Michelle Shaeffer, co-creator of the Ultimate Blog Challenge which I’m participating in, suggested the topic of choosing a personal theme song as a blogging idea and I thought it was a good one to ponder.
So as I was messing around on the Internet yesterday (during a scheduled break from work of course ), I found a quiz where you answer a few questions about yourself and it spits out a personal theme song for you. I thought it would be pretty interesting to see what random song it would pull from its database for me.
Well, lo and behold, it picked a pretty good one!
“Chosen For Me” Theme Song
The quiz database chose “Beautiful Day” by U2. Now, I had never heard of it so of course I quickly opened up YouTube to see what U2 was spitting out.
Ahhhh, okay, I can work with this. I like the lyrics:
See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out
It was a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
My REAL Personal Theme Song
Though the quiz chose a good one for me, I found myself thinking quite long and hard about what I would choose for myself. I started going through the hundreds of songs on my phone to see if something caught my eye quickly. “This could take forever,” I thought.
Then, the perfect theme song came to mind!
It’s a song that had to grow on me actually. It wasn’t my favorite at first. But now I could imagine this groovy, upbeat song playing when I enter a room, strutting a cool, sexy, model walk. One that would play as I get up and go about my day. It would follow me into the grocery store or work and announce my presence at people’s houses as I visit them LOL
What is it, you ask?
“Golden” by Jill Scott
The lyrics are perfect for what I feel about myself, my life, my journey (as of this moment that is, as I’m sure throughout my life this will change)…
“…I’m taking my own freedom
Putting it in my song,
Singing loud and strong,
Grooving all day long,
I’m taking my freedom,
Putting it in my stroll,
I’ll be high-steppin’ y’all,
Letting the joy unfold…”
Here are a couple other songs I would also choose. They can be the second and third tracks after Jill’s song finishes playing
“True to Myself” by Ziggy Marley
“It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi
Over to you…
Soooo, been thinking about yours? What would your personal theme song be and why? I’d love to hear your picks!