Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Six Songs of Me

I heard this really cool story on NPR about the music we listen to defining who we are.  I decided to create my own personal sound track, based on the six questions the study group asks: 

  1. First song you ever bought:  "Fame" by Irene Cara.  This may not even be true, I can't remember for sure, but it is among the first I bought.  Belinda Carlisle, Debbie Gibson, Madonna, The Bangles, Carly Simon, Tiffany...somewhere in there lies the first song I ever bought but I couldn't actuality pinpoint it.    
  2. Gets you dancing:  The Locomotion by Kylie Minogue.  Enough said!  Although, I could've chosen a few others too, like Another One Bites the Dust by Queen or Pump Up the Jam...now that was a good song!  
  3. Takes you back to childhood:  Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkle.  I can remember belting this out upstairs in my attic bedroom as the record (yes, I said record) played on my turntable.  Sometimes I miss the simplicity of those days!  
  4. Perfect love song:  All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera.  It's our love song...what else can I say??
  5. A song for your funeral:  Summer of My Dreams by Kathy Mattea.  I don't even know why, really.  Just something about the song speaks of peaceful endings and closure.  I really want my funeral to be very musical though.  There are so many songs I absolutely love and I truly do believe in the healing power of music...
  6. The encore, one more song that makes you, you:  Yellow by Coldplay.  I had to think about this one for a long time.  There are so very many songs that I think define me.  Honestly it's almost impossible to pick only one...or six.  But still, this song has always warmed me up and made me so happy.  It makes me feel warm and cozy, the way your best friend's kitchen does when you're feeling really lonely.   

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