It’s another music meme. Sorry.
They’re about to make a film of your life and want you to provide the soundtrack. Using the random play function on your music player, find 20 songs to fit the following categories:
Opening Credits, Birth, Waking Up, First Day At School, Falling In Love, Losing Virginity, Fight Song, Prom, Last Day of School, First Day at Work, Beginning of Adult Life, Mental Breakdown, Obligatory Flashback, Getting Back Together, Wedding, Birth of Child, Final Battle, Death Scene, Funeral Song, End Credits.
You’re supposed to just list the first twenty that get played in chronological order. I’m going to try to be a wee bit more creative and, while I will take the first 20 that emerge from the player (skipping spoken word pieces and using only one track per artist), I’m going to try to match each one to a scene. So if the first song that comes out is more appropriate for the “Falling in Love” scene than the “Opening Credits”, then that’s where I’ll put it. Though obviously some will still remain inappropriate. I’ll link to a song where possible.
So here goes…
Opening Credits: One Fine Day — David Byrne and Brian Eno
Birth: Graceland — Paul Simon
Waking Up: Eternal Life — Jeff Buckley
First Day At School: And She Was — Talking Heads
Falling In Love: Stir it Up — Bob Marley and The Wailers
Losing Virginity: Hidden Place — Bjork
Fight Song: Bunt — Disciplin a kitschme
Prom: Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me — The Smiths
Last Day of School: Heroin — The Velvet Underground
First Day at Work: Desolation Row — Bob Dylan
Beginning of Adult Life: Nature Boy — Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Mental Breakdown: Black Box Theme — Tom Waits
Obligatory Flashback: Nightswimming — R.E.M.
Getting Back Together: Cold Wind in August — Van Morrison
Wedding: Let’s Make This Precious — Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Birth of Child: Here Comes The Sun — The Beatles
Final Battle: O King of Chaos — Julian Cope
Death Scene: Time — David Bowie
Funeral Song: Black Butterfly — Laura Veirs
End Credits: Sunset Coming On — Mali Music