Sunday, July 21, 2013
Sometimes our lives have soundtracks. We remember where we were, what we were doing when a particular song came on. A movie, a dance, sunning at the beach. A special someone, who shared it, and the song became "ours." A wedding.
Was watching a silly movie the other day, and the characters kept referring to another movie that one of them thought had the best soundtrack of all time: The Breakfast Club. (Because of Simple Minds' Don't You Forget About Me).
I'm not sure about that.
There are a lot of movies with great soundtracks. I think this is a generational thing. One generation might go with Casablanca and As Time Goes By. Another might go with 8 Mile or Pump Up the Volume.
Or Coming Home, the heavy on classic Vietnam-era tunes by the Beatles, Stones, Dylan, Buffalo Springfield, Hendrix and other 60's artists: Hey Jude, Strawberry Fields, Call on Me, Once I Was, Expecting to Fly, For What It's Worth, Time Has Come Today, Just Like a Woman, Save Me, Follow, Manic Depression, White Rabbit, Out of Time, No Expectations, Jumpin' Jack Flash, My Girl, Ruby Tuesday, Sympathy for the Devil, Bookends, Born to Be Wild. (Yeah, I like that one. The soundtrack of my life.)
A reader (and fellow author), told me every time she heard the title of my erotic paranormal 1Night Stand story, LIGHTNING, she thought of The Wanted's song of the same name:
And Decadent Publishing's co-owner, Heather Bennett, thought AC/DC's Thunderstruck was a great soundtrack for THUNDER, my second Sleepy Hollow 1Night Stand story for Decadent:
(Did you know THUNDER is only 99 cents on Amazaon right now? It's a limited time only, so catch it quick!)
Both those songs have become earworms for me lately, popping into my head at the weirdest times.
What's the soundtrack of your life?