Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Life Soundtrack: Reprise

Today, my wife was telling me about Timeline on Facebook, so I decided to check it out.  Talk about a way to go back through some recent memories.  One of the things that I found I wanted to share.  This is My Life Soundtrack...

Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at 11:51pm

Alrighty, I decided, with the influence of a certain individual, that I would make this list and choose the songs that I feel would best fit each of the categories.......and with each of the songs...i will include a little bit of an explanation (if I can) as to why I selected it......

Opening Credits:

20th Century Fox Fanfare/Star Wars Main Title (John Williams)...I grew up watching these movies and I still watch them...I don't think there could be a better fitting opening credit theme than this one.

Waking Up:

Two Step (Dave Matthews Band)...A wake up song needs to do some pumping up and waking up for the day...this song does just that.

First Day at School:

Wonderful World (Sam Cooke)...I think as far as school goes, it wasn't class that excited me on the first day of school...it was usually seeing the pretty ladies.

Falling in Love:

Is This Love (Whitesnake)
Waltz With Me (Tonic)
Every Breath You Take (The Police)
I Just Called to Say I Love You (Stevie Wonder)
Every Little Thing I Do (Soul For Real)
Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (The Shirelles)
When I'm With You (Sheriff)
I Could Fall in Love (Selena)
Dreaming of You (Selena)
Kiss From a Rose (Seal)
Cupid (Sam Cooke)
Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers)
(You're My) Soul and Inspiration (The Righteous Brothers)
Right Here Waiting (Richard Marx)
I'll Still Be Loving You (Restless Heart)
Can't Fight This Feeling (REO Speedwagon)
Glory of Love (Peter Cetera)
When a Man Loves a Woman (Percy Sledge)
She's Like the Wind (Patrick Swayze)
Dance With Me (Orleans)
I'll Be Loving You Forever (New Kids on the Block)
Do You Dream of Me (Michael W. Smith)
Somewhere Somehow (Michael W. Smith)
Earth Angel (Marvin Berry...from Back to the Future)
Endless Love (Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey)
I've Been Thinking About You (Londonbeat)
Stuck on You (Lionel Ritchie)
Cherish (Kool and the Gang)
Because of You (Kelly Clarkson)
Send Her My Love (Journey)
Angel Eyes (Jim Brickman)
Rose (James Horner....Titanic Soundtrack)
The Power of Love (Huey Lewis and the News)
Evenstar (Howard Shore and Isabel Bayrakdarian...LOTR Two Towers)
Always and Forever (Heatwave)
Til I Hear it From You (Gin Blossoms)
Lost in You (Garth Brooks as Chris Gaines)
I Love You Baby (Frankie Valli)
Waiting For a Girl Like You (Foreigner)
I Only Have Eyes For You (The Flamingos)
More Than Words (Extreme)
Can't Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Elton John)
This Magic Moment (The Drifters)
So This is Love (Cinderella)
Lost in Your Eyes (Debbie Gibson)
You're The Inspiration (Chicago)
The Power of Love (Celine Dion)
Everything I Do (I Do It For You) (Bryan Adams)
She's Got a Way (Billy Joel)
Take My Breath Away (Berlin)
How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees)
And I Love Her (The Beatles)
Never My Love (The Association)

Yeah, that would be it that I can think of......

Fight Song:

Rocky Theme (Bill Conti)...It's obvious...Rocky is the man! He gave all of us underdogs the inspiration to come out on top!

Breaking Up:

Breaking Up is Hard to Do (Neil Sedaka)
Why You Wanna Break My Heart (Tia Carrere...Wayne's World)...It's kind of obvious....these are about breaking up

Formal:

Did We Ever Have a Chance (Saved by the Bell)...Don't know why, just reminds me.

Life:

Don't Give Up (Michael W. Smith)...Life is rough...so don't give up!

Mental Breakdown:

Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)...having one of these can make you think that nothing else matters.

Driving:

Embers and Envelopes (Mae)...makes me wanna go!

Flashback:

Set Adrift on Memory Bliss (PM Dawn)...Memory = Flashback...and I have memories of this song.....going to the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Getting Back Together:

I Want You Back (N Sync)....it fits

Wedding:

Chapel of Love (Dixie Cups)
Faithfully (Journey)

Birth of First Child:

Happy Song (Chris Tomlin).....it will definitely make me happy...may even make me cry tears of joy.

Final Battle:

Ride of the Rohirrim (Howard Shore...LOTR Return of the King)...duh! :)

Death Scene:

Main Title (from Braveheart....James Horner)...William Wallace...phew...what a way to go....FREEDOM!!!!!!!!

Funeral Song:

May It Be (Enya....from LOTR Fellowship of the Ring)
Into the West (Annie Lennox....from LOTR Return of the King)
Now We Are Free (Enya...from Gladiator)

Credits:

The Rebel Fleet/End Title (John Williams...from Empire Strikes Back)...got to conclude what was begun...start with Star Wars...end with Star Wars..

OKAY....man that took a while....but it is done.

I might have to sit down and go back through this list to see if I could/would make any changes/additions. That's all.