The Soundtrack of my Life {Tuesday 10}

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I love music.  I'm the girl that has a situation for every song.  My dad taught me my love of music at an early age with The Beatles and Hendrix on vinyl.  I have always loved music, it's stories and feelings.  I also like to sing my favorites at the top of my lungs, but I'm so tone deaf it hurts my ears!!

Today's Tuesday 10 is the soundtrack of our lives.  Now this list would be so long, it would take a hundred blogs, but here are the ones that immediately came into my mind.  No particular order either.

What's My Age Again - Blink 182
Ok, really all Blink 182 songs.  They are truly the soundtrack of my life.  From highschool to college and after.  This song inparticular reminds me of my summer before my last year in college.  A break up I thought would break me, and the night I met my husband.  That's right.  This song reminds me of that crazy, wild summer of boys, booze, and new dreams.

Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight and the Pips
I have a serious love for this song.  I still to this day don't know why.  I just feel like it's a crazy love song to a man who's leavin', and Glady's ain't having it.  She rather "live in his world, than live without him in mine".  Amen sister!  Plus check the video, the Pips got it going on!  Those dance moves, and look at girlfriends hair!  I'm smitten!

Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
This is my first dance song friends.  It was inspired by the movie "Fools Rush In".  And also because no matter what I did, or what John did I could not help falling in love with him.  One of my favorites, and ladies it's the KING!

Burning Down the House - Talking Heads
Yeah, this song reminds me of when we got MTV.  I was little, like kindergarten.  But I can't hear this song and not think about the revolutionary idea that was MTV.  Because at five I wanted Hello Kitty, Strawberry Shortcake, and my MTV.

Cameage - The Descendents
You may not know who they are, but this song got me through a break up a time or two.  It's a love song, hidden in some punk rock.  The Descendents define my last year in high school.  I can't hear these songs without thinking of my friends, trips to Santa Cruz, and some punk concerts on school nights. 

Tiny Dancer - Elton John
When I was preggo with Caitlin, before we knew she was a girl, I heard this song and just knew.  I knew with all my heart that I would be having my own "tiny dancer".  I'm sure there is a seedy dark side to this song, but not when I hear it.  I smile and sing it loud, because I have my own tiny dancer!!

I am the Walrus - The Beatles
My favorite Beatles song.  Period.  At my wedding I danced with my dad to "All You Need Is Love", because you can't really dance to I am the Walrus.

Big Girls Don't Cry - Fergie
I wrote a whole post about this one.  This is the song that I sang everyday for a year, in my head.  The song is really about crystal meth, but to me it told my story of how my stuggle through motherhood was about me and not my baby.  The song lives out, what I knew I would never do.  But I thougth about it.  Because in the end it had nothing to do with her, and everything to do with me.

She - Green Day
The first time I felt like a band wrote a song just for me.  To say that the 16 year old in me identified with this song is a vicious understatement.  Green Day was the first of many bands to write songs just for me and my crazy adolescence.  And I thank them every day for it.

Without You - Glee's Rachel Berry's version
Hear me out.  Rachel Berry can sing a ballad like no other.  This is the great love song of my life.  This song is my marriage set to music.  "I won't run, I won't fly, I won't make ever make it by without you".  The entire song is about someone who can't be who they are, won't be their completed self without the other person.  No matter the mood, the fight, the issue, this is how I feel about John.  Set to music.

So that's just a taste of the soundtrack of my life.  I'm thinking I could also write this post by band.  Like the soundtrack of my life Blink 182 or the soundtrack of my life Red Hot Chili Peppers!  What did you think?  Any surprises?  What are the songs on your soundtrack?

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  1. Great choices lady. I am impressed that the descendents made your list. I am actually surprised that I didn't include any proper punk rock - I should redo it. However I love the idea of doing it by band. My life by NOFX. It would be amazing.

    1. We should totally do it!! My fave NOFX song is Liza and Louise!!

    2. Eeeppp mine too! I never feel like it's blog appropriate though. Shower days would be my anthem.

  2. Great list! I've actually been hearing the Blink 182 song on the radio more lately until I realized it was part of a "Throwback" segment.

    1. Doesn't that make you feel old? It totally does to me! The other day Smells Like Teen Spirit was on the classic rock station! WTH!!

  3. I love "Fools Rush In" and Can't help falling in love... such a beautiful song. I also love Midnight Train to Georgia. I had an ex who loved motown and soul music so he got me hooked on it too.

  4. I also have an MTV song. It's the video with Phil Collins and all the puppets, Land of Confusion. Lol. Love your list! :) I always feel like I get to know people better by what they like musically!

  5. Ooo! Great list! I love "Can't help falling in love" and last year it was the song my grandparents danced to at their 60th wedding anniversary party. A sweet song is even sweeter to me now :) Happy Tuesday!

  6. This list is exactly why we are bloggy friends:)

  7. LOVE "Midnight Train to Georgia!" And I would like to see you dance to "I Am The Walrus."

  8. Blink 182 was my first concert ever! lol
    great list!!

  9. My God. This is the most excellent list.

    LOVE Greenday "she". LOVE. So much that I almost included it in my list. And Tiny Dancer (I may have an Elton John problem... I'm okay with that) and YES Blink 182 was definitely HUGE in the soundtrack of high school and college for me too. Ah-Mazing.

    Also, I'm loving the graphic at the top of your post, and I'm totally with you. Some people think I'm crazy, but music is magic.


  10. ooh, I'm so happy that you wrote this post! i wanted to do one, but I could not, for the life of me think of 10 songs. You hit the nail on the head for a bunch of these though!! Blink 182 and Greenday? So many memories!!