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What Is Your Theme Song?

By Mrs. Julien | Comment Diversions | March 2, 2013 | Comments ()


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It's been a while since we did this one, so let's make it fresh with categories. What is your theme song?

My Theme Song: This Is Me - Stevie Nicks Landslide

This song makes me cry every time. I understand that it was written for her father and while I had an occasionally fraught relationship with Pater Julien, that is not why it means so much to me. It all comes down to the chorus and I'd tell you more about that, but I made a major tactical error by listening to it as I type and I can't really see the keyboard any more.

[shaking it off]


My Theme Song: 85 Miles an Hour - Jane's Addiction Been Caught Stealing

For days when I want to go fast, although Living Color's Love Rears Its Ugly Head is a close second.

My Theme Song: Let's Get Loud - Judy Garland The Man That Got Away

The more honest version of this category is "Joy in the Kitchen" because that's where I do my loudest, most exuberant singing. If I really want to go to the top of my lungs, it's this song: One of the world's best singers in one of her best performances. She's going along and, ya, it's good, she's sustaining it, it's lovely, you can see she's good, but then, THEN, Judy opens the throttle and the whole thing goes from your morning commute to Formula One. Amazing. Also? Get. Off. My. Lawn.



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  • theotherone

    Lily Allen - The Fear

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    Lily Allen - Fuck You - For Republicans / Most Religions (Buddhists get a free pass) / Global Warming Doubters / Stupid people / ETC.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • JH

    This is me (for the time being): "Paul Newman vs. The Demons" by The Avett Brothers

    85 miles an hour: "Rearviewmirror" by Pearl Jam

    Let's get loud: either "Don't Change" by INXS or "Knock Me Down" by Red Hot Chili Peppers

    The funeral song: "Windmills" by Toad the Wet Sprocket

  • Bert_McGurt

    This is Me (at least right now): "If I Get Old" - Elliott Brood; "Long May You Run" - Neil Young

    At 137 kph: "Howl" - Florence & the Machine; "Fat Bottomed Girls" - Queen

    Let's Get Loud: "Blow at High Dough" - The Tragically Hip; "Up On Cripple Creek" - The Band

  • Jezzer

    This is mine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    It's about TK and me. :3

  • MissAmynae

    This is me without meds: Running to Stand Still- u2
    This is me with meds: City of Blinding Lights- u2
    This is me rocking the fuck out: Baba O'Reilly- The Who
    This is me 85 mph: Run Like Hell- Pink Floyd, Chop Suey!- SoaD
    Dis be me groovin'- Canned Heat- Jamiroquai, Seven- Prince, Da Butt, Under Pressure
    This is nostalgic me: Home/Naive Melody- Talking Heads, Animaniacs and Disney songs.
    This is me singing- Everything.

  • Offending Party

    So this is the post that drags me from the shadows...
    This is me: "Challengers" The New Pornographers

    http://youtu.be/bHWWWa8EvzI

    85 Miles an hour: "Black Math" The White Stripes or "Slapped Actress" The Hold Steady or "Ruby" Kaiser Chiefs

    http://youtu.be/vuk8jNIH51Y

    http://youtu.be/X87Grij4f5Q

    http://youtu.be/qObzgUfCl28

    Let's Get Loud: "Help I'm Alive" Metric or "Freak Out" Tapes 'n' Tapes

    http://youtu.be/we_czU9sJ3g

    http://youtu.be/RBv82B6bF4k

  • Mrcreosote

    This is me...driving: Radar Love by Golden Earring

    This is me... being nostalgic: Go To theMardi Gras by Professor Longhair

    This is me...being sappy: Into the Mystic by Van Morrison

    This is loud-Ballroom Blitz by Sweet.

    There is more, but that sampling is embarrassing enough.

  • BobbFrapples

    This is Me: Narcolepsy - Ben Folds Five

    85 mph: Hysteria - Muse

    Let's Get Loud: Oh Lord, It's Hard to be Humble - Mac Davis

    That last one is thanks to my Mom. She sings it at the top of her lungs when faced with awful things like full diapers, something all of her children have picked up.

  • ZombieMrsSmith

    This Is Me: How Soon is Now, by The Smiths
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    85 Miles an Hour: Painkiller, by Freestylers
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    Let's Get Loud: Hide & Seek, by Imogen Heap (Tiesto remix) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • emmalita

    This is me: Blondie's "One Way or Another" saved me from the the saccharine sweet bubblegum pop of my youth. But, I'm not a psychotic stalker. Promise.

    85 miles an hour: Diablo Rojo, Rodrigo y Gabriela

    Help, my heart is breaking: hallelujah, Jeff Buckley version

  • DataAngel

    Bad Religion's "21st Century Digital Boy" and Information Society's "I Love My Computer".

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Pink Martini.

  • L.O.V.E.

    This is me: Rocket From The Crypt - Born In 69
    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v...

    This is me drunk and contemplative: Pixies - Where Is My Mind
    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v...

    This is me drunk and rambunctious: Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey
    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v...

    This is me at a concert: Soundgarden - Rusty Cage
    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v...

  • RantRave

    This is me: Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
    136 kilometres an hour: Janie Jones - The Clash
    Let's get loud: Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners

  • spoobnooble

    this is me - "Sex Bomb" by Flipper
    this is me in a quiet mood - "Sex Bomb" by Flipper
    this is me feeling maudlin - "Sex Bomb" by Flipper
    this is me being romantic - "Sex Bomb" by Flipper
    this is me in a party mood - "Sex Bomb" by Flipper
    this is me being happy - "Sex Bomb" by Flipper
    this is me buyng groceries at the supermarket - "Sex Bomb" by Flipper
    this is me doing my taxes - "Sex Bomb" by Flipper
    this is my "drinking into a coma" jam - "Sex Bomb" by Flipper
    this is me on the toilet - "Sex Bomb" by Flipper
    this is me hitting on my hot cousin at the family reunion I swear she looked twenty at the very least Uncle Earl please put down the baseball bat - "Sex Bomb" by Flipper
    this is me while on Pajiba - "Sex Bomb" by Flipper

    DIG IT:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

  • Haystacks

    Icarus. Jason Webley

  • Dennis Albert Ramirez

    Wandering Star - Portishead

  • PDamian

    This is me: Star Wars theme by John Williams (yes, I know -- corny. But you have no idea how often I listened to this when I was a kid, and in some odd way, it still defines me.)

    Spiritual me: Abide With Me (the Emeli Sande version, ever since I heard her sing it at the London Olympics. Used to be Faith of Our Fathers, or I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say)

    Me at 130 mph: Slither by Velvet Revolver

    Me in an introspective mood: 5th Symphony, Ralph Vaughan Williams, with whom I'm a bit obsessed

    Me when I feel like a good swoon: La Valse, Maurice Ravel

  • ZombieNurse

    The "Greatest American Hero" song.
    Also, "Sex Bomb" by Tom Jones.

  • ktess

    Ruby's Arms, Tom Waits

    Between Two Lungs, Florence and the Machine

    Gimme Shelter, Stones

  • Sleepy1492

    Happy: Linus and Lucy

    Spiritual: I'll Fly Away(fast tempo) or Rainbow Connection Henson or Dixie Chicks (get over it, i am a sap)

    Drive Fast: AC/DC; Barracuda, Heart

    Lonely: Hurt Johnny Cash or Andrew Gold, Lonely Boy

    Silly: Carlton dance; its not unusual Tom Jones

  • Guest

    I am the sum of my all my songs.
    This is me when the world is mine: When the Levee Breaks Led Zeppelin
    When I'm nostalgic: Henry Lee by Nick Cave
    When I'm alone and maudlin: Sous le ceil de Paris by Edith Piaf
    When it's sunny and I'm mellow: Soul to Squeeze by Chili Peppers
    When I'm alone and it's dark: Midnight with the Stars and You by Al Bowley

  • Dredd

    Good Friday by Why?.

  • John W

    Let's Take it to the Stage by Funkadelic

    or

    Bootzilla by Bootsy's Rubber Band

  • Mrs.P

    This is me - Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon, Celebration by Kool and the Gang, and Dancing By Myself by Billy Idol
    85 miles an hour - Higher Ground by the Red Hot Chili Peppers or Devil's Dance Floor by Flogging Molly. Oh! I forgot B.O.B by Outkast
    Let's Get Loud- I used to sing at the top of my lungs to Never Surrender by Corey Hart (I kinda still do) and Lyle Lovett's album Step Inside This House gets played very loud quite often.

  • whygodwhy

    When I need a pick-me-up, when I'm happy, when I want to do a little dance in my kitchen - Curtis Mayfield's Move on Up
    When I'm head over heels - Lamb's Gorecki

    Crazy night out theme song - Ben Westbeech - Something for the Weekend
    When I want to remember what it felt like to be 17 - Moloko's Sing it Back will usually do the trick, as will Basement Jaxx' Red Alert

  • Erich

    Yakkity Sax

  • toblerone

    LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    Pixies – Where Is My Mind?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    VIOLENT FEMMES - Add it Up

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • toblerone

    + LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • meaux

    This is me: You Won't Find Me - Amelia Curran. It's pretty much the anthem of the not-so-outgoing gal.

    137 km/hour (tsk, Mrs. J., I thought you were Canadian!): idiotheque - Radiohead

    Let's get loud: Ignoreland -R.E.M.

  • Mrs. Julien

    And the sad part is, that never even occured to me. Pour out maple syrup out for my former glory.

  • This is me: Jonny Quest Theme.
    85 miles an hour: Eastbound and Down.
    Let's get loud: Benny Goodman's Sing Sing Sing.

  • Ziver

    Gary Jules Mad World

  • Tinkerville

    This is Me: Tori Amos - Silent All These Years
    This is me in a sad/contemplative mood: Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
    This is me being silly: Gogol Bordello - Through the Roof 'n Underground (holla to my fellow "Wristcutters: A Love Story" fans)
    This is me being optimistic: Mumford and Sons - The Cave
    This is me being romantic: Christina Perri - Arms

  • $43768042

    this is me - "my shit's fucked up" by warren zevon
    this is me in a quiet mood - "white winter hymnal" by fleet foxes
    this is me feeling maudlin - "hallelujah" by leonard cohen
    this is me being romantic - "moondance" by van morrison
    this is me in a party mood - "seven deadly sins" or "salty dog" by flogging molly
    this is me being happy - "the bare necessities" by phil harris
    this is my funeral song - "keep me in your heart" by warren zevon

  • DeltaJuliet

    "moondance" by van morrison
    my ultimate romantic song too! brings me back to the days of parking in cars with boys....and "Into the Mystic". Love me some Van.

  • CozMexo

    This Is Me: Surfing The Warm Industry - Kashmir

    85 Miles an Hour: The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

    Let's Get Loud: Practically any song, but I'll restrict myself (or not...) if others are present. At the moment Mikky Ekko's Pull Me Down or Laura Mvula's Green Garden are getting a lot of airplay when it's time for a shower.

  • strand0410

    Under Pressure

  • Sinatra. My Way.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Not the Sid Vicious version?

  • It's got its own draw, but I prefer the classic.

  • A. Smith

    The Mission Part III (Scherzo for Today) - John Williams

  • "let's dance" by david bowie, "that was just a dream" by cut copy or "come on closer" by pineapples

  • Lovely Bones

    I love to be part of these kind of discussions, but they always make me regret not being more generally into music. I could at least single out The Beatles' "Help" as having meant a lot to me personally for. .reasons.

  • Mitchell Hundred

    This is me: I'm Calm from ...Forum and Ahead of the Curve by Monsters of Folk. Simultaenously.

    85 Miles an Hour: Petipetan by De Temps Antan.

    Let's Get Loud: Probably Many Moons by Janelle Monae.

    BONUS CATEGORY: Theme music for when I am standing at the bus stop at 10 PM in January and need to keep moving or I will freeze my limbs off: The Entertainer by Scott Joplin.

  • chanohack

    This is me-- "I Want to Break Free" by Queen

    Let's get loud-- "Fuck You" by Cee Lo Green

    Let's dance-- "Idlewild Blue" by Outkast

  • anatomycoloringbook

    Extraordinary Machine - Fiona Apple

    You Shook me All Night Long - ACDC

  • TheOtherGreg

    Solisbury Hill - Peter Gabriel. More for the music than the lyrics.

  • Salieri2
  • Rocabarra

    Warrior's Dance by the Prodigy and the Zoo by Scorpions. Nothing will get you pumped like those two songs can!

  • Aratweth

    Feeling Grrrly- "Wig in a Box"-Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    Feeling Spiritual- "Do Not I Love Thee"-Sacred Harp style
    Feeling a need to rock out with metaphorical cock out- "Somebody to Love"-Queen
    Feeling Lonely- "Your Long Journey" -Allison Krauss and Robert Plant
    Feeling Peaceful- "Claire de Lune" - Debussy
    Feeling Dramatic- "Bell Song" Lakme
    Feeling Hateful-"Lux Aeterna" Kronos Quartet
    Feeling Cheerful- "Some Nights" -Fun

  • Nicolae

    My Theme Song -This is me: John Cougar Melloncamp - Jack and Diane
    Speeding: Stone Temple Pilots - Trippin' On a Hole in a Paper Heart
    Staring at the world: John Lennon - Imagine

  • Leigh

    "Good Day Sunshine" by The Beatles. Their line "I need to laugh, and when the sun is out, I've got something I can laugh about" pretty much sums me up. And I think it has special meaning 'cause I might have a touch of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

    "You Don't Own Me" by Leslie Gore.

    "I am A Rock" by Simon and Garfunkel.

  • chanohack

    I tend towards SADness as well (moving from the desert to Seattle was heavy), and I really like the Beatles' "I'll Follow the Sun." My aunt bought me a painting with the line, "Tomorrow may rain, so I'll follow the sun." It's in my bathroom, since there are no windows in there.

  • Amanda Graham

    Great topic and good songs, Mrs. J. 'Landslide' kills me too.

    This is me - 'Classic Girl' by Jane's Addiction
    This is me when I'm randy - 'Closer' by Nine Inch Nails or 'Rag Doll' by Aerosmith
    This is me when I'm super happy - 'The Kind of Girl I Could Love' by the Monkees.
    This is me when I'm loud - 'Conditions of my Parole' by Puscifer
    This is me when I'm sad - 'To Wish Impossible Things' by the Cure

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