Seems I haven’t written a music-themed post in quite a little while. As I’m knee-deep into another WIP for this blog right now, which is not going to be ready for public consumption for at least another week, it feels like a good time to talk about the music that is currently inspiring me.
I like the idea of having a “theme” song. Not just one, however. We humans are not one-dimensional after all. It’s how ever many speak to you. A song based on what’s going on in your life in the moment. A song that expresses how you are feeling about what’s going on in your life in the moment. A song that speaks to your spirit; your soul.
If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you probably understand that I’m a total geek when it comes to making Google playlists. I’ve got numerous playlists, all filled with songs under a specific theme. From my “CFO” (Chill the Fuck Out) playlist, to me and Hubs’ “Road Trip” playlist, to my “Soul Song” playlist (which I talk about here and highly recommend you do, if you find music inspiring at all-if you don’t, you might want to get that checked. Just saying!).
But this post is not about my Google playlists. It’s about songs that come into my mind in particular moments. The ones that sometimes define my days.
“Bitch” by Meredith Brooks: I’m feeling pretty fierce when this is my theme song. Confident, like I’m embracing all that I am as a woman in today’s world. With gusto.
“The Climb” by Miley Cyrus: I know this may seem like a cheesy choice, this song that was written and performed by a child 10 years ago. But bear with me here. It is a very well written song and the lyrics resonate with me as a blogger with big writing dreams. And yes, it is on my “Soul Song” playlist, thankyouverymuch.
“Anticipation” by Carly Simon: This song speaks to me in the moments when it dawns on me that I’ve allowed myself to perseverate on future plans. It brings me back to earth; the present, the now. It reminds me that right here and right now, living a great life with Hubs in Colorado, that “these are the good old days”.
“With a Little Luck” by Paul McCartney and Wings: This is the song I sing to myself when I’m stressed about our Spawn and what their futures might look like. When I feel like Hubs and I have done all we can to support and guide them but still feel anxious. It’s a little reminder to myself that Hubs and I have gone through myriad ups and downs, with our children, our careers, our personal selves and extended family through these last almost 30 years, and we’ve always figured things out, made it through. And with a little luck, we’ll keep on keepin’ on. It gives me a sweet little boost.
Do tell me, my music-loving, lyric-loving, self-loving readers: what are your theme songs?
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You and I are so sisters when it comes to music. Currently, I have Anticipation on my September 4 blog as the theme music for my Chicken Sandwich Wars post. With a Little Luck was my favorite song back in the 1978. I was 13 at the time. Second favorite song at that time: Baker’s Street. And third? Nobody Does It Better! I remember these songs and this time period as though it were yesterday. Baker’s Street has meant more to me over the years though and is in my top ten songs (if I were to have a top ten.) Not sure if I could do that. I do have a feel good chill list that I put out at the end of March 2018 called
I probably need to update it. I remember that was a damned hard blog to put out and I’m not sure I want to go through that stress again, ironically enough!
I don’t know The Climb. But Bitch is always a good listen. At the moment though (and I almost put this on my leopard post, but didn’t) is Wild Thing by The Troggs at
which has been the earworm I’ve had this past week (at least that’s what Deb at Being At Debbie calls songs that get stuck in your head.) Anyway, do you think it’s too late to add it to my post?
I love this post and your list of songs! What can I say? Like you, my musical tastes run deep and wide and spans the decades and it just all depends on what’s going on at any given moment. I’m thinking I need to hear a little Gerry Rafferty right now and then maybe a little Oasis. Also, I probably need to listen to a little Eddie Money since he died today. RIP, Eddie Money! Mona
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Thanks for your comments, Mona! I checked out your playlist post, and surprisingly I am not familiar with some of those songs. I will have to listen to them soon. Appreciate you’ve got “Beautiful” by Carole King on there and Led Zeppelin. I’m a huge Robert Plant fan. Have you listened to the “Raising Sands” CD by Robert Plant and Allison Krauss? If not, I highly recommend it. I think it’s actually my favorite CD. I’ve also got “Way Over Yonder” by Carole King on my “Soul Song” playlist. Such a gorgeous, spiritual song. I told Hubs it needs to be played at my funeral. Like you, I could live without t.v., but not music. Cheers!
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Hmm…. well, I have the Hozier cd “Wasteland, Baby!” playing continuously in my car, so basically all of those songs. But also — recently saw The Who in concert with my son (he’s a huge fan, can you believe it?) and was reminded how much I love “Love, Reign O’er Me.”
Seriously, there are worse things to have playing on repeat in your head.
Oh, and I love everything Carly Simon. 🙂
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