2007-01-30

If my life was a movie, what would the soundtrack be?

I stumbled across this post, and couldn't resist.

If my life was a movie, what would the soundtrack be?


How to Play:

1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question below, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool …

Here are mine. If you want to hear clips of the tunes, I’ve made an iMix you can listen to:

Opening Credits:
Steam Train from Choo-Choo Soul, performed by Genevieve

First Day at School:
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op.14 No.2 - Allegro performed by Paul Lewis

Falling In Love:
Lights in the Sky performed by George Winston

Breaking Up:
The Puppy Song performed by Harry Nilsson

Prom:
Growing Up performed by Peter Gabriel

Mental Breakdown:
Byrd: Ave Verum Corpus performed by the Tallis Scholars

Flashbacks:
Dani California performed by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Getting Back Together:
Poor Heart performed by Phish

Wedding Scene:
Being Me performed by Abbey Lincoln

Final Battle:
Twisted performe d by the Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews Quintet

Death Scene:
Both Sides Now (Remastered LP Version) performed by Joni Mitchell

Funeral Song:
Ain't Nobody Here but us Chickens performed by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

Finale:
Brijo (a.k.a. Bate Canela) performed by Monica Salmaso

End Credits:
Can't Take my Eyes Off of You performed by Lauryn Hill

Note: The only substitution on the list is under Final Battle. I could not upload Tom Bubsy's Jigs from The Musical Pub Crawl compilation CD (a souvenir from our honeymoon in Dublin), so I went back to my iPod, and next song was Twisted by the Troy Andrews Quintet.

I couldn’t have made this list more entertaining if I tried.
In case you missed the link above...


4 comments:

caleb d. said...

Neat. Here's my soundtrack, maplemama (I suppose I have an inordinate amount of Bob Dylan -- then again, he is the man.)

Opening Credits:
All Along the Watchtower by Bob Dylan (at Harvard, 11-04)

First Day at School:
Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes

Falling In Love:
O City of Broken Dreams by John Cheever (chapter 3, read by Blythe Danner)

Breaking Up:
Suzanne by Leonard Cohen, performed by Nick Cave, Julie Christensen, Perla Batalla

Prom:
Dignity by Bob Dylan (Amherst, 11.04)

Mental Breakdown:
Man in a Long Black Coat by Bob Dylan

Flashbacks:
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, scene 7 performed by cast

Getting Back Together:
Visions of Johanna by Bob Dylan (Tramps)

Wedding Scene:
Kitchen Door Blues by Tennessee Williams

Final Battle:
Gratitude by Ani DiFranco

Death Scene:
Old Man by Neil Young, performed by Bob Dylan (Hartford '04)

Funeral Song:
Concrete Jungle by Bob Marley

Finale:
Spirit on the Water by Bob Dylan

End Credits:
Hell's Bell by AC/DC

Phew!

MapleMama said...

What a great list, Caleb! You've got me thinking I need to download some more Dylan. Thanks for playing!

Eamon said...

Opening Credits:
Townes performed by Early Day Miners

First Day at School:
Your Hand In Mine performed by Explosions In The Sky (no joke!)

Falling In Love:
The First Song performed by Band of Horses

Breaking Up:
To Bring You Back performed by The Black Heart Procession

Prom:
Cupid's Trick performed by Elliott Smith

Mental Breakdown:
Muzzle of Bees performed by Wilco

Flashbacks:
Exhausted performed by Foo Fighters

Getting Back Together:
U Can Do (Life) performed by De La Soul

Wedding Scene:
Farewell Transmission performed by Songs:Ohia

Final Battle:
Western Eyes performed by Portishead

Death Scene:
Don't Give Up On Me performed by Solomon Burke

Funeral Song:
In Between Days performed by Ben Folds (written by The Cure)

Finale:
Grey Room performed by Damien Rice

End Credits:
Otherwise performed by Morcheeba

That actually worked out quite nicely!

Lisa said...

What a great exercise! I will have to try this. But it also got me thinking that I don't have nearly enough stuff on my ipod and may have to check out some of your choices.