The other day I wrote about my pretend press conference where I left the stage accompanied by a song. Blog friend Parks/Living commented that it would be a great idea if we all had personal theme songs. sort of like when baseball players come up to the plate. So I thought… of course we should all have personal theme music.
Now, I’ve been thinking about this for about twenty seconds, so let’s see what sort of guidelines we should use…
- Recognizability: The song probably shouldn’t be a “B” side song. It helps that it’s something that many people have heard
- However….it can’t be too recognizable. I am a Journey fan, but I know that “Don’t Stop Believing” can become a little cliché
- Strong chorus or tag line- I think it helps to have the impact of well chosen and powerful words
- Crescendo- you need the music to get louder, which brings a level of excitement to the gathered crowd
- It should give you an identity
These are just guidelines: you can choose anything to be your theme song. One of the NY Mets (sorry I don’t remember who, and I’m wondering if they played theme music when no one was at CitiField) used the Frank Sinatra classic, “Fly me to the Moon” which did not have a crescendo, but had the obvious hit the ball to the moon reference that made it work so well as a theme song?
I have narrowed my choices down to two songs:
“I Want it All” by Queen
Ride of the Valkyries by Wagner
Which one should I choose for myself?
And more importantly…
Which song do you choose for your personal theme music?
What should your theme music be?
Also– as I am notoriously bad at adding links, please tell me if the above links do or do not work. Thanks in advance…