Friday, March 16, 2007

Soundtrack Of My Life

Inspired by Guinness Girl.


What's up world: Blinded by the Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band

First song I knew all the words to and was encouraged to sing all the time despite the fact that I was three years old and the song contained the words "night time is the right time and we make love": Morning Train by Sheena Easton


Why yes I actually AM a superstar in my backyard wearing Underoos and singing into the hose, thank you for noticing: What a Feeling by Irene Cara


At that bus station, Alex P. Keaton and Ellen show the world what love (twoo wuv) really is: At This Moment by Billy Vera and the Beaters

Lip syncing and frenetically choreographed dances with my friends (where all the moves are literal, like when Whitney "wants to feel the heat with somebody," you have to fan yourself): True Blue by Madonna

Roller skating at birthday parties, waking up to ass bruises bigger than my fist: Heaven is a Place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle


Dave, my sixth grade boyfriend: Some Kind of Wonderful by The Drifters (which, ahem, I only knew about because it was on the critically acclaimed More Dirty Dancing soundtrack)

Rocking out at bar/bat mitzvahs: Bust a Move by Young MC

Rocking out at middle school dances: The Electric Slide by (who knew?) Marcia Griffiths

What got my eighth grade friends and I gathered around the radio like a dirty tribute to what our grandparents must have done on D-Day: I Touch Myself by the Divinyls


Reading (the original) Sassy magazine: Sugar Free Jazz by Soul Coughing

Freshman year: Birdhouse in Your Soul by They Might Be Giants


Sophomore year: Porch by Pearl Jam

Junior year: Hunger Strike by Temple of the Dog

Senior year: Punk Rock Girl by the Dead Milkmen

Song that I quoted in my senior yearbook, I'm sorry to tell you: Young and Innocent by Elefante (from the St. Elmo's Fire soundtrack)

Senior year summer and first love: Grey Cell Green by Ned's Atomic Dustbin


Dirty Dancing: She's Like the Wind by Patrick Swayze. Just kidding. It'd have to be Moonlight Serenade, played by their band.


College (sweaty dancing and drinking at basement parties): Naked Eye by Luscious Jackson

College (then winding down after sweaty dancing and drinking): Crush with Eyeliner by R.E.M.

College (then car dancing in the backseat on the way to get breakfast): Ladykillers by Lush

College (the first song that I heard my then-musical obsession play live): Missing the War by Ben Folds Five

College (technically I didn't cheat on you because technically we're broken up and anyway I have to go my roommate needs the phone): Call and Answer by Barenaked Ladies

College (lying around doing nothing with my roommates): Never Said by Liz Phair

College (sex): Prove My Love by the Violent Femmes or Say Goodbye by the Dave Matthews Band

College (my embracing the recent pop explosion is ironic, I swear, even if I do happen to be ironically dancing on a stage): Drive Me Crazy by Britney Spears

College (overall): Life in a Northern Town by Dream Academy

Post-college (sweaty dancing and drinking at clubs): One More Time by Daft Punk

Dancing in the living room with Dorie's kids: Bright Side of the Road by Van Morrison

What I heard right after I found out I got into grad school: Peace Train by Cat Stevens


Boozecations to the Bahamas and Cancun: Stays in Mexico by Toby Keith (and oh yes, that'd be the in-room liquor dispenser)


October 2004 (i.e. no one in and around Boston gets any sleep for a month, waiting for the Sox to finally win it all): Dreams by Van Halen

When I get down about dating: I Kicked a Boy by The Sundays

When I feel optimistic about dating: More Adventurous by Rilo Kiley

Still the best car dancing song: Kiss Me Deadly by Lita Ford

My friends: Tripping Billies by The Dave Matthews Band

Right now: 17 Again by the Eurythmics


stefanie said...

"At this Moment" by Billy Vera and the Beaters will forever be associated with Alex P. Keaton and Ellen. For me, it's more the scene at the dance than the one in the bus station, though.

Killer said...

Holy smokes! I did not anyone else listened to Soul Coughing. I swear, just a few days ago, I was wondering why nobody ever talked about them.

Soul Coughing AND The Dead Milkmen. I am leaving Cali right now, driving all the way to Boston, and shaking your hand.

don't call me MA'AM said...

Isn't "Bright Side of the Road" EVERYONE'S favorite song to dance to with Dorrie's kids? Or, well, anyone's kids? :-)

Married Jen/Single Jen said...

I would SO wear my Wonder Woman underroos if I still had them. But, then again, they wouldn't fit my ass. Nevermind.

Great post. Brings back memories....

I was a New Kids on the Blocker in high school...

LVGurl said...

Hi! I've seen your site in a few blogrolls recently, so I decided to stop by. I need to browse much more, but I had to comment on this post! Magnificent! We must have been tuned into the same radio station or something.

I'd like to "borrow" this idea at some point in the future :) I'll give you a shout when I do.

Married Jen said...

Alex P. Keaton was my first love. I think maybe it's why I am a Republican.

Farrah said...

I got all misty when I saw Sassy magazine again.