The Soundtrack of Our Lives
A Facebook friend posted something the other day that generated quite a few comments and lots of memories. It had to do with music. As I think I’ve already pointed out, I am huge music lover. Everyone in my family will walk into a room and the first thing they do is turn on the television. Not me; my iPod is the first thing I reach for. I do some of my best scene development while listening to music. Unfortunately, I’m usually ironing or on the treadmill so those scenes sometimes get lost before I can reach a computer. But, trust me, they were amazing. 🙂
Back to my friend’s question. She asked what was the last record (album or cd, I didn’t know people still called them records any more) that you would listen to the whole way through without skipping a track? The answers were pretty interesting. They ranged from heavy metal to movie soundtracks. Of course, I answered—what else—Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run. It was the first thing that popped into my head.
But then I got to thinking, what if I could name more than one? Well, my list would be as eclectic as my iPod. For my second choice, I’d have to go with Prince and Purple Rain. (Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town would be a close tie with Born to Run just in case you were worried I’d slipped a little.) Van Morrison would get a nod for his Best of album. The Talking Heads with Stop Making Sense would be on the list. Remember, these are albums that you love every song! My list would have to include Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall and the sound track to Mamma Mia, the Broadway version, not the movie.
Anita Baker’s Giving You the Best That I’ve Got has to be on my top ten along with Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill. I did mention my musical taste was eclectic, didn’t I? Elvis would make an appearance with the album from his 1968 television special—it was the first record I ever got when I got a record player for Christmas! (I was an infant, of course.) I could go on here, but then I might get down to the Bay City Rollers or something and my kids don’t read this so I’d only be embarrassing myself.
So what albums/cds would you have on your list? I dare you to share!
Posted on November 2, 2012, in Blog Posts and tagged Alanis Morissette, Anita Baker, Bay City Rollers, Born To Run, Bruce Springsteen, Darkness On The Edge of Town, Elvis, iPod, Jagged Little Pill, Mamma Mia, Michael Jackson, Off the Wall, Prince, Purple Rain, Stop Making Sense, Talking Heads, Tracy Kelly Solheim, Tracy Solheim, Van Morrison. Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.