Let’s hear the top 10 songs from that soundtrack of your life (and the moments they highlight).I'm not necessarily calling these the top 10 songs of my life's soundtrack, but I very quickly was able to jot down these 10 songs as songs that instantly take me back to another point in my life. In no particular order:
1. Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
As soon as I hear this song or any of the other songs on this album, I'm taken back to my high school senior spring break trip to Myrtle Beach. My boyfriend at the time got me my friends listening to this new band and we were obsessed with listening to them this whole week.
2. Steel Bars - Michael Bolton
My mom had this tape when my brother and I were little and for whatever reason, this song sticks out as the one that takes me back to my childhood. I also remember it playing while we were riding in the backseat of the early 80's Oldsmobile my parent's owned with it's brown velvety seats.
|The one on the right. Can you even believe this is the only picture I could find of that beaut?|
3. You and Me - Lifehouse
John and I opted not to have a first dance at our wedding because we were just uncomfortable with people gawking at our horrible dancing - it just wasn't our thing. Anyways, before we decided to scrap it, I had decided on this song as our first dance song and I still think about that every time I hear it.
|We did dance to Monster Mash as the last song of the night (it was the weekend before Halloween) and if this dance was THIS awkward, I'd hate to have seen a slow dance between us.|
4. Work It - Missy Elliot
When an old friend and I first started going out to clubs when we were 18 (which didn't last long, trust me...it was an exploratory phase apparently) this song was popular and I remember hearing it over and over again. I think we ended up quitting the club scene on college nights to instead go to $1 bowling night so there ya go. And wouldn't you know this song was played out at the bowling
5. Ignition (Remix) - R. Kelly
This song was played on repeat at my 21st birthday party. Over. And over. And over. As I tend to do when I really love a song. I know every word (as do most people my age) and turn it up so loud when I catch it on the radio or Pandora these days.
6. I Know You Want Me - Pitbull
At the resort on our honeymoon in Punta Cana this song was played over. And over. And over again. And over one more time. I guess because it has a little bit of Spanish in it and it was a popular song in the states at the time, they just figured the only song that would make sense to play all week was this one. I do still like it though and it takes me right back to the most relaxing vacation I've ever had every time I hear it. It is a relaxing song, right?
7. Mmmbop - Hanson
8. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Speaking of those same friends, we could sing the crap out of this song in the car those next years after I got a car and could drive. We had several songs we loved to sing in the car, but this one is at the top of my list. We'd go play pool, go to the mall, go eat at Steak n Shake and whatever else we wanted to do. Life was good & so is this song.
9. These Walls - Trapt
10. Goodbye To You - Michelle Branch
Backtracking a few years now, this was the breakup song I played out after the end of my first serious relationship. Apparently the lyrics used to match up exactly with how I felt and how our relationship was, but as I listen to it now I see very little truth to it. But, I guess those deep feelings have faded in the last 11 years.