Monday, 4 July 2011

What’s Your Theme Tune?

Ever since I was a teenager and before Ally McBeal made it popular I have had a theme tune. It has always been a way to express how I am feeling at that time in my life. I hear them in my head as I walk and I sing them out loud when I am alone.

My first theme tune was Ocean Colour Scenes The Circle. I was 16 and had moved from Essex to Cambridgeshire and started 6th form and didn’t know anyone. Groups had already been formed and everyone knew each other. I found it difficult to fit in and make friends and this song helped me through that. It gave me confidence that one day I would be inside the circle.

I left 6th form and decided to start college where I made some great friends and started the beginning of my clubbing era. Dancing Queen by ABBA became my theme tune and I would listen to it when I got ready to go out. My friends would even sing it to me when it came on. Even when I hear it now it brings back great memories of dancing all night long.

Over the years my theme tune has changed a lot, sometimes they last years and sometimes just a few months. They find me, not the other way around. They have included; I Will Survive by Gloria Ganor, You Oughta Know by Alanis Morrisette, Not Ready to Make Nice by the Dixie Chicks and Grace Kelly by Mika. It’s clear to see I am a drama queen!

My latest theme tune is Dance Without Sleeping with Melissa Etheridge; actually it speaks to me so much I have named my blog after it. I suffer with depression and insomnia and no matter how bad I am feeling or tired I am I can always listen to music and have a little dance. Music is my therapy and helps soothe my soul.

What’s your theme tune?

1 comment:

  1. I love this post, Carol. Mine used to be 'Bitch' by Melissa Etheridge, but I've mellowed with age! Now I hear 'It's my life' by Bon Jovi A LOT, and 'Single' by Natasha Bedingfield strikes a chord.

    Do you also do the Ally McBeal thing where she makes odd faces or cuts peoples' heads off? I do :-)