Saturday, January 28, 2012

My Life in Song

Everyone has seen the chain email that is a "life soundtrack" thing. You set your music player on shuffle, and whatever it comes up with is a song that represents a certain aspect of your life. This can sometimes be really funny. Still, yesterday I had a moment. I was walking into troupe through the parking lot. The sun was shining and it was an excellent 60-something degrees. I was happy, and listening to a certain song. It matched the moment PERFECTLY.  If I had been in a movie, that song would've been playing at that moment. Amazing.

It got me thinking: if my life was a movie, what would be on the soundtrack? I have some ideas.

1. Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
2. Plant Life - Owl City
3. Rain - MIKA
4. Helena Beat - Foster the People
5. Drops of Jupiter - Train
6. Sort Of - Ingrid Michaelson
7. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
8. You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift
9. Good Life - (Originally by OneRepublic) Alex Goot
10. Fireflies - Owl City
11. Animal - Neon Trees
12. Hey, Soul Sister - Train
13. Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
14. We Are Young - MIKA & RedOne
15. Stuck Like Glue - Sugarland
16. Lift Me Up - The Afters
17. Happily Ever After - He is We
18. Paradise - Coldplay
19. By Your Side - Tenth Avenue North
20. Sunburn - Owl City
21. Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears
22. Safety Dance - (Original) Men Without Hats or Glee Cast cover
23. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cindi Lauper
24. Skip to the Good Part - He is We
25. Enchanted - Taylor Swift
26. Through Being Cool - (Original) Devo or They Might Be Giants cover
27. Strip Me - Natasha Bedingfield
28. Firework - Katy Perry
29. Give Me Your Eyes - Brandon Heath
30. Waste - Foster the People
31. Emmylou - First Aid Kit
32. We Are Gonna Be Friends - (Original) The White Strips or Bright Eyes cover Feat. First Aid Kit
33. Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys
34. Lucky (feat. Colbie Caillet) - Jason Mraz
35. River Flows in You - Yiruma

There are some embarrassing songs, some I proudly declare that I adore. It was really interesting to go through my music and pick 35 songs that I felt represented my life. It was funny to see the many different styles that appeared on this list. I would go through and explain each song, but it's a little personal. I'm sure that most of you who know me well already know why these songs are here.

Peace from the East,

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