattews & Neil Young)
    I Miss You (Generation 90)
    Melatonin (Silversun Pickups)
    Games Without Frontiers (Peter Gabriel)
    Gangsta's Paradise (Coolio)

    Okay, if it weren't turning into a tragedy before, now I'm really starting to worry. 4 more - let's hope my life improves just before death.

    Just The Two of Us (Will Smith)
    King of Pain (The Police)

    Guess not

    You Got Lucky (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)

    Ironic last one, don't you think?

  5. This is so much fun, Mary! I think I need to shuffle my list to make it work better.

    Opening Credits: Did It in a Minute by Hall and Oates

    Waking Up: Bust a Move by the Glee Cast

    First Day of School: One of Us by Glee Cast

    Falling in Love: Someone Like You by Adele

    Fight Song: Crazy for You by Madonna

    Prom: You and I by Chris August

    Life: Planet Earth by Duran Duran

    Mental Breakdown: Good Things by The BoDeans

    Driving: Jealous Again by The Black Crowes

    Flashback: Hold On by Michael Bublé

    Getting Back Together: Imagine by John Lennon

    Wedding: Crackerman by Stone Temple Pilots

    Birth of Child: I Run to You by Lady Antebellum

    Final Battle: Better Life by Keith Urban

    Death Scene: Vertigo by U2

    End Credits: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Brian Setzer Orchestra

  6. Okay this was fun. And weird.

    Opening Credits: We Be Burnin by Sean Paul

    Waking Up: Magic by The Cars

    First Day of School: Hot Stuff by Donna Summers

    Falling in Love: Our Lips Are Sealed by the GoGos

    Fight Song: Mad World by Tears for Fears

    Prom: I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You by Black Kids

    Life: Cat People by David Bowie

    Mental Breakdown: A Tu Vera by the Gypsy Kings

    Driving: Je Rêve Encore by Paris Combo

    Flashback: Beast of Burden by The Rolling Stones

    Getting Back Together: Stan by Eminem & Dido

    Wedding: Club Tropicana by Wham

    Birth of Child: You Learn by Alanis Morisette

    Final Battle: I Don't Want Your Love by Duran Duran

    Death Scene:  Do You Believe in Magic by The Lovin' Spoonful

    End Credits:  Same Old Situation by Motley Crue????

  7. How fun! My dang iPod is dead right now or else I'd love to see my story:)

  8. @Michelle Pickett "Death Scene: Clapping Hands – Barney" REALLY?!
    Too funny!
    Doing this reminded me how many songs I skip on my iPod.
    Here's mine:

    Opening Credits: One’s Second Thoughtlessness - Madness
    Waking Up: Aaj Mera Jee Kardaa (Today My Heart Desires) (Monsoon Wedding) – Sukhwinder Singh
    First Day of School: Everything’s Cool – Mike Merz & The Can O’ Worms
    Falling in Love: Hospital Beds – Florence + the Machine
    Fight Song: She Began to Lie (Contains Sea Lion Woman) (The General’s Daughter) – Greg Hale Jones
    Prom: Ghost Train – Madness (“waiting for the train that never comes”)
    Life: 1977 – The Clash
    Mental Breakdown: Big Sky – Reverend Horton Heat
    Driving: Atomic (Bend it Like Beckham) - Blondie
    Flashback: In Limbo - Radiohead
    Getting Back Together: Kids With Guns – Gorillaz
    Wedding: Let me love you – Blossom Dearie
    Birth of Child: You Don’t Like Punk Rock Anymore – Mike Merz & The Can O’ Worms
    Final Battle: The Move – The Beastie Boys
    Death Scene: Séquelles (sequel)– MC Solaar
    End Credits: Night and Day – The Maytals

  9. Hi there, this was really fun. I actually changed it a little and used it to get to know a character I'm working on a little better and put it on my blog. Here is what I got:

    Opening Credits: A Kissed Out Red Float Boat by Cocteau Twins

    Waking Up: The House at Swamp Bottom on Spirited Away album

    First Day of School: Why Does my Heart Feel So Bad by Moby

    Falling in Love: Some Velvet Morning by Slowdive

    Fight Song:Make me Smile(Come Up and See Me) by Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel

    Prom: Slave to the Wage by Placebo

    Life: Still a G-Thang by Snoop Dog

    Mental Breakdown: Atmosphere by Joy Division

    Driving: Machete by Moby

    Flashback: Wind and Snow by Grouper

    Getting Back Together: Soap and Water by Suzanne Vega

    Wedding: Alone With You by the Sunny Boys

    Birth of Child: Hey Boy Hey Girl by The Chemical Brothers

    Final Battle: Champion Sound by Fatboy Slim

    Death Scene: Are You the One by Miranda Sex Garden

    End Credits: Castle Down by Emilie Autumn

    Can also be found here:

  10. Oh crap! My player is dead. I'll post when it charges. Fun idea, and Mare, I don't think I know any of your music, love. Why is that?


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