Soundtrack to my life

I’ve been wanting to do an easy post after a couple of heavy ones, so here’s one which has been a lot of fun to think about. It’s the soundtrack to my life – my ultimate playlist. It features two songs from every year since I’ve been born, one pop song and one rock/group song; my kind of music. πŸ˜‰

I knew there’d be a lot of songs to choose from, so this isn’t really a list of my favourite songs; instead it’s a list of the songs I can remember playing for significant moments in my life, or I’m told were around for ones I can’t remember (apparently I was walking to Into the Groove).

The list’s below and I put them all together over at Project Playlist as well; there are a few Australian singers some people might not have heard before – I definitely recommend Pete Murray and Missy Higgins. And if you’re wondering, I treat Project Playlist as a radio-library; I go there if I want to hear a new song, but once I’ve heard it I’ll buy it from iTunes. So that’s my way around any legalities. πŸ™‚

1984
Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springstein
Here Comes the Rain Again – Eurythmics

1985
Into the Groove – Madonna
Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds

1986
True Colors – Cyndi Lauper
Livin on a Prayer – Bon Jovi

1987
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House

1988
Heaven Is A Place On Earth – Belinda Carlisle
Never Tear Us Apart – INXS

1989
Like A Prayer – Madonna
Sweet Child o’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses

1990
Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor
Janie’s Got a Gun – Aerosmith

1991
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You – Bryan Adams
Fall at Your Feet – Crowded House

1992
Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
Even Better Than The Real Thing – U2

1993
I’d Do Anything for Love (but I Won’t Do That) – Meat Loaf
Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.

1994
Chains – Tina Arena
Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden

1995
Hand in My Pocket – Alanis Morissette
Where the Wild Roses Grow – Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds feat. Kylie Minogue

1996
Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey
Wonderwall – Oasis

1997
Torn – Natalie Imbruglia
Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve

1998
Crush – Jennifer Paige
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

1999
I Try – Macy Gray
Ana’s Song (Open Fire) – Silverchair

2000
Graduation (Friends Forever) – Vitamin C
Beautiful Day – U2

2001
Thank You – Dido
Yellow – Coldplay

2002
A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
The Greatest View – Silverchair

2003
Crazy In Love – Beyonce & Jay-Z
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

2004
So Beautiful – Pete Murray
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane

2005
The Sound of White – Missy Higgins
Wake Me Up When September Ends – Green Day

2006
SexyBack – Justin Timberlake
When You Were Young – The Killers

2007
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
How Far We’ve Come – Matchbox Twenty

4 thoughts on “Soundtrack to my life

  1. that was some trip down memory lane! is that simple minds song the theme song for the breakfast club?

    sexyback huh? someone’s discovered his sensual side last year… ? :mrgreen:

    CJ: Oh it brings back some great memories! I always think I can’t remember that far back, but when I think of music I often think of moments in my life as well… so it’s a nice way of remembering.

    And I’m pretty sure Don’t You (Forget About Me) was for The Breakfast Club… I know Billy Idol was actually asked to record it first but turned it down. He did a cover years later.

    And I quite like JT… it’s a fun song. Plus it shows I meant no bad blood to Timbaland! πŸ˜›

  2. oh god, you either have a veeeeeeeeeeeery good memory or did a heavy research for a light post. how can you remember all the years????????? πŸ˜€

    i have listened to most of the songs and god, sinead o connor’s nothing compares 2 U will always be a fave! she is totally something else. NOBODY COMPARES TO HER!

    CJ: I have a pretty good memory, so I knew most of them… I tend to remember things as moments and there’s often a song around when you’ve had your heart broken or fallen in love; makes it easier to remember. But I also have an iPod that’s chock-full of songs, so I just had a listen… brought back some memories. πŸ™‚

    Oh Nothing Compares 2 U is a real classic; whenever it comes on the radio or TV, it just makes me want to sit and listen. Plus it’s written by Prince, so how could you go wrong? πŸ˜‰

  3. I’m in for Where The Wild Roses Grow and Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing. Gotta be my two favorites of your list – but there sure are a couple more classics in it πŸ™‚

    CJ: Thanks Biyang! I love Nick Cave and Aerosmith and Where the Wild Roses Grow is one of my favourite songs of all time, so I had to find some way to slide it in there! πŸ˜›

    I was spoilt for choice, really; so many classics, so little space… πŸ˜‰

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