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Soundtrack of my life

Three years ago, I did this little music meme, and I thought it would be interesting to see what’s changed with my music tastes since then. Here are the rules:

1. Open your music library (iPod, iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every stage of life, type the song that’s playing
5. When you go to a new stage, press the next button
6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool…

The stage of life is in bold, followed by my 2006 answer in italics and my 2009 response in bold:

Waking Up: Instigator by Kaci Brown (Instigator): Bohemian Rhapsody, by Queen (Wayne’s World OST)
First Day at School: Dance of the Seven Veils, by Liz Phair (Exile in Guyville): The Letter, by Natalie Merchant (Tigerlily)
Falling In Love: Jumpers, by Sleater-Kinney (The Woods): This Modern Love, by Bloc Party (Silent Alarm)
Fight Song: DQ Blizzard, by MC Chris (Life’s a Bitch and I’m her Pimp): Talisman, by Air (Moon Safari)
Breaking Up: When I See You Smile, by Bad English: Comfortably Numb, by Scissor Sisters (Scissor Sisters)
Prom: Naked in the Rain, by Red Hot Chili Peppers (Blood Sugar Sex Magik): For Whom The Bell Tolls, by Metallica
Life: Fire, by Ladytron (Light & Magic): Runs in the Family, by Amanda Palmer (Who Killed Amanda Palmer)
Mental Breakdown: Saving Grace, by Tom Petty (Highway Companion): Teenagers, by Hayley Williams (Jennifer’s Body OST)
Driving: The Sweet Escape, by Gwen Stefani (The Sweet Escape): I’ve Had the Time of my Life, by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Flashback: NYC, by Interpol (Turn on the Bright Lights): Addicted to Love, by Robert Palmer
Wedding: Shake a Leg, AC/DC (Back in Black): Beds are Burning, by Midnight Oil (Diesel and Dust)
Birth of Child: Feathers, by Kidneythieves (Trickstereprocess): Wild Thing, by The Muppets (Kermit Unpigged)
Final Battle: Hold on to the Night, by Richard Marx: Smile Like You Mean It, by The Killers (Hot Fuss)
Death Scene: Too Much to Ask, by Avril Lavigne (Let Go): Torn, by Natalie Imbruglia
Funeral Song: Wind It Up, by Gwen Stefani (The Sweet Escape): When You’re Gone, by The Cranberries (To The Faithful Departed)
End Credit: Red Hooded Sweatshirt, by Adam Sandler (What’s Your Name): You Belong With Me, by Taylor Swift

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19 Replies to “Soundtrack of my life”

    • B.E. Earl

      OK, here’s the weird. I know I did a similar meme a few years back as well, so I had to check it out in my archives to see what it was all about. And the title of the blog post was “Jumpers – a musical meme”. The final part of the meme was picking a song to use as the title of the post and mine was Jumpers by Sleater-Kinney. Weird.

    • avatgardener

      @avatgardener, I think I may be too old for this blog – – I don’t know most of those songs and have only sort of heard of a few of the artists. I have some listening and learning to do this next week. (I shall print your list and listen to youtube)

  1. Poppy

    I approve of this idea. I’m at my Netbook and I’m too lazy to dig through my archives right now, but it’s nice to see the growthly changes in you.

    Except I think you cheated. Cuz the new answers lines up TOO well.

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