My girlfriend Wendy posted an awesome FB status today “I wish I had a theme song that played whenever I did something awesome.”
I’ve often wondered about this. What song would I play on an old school boombox after some crazy stuff goes down and I look totally awesome (like, when I walk someone through how to do something on Windows, successfully help a mami birth a child – this hasn’t happened yet but, I know it’s a matter of time – or find the dog’s piss in the house)?
Truth is, I am not sure. Â When Wendy asked this question I immediately posted a YouTube link of Tina Turner’s Simply The Best because that song rocks! Â Would it be Tina? Â Simply Red? U2? Aaliyah? MJ? Truth is, I think we all have theme songS. Plural. Â They rotate based on our situation and current disposition.
This evening, I’m sitting here after a long day with little sleep but lots of giggles and I’m grateful. Â This train of thought led me back to Holding Back the Years by Simply Red and I am transported to a different time and place. Like link you grab on to and pull only find it’s connected to an infinite number of links to create a chain, the songs come: The End of the Innocence, The Heart of the Matter, Sometimes Love Ain’t Enough (I quoted from this song today!), Â Hotel California (I always liked this song but I didn’t fall in love with it until I heard Marc Anthony do it live!), Somewhere Over the Rainbow (I want this played at my funeral so maybe this is the ultimate theme song), Alone (yeah, I kinda like Heart). Â I can go on and on and on. Â Prince, Michael Jackson, Janet, Madonna, Cindy Lauper, Zane, Groove Theory.
The songs don’t necessarily have to relate to one another. Â But your life crosses multiple music roads (at least mine does). Â Theme song for my life? I need to think about it. Â I’m in aÂ Biggie,Â Faith Evans,Â Mary J. Blige,Â Mary MaryÂ kind of vibe at the moment. Â This trip down memory lane could go on for hours. But it is meant to ask this one question: at this time and in this place,Â what would your theme song be?