Often we don’t think about it until that one big crisis hits us, but at some point or another, we’ve probably all said, “my life could be a movie.” Yet, it’s everyday we’re living the movie of our lives. The people we meet, the places we go, the experiences, and the range of emotions we feel, all come together to create a one-0f-kind movie reel of our life. But it’s the music that accompanies us along the way, it’s the musicians that breathes life into our memories.
Oh yes, it’s the music that plays when you’re at the bar and you finally lock eyes with the cute guy from English class. It’s the music we listen to when we’re on long road trips to visit our college boyfriends. The music that blasts out of jeeps and cars on the tailgate field as we’re doing keg stands before the big game. It’s the music that gently plays on the CD player when we’re alone in our room trying to make sense of why he broke up with us.
Music conjures up those moments in our lives that we’ve forgotten or either want to forget, but can’t. They’re the songs that come on the radio on the way home from a bad day at work and take us back to the exact time, place, the people, the conversation. And for those three minutes, we’re lost, remembering a different time, a time of survival, success, happiness, or grief. We remember who we were then and who we are now. These are the songs that compile the soundtrack of our lives.
And though my movie continues to be filmed, at this point, we’re at intermission and so far the soundtrack for my life includes:
1. Lightening Crashes – Live
2. Let Her Cry – Hootie and the Blowfish
3. Better Man – Pearl Jam
4. The Bitch is Back – Elton John
5. Blame it on the Rain – Milli Vanili
6. Cool it Now – New Edition
7. End of the Road – Boyz to Men
8. Carolina in My Mind- James Taylor
9. Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
10. Pictures of You – The Cure
11. Sweet Tea – Cravin’ Melon
12. If You Leave – OMD
13. The Best of Me – Far Too Jones
14. November Rain – Guns n’ Roses
15. Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
16. Piano Man – Billy Joel