Do You Have a Theme Song?

My girlfriend Wendy posted an awesome FB status today "I wish I had a theme song that played whenever I did something awesome." I've often wondered about this. What song would I play on an old school boombox after some crazy stuff goes down and I look totally awesome (like, when I walk someone through how to do something on Windows, successfully help a mami birth a child - this hasn't happened yet but, I know it's a matter of time - or find the dog's piss in the house)?

Truth is, I am not sure.  When Wendy asked this question I immediately posted a YouTube link of Tina Turner's Simply The Best because that song rocks!  Would it be Tina?  Simply Red? U2? Aaliyah? MJ? Truth is, I think we all have theme songS. Plural.  They rotate based on our situation and current disposition.

This evening, I'm sitting here after a long day with little sleep but lots of giggles and I'm grateful.  This train of thought led me back to Holding Back the Years by Simply Red and I am transported to a different time and place. Like link you grab on to and pull only find it's connected to an infinite number of links to create a chain, the songs come: The End of the Innocence, The Heart of the Matter, Sometimes Love Ain't Enough (I quoted from this song today!),  Hotel California (I always liked this song but I didn't fall in love with it until I heard Marc Anthony do it live!), Somewhere Over the Rainbow (I want this played at my funeral so maybe this is the ultimate theme song), Alone (yeah, I kinda like Heart).  I can go on and on and on.  Prince, Michael Jackson, Janet, Madonna, Cindy Lauper, Zane, Groove Theory.

The songs don't necessarily have to relate to one another.  But your life crosses multiple music roads (at least mine does).  Theme song for my life? I need to think about it.  I'm in a Biggie, Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige, Mary Mary kind of vibe at the moment.  This trip down memory lane could go on for hours. But it is meant to ask this one question: at this time and in this place, what would your theme song be?