Do you have a list of songs that get you through life; a playlist that is programmed onto your iPod with the title LIFE? Well I have such a list.
When I was in Middle School/High School my parents watched the show Ally McBeal. I loved the show for a number of reasons. The mature adolescence I was, thought the show was written brilliantly; and at this time I knew a lot about TV. Seriously, I watched lots of TV as a kid/teenager. I could recognize a great show! Anyway, my favorite character on the show was John Cage. John was a bit of an odd character. He had repeated scenes with him in the bathroom dancing to Al Green. He claimed the songs gave him confidence to squash all the challenges of life, including asking hot girls out on dates.
After watching John Cage rock out in the bathroom and win court cases, I decided I needed to adopt this philosophy for life. At the age of 15, I started compiling my own Soundtrack for Life, but now I call it my Playlist for Life. These are the songs that make me feel like I can take on the world. They make me feel like a million bucks! These are the songs that help me get through a bad day, or bad month if life is real bad. SOOOO without farther a due here is a sampling of my Playlist for Life….
Touch My Body- Mariah Carrey…Ok, totally kidding. Here’s the real list….
Bad to the Bone- George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Uptown Girl- Billy Joel
Island in the Sun- Weezer
Rollercoaster of Love- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Play that Funky Music- Wild Cherry
Call My Name- Charlotte Church
Footloose- Kenny Loggins
Party for Two- Shania Twain
Thriller- M. Jackson
1-2-3-4- Coolio- hey I never said the list was made up of great songs!
Tide is High- Blondie