Monday, October 19, 2009

Weekend Musings

Over the weekend, my boyfriend and I got to discussing songs. He heard one on the radio as we were running errands and remarked that it was a great anthem for a break-up. A few hours later, over a glass (or two, maybe three) of wine, the topic resurfaced, and I suggested we look more seriously at this matter for my blog. 

So, there we were, in our kitchen on a Saturday night, pouring over our CD collections and coming up with "life anthem categories". Yes, this is what we do in our spare time. And yes, most of these are older tunes. We're not down with the hip homies and have never downloaded a song. Yes, we're ancient. I just brushed a cobweb off my shoulder. Here are the fruits of our labour:

If any of these feel like the current anthem of your life, you're about to break up or have recently done so:

I'm Free - The Who
Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
I Want to Break Free - Queen
Love Hurts - Nazareth
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin

If any of these feel like the current anthem of your life, you're in a dysfunctional relationship:

Under my Thumb - The Rolling Stones
Cuts Like a Knife - Bryan Adams
With or Without You - U2
Don't Stand so Close to Me - The Police
Under Pressure - Queen
Does Your Mother Know - Abba
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Joan Jett

Stalker tunes:

Every Breath You Take - The Police
One Way or Another - Blondie
Your Time is Gonna Come - Led Zeppelin
Troy - Sinnead O'Connor

We're not total cynics - here are some of our favorite love songs:

A Case of You - Joni Mitchell
At Last - Etta James
Ice Cream - Sarah McLaughlin
Let My Love Open the Door - Pete Townsend

We're just scratching the surface here so feel free to post comments adding to this list.


eferland said...

Sooooo, what does it mean if the song Mongoloid, by the band Devo, feels like the current anthem of my life?

Sassy Stylings said...

Good one! Is there really any good way to answer that question?


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