Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Shufflin' Life Soundtrack Meme

I don't usually post twice in one day. But my baby sister sent me this one on MySpace. I wanted to do Allie's life soundtrack but I just couldn't pick the songs. So this meme lets your MP3 player's shuffle setting do it for you. Some of these were oddly spot on. Others fell flat. I think Trish did this one before. I know I've seen it from someone in my blog walk.

IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE, WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?

So, here's how it works:

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


Opening Credits:
‘House of God’ - MercyMe
[Perfect.]

First Day At School:
‘Tis Of Thee’ – Ani DiFranco
[Ha! Not quite the pledge of allegiance we knew as kids!]

Falling In Love:
‘(Waltz Me) Once Again Around The Dance Floor’ – kd lang
[Wow. That one worked.]

Fight Song:
‘1000 Miles’ – Mark Schultz
[This would actually make no sense. Unless I was fighting with luuuuuv, man!]

Breaking Up:
‘3 Small Words’ – Kay Hanley
[Who knew the Josie & the Pussycats soundtrack would be so poignant?]

Prom:
‘A Case of You’ – Joni Mitchell
[Doesn't quite fit my prom scenarios. But it'll work.]

Life:
‘A Change Would Do You Good’ – Sheryl Crow
[HA! You're not just whistlin' Dixie, man. God is working on this one, I can tell you THAT.]

Mental Breakdown:
‘A Home’ – Dixie Chicks
[Eh...not so much. I'm not having a mental breakdown over imagining the home that could have been with someone who left me. I guarantee you that, thank you very much.]

Driving:
‘A Lucky Guy’ – Rickie Lee Jones
[Not exactly what I would consider a driving song.]

Flashback:
‘A Moment Like This’ – Kelly Clarkson
[This could work in a sappy, over dramatic way. And since that's what I'm all about...]

Getting Back Together:
‘A Thousand Miles From Nowhere’ – Dwight Yokum
[If by 'getting back together', they meant 'I'm lonely because you left me'? Yah, this could work. Not.]

Wedding:
‘All of You’ – Ella Fitzgerald
[Yup. That about pegs how happy and deluded I was on this day.]

Birth of Child:
‘Always’ – Patsy Cline
[Oh yah. This totally works - "I'll be loving you always. With a love that's true - always." Yup.]

Final Battle:
‘Am I The Only One (Who’s Ever Felt This Way)' – Maria McKee
[Well, I hope not! This song aches over a breakup. I'd like my final battle to be much stronger. My final battle will see me kicking some serious butt. Or saving the world. With pies. Yah. I like that.]

Death Scene:
‘Amazing Grace’ – Ani DiFranco
[Well that was cool. And I especially love this version.]

Funeral Song:
‘Angel’ – Sarah McLachlan
[This would make people bawl. I don't want a funeral that morose. We need to find some hopeful upbeat songs here! I expect you all to throw a big huge PAHDEE!!!]

Rememberance Song:
‘Angel With a Lariat’ – kd lang
[A bit odd but you could make it fit, in a stretch.]

End Credits:
‘Anthem’ - SuperChick
[Perfect.]

2 comments:

Beck said...

Here ya go!
Opening Credits:
Happiness by Orson

First Day At School:
Snow - The Innocence Mission

Falling In Love:
Fat and Greasy by Fats Waller.
HAHAAHAHAHAHAH. Oh JEEZ.

Fight Song:
W-O-M-A-N - Etta James

Breaking Up:
Eleanor - The Low Millions

Prom:
Ain't That Pretty At All - The Pixies (that's so MEAN!)

Life:
some loud heavy metal thing my baby brother put on computer

Mental Breakdown:
One Moment More - Mindy Smith

Driving:
Underwater - Tegan and Sara

Flashback:
Yeah Yeah Yeah Song - The Flaming Lips

Getting Back Together:
What Can You Do WIth Your Baby Brother? - Ralph's World

Wedding:
In Spite of Ourselves - John Prine and Iris Dement (That's kind of creepy, since we consider that "our song.")

Birth of Child:
Polly - Kate Rusby

Final Battle:
It Is Well With My Soul - The INnocence Mission

Death Scene:
The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats (I'm laughing hysterically)

Funeral Song:
Ragtime Cowboy Joe - Ralph's World

Rememberance Song:
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone - Billie Holiday (if you thought I was laughing BEFORE...)

End Credits:
Cubaland Suite 2 Under The American Flag. Cheerful!

Moanna said...

Your songs are as interesting as your books! I may do this meme later when no one in the house is sleeping.

p.s. I think I had the same kinda wedding.