This is How It Sounds

Life in the movies is pretty different from life in, well, life. You see, life in the movies has melodramatic setups, climatic endings, somber transitions, and even stupid nearly-impossible sequences of events that would probably kill any mortal man in real life.

But most notably, life in the movies always has a carefully selected soundtrack that accentuates the emotion at the moment. Think of a romantic gesture, and how the music behind just builds up those feelings for a grand reaction! In real life, you don't get that: instead, you just get the deathly silence while waiting for any kind of reaction. Quite a different beast, this real life thing.

So. My question: if your life had a soundtrack, or if you ever had a moment where you figured some kind of soundtrack would have fit nicely into, what would that have been?

6 comments:

Rich and Angel said...

When I get where I'm going - Paul Brandt and Dolly Parton

Where I'm running from - Damian Marshall

Lights of my home town - Aaron Lines

Living out loud - Aaron Lines

I wanna be bad - Willa Ford

Better Life - Keith Urban

Rose said...

There are so many touching songs out there it's hard to pinpoint just a few. But here are my soundtracks:

During heartache/breakups:
End of the Road - Boyz II Men

When I feel mushy and loved:
Lonestar - I'm Already There
Martina McBride - My Valentine

Melancholy:
Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy

Crush:
M2M - Prettyboy

Empowered:
Since You've Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson

Ce said...

Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice.

"Yo, VIP... let's kick it!"

"Turn off the lights, and I glow." Hahhaha.

"Jumped in my car, slammed on the gas. Bumper to bumper, the avenue's packed..." Vancouver traffic!

"Take heed 'cause I'm a lyrical poet
YVR's on the scene just in case you didn't know it. My town that created all the bass sound - Enough to shake and kick holes in the ground, 'Cause my style's like a chemical spill. Feasible rhymes that you can vision and feel. Conducted and formed this is a hell of a concept. We make it hype and you want to step with this, Shay plays on the fade, slice like a ninja, cut like a razor blade, so fast other DJs say 'damn'. If my rhyme was a drug I'd sell it by the gram."

"Word to your mother."

Ben said...

(1 of 2)
Wow, I didn't expect all you guys to actually name specific songs -- or just one song in Ce's case -- maybe only examples. But that's awesome. Okay, I guess I should follow up with my own selection, based on moods.

When I'm feeling happy-go-lucky, and uplifting enjoying the sunshine outside:
Jojo feat Bow Wow - Baby It's You
Lil Flip feat Lea - Sunshine (Bosko Remix)
SWV - You're The One (All-Star Rap Remix)
Will Smith - Summertime
Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
Mase - Welcome Back

When I feel like driving / scootering fast:
[just about any track from "Initial D" soundtracks]

When I'm prepping for clubbing, or just feel like dancing for no apparent reason:
50 Cent - In Da Club
Mary J Blige - Family Affair

Ben said...

(2 of 2)
When I need that extra boost of aggression at the gym:
M.O.P. feat Funkmaster Flex - Ante Up (Robbin Hoodz Theory)
Xzibit - Get Your Walk On
50 Cent - Disco Inferno

When I just need to chill and relax at home, or at night:
Lloyd Banks feat Avant - Karma (Remix)
Mario - Nikes Fresh Out the Box
R Kelly - Ignition (Remix)

When I need something to sleep to:
Basement Jaxx - Romeo (Acoustic Version)

When I need someone to mope with me in utter sadness and self-pity:
N Sync - Gone
Brandy & Nathan - Brokenhearted (Soulpower Groove Mix)

When I realize exactly how Taiwanese I've become:
潘瑋柏 (Will Pan) & 弦子 - 不得不愛 [Can't Help But Love]
MC Hot Dog & 張震嶽 - 我愛台妹 [I Love Taiwanese Girls]

Ben said...

Oh, man, I found a better link for that last song: MC Hot Dog & 張震嶽 - 我愛台妹 [I Love Taiwanese Girls]. Here it is, with a music video and all.