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Old 03-07-2007, 03:50 PM   #1
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soundtrack to your life

okay, maybe this is best for LS, but i think it might be more fun in FYM:



[q]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...[/q]

1. Opening Credits:
"Save Me," Aimee Mann
(weird, just like "Magnolia")

2. Waking Up:
"Pussy," Brazilian Girls

3. First Day At School:
"A Ways to Go," Emmylou Harris

4.Falling In Love:
"Fade Into You," Mazzy Star
(didn't cheat, i swear)

5.Fight Song:
"Sucker," Peaches

6.Breaking up:
"Lake Charles," Lucinda Williams

7. Prom:
"Karma Police," Radiohead
(apologies to my actual prom date, though the potential for meaning in here is so thick it'd take years to unpack)

8. Life:
"She Drives Me Crazy," Fine Young Cannibals
(my goodness, how did *that* song get on my iPod?)

9. Mental Breakdown:
"You're So Vain," Carly Simon

10. Driving:
"1979," Smashing Pumpkins
(which is spooky perfect, because that's what i did in high school,
drive around to that song)

11. Flashback:
"Time After Time," Cyndi Lauper

12. Getting back together:
"Man on the Moon," REM

13. Losing your virginity:
"Sleep," My Chemical Romance

14. Wedding:
"What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" REM

15. Birth of Child :
"Sweet Child O'Mine," Guns and Roses
(NOT making that up)

16. Final Battle:
"The Ocean," U2

17. Funeral Song:
"Help Me Mary," Liz Phair

18. End Credits:
"Spare Parts," Bruce Springsteen
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1. Opening Credits:
No Substance - Bad Religion

2. Waking Up:
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

3. First Day At School:
All I Want is You - U2

4.Falling In Love:
Anything Goes - Guns N Roses
"Panties round your knees with your ass in the breeze, doin that crime with the push and squeeze." Awesome.

5.Fight Song:
Just Like Honey - Jesus and Mary Chain

6.Breaking up:
Walk Away - Bad religion
(For real.)

7. Prom:
The Biggest Killer in American History - Bad Religion
(No, I'm not bitter.)

8. Life:
Can't Hardly Wait - The Replacements

9. Mental Breakdown:
Like Eating Glass - Bloc Party

10. Driving:
Something I Learned Today - Husker Du

11. Flashback:
Expo '86 - Death Cab for Cutie (weird)

12. Getting back together:
It's My Life - The Animals

13. Losing your virginity:
Hotel Arizon - Wilco

14. Wedding:
Land of Competition - Bad Religion (I need to drop some BR from my iPod).

15. Birth of Child :
Falsa Baina - Paulinho Moska
(Weird cause my baby is 1/4 Portuguese.)

16. Final Battle:
Gold Sounds - Pavement

17. Funeral Song:
Cry Baby Cry - The Beatles

18. End Credits:
The Air Near My Fingers - The White Stripes
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Old 03-07-2007, 04:33 PM   #3
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Here's mine that I did a few months ago. Keep in mind I don't have much in my iTunes here at work.


Opening Credits: Lemon, U2

Waking Up: Unplayed Piano, Damien Rice

First Day At School: The Only Boy Living in New York, Simon and
Garfunkel

Falling In Love: Dancing Nancies, DMB

Fight Song: Collapse, Mute Math

Breaking Up: Skip Divided, Thom Yorke

Prom: Typical, Mute Math

Life is good: Whiskey in the Jar, U2 cover

Mental Breakdown: Take Me Out, Franz Ferdinand

Driving: In the Sun, Michael Stipe

Flashback: Spiders, Wilco

Getting Back Together: A Man and a Woman, U2

Wedding: Window in the Skies, U2

Birth of Child: When Love Comes to Town, U2

Final Battle: Mute Math, Chaos

Death Scene: Intro, DMB

Funeral Song: Ding! Dong! Sufjan Stevens (It's from his Christmas album)

End Credits: Hunger for the Great Light, DMB
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1. Opening Credits:
The Son Never Shines - Flogging Molly

2. Waking Up:
Steady As She Goes - The Raconteurs

3. First Day At School:
One More Try - George Michael

4.Falling In Love:
Still On My Brain - Justin Timberlake

5.Fight Song:
God Give Me Strength - Elvis Costello

6.Breaking up:
Concrete and Barbed Wire - Lucinda Williams

7. Prom:
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2

8. Life:
All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down - the Mavericks

9. Mental Breakdown:
Vertigo - U2

10. Driving:
Streams of Whiskey - The Pogues

11. Flashback:
In My Life - The Beatles

12. Getting back together:
Only If - Enya

13. Losing your virginity:
Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode

14. Wedding:
Fire - Daniel Lanois

15. Birth of Child :
1984 - David Bowie (lol...I actually had one in 1985)

16. Final Battle:
Leap Your Bar - John Frusciante

17. Funeral Song:
Disolve - Elvis Costello

18. End Credits:
Ah, Life - Ryan Adams
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Originally posted by Bono's American Wife
7. Prom:
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2


damn. now that would have been an awesome prom. all political and stuff.
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It's scary how many of these songs actually "work."
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Re: soundtrack to your life

1. Opening Credits:
"Where the Streets Have No Name", U2
(LA Rooftop live version)

2. Waking Up:
Even Better than the Real Thing, U2

3. First Day At School:
Indian Summer Sky, U2

4.Falling In Love:
Lemon (Bad Yard Club edit), U2

5.Fight Song:
Mountains, Sparklehorse

6.Breaking up:
All I Want Is You, U2

7. Prom:
Some Sweet Day, Sparklehorse

8. Life:
If God Will Send His Angels, U2

9. Mental Breakdown:
Nettle Moore, Bob Dylan

10. Driving:
Acrobat, U2

11. Flashback:
"Track 02", unknown, and I have no idea who or what it is. I think it might be a PJ Harvey or Ani DiFranco track I got from my sister?

12. Getting back together:
New Year's Day, U2

13. Losing your virginity:
The Only Boy in New York, Simon and Garfunkel (from the Garden State soundtrack)

14. Wedding:
See the Light, Sparklehorse

15. Birth of Child :
Gloria, U2

16. Final Battle:
Dancing Barefoot, U2

17. Funeral Song:
A Sort of Homecoming (Live), U2
wow, cool funeral song!

18. End Credits:
Pride (Live from Dublin), U2

I know I have a disproportionately large amount of u2 in my library, but I think it's weird that my list is so heavy on U2 and Sparklehorse when I have so many other artists in there!
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1. Opening Credits
New Test Leper-R.E.M.

2. Waking Up
'03 Electric Relaxation-Kanye West

3. First Day at School
Peace on Earth/Walk On (9/11 Tribute)-U2

4. Falling In Love
Everything's Not Lost-Coldplay

5. Fight Song
School of Assassins-Anti-Flag

6. Breaking Up
Stranger in a Strange Land-U2

7. Prom
Another Time, Another Place-U2 That's what I wanted all prom...to be somewhere else.

8. Life
Love You Like Mad-U2

9. Mental Breakdown
Fall On Me-R.E.M.

10. Driving
Killed by an Angel-Sunny Day Real Estate

11. Flashback
Assassin-Muse

12. Getting Back Together
Grow Old with Me-The Postal Service

13. Losing Your Virginity
Nightswimming-R.E.M.

14. Wedding
Purple Rain-Prince

15. Birth of Child
Let's Dance-David Bowie

16. Final Battle
World Leader Pretend-R.E.M.

17. Funeral Song
Crying Shame-Muse (not lying )

18. End Credits
Man on the Moon-R.E.M.


Fitting that it begins and ends with R.E.M. That's not too bad actually...I was expecting it to be much more U2 and R.E.M. centered, but it's not as much as I thought it would be.
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1. Opening Credits: 2001 Space Odessy theme.

2. Waking Up: Discoteque by U2

3. First Day at School: I walk the line-Johnny Cash

4. Falling in love: Mysterious Ways- U2

5. Fight Song: Elegantly Wasted- INXS

6. Break up song: Gold Digger- Kanye West

7. Prom: Sweetest Thing- U2

8. Life: Jimmie Hedrix-Are you Experienced

9. Mental Breakdown: Fuck the Police- NWA

10. Driving: Fly like an eagle- Seal

11. FlashBack: Get Back- The Beatles

12. Getting Back Together: Burning Love-Elvis

13. Losing your Virginity: Kiss from a Rose-Seal

14. Wedding: All I want is you-U2

15. Birth of a Child: Original of the Species-U2

16. Final Battle: Fields of Pelennor-Lord of the Rings Return of the King.

17. Funeral Song: Beatiful Day-U2

18. End Credits: Bethoveens 9th Symphony.
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Fun thread

1. Opening Credits: Estrella Morente - Media Granaina

2. Waking Up: Belle & Sebastian - Funny Little Frog.

3. First Day at School: Klaxons - Golden Skans

4. Falling in love: Cat Empire - Days like these

5. Fight Song: Ludovico Einaudi - Nuvole Bianche

6. Break up song: KT Tunstell - Through the dark

7. Prom: Badly Drawn Boy - Walk you home tonight

8. Life: Badly Drawn Boy - The way things used to be

9. Mental Breakdown: Ryan Adams - Goodnight, Hollywood Blvd

10. Driving: Stereophoics - Looks like chaplin

11. FlashBack: Johan - She's got a way with men

12. Getting Back Together: Yann Tiersen - Monochrome

13. Losing your Virginity: Gudzuki - Contact

14. Wedding: Blur - No distance left to run

15. Birth of a Child: Hey Baby - No Doubt.

16. Final Battle: Cat Empire - Miserere

17. Funeral Song: Embrace - Save me

18. End Credits: Nina Simone - Don't let me be misunderstood
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1. Opening Credits:
Cloud 9 - George Harrison

2. Waking Up:
Pardon Me - Weezer

3. First Day At School:
Message - Vangelis

4. Falling In Love:
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

5. Fight Song:
Why Do I Keep Counting? - The Killers

6. Breaking Up:
She's A Woman (Live at the BBC) - The Beatles (figures)

7. Prom:
The Pinnacle - Kansas

8. Life:
Darkness Day - Asia (well, that's depressing)

9. Mental Breakdown:
Twisted Logic - Coldplay

10. Driving:
The Ballad Of Danny Bailey (1909-34) - Elton John

11. Flashback:
Minutes To Memories - John Mellencamp

12. Getting Back Together:
Everything's Not Lost - Coldplay

13. Losing Your Virginity:
Buffalo Gals - Bruce Springsteen

14. Wedding:
I Want You To Want Me - Cheap Trick

15. Birth Of Child:
Wrong Way - Sublime

16. Final Battle:
Open Your Eyes - Asia

17. Funeral Song:
A Legal Matter - The Who

18. End Credits:
Feeling So Real - Moby



Considering that I've got over 5,000 songs on this thing and quite a few could be considered embarrassing, I guess this is ok.

The next song that came up after this excercise was Rebellion (Lies) by Arcade Fire, if that means anything.
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Opening Credits:

Summer Wine (Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood version)

Waking Up:

Piece of My Heart (Janis Joplin)

First Day at School

At Seventeen (Janis Ian)

Falling in Love:

Stand Back (Stevie Nicks)

Fight Song:

Do You Wanna Dance (Mamas and the Papas)

Breaking Up

To Sir With Love (Lulu)

Prom

Diamonds and Rust (Joan Baez)

Life

I'm Your Man (Leonard Cohen)

Mental Breakdown

Some Velvet Morning (Lee Hazelwood)

Driving

We Gotta Get Out of This Place (The Animals)

Flashback:

Nothing Compares 2U (Sinead O'Connor)

Getting Back Together:

I Saw Her Again (The Mamas and the Papas)

Losing Your Virginity

House of the Rising Sun (The Animals)

Wedding

Fire On Babylon (Sinead O'Connor)

Birth of A child

California Dreamin'

Final Battle

Summertime (Janis Joplin)

Funeral Song:

Acadienne (Stephen Stills)

Closing Credits:

Spanish Suite (Stephen Stills)


That was fun.
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Opening Credits: U2 - Mofo

Waking Up: Hans Zimmer - The Battle (Gladiator score)

First Day At School: Lokua Kanza - Nostalgie

Falling in Love: George Fenton - The Execution (Anna and the King score)
Wow...this piece is actually about two people falling in love and then being sentenced to execution b/c of their relationship.

Fight Song: Sufjan Stevens - Decatur

Break Up Song: Simba Wanyika - Mbere Ya Mungu

Prom: Beethoven - Syn No 5 C min Op 67 Andante con Moto

Life: The Ramblers Dance Band - Ekombi

Mental Breakdown: Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky

Driving: Jimmy Fallon - Troll Doll Jingles

Flashback: John Williams - Flight to Neverland (Hook score)

Getting Back Together: Angelique Kidjo - Agolo

Losing Your Virginity: Indigo Girls - Romeo and Juliet

Wedding Blur: Howard Shore - The Breaking of the Fellowship (LOTR1 score)

Birth of a Child: Holy Spirits Choir - Wemngoma Lishonile

Final Battle: Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

Funeral Song: Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Yinhle Lentombi

End Credits: David Gray - The One I Love
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1. Opening Credits:
Until The End Of The World - U2 (live)

2. Waking Up:
Miracle Drug - U2 (live)
Coffee?

3. First Day At School:
The Electrc Co. - U2 (Album)

4.Falling In Love:
Dosed - Red Hot Chili Peppers

5.Fight Song:
Unchained Melody - U2 (From All I Want Is You single)

6.Breaking up:
Bullet The Blue Sky - U2 (Live)
Fits

7. Prom:
Beautiful Day - U2 (Live)
Perfect

8. Life:
The Ocean - U2 (Live)

9. Mental Breakdown:
Mary Ann With The Shaky Hand - The Who
Well, due to my lung medicine my hands are shaking anyways

10. Driving:
A Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins

11. Flashback:
Satellite Of Love, Bad, All I Want Is You - U2 (Live)

12. Getting back together:
Staring At The Sun - U2 (New Mix)

13. Losing your virginity:
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 (Live)


14. Wedding:
With Or Without You - U2 (Live)
Perfect!

15. Birth of Child :
In God's Country - U2 (Live)

16. Final Battle:
One - U2

17. Funeral Song:
Bike - Pink Floyd
Well, I would take Where The Streets Have No Name if I could chose.

18. End Credits:
Missing You - Tina Turner
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1. Opening Credits:
Nirvana - Something in the Way

2. Waking Up:
Kashmir - Kalifornia

3. First Day At School:
The Smashing Pumpkins - Glass' Theme

4.Falling In Love:
Coparck - Funny, Dark, Iconoclastic

5.Fight Song:
Muse - Citizen Erased (Live from Earl's Court)

6.Breaking up:
Talk Talk - After the Flood

7. Prom:
Pink Floyd - Have a Cigar

8. Life:
The Smashing Pumpkins - Vanity

9. Mental Breakdown:
U2 - I Fall Down (Live from Red Rocks)

10. Driving:
The Gathering - A Noise Severe

11. Flashback:
Talk Talk - Ascension Day

12. Getting back together:
Sonic Youth - Mary-Christ

13. Losing your virginity:
Grinderman - Rise

14. Wedding:
Pink Floyd - Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun

15. Birth of Child :
Nirvana - Pennyroyal Tea

16. Final Battle:
The Smashing Pumpkins - Cash Car Star

17. Funeral Song:
Keane - Sunshine

18. End Credits:
Arcade Fire & David Bowie - Wake Up
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