Monday, December 04, 2006

What's Your Soundtrack?

Someone sent this in to me, and I thought I'd play along.


So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool...

Opening Credits: Stan - Eminem
Waking Up: Rocket Man - Elton John
First Day at School: We Need A Resolution - Aaliyah
Falling In Love: Mad Crew - KRS-One
Fight Song: Don't Stop Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Breaking Up: Speed Of Sound - Coldplay
Prom: Bad - Michael Jackson
Life: No Idea's Original - Nas
Mental Breakdown: Lose My Breath - Destiny's Child
Driving: The Basics (2.1) - Jor-El
Flashback: At Last - Joss Stone
Wedding: Cradle To The Grave - Mobb Deep
Birth of Child: You Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross & The Supremes
Final Battle: I'm Like A Bird - Nelly Furtado
Death Scene: Flava In Ya Ear (freestyle) - Jay-Z
Funeral Song: These Three Words - Stevie Wonder
End Credit: One Eleven - Jay Dee

I didn't cheat. And there are a number of oddly appropriate couplings, "Waking Up," "Breaking Up," and "Funeral Song" are striking. Mad Crew and Flava In Ya Ear are amusing associations for "Falling In Love" and "Death Scene." I'm glad one of my songs made the cut (The Basics 2.1), and that song is great for driving. So yeah, that was fun...


  1. I love stuff like this. I just smacked my answers up on my blog, crediting you, of course.
    Thank you.

  2. Anonymous12/04/2006

    Fighting to "don't stop til you get enough" is pretty funny.

  3. And I thought I was the only person who still dusted off the old Mobb Deep.

  4. Just tried it thanks to Gumbo Girl and posted my list on my blog. My fight song was "Live it up" John Legend. I don't know what to make of that. Then again, I failed to include break up song in my soundtrack...oops, so that probably screwed up everything, so...

    anyway, great idea.

  5. gumbo - no problem. how's the gumbo?

    mist1 - awww, who knew we'd have such romantic mood music in common

    xenophobia - how do you leave out breakup song, that's critical?

  6. Long time reader, first time commenter. My media player revealed this:

    Waking Up: Signs - Snoop Dogg
    First Day at School: Unbreakable - Alicia Keys
    Falling In Love: Super Bon Bon - Soul Coughing
    Fight Song: After the Fall - Journey
    Breaking Up: Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode
    Prom: Gin and Juice - Snoop Doggs
    Life: Hurt - Nine Inch Nails
    Mental Breakdown: Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder) - Maxwell
    Driving: Something Happened on the Way to Heaven - Phil Collins
    Flashback: Give Me the Reason - Luther Vandross
    Wedding: Coolie High - Camp Lo
    Birth of Child: The Night Time is the Right Time - Ray Charles
    Final Battle: San Lorenzo - Pat Metheny Group
    Death Scene: Run It - Chris Brown
    Funeral Song: Nara - E. S. Posthumus
    End Credit: Do It, Fluid - The Blackbyrds

    What a interesting little exercise, TAN. I think the Prom one is quite apropos; the Life song is kind of scary; the Birth of a Child is funny since that would not be in the movie of my life; and, the Funeral song would fit it were held years after the death and the body had finally been identified by the Cold Case crew. The Breaking Up song is completely wrong if you listen closely to the lyrics. The rest are just goofy, I think.

  7. Violette12/07/2006

    I just came across your site, and I had to try the Life Soundtrack for myself. I wish I had cheated, because some of what came up is downright embarassing. I got a lot of mess on my iTunes.

    Opening Credits: Paul Revere - Beastie Boys
    Waking Up: Pump up The Jam - Technotronic
    First Day at School: Fernando - ABBA
    Falling In Love: American Woman - The Guess Who
    Fight Song: Inner City Blues - Marvin Gaye
    Breaking Up: You Got To Take It - The Main Ingredient
    Prom: Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
    Life: Slave To The Rhythm - Grace Jones
    Mental Breakdown: Love Is A Battlefield - Pat Benatar
    Driving: What People Do For Money - Divine Sounds
    Flashback: The Way It Is- Bruce Hornsby & The Range
    Wedding: Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down - Brand Nubian
    Birth of Child: B.O.B. - Outkast
    Final Battle: Questions & Answers - Boogie Down Productions
    Death Scene: Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel
    Funeral Song: Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell
    End Credit: All About The Paper - The Dells

  8. Your funeral track is perfect. I played, only getting caught up with Richard Pryor and Chris Rock tracks.
    Life:Discipline - Richard Pryor
    my favorite from my soundtrack was prolly
    End Credit: Party Ya Ass Off - Tha Alkaholiks
    I put my list up too, like you care

  9. I didn't leave it out, I just called it something different, my when it hurts so bad song. It turned out to be "One Love", Bob Marley.

    Go figure.


  10. mermaidintherudder, some Richard Pryor turned up in my soundtrack too...

    Driving: "Death," Richard Pryor.


  11. star - i like camp lo for your wedding song. that's fun

    violette - your wedding song is awesome also, you might win the prize. punks ju,p up to get beat down is perfect for any sentimental occasion.

    mermaid - i tried to comment on yours, but i had to register and stuff, and i'm allergic to registration forms.

    xeno - true ... i guess that's apropos in a way

    barry - ha. i don't have pryor in mine, i might bei nspired to change that now.


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