Monday, February 16, 2009

The Music of My Life

My friend Brent tagged me on this one a little over a week ago. Since he rarely tags anyone I felt incredibly honored. Humbled. Like one of the chosen few... ☺ Due to my intense desire to post about the love languages last week, I waited to respond until I could have a few days for you all to relish in my extraordinary musical tastes. That being said, here goes:

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

1. Opening Credits: "Scarbourough Fair" Simon and Garfunkel

2. Waking Up: "This is My Garden" Michael McLean

3. First Day at School: "Running to Stand Still" U2

4. Falling in Love: "Soul" Matchbox 20

5. First Love: "Can't You Just Adore Her?" Mandy Moore

6. Fight Song: "Praise to the Man" David Glen Hatch

7. Breaking Up: "Morning Hymn and Alleluja" Rogers and Hammerstein's Sound of Music

8. Prom: "Dancing Queen" ABBA (seriously! That was the one...not that I went to Prom...or listen to ABBA)

9. Life: "Minimum Wage" They Might Be Giants

10. Mental Breakdown: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" U2

11. Driving: "Songs About the Great Divide" Peter Breinholdt

12. Flashback: "Superman (It's Not Easy)" Five for Fighting

13. Getting Back Together: "Down Once More" Phantom of the Opera

14. Wedding: "Point of No Return" Phantom...

15. Birth of Child: "For the Beauty of the Earth" Jon Schmidt

16. Final Battle: "Saturday's Warrior" Lex De Azevedo

17. Death Scene: "Nightingale Song" Toad the Wet Sprocket

18. Funeral Song: "Be Still My Soul" Steven Sharp Nelson

So, funny thing is, I've had songs match twice what's going on in my life perfectly. The first time was when I was heading to a hospital to have a blood test taken when we were hoping I was pregnant (the test strips were notoriously wrong for me). As I was driving I was praying, and the song "Arms Wide Open" by Creed came on the radio which talks about having a new little boy...which we did, lol.

The second time (I was also pregnant...hmm...are we seeing a pattern?) I'd just gotten out of the doctor's office after being told there was nothing happening, after already being close to two weeks over my original due date. As I drove down the street, crying I might add, the song, "So You Had a Bad Day" (can't recall who sings it) came on the radio and I immediately started laughing and said to no one, "Yes, I really am having a bad day!"

Anywho, if there's a cute someone out there who'd like to do this, feel free. It's funny how so many of these turn out eerily accurate. Have fun!


Brent said...

You have some great matches there. I like the "Alleluja" song for a breakup song. It's kinda fun to see how these play out. My favorite has to be "Be Still My Soul" as a funeral song. Fitting.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like fun! I'll have to post it when I get a chance.

Davis Family 5 said...

How is it that what we listen to acurately reflects what is going on in our lives? I love your list, you have such great taste. I'd post a list myself, but my i-pod really belongs to my three-year-old :)