Life’s Soundtrack

Whenever something monumental happens in my life, there’s always a song attached to it. Music plays such a dominate role in everyday life that it’s kind of shocking. Driving home from school today I was struck with a thought and it has brought me to my blog with the desire to share.

Sometimes I entertain the idea that my life is a movie. This seems to be a common thing for little girls right up there with the desire to be a Disney Channel television star. Today I began to wonder what the soundtrack to my life’s movie would be at this particular point of my existence. So I’ve come up with a list of songs that – if my life were indeed a movie – would be the background music to the film.


1.    “Daylight” by Matt & Kim

To be played as I’m walking down the sidewalk of a bustling city on an unknown, yet important mission.

2.    “Hey, Soul Sister” by Train

To blast while driving along the ocean with the top down on a summer day.

3.   “You Don’t Know Me” by Ben Folds

To create a mood during a very dramatic scene where there’s a sense of tension.

4.    “Always Like This” by Bombay Bicycle Club

To accompany a montage of images/flashbacks.


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 Yes. I’ve decided to end the list at four in order to break the usual Top 5 restrictions. If your life was a movie, what songs would make up the background music?


One thought on “Life’s Soundtrack

  1. heh.. “Always Like This” by Bicycle Club is the only song I know from this list. And, by the way, I do like it much. I guess it was the first song to spark my interest in the indie scene. For the last 3 months indie-rock/pop/electro is practically the only music genre I’ve been listening too 🙂

    And as for the songs attached to the events of one’s life… I’ve got a whole album attached to a lovely one-day trip with two my friends to a neighbouring city. Just on the eve of the trip I listened to the “Untrue” album by Burial and fell in love with his music. Funny thing that I didn’t have it in mp3 player, but constantly played tracks “in my brain” the next day. So now when I watch photos from the trip I recall tracks from “Untrue” and vice versa 🙂

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