The Soundtrack Of Your Life

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Imported, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. Imported

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2000
    Messages:
    56,713
    Likes Received:
    55
    TragicWhiteKnight: A spin-off from the Music thread, for those of you of a musical frame of mind. I found the basis for this survey from some guy's LiveJournal entry, linked to by a friend - I've tinkered with it, adding and changing a few categories making what I think is a solid template for songs that sum up facets of your very existence AND makes a neat-o CD.

    So, pick the songs that you'd feel most fits the following 'scenes' in the average life (if it were a movie. And a bad early 90s movie, judging by the rough plot moments). I love reading how other people answer this...so please post your playlist.

    -------------

    Opening Credits (Song):
    Opening Credits (Instrumental):
    Car Driving Scene:
    High School Flashback Scene:
    Nostalgic Scene:
    Bitter/Anger Scene:
    Breakup Scene:
    Nightclub/Bar Scene:
    Mellow Scene:
    Dance Scene:
    Fight/Action Scene:
    Sad/Breakdown Scenes:
    Death Scene:
    Funeral Scene:
    Cheer Up Scene:
    Dream About a Girl Scene:
    Ponder/Contemplation Scene:
    Chase/Hurry Scene:
    Sex Scene:
    Happy - Love Scene:
    Happy - Friends Scene:
    Closing Credits:
     
  2. Pecker

    Pecker Retired Moderator
    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2002
    Messages:
    83,922
    Likes Received:
    34
    I'm sorely afraid that my life's soundtrack would be drowned out by the laughtrack. :p

    Pecker
     
  3. Imported

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2000
    Messages:
    56,713
    Likes Received:
    55
    H8Monga: At the music-related forum where I am family, I made a thread of the same topic although your apprach is different. I was asking if anyone had actually considered putting together a soundtrack of hits and favorite songs that were out during your life that trigger memories. I for years have been thinking about making such a compilation. I am about 98% complete I think! Something always comes out of the woodwork but I do have the majority of songs necessary to start.

    As for your method, I'd have to think very very very hard! I love music so much, it'd be hard to pick a song for scenes... the soundtrack would still be a multi-volume boxset!
     
  4. Imported

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2000
    Messages:
    56,713
    Likes Received:
    55
    TragicWhiteKnight: [quote author=Chubby-Sexy link=board=99;num=1057692382;start=0#2 date=07/08/03 at 21:03:46]At the music-related forum where I am family, I made a thread of the same topic although your apprach is different.  I was asking if anyone had actually considered putting together a soundtrack of hits and favorite songs that were out during your life that trigger memories.  I for years have been thinking about making such a compilation. I am about 98% complete I think! Something always comes out of the woodwork but I do have the majority of songs necessary to start.

    As for your method, I'd have to think very very very hard! I love music so much, it'd be hard to pick a song for scenes... the soundtrack would still be a multi-volume boxset![/quote]

    To be honest, your way's a heck of a lot harder :) To think of 'favourite songs' for your life may be easier, but to know which ones to limit yourself to (and the order they should go in), is pretty near impossible for me; I tend to compile a year end CD, but even those are pretty tough. At least when it comes to thinking in terms of scenes, you have a stricter template to follow. Otherwise, like you said, it becomes a sprawling mass of Wagnerian proportions...
     
  5. Imported

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2000
    Messages:
    56,713
    Likes Received:
    55
    Dag: Title: The Life & Times of Homo-Dag
    Rated: H (for Homo's)

    Opening Credits (Song): If you wanted to sing out, sing out by Cat Stevens

    Opening Credits (Instrumental): Heroes, Instrumental version by David Bowie & Philip Glass

    Car Driving Scene: Wig in a Box, Hedwig & The Angry Inch
     
    High School Flashback Scene: Changes by David Bowie

    Nostalgic Scene: Lost In Space, theme song by John Williams

    Bitter/Anger Scene: Head like a hole Nine Inch Nails

    Breakup Scene: '?', the song from the begining of the movie 'Bridget Jones Diary'

    Nightclub/Bar Scene: Bela Lugosi's Dead by Bauhaus

    Mellow Scene: A Thousand Beautiful Things by Annie Lennox
     
    Dance Scene: What's on your mind (Pure Energy) by Information Society

    Fight/Action Scene:  Superman by Eminem

    Sad/Breakdown Scenes:  Trouble by Cat Stevens

    Death Scene: Midnight Radio, Hedwig & The Angry Inch

    Funeral Scene: Miles from nowhere by Cat Stevens. 'Harold & Maude' soundtrack

    Cheer Up Scene: once again - If you wanted to sing out, sing out by Cat Stevens

    Dream About a Boy Scene:  Zeroes by Space Hog

    Ponder/Contemplation Scene:  Time for Action, by Yoko Ono

    Chase/Hurry Scene: The way I am by Eminem & Marilyn Manson

    Sex Scene: Music From the Last Temptation of Christ by Peter Gabriel

    Happy - Love Scene:  The Orgin of Love, Hedwig & The Angry

    Happy - Friends Scene:  Midnight Radio, Hedwig & The Angry Inch

    Closing Credits 1: Traveller by Talvin Singh

    Closing Credits 2: One the road to find out by Cat Stevens



    Oooooh shit... gotta go back to work. more to come
    list completed - 6:11pm
     
  6. Pecker

    Pecker Retired Moderator
    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2002
    Messages:
    83,922
    Likes Received:
    34
    Opening Credits (Song):  What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

    Opening Credits (Instrumental): The Pink Panther Theme

    Car Driving Scene: Hot Rod Lincoln (son you’re gonna drive me to drinkin…) Charlie Ryan

    High School Flashback Scene:  Be True to Your School - Beach Boys

    Nostalgic Scene:  At Last (My lonely days are gone…) Etta James

    Bitter/Anger Scene:  Respect - Aretha Franklin

    Breakup Scene:  Ain’t Too Proud to Beg - Temptations

    Nightclub/Bar Scene:  Hello I Love You - Doors

    Mellow Scene: Come Together - Beatles

    Dance Scene:  Boogey Oogie Oogie - A Taste of Honey

    Fight/Action Scene:  War - Edwin Starr

    Sad/Breakdown Scenes:  American Pie - Don McLean

    Cheer-Up Scene:  I’ll Be There - Jackson 5

    Dream About a Girl Scene:  The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack

    Chase/Hurry Scene:  Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips

    Sex Scene:  Brand New Key (I got a brand new pair of roller skates) - Melanie

    Happy - Love Scene:  Something - Beatles

    Happy - Friends Scene:  Ebony and Ivory - McCartney/Wonder

    Death Scene:  Another One Bites the Dust - Queen

    Funeral Scene:  Love Bites - Def Leppard

    Closing Credits:  You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman-Turner Overdrive

    Can't Believe I Had Time for This:  (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding

    Pecker
     
  7. Synergistic

    Synergistic Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2002
    Messages:
    299
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Roanoke (VA, US)
    Well this is alot of fun, but a few of them don't have any songs I can relate with yet (i.e. sex)

    Opening Credits (Song): History of a Boring Town by Less Than Jake
    Car Driving Scene: Open Road Song by Eve 6
    High School Flashback Scene: Al's War by Less Than Jake
    Nostalgic Scene: Jump Start by The Hang Ups
    Bitter/Anger Scene: Somebody Hates Me by Reel Big Fish
    Breakup Scene: Pictures to Prove It by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
    Nightclub/Bar Scene: Beer by Reel Big Fish
    Mellow Scene: Misunderstood by Better Than Ezra
    Dance Scene: Safety Dance by Men Without Hats
    Fight/Action Scene: Heart of Sword (from Rurouni Kenshin)
    Sad/Breakdown Scenes: Bigger Picture by Less Than Jake
    Funeral Scene: Washing of the Water by Peter Gabriel
    Cheer Up Scene: Cheer Up by Reel Big Fish
    Dream About a Girl Scene: I Want Your Girlfriend (To Be My Girlfriend Too) by Reel Big Fish
    Ponder/Contemplation Scene: Everybody's Better - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
    Chase/Hurry Scene: Staring at the Sun by The Offspring
    Happy - Love Scene: She's An Angel by They Might Be Giants
    Happy - Friends Scene: We Threw Gasoline On The Fire And Now We Have Stumps For Arms And No Eyebrows by NOFX
    Closing Credits: The Impression That I Get by Mighty Mighty Bosstones
     
  8. D_Martin van Burden

    D_Martin van Burden Account Disabled

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2002
    Messages:
    3,365
    Likes Received:
    6
    Edit: Changed the soundtrack to incorporate some stuff I actually like from the radio and what not...

     Opening Credits (Instrumental):  Final Fantasy X, "Besaid Island"
     Car Driving Scene: Poe, "Hey Pretty"
     Nostalgic Scene:  Total, "Missing You"
     Bitter/Anger Scene:  Puddle of Mud, "She Fuckin' Hates Me"
    Courtship Frustration Scene: Alicia Keys, "How Come You Don't Call Me"
     Breakup Scene:  Sugababes, "Hole in the Head"
     Nightclub Scene:  DSICO, "Kylie (Burn, Baby, Burn!)"
     Bar Scene: Incubus, "Drive"
    Mellow Scene:  Lucy Pearl, "Dance Tonight"
    Dance Scene: Mis-Teeq, "Scandalous"
     Dance Contest Scene:  Mya, "My Love is Like Whoa"
     Fight/Action Scene:  Final Fantasy X-2, "Battle Theme"
    Against All Odds Scene: Fragma, "I Need a Miracle"
     Sad/Breakdown Scene:  Lara Fabian, "Je Suis Malade"
    Battle to Death Scene: Final Fantasy III, "Opera (Ultros Battle Scene)"
     Final Loss Death Scene:  Chrono Trigger, "Schala's Theme"
     Funeral Scene:  Enya, "Only Time"
     Ponder/Contemplation Scene:  Keiko Matsui, "Forest Trout"
     Chase/Hurry Scene:  Paulina Rubio, "Don't Say Goodbye"    
     Sex Scene:  Janet Jackson, "Don't Stop (All Night)"
     Happiness Scene:  Good Charlotte, "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"
     Closing Credits:  Tamia, "Officially Missing You"

    (It didn't really hit me 'til now how much I like themes from video games.)
       
     
  9. Imported

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2000
    Messages:
    56,713
    Likes Received:
    55
    Javierdude22: Music is what makes me tick...seriously...who ever invented it (  ??? ) is my hero...it gets me through depression, anger, and heartache...but also gives me great joy, something to dance and drink to, and something that just makes me happy.

    Very honestly though, i do have more -typical- songs for the more negative scenes...like depression, or nostalgic...there are just some songs that totally reflect those feelings...Sarah Mclachlan does that well for me, but also some songs of Matt Nathanson, Dave Matthews, Mercedes Sosa, and U2 (of course). My list...i did it kinda quickly since i dont have my cd collection at hand, so i passed some scenes by  ;D


     
    Opening Credits (Song): Kansas -Dust in the Wind-
    Car Driving Scene:  Tracy Chapman -Fast Car-
    High School Flashback Scene: Goo Goo Dolls -Iris-  
    Nostalgic Scene: Matt Nathanson -Loud-
    Bitter/Anger Scene: Creed -My Own Prison-
    Breakup Scene: U2 -One-
    Loungy Scene: D Angelo -Brown Sugar-  
    Fight/Action Scene: Rammstein -Feurfrei-  
    Sad/Breakdown Scenes: Sarah Mclachlan - Angel -
    Death Scene: Sarah Mclachlan - Hold On-  
    Funeral Scene: dunno...
    Cheer Up Scene:  David Bisbal -Corazon Latino-
    Dream About a Girl Scene: Juan Luis Guerra -Burbujas de Amor-
    Ponder/Contemplation Scene:  Mercedes Sosa -Todo Cambia-
    Sex Scene:  Dave Matthewsband -Crash....and Crush-
    Happy - Love Scene:  Sarah Mclachlan -Ice Cream-
    Closing Credits: dunno..  
     
  10. Imported

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2000
    Messages:
    56,713
    Likes Received:
    55
    awellhungboi: Opening Credits (Song):   The Stranger Song: Leonard Cohen (Just like the opening credits of McCabe and Mrs. Miller).
    Opening Credits (Instrumental):  Overture from The Thieving Magpie: Rossini.  
    Car Driving Scene:  I don't drive, so how about The Passenger: Iggy Pop.
    High School Flashback Scene:  High School Confidential: Jerry Lee Lewis.
    Nostalgic Scene: Yesterday When I Was Young: Roy Clark.
    Bitter/Anger Scene: Nick Cave's version of Stagolee.
    Breakup Scene: Romeo and Juliet: Dire Straits.
    Nightclub/Bar Scene: SS Death Star Supergalaktik: Hanzel und Gretyl.
    Mellow Scene: Goldberg Variations: J.S. Bach.
    Dance Scene: Cheek to Cheek: Fred Astaire.
    Fight/Action Scene:  Theme from the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Ennio Morricone.
    Sad/Breakdown Scenes: Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Marianne Faithful--or--Left Behind: vnv nation
    Death Scene: Gloomy Sunday: Billie Holiday.
    Funeral Scene: Finnegan's Wake: Traditional.
    Cheer Up Scene: Rhinestone Cowboy: Glen Campbell.
    Dream About a Girl Scene: Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered: Frank Sinatra--or--You and Your Sister: This Mortal Coil.
    Ponder/Contemplation Scene: Ah, taci, ingiusto core from Don Giovanni, act II scene 1: W.A. Mozart.
    Chase/Hurry Scene: Turkey in the Straw: Traditional.
    Sex Scene: Closer: NIN (or Turkey in the Straw).
    Happy - Love Scene: What A Dif'rence a Day Made: Dinah Washington.
    Happy - Friends Scene:  (Would You Like to Ride in) My Beautiful Balloon: The Fifth Dimension (I have weird friends, what can I say?).
    Closing Credits: Ode to Joy: Ludwig van Beethoven.

    Hey, that was fun!
     
  11. Imported

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2000
    Messages:
    56,713
    Likes Received:
    55
    joe: I find your selections very interesting and most eclactic . do you do this for a living ? and you even know Ennio Morricone. The Fucken Best!!
     
  12. Imported

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2000
    Messages:
    56,713
    Likes Received:
    55
    awellhungboi: [quote author=joe link=board=99;num=1057692382;start=0#10 date=07/18/03 at 07:36:41]I find your selections very interesting and most eclactic . do you do this for a living ?   and you even know Ennio Morricone. The Fucken Best!! [/quote]

    Hey, thanks! Nah, I just pulled them off the top of my head. Yeah, Ennio Morricone is awesome!
     
  13. Imported

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2000
    Messages:
    56,713
    Likes Received:
    55
    7x6andchg: LMAO @

    Sex Scene: Closer by NIN (or: Turkey in the Straw)

    Dee dee deedle deedle dee, dee dee deedle deedle dee..I'm sorry just the idea made me laugh out loud...

    7x6&C still :D ing
     
  14. Imported

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2000
    Messages:
    56,713
    Likes Received:
    55
    awellhungboi: :D

    Glad you liked that!

    Seriously, though, I really enjoy reading and doing these silly little livejournal quizzes and surveys--reading them always seems like such a good way to get such a quick little sketch of a person.
     
  15. Imported

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2000
    Messages:
    56,713
    Likes Received:
    55
    bustyredhead: K... I'm worried at how dorky my selection will make me look. lol Anyways, I put down multiple choices for many of the sections, because I refuse to settle with just one song per category. lol

    Opening Credits (Song):
    1) "Sexbomb" - Tom Jones (couldn't resist)

    Opening Credits (Instrumental):
    1) "Redhead" - Kevin Smith

    Car Driving Scene:
    1) "The Danger Zone" - Kenny Loggins
    2) "Act A Fool" - Ludacris

    High School Flashback Scene:
    1) "Drive" - Incubus
    2) "Survivor" - Destiny's Child

    Nostalgic Scene:
    1) "My Funny Valentine" - Frank Sinatra / Matt Damon (either one works)

    Bitter/Anger Scene:
    1) "Pocket Full Of Shells" - Rage Against The Machine
    2) "Rock Bottom" - Eminem

    Breakup Scene:
    1) "The Show Must Go On" - Queen

    Nightclub/Bar Scene:
    1) "Bitch Please" - Xzibit
    2) "Hungry Like The Wolf" - Duran Duran

    Mellow Scene:
    1) "Deep Inside" - Incubus
    2) "Hotel California" - The Eagles

    Dance Scene:
    1) "Mambo Madness" - Daniel Cox
    2) "Bombs Over Baghdad" - Outkast

    Fight/Action Scene:
    1) "No Future" - Nanase Aikawa
    2) "How I Could Just Kill A Man" - Rage Against The Machine

    Sad/Breakdown Scenes:
    1) "Armageddon" - KRYPTONIC
    2) "Everything Means Nothing To Me" - Elliot Smith

    Death Scene:
    1) "I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight" - Cutting Crew
    2) "Who Wants To Live Forever?" - Queen

    Funeral Scene:
    1) "The Real Folk Blues" - Cowboy Bebop
    2) "Boadicea" - Enya

    Cheer Up Scene:
    1) "My Dingaling" - Chuck Berry
    2) "It's All About The Pentiums" - Weird Al Yankovic

    Dream About a Girl Scene:
    1) "Hungry Like The Wolf" - Duran Duran

    Ponder/Contemplation Scene:
    1) "Jesu - Joy Of Man's Desiring" - Bach

    Chase/Hurry Scene:
    1) "A Certain Shade Of Green" - Incubus
    2) "Killer" - ATB

    Sex Scene:
    1) "One Minute Man" - Missy Elliot
    2) "What's Your Fantasy" - Ludacris
    3) "How Many Licks" - Lil Kim & Sisqo

    Happy - Love Scene:
    1) "Take On Me" - Aha
    2) "Pioneer" - Tenchi Muyo

    Happy - Friends Scene:
    1) "Cats on Mars" - Yoko Kanno
    2) "Beautiful Life" - Ace Of Base

    Closing Credits:
    1) "Anywhere Is" - Enya

    - Nene (Amadeus)
     
  16. Imported

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2000
    Messages:
    56,713
    Likes Received:
    55
    7x6andchg: Nene-

    Well for what its worth I don't think it's dorky...probably by the soundtrack album for those two alone. ;D

    7x6&C
     
  17. Synergistic

    Synergistic Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2002
    Messages:
    299
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Roanoke (VA, US)
    Maybe not dorky, but with all the anime music definately geeky, which is a good thing.
     
  18. B_DoubleMeatWhopper

    B_DoubleMeatWhopper New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2002
    Messages:
    5,402
    Likes Received:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Louisiana
    This is my list for now; I'll probably change my mind about most of it tomorrow. Strangely enough, most of the songs are older than I am. Eclectic to the point of being disturbing:

    Opening Credits (Song):I Am What I Am (From La Cage Aux Folles)

    Opening Credits (Instrumental): Tequila

    Car Driving Scene: Ride Of The Valkyries by Richard Wagner
     
    High School Flashback Scene: New Kid In Town,The Eagles

    Nostalgic Scene: Both Sides Now, Joni Mitchell

    Bitter/Anger Scene: I Am A Rock, Simon and Garfunkel

    Breakup Scene: I Will Survive,Gloria Gaynor (I mean, c'mon ... I'm gay!)
    Nightclub/Bar Scene:Macho Man, The Village People

    Mellow Scene:Dream A Little Dream Of Me, Mama Cass

    Dance Scene: Dancing With Myself, Billy Idol

    Fight/Action Scene:Kung Fu Fighting, Devo's version

    Death Scene: Seasons In The Sun, Terry Jacks

    Funeral Scene:Pie Jesu (From Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem)

    Cheer Up Scene: Everything's Alright (From Jesus Christ Superstar)

    Dream About a Boy Scene: Afternoon Delight, The Starland Vocal Band

    Ponder/Contemplation Scene:
    Magic, Pilot

    Chase/Hurry Scene: Finale of the Overture to Guillaume Tell by Gioacchino Rossini

    Sex Scene: You Sexy Thing, Hot Chocolate

    Happy - Love Scene: Close To You, The Carpenters

    Happy - Friends Scene: Friends (From Sigmund and the Sea Monsters)

    Closing Credits: Give Me A Happy Ending (From The Pirate Movie)
     
  19. Imported

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2000
    Messages:
    56,713
    Likes Received:
    55
    7x6andchg: DMW-

    You know- Hot Chocolate doesn't get enough exposure as it is...and that song is the epitome of the 70s.

    And I'd probably choose Gloria Gaynor - and I'm straight - it's a great song.

    Can you tell I'm a child of the 70s? Well, 70% of them.

    7x6&C
     
  20. D_Martin van Burden

    D_Martin van Burden Account Disabled

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2002
    Messages:
    3,365
    Likes Received:
    6
    Edited; see above entry. 09.21
     
Draft saved Draft deleted