Sitting in a cafe this morning Thomas Newman’s ‘Any Other Name’ began to play. I was instantly transported to another period in my life. Even before I recalled the film that this formed part of the soundtrack to (American Beauty), I was remembering instances I’d heard this: the locations, the people I’d been with, the feelings I’d had.
I realised that we probably all have a soundtrack of songs that catapult us to places in our past. So, here’s the Top 5 tracks of the Soundtrack to My Life – not necessarily my top five favourite songs but five songs to stop me in my tracks with a smile or a tear.
Song: Wild World – Cat Stevens
Why? My mother used to sing it to me
The Drugs Don’t Work – Verve
Why? It reminds me of a lonelier time (which nothing to do with drugs!)
Song: Any Other Name – Thomas Newman
Why? It marks a particular period in my twenties
Song: Mr Brightside – The Killers
Why? It marks the first time I knew David was more than just David
Song: All I Want is You – Barry Louis Polisar
Why? Because I walked down the aisle to it
What are some of the tunes from the Soundtrack of Your Life?
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