If your life was a movie â€” and really, shouldnâ€™t it be?? â€” what would the soundtrack be? Sorry, no original music allowed, even if youâ€™re BFFs with John Williams, Danny Elfman AND Randy Newman.
Here’s how it works:
1. Open your music library on iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, or whatever
1. Shuffle it
3. For every â€˜sceneâ€™ below, type the title and the artist in the order the songs come up
1. If youâ€™re old and donâ€™t have your tunes online, close your eyes and pull out 16 CDs, albums, cassettes, 8-tracks or 78s.
2. Actually shuffle them. Be careful, though â€” theyâ€™re antiques.
3. Type in the first title and artist for each scene below
4. Whichever way you do it, no cheating!
Falling in Love:
Getting Back Together:
Birth of a Child:
Hereâ€™s the soundtrack of my life …
Waking up: Something Bad â€” from Wicked
Falling in Love: Letâ€™s Get Mesolithic â€” by Eddie From Ohio
Fight Song: Make Someone Happy â€” by Jimmy Durante
Breaking Up: Superstar â€” by Sonic Youth
Prom: Mony Mony â€” by Tommy James and the Shondells
Life: Where Have All The Cowboys Gone â€” by Paula Cole
Mental Breakdown: Iâ€™m Not That Girl â€” from Wicked
Driving: Hand Jive â€” from Grease
Flash Back: Best Shot â€” by Pat Benatar
Getting Back Together: Words of Love â€” by Buddy Holly
Wedding: As We Stumble Along â€” from The Drowsy Chaperone
Birth of a Child: Schadenfreude â€” from Avenue Q
Final Battle:Â Our House â€” by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Death Scene: Loose Lips â€” by Kimya Dawson
Funeral Song: Whip It â€” by Devo
End Credits: Donâ€™t Ask Me Why â€” by Billy Joel
Most of them are perfect. Some made me laugh out loud. For instance, picture doing the Hand Jive while driving. Oh wait. I think Iâ€™ve done that â€¦ no, nevermind. Iâ€™m thinking of when I go to the dentist.
And for those of you who are not Eddie From Ohio fans, â€œLetâ€™s Get Mesolithicâ€ is a sort of love song, in that drag-your-mate-by-the-hair kinda way.
Benatar as my flashback song? Perfect, as she was the mini-soundtrack of my life for every event I attended in college. And, by â€˜eventâ€™ I mean anything other than classes. Always after dark. Usually in a large crowd. Often with my fraternity brothers.
Iâ€™ve already left instructions for my survivors to play â€œWhip Itâ€ at my funeral. Try to detect it. Itâ€™s not too late. To whip it. Whip it good. Devo definitely puts the fun in funeral!
And Jimmy Durante? I donâ€™t care who you are, thatâ€™s just funny.
Whatâ€™s the soundtrack of your life?