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…

  1. Recognizability: The song probably shouldn’t be a “B” side song. It helps that it’s something that many people have heard
  2. 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
  3. Strong chorus or tag line- I think it helps to have the impact of well chosen and powerful words
  4. Crescendo- you need the music to get louder, which brings a level of excitement to the gathered crowd
  5. 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

or…

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…

61 thoughts on “Anything Can Happen Friday

  1. The links work. I say you so with Queen just because I love them. I have no idea for me besides the fact that King of the Road played every time I went for a walk during lockdown. I think that makes it my song by default.

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  2. So, do you really want it all, or you do want that mythical power… which in many ways amounts to the same thing I suppose. How about a compilation of the two?! I think I need to come up with a new theme song. During, and since my divorce I have been clinging to Time For Me to Fly- REO Speedwagon. It still applies to work at the moment, but I’ll need to research something to better represent the next level of my life.

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    1. I want it all in terms of I want about five things, but I want them all at the same time. My all is specific to my personal wants, needs and desires…not Dr.Evil level of wants….you can’t go wrong with Speedwagon… (I’ve been watching cobra Kai on Netflix and they do a speedwagon scene that’s great, so they’ve been on. Y mind…) looking forward to what you come up with for next stage!!

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  3. Okay, I’ve answered this question elsewhere over the years so I’ll be consistent and say that my theme song is Smooth by Santana. “Give my your heart, make it real, Or else forget about it.”

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  4. Ride of the Valkyries??? YOUR POOR FAMILY!!! HAHAHAHA!!! 😂 Although honestly, there have been days during Covid that my theme song would have been Adagio for Strings..so yeah. 🤔

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      1. Maybe this is what intimidates me about New Yorkers..or folks from New Jersey..(northern) I swear I can hear Ride of the Valkyries- esp on the NJ turnpike..😬

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  5. My theme song has been “I Will Survive”. This song has seen me through the years and has pulled me through many times!! Started listening to it during my divorce in 2001. My more recent theme song is “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors. Love the catchy tune and the lyrics! “Never gonna look back now…Never gonna give it up now.”

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  6. Two for me. One is strictly mood. Played it at our wedding reception as we were introduced as husband and wife (also requested it for Craig Charles funk and soul show spinage au troi feature, and if Craig “Red Dwarf” Charles says it’s my theme song, better believe it is. ) It’s soulful strut by the Young-Holt Unlimited, lyrically it’s My Way by Aloe Blacc.

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