Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Songs that become a part of our own soundtracks

Hello ToP fans!

A few days ago I randomly posted a quote from Fight Club, one of my favorites films. Later, I ended up having an odd day and couldn't stop recalling the finale from that movie and the song that the film-makers chose for the ending. Wasn't that one of the best endings to a movie ever? And the song just made it that much better! The song: 'Where is My Mind?' by the Pixies. I ended up putting a YouTube video link to the song on my facebook fanpage. I have no idea how many people saw that, but most of the time I speak about movies on facebook, I just want to get out all the thoughts in my head since I have SO many movie details floating around in there. If people enjoy or relate to what I say, well, that is just icing on the cake - or butter on the popcorn!

Now, I am sitting here and thinking of movies, again. Seriously! It's me, what else I am gonna do?

So I want to share something else related to songs and movies: Our own life's soundtrack. We all have those songs that we play constantly, right? On my iPod, I have so many songs, some are of course from movies, that the second they come on I relax. Some tunes are to help me get motivated to perform some menial task like cleaning or laundry. Or there are ones that I listen to on long distant drives. These melodies inspire me - plain and simple. The help me out of a funk, get my toes tapping and evoke strong memories from my past. These songs are MY soundtrack.

I have too many songs I could share here so let me think of one randomly...okay, thinking.....got it!

The first song that popped into my head was 'Kiss From A Rose' by Seal. It's from Batman Forever (1995). Love the song/not so much the movie. But there are others that have affected me, almost as much as certain movies, and several I could post but I'll settle on one of my favorites for now.

I found this song after the movie had long come and gone. The movie: City of Angles (1998) was never a glimmer for me when it was out in theatres. I totally missed it; but when the music award season came around, I kept hearing the song: 'Uninvited' by Alanis Morissette. Intriguing, to say the least. In fact, I couldn't get the song out of my head, and I had no idea it was attached to a film. Once I found that fact out, I had to rent the movie.

No matter what I thought of the movie, the song still remains as one that I can listen to over and over again - really! So, without further ado...it was at this particular moment in time (at the Grammys) where I discovered this song and it permanently became a part of my life's soundtrack.

What songs are on your soundtrack?


Jen and Tonic said...

It's so funny that you've written about this because I'm writing a post about songs which tell a story of my life!

Uninvited is such a great song...

Tired of Previews said...

Thanks, Jen. Yes, such a great song. Can't wait to your post :-)