Think back to your first big romance, your first solo road trip, or even a special memory with family or friends. What do all these events have in common? Music.
For most of us, music plays the same role in our lives that it plays in movies; it narrates, sets the mood, and indicates what might be around the corner (think Jaws music here). Just like a scent, a clip of music can instantly remind you of your good times, teenage angst, and even how you got through a bad time.
My friend Donna is an extreme athlete, college student, mom, and all-around fabulous person. She often updates her Facebook status with inspiring quotes, questions, and song lyrics, and this post is a result of her question:
If you had a music soundtrack for your life, what songs would be on it?
I can think of several travel/transition themed songs that illustrate our life* right now (click here to watch them on YouTube):
- Hit the Road, Jack by Ray Charles
- Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
- Take Me as I Am by Mary J. Blige
- Change of Season by Hall & Oates
- Everybody Got their Something by Nikka Costa
- With a Little Help from my Friends by Joe Cocker
- My Way by Los Lonely Boys
What songs capture your favorite moments in life?
*Warren will probably want me to point out these are my song choices. We have a lot in common, but you wouldn’t know it by comparing our iPods. I always tell him the only good taste he has is in women.