The Soundtrack Of My Life! Volumes 1 & 2…

January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016 Hilary

The Soundtrack Of My Life! Volumes 1 & 2…


Have you ever walked into a room to do something, but then can’t remember what that something was. Happens to me all the time! However, when thinking about moments over the course of my life I have no trouble remembering the exact song that was playing at a given moment and who I was with when I heard it! I’ve started thinking of these songs as the “soundtrack of my life” and as far as soundtracks go, I’m pretty happy with it…

So, I’m Making You A Tape!


Okay, I’m not making you a tape…There are many upsides to the digital music world, but sharing songs isn’t one of them and that’s too bad. The days of making someone a mixed tape are over. Was there a better way to “tell” someone how you were feeling?! Good or bad, giving someone a mixed tape allowed you to bare your soul without ever having to say anything at all.

Before I share my virtual mixed tape with you, let’s go over a few things…

What these songs are:

A representation of the people, places and moments that have made up my life. Including, early childhood, teenage angst, love found and lost, friendship, good times, bad times, spiky hair and padlock necklaces, my first concert, my first CD, independence, lullabies, wedding dances, my son’s first concert.

What these songs are not:

This list is not serious; it’s meant to be fun! This list is by no means comprehensive. It’s not a list of my favorite songs, and although some would probably make that list, there are a few on the list that I don’t even like. This isn’t a list of hits, obviously, though there are a few on here.

So here it is…

The Soundtrack Of My Life – Volume 1

  1. Space Oddity – David Bowie
  2. Cars – Gary Numan
  3. Major Tom – Peter Shilling
  4. The Warrior – Patty Smyth
  5. People Are People – Depeche Mode
  6. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) – Dead Or Alive
  7. Sweetest Thing – U2
  8. Sometimes – Erasure
  9. Ringfinger – Nine Inch Nails
  10. Zombie Zoo – Tom Petty
  11. Holidays In The Sun – Sex Pistols
  12. Changes – David Bowie
  13. Time – Pink Floyd
  14. Forever Young – Alphaville
  15. Take On Me – a-ha
  16. Second Hand News – Fleetwood Mac
  17. White Wedding – Billy Idol
  18. My Way – Sid Vicious version
  19. A New England – Billy Bragg
  20. Mexican Radio – Wall of Voodoo
  21. Moonshadow – Cat Stevens
  22. You Can Close Your Eyes – James Taylor
  23. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want – The Smiths
  24. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  25. Mr. Blue – Yaz

The Soundtrack Of My Life – Volume 2

  1. 19 – Old 97’s
  2. Just Like Heaven – The Cure
  3. Bit Part – The Lemonheads
  4. Nobody Knows Me – Lyle Lovett
  5. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  6. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  7. Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
  8. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
  9. On Top Of Spaghetti – Tom Glazer
  10. I’m An Old Cowhand – Johnny Mercer
  11. Black Velveteen – Lenny Kravitz
  12. I Love It (I Don’t Care) – Icona Pop
  13. Lose Yourself – Eminem
  14. Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots
  15. Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano
  16. Some Nights – Fun.
  17. Riptide – Vance Joy
  18. Hey Soul Sister – Train
  19. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  20. Here’s To The Halcyon – Old 97’s
  21. Here Comes Your Man – The Pixies
  22. Hoist The Colors – Pirates Of The Caribbean
  23. The Supersuckers – Pretty F****d Up
  24. Life On A Chain – Pete Yorn
  25. Payphone – Maroon 5
  26. Built To Spill – Car

As I finished writing this post my son asked me, “Will their be a volume 3?”

“Working on it…”

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I love to travel & explore the world both near and far! I do my best to make the most out of life each and everyday! I have two boys and they are, at the ages of 13 and 18, world travelers and all around go along guys. There isnt anywhere I cant take them. It is my hope this blog will be a way to share the fun things Ive learned while on our many adventures together!

Comment (1)

  1. Clare Thomson

    Loved reading this, Hilary. Some real crackers in here and I’d love to know the stories behind some of the tunes. It’s really interesting how many of them are sung by men too. You’ve already got me thinking about my soundtrack. It’s extraordinary how music has the power to hit you in the solar plexus and take you back to that exact moment in time. I used to love making tapes of my favourites and then listening to them again and again…

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