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If you had a theme song, what would it be?

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1tymfos
Editado: Jul 4, 2009, 11:45am

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2tymfos
Jul 4, 2009, 12:01pm

In the interests of keeping things lively, I thought I'd suggest a new topic:

If you had a theme song, what would it be, and why? (And, how often might it change?)

The problem is, I can't figure out how to answer that myself. I had a TITLE in mind that seemed appropriate for this week, anyway, but when I looked up the words, they really didn't fit. I tried to edit my initial post of this thread to say that, but the edit didn't work right, so I had to delete it and start again.

Maybe I should stick with just commenting on other people's topics :-)

3tloeffler
Jul 4, 2009, 12:19pm

Oh, tymfos, Great Topic! I have always told my sons that my theme song is "Cabaret." That's probably the theme song of my life, but I have minor themes that depend on the day. I read in a book once (surprise!) that your left brain (I think) keeps up a constant chatter, and that with practice, you can rein in that chatter and direct it in more positive ways. I find that my brain chatters in song, and it pretty much seems to follow my mood (or maybe it leads my mood--interesting thought). Regardless, it's always show tunes. Couldn't a therapist have a ball with me???

4Booksloth
Jul 4, 2009, 12:21pm

Disco Duck. Why not?

5Booksloth
Jul 4, 2009, 12:23pm

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6QueenOfDenmark
Jul 4, 2009, 12:37pm

I'm sneaking in.

Scottie has a theme song (or several) and we sing them.

To the tune of Toreador -

Terrier Doggie, fight and bite and bark, Terrier Dog, Terrier Dog, Snarl, and chase a cat and chew the mail, Don't Do As You Are To-old! What a Princess you are, our best dog by far, Our Scottish Terrier Dog.

*takes bow*

7PhaedraB
Jul 4, 2009, 12:56pm

6 >

Worthy of what, around our house, we call Cat Songs. For example, (to the tune of "Anything" from Oliver!)

I'll do anything
for cats, dear, anything
I'll feed them anything
but rats

I'll cook up a little fish
and put it right in their dish
I'll catch crayfish in a ditch
not rats

and so on.

For my own song, that's gonna take some thought. Maybe "It's Witchcraft" :-)

8Booksloth
Jul 4, 2009, 1:11pm

I think a special group is called for here for our great songwriters. Standing ovation going on in our sitting room right now

9usnmm2
Editado: Jul 4, 2009, 6:23pm

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10tloeffler
Jul 4, 2009, 8:06pm

Well, a sitting ovation from here. Bad knees, you know...

11KimarieBee
Jul 4, 2009, 10:13pm

Star trekkin' across the universe
On the Starship Enterprise under Captain Kirk
Star trekkin' across the universe
Only going forward 'cause we can't find reverse

What else would an old Trekkster (borrowed that title from someone here at LT) like me sing, and that leads into Monty Python's "Always Look On The Bright Side of Life"...........which probably best describes the chaos of my life and why I love Star Trek in the first place,lol.

12Lman
Jul 4, 2009, 10:50pm

You're never too O-O-OLD to rock-and-RO-O-OLL, if you're too young to die-eee...

(apologies to Jethro Tull)

13mckait
Jul 5, 2009, 6:51pm

thinking......

14PkrImperatrix
Jul 6, 2009, 12:08am

When I'm feeling down: "Those Were The Days My Friend"

When I'm feeling good: "Climb Every Mountain"

When I'm feeling silly: "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"

*...... it's something quite atroooo-cious * la la la la.............

15LA12Hernandez
Jul 6, 2009, 1:27am

I just realized mine doesn't fit any more. Time for a new one.

16WholeHouseLibrary
Editado: Jul 6, 2009, 2:46pm

Track in A by a group called Cat Mother and the All Night News Boys.

It's an instrumental 'rock' piece about 20+ minutes long, and was a brain worm every day as a commuted to work from NJ to lower Manhatten. It usually started some time prior to stepping on to the PATH trains, the cadence of the wheels over the rail joints set the tempo, and always managed to end (a creaking door would slam shut) as I entered the revolving door of the office building I worked in.

ETA: clarification of the type of music...

17usnmm2
Jul 6, 2009, 2:36pm

"Sweet Betsy From Pike"

"Did you ever hear tell of sweet Betsy from Pike
Who crossed the wide prairies with her lover Ike,
With two yoke of cattle and one spotted hog,
A tall shanghai rooster, and old yaller dog?"

Sing too rali oorali oorali ay
Sing too rali oorali oorali ay

18fugitive
Jul 6, 2009, 3:35pm

"Whisky you're the Devil"

Oh, whisky you're the devil
you're leading me astray
over hills and mountains
and to Amerikay
you're sweetness from the Bleachner
and spunkier than tea
oh whisky you're my darling drunk or sober

19mckait
Jul 6, 2009, 7:59pm

Lennon

Nobody Told Me

20MerryMary
Jul 6, 2009, 9:51pm

You step off the straight and narrow
And you don't know where you are.
Use the needle of your compass
To sew up your broken heart.
Ask directions from a genie in a bottle of Jim Beam
And she LIES TO YOU!!
That's when you know the truth...

When you're going through hell,
Keep on going.
Don't slow down; if you're scared
Don't show it.
You might get out 'fore the Devil even knows you're there.

--Rodney Atkins.

21Jim53
Jul 6, 2009, 10:15pm

#16 I remember them! They had a minor hit that got played some when I was in high school. I think it was a medley of Little Richard tunes or something like that. The name of the band stuck with me.

I can think of a variety of tunes that describe my life right now. For different reasons I could pick Strange Days, Ten Minutes Till the Savages Come, Make Me Smile, or Turning of the Tide, but I think I'll stick with Simple Gifts.

22LA12Hernandez
Jul 7, 2009, 3:05am

Let It Be, by the Beatles

23tcw
Jul 7, 2009, 8:25am

gettin by on gettin by's my stock and trade,
livin life day to day

pickin up the pieces wherever they fall . . .

-- Jerry Jeff Walker

24Nicole_VanK
Jul 28, 2009, 2:44pm

Down, down in the basement
We hear the sound of machines
And I, I, I, I'm driving in circles
Come to my senses sometimes
Why, why, why, why start it over?
Nothing was lost, everything's free
I don't care how impossible it seems

25justjim
Jul 28, 2009, 8:01pm

Up until a few years ago I had never spent more than 2 years in one place in my life. I always felt like "The Littlest Hobo"

"Travellin' around from town to town,
Sometimes I think I'll settle down;
But I know I'd hunger to be free,
Rovin's the only life for me."

"I'm drifting in a world without friends.
I'm travelling along a road with no end."

I just amazed myself by typing that straight out of my head, it may not be word for word.

I've only lived in two towns in the last ten years now (8 yrs and 2 yrs), so it might be time for a change of song.

26ddelmoni
Jul 30, 2009, 1:37pm

Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison -- my cell phone ring.

My husband couldn't rest until he downloaded the theme from The Man From U.N.C.L.E...LOL

Boomers Rule!

27theaelizabet
Jul 30, 2009, 2:13pm

Without a doubt, it would be "Dancing in the Streets"/the original Martha and the Vandellas version:

"It doesn't matter what you wear,
just as long as you are there...."

28bobmcconnaughey
Jul 31, 2009, 8:53am

Salt of the Earth - Stones.

29varielle
Editado: Ago 5, 2009, 7:27pm

After listening to my dentist experimenting with a satellite radio station that played the 70s, I'm going to have to revise. The first album I ever bought with babysitting money was Diamond Girl by Seals and Crofts. They just looked so cool on the cover. That turned me into a fan and even though it was from a different album my song will have to be Summer Breeze.

30Farringdon
Jan 17, 2010, 7:10am

Those were the days.

32pollysmith
Jan 26, 2010, 5:43pm

Crazy, that would be mine

33mamzel
Jan 27, 2010, 11:05am

Que cera, cera
What ever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que cera, cera

>11 KimarieBee: imager - I saw a "performance" of that song at a Boy Scout campfire and never laughed so hard.

There's a Kilingon on the starboard bow
Starboard bow, starboard bow
There's a Klingon on the starboard bow
Then scrape it off, Jim.

34sibylline
Jan 27, 2010, 5:14pm

The trek songs are GREAT! They will be popular chez nous

When I was a teenager there were two songs that people loved to torment me with because of my name although I really am a Lucy not a Lucille.... (which I would remind people of which would make them laugh at me even harder of course). Anyhow, I've come to feel that the former one is pretty apt....

Lucy in the sky with diamonds....

You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille.....

we have a cat song too (ref #7) to the tune of Raindrops, but that's for another day.

35MerryMary
Jan 27, 2010, 9:43pm

Come with me, Lucille,
In my merry Oldsmobile...

36usnmm2
Editado: Jan 28, 2010, 5:10am

37KimarieBee
Jan 28, 2010, 6:38am

#33 mamzel.....I do wish I could have been there for that "performance"!!

You have taken me back to my childhood with "Que Sera Sera" because at the age of nine on an Easter ferry trip I sang ALL the verses to win the prize of an Easter Egg........I feel very sorry for anyone who sat through that performance,lol.

38mamzel
Jan 28, 2010, 10:57am

For those who may not be familiar with the song "Star Trekking" there are a few versions performed on YouTube and the lyrics can be read here.

39BethyB
Jan 28, 2010, 11:01am

The Theme from SuperChicken - cuz you knew the job was dangerous when you took it.

40sibylline
Jan 28, 2010, 11:13am

#38 -- Thank you! How did we miss this!

41gibbon
Jan 28, 2010, 11:20am

The Bum Song by Bud & Joe Billings with harmonica accompaniment as recorded on Regal Zonophone round about 1940.

42lbradf
Jan 29, 2010, 11:59am

#38--Thank you! Here is a funny video of Star Trekkin':
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCARADb9asE

Still thinking about my theme song...

43DugsBooks
Nov 3, 2012, 3:12pm

I thought I might revive this thread. I have always aspired to this theme song:

Otis Spann - Pretty Girls Everywhere

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4EM-XSB0m0

44Neverwithoutabook
Nov 13, 2012, 7:48pm

Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life) by Pam Tillis

If you're coming with me you need nerves of steel
'Cause I take corners on two wheels
It's a never-ending circus ride
The faint of heart need not apply

Mi vida loca over and over
Destiny turns on a dime
I go where the wind blows
You can't tame a wild rose
Welcome to my crazy life

Sweetheart before this night is through
I could fall in love with you
Come dancing on the edge with me
Let my passion set you free

Mi vida loca over and over
Destiny turns on a dime
I go where the wind blows
You can't tame a wild rose
Welcome to my crazy life

Here in the firelight I see your tattoo
Mi vida loco, so you're crazy too

Mi vida loca over and over
Destiny turns on a dime
I go where the wind blows
You can't tame a wild rose
Welcome to my crazy life

We'll go where the wind blows
And I'll be a wild rose
Welcome to my crazy life

45mckait
Nov 13, 2012, 8:14pm

Changed my mind..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp2JQS4qU0c&feature=related

The Story by Sara Ramirez

46Neverwithoutabook
Nov 14, 2012, 2:55am

Great song and performance mckait! Thanks for the link. I hadn't heard either the song or artist before.

47mckait
Nov 14, 2012, 8:03am

Welcome. She is an actor as well, Grey's Anatomy... they did a whole show in song, and that is when I found her. I love her singing, and her songs. :) If you are interested that whole show is on YouTube as well.

48Sandydog1
Nov 18, 2012, 3:25pm

My favorite will be my theme...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0BbYvDwrF8

49Booksloth
Nov 19, 2012, 6:37am

This is the one I want at my funeral.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwNzFWRBQWU

50TheFlamingoReads
Nov 19, 2012, 11:58pm

The theme song from "The Munsters". Someone at work posed the question, "What song would you like playing every time you walk in the room?" and this song just came to mind. Cool song, cool show. Not to be confused with the theme song from "The Addams Family"....