Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Soundtrack of Your Life 2: The Sequel

Last year I did this Soundtrack of your life exercise on my old blog. At the the time, I was bummed that itunes had somehow picked out the one Natalie Imbruglia song out of thousands in my collection so I thought I might do it again. Here again are the instructions:


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 - first songs only

Opening Credits
Waking Up
First Day of School
Falling in Love
Fight Song
Breaking Up
Life is Good
Mental Breakdown
Getting Back Together
Paying the Dues
The Night Before the War
Moment of Triumph
Death Scene
Funeral Song
End Credits

For me tonight, it went like this.

Opening Credits: White Palms - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Waking Up: Cuerpo Celeste - Murcof
First Day of School: 25 Minutes To Go - Johnny Cash
Falling in Love: Sandstorm - Peter Gabriel
Fight Song: Fountain - PJ Harvey
Breaking Up: Fuck You - Lily Allen
Prom: Mountaintops - Cat Power
Life is Good: The Big Ship - Brian Eno
Mental Breakdown: Take It And Run - Dropkick Murphys
Driving: Car - Built To Spill
Flashback: One - Johnny Cash
Getting Back Together: For Tonight You're Only Here To Know - The Distillers
Wedding: In The Cold Cold Night - The White Stripes
Paying the Dues: Exit Music (For A Film) - Radiohead
The Night Before the War: My Dick Is This Small Because It's -40 Degrees F - 1-Speed Bike
Moment of Triumph: Moe Luv's Theme - Ultramagnetic MC's
Death Scene: Seal Jubilee - Bat For Lashes
Funeral Song: Disaster Button - Snow Patrol
End Credits: Sour Times - Portishead.

This is the actual outcome of the exercise with no meddling for songs I don't like (1-Speed Bike really have the worst song titles). Nice line up with the waking up, breaking up, driving song and getting back together. Night before the war and moment of triumph, not so much. Anyhow, this is the new soundtrack to my life story... until I do it again next year...



  1. THAT is uncanny. Can I steal it for my blog? Full credit to you of course.


  2. Yeah, totally - I ripped it off some other blog anyhow(whom I didn't give credit haha!). I'm sure Podley will provide a good soundtrack. x

  3. It's all swings and roundabouts innit?

    Podley apparently has doubts about my mental well-being and wants the soundtrack to reflect this. Stop by the blogster when you get a sec. I love this game JH!


  4. Opening Credits; Hammer by Sarah Blasko
    Waking Up; What’s Your Favourite Color by Living Colour
    First Day of School; Free Me by Foo Fighters
    Falling in Love; The Be All and End All by Bic Runga
    Fight Song; Pleasure and Pain by Ben Harper
    Breaking Up; Love Rears it’s Ugly Head by Living Colour
    Prom; Shiver by Coldplay
    Life is Good; Rosalita by Bruce Springsteen
    Mental Breakdown; Snow by Emiliana Torrini
    Driving; Your Soul Today by Chris Cornell
    Flashback; Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana (recently named the Hottest song of all time by JJJ)
    Getting Back Together; Heart It Was a Desert by Sara Tindley
    Wedding; Pork Chop’s Little Ditty by Primus
    Paying the Dues; Fluffy by Ween
    The Night Before the War; Didjerama by Jamiroquai
    Moment of Triumph; Territorial Pissings by Nirvana
    Death Scene; Keep On the Sunny Side by the Whites
    Funeral Song; No Slacks by Jaco Pastorius
    End Credits; Roads We Choose by Chris Cornell.

  5. the Death Scene choice of song made me laugh...