Monday, February 6, 2012

Theme Song

I've had theme songs in recent years to help me get through some difficult time. I think this life event qualifies for it's own theme song. Don't you agree?

Share with me your ideas of what my theme song should be. If I can't settle on one song perhaps I'll make a play list to take with me to the hospital as a reminder that you're all thinking of me and cheering me on.

If Don't Go Breaking my Heart by Elton John and Kiki Dee is the first song that comes to mind, you'll have to think of another because it's already on the list. *snicker*

Honestly though, I'm looking for something a little less kitschy and a lot more inspiring, meaningful and uplifting.



  1. The very first song that comes to my mind is "No One" by Alicia Keys. To be honest, I can't even remember the whole thing right now but there is a line in the chorus that says, "I don't worry cause everyting's gonna be alright." I used to sing it to myself on the way to OB appointments.

    There is a song by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals called "Colors" that I have always loved. When I first heard it, I took the meaning as very literal. Now, after the events of the past year, I think of it a little differently. When she says, "This is the greatest time of day" to me it means the day I realized I was going to be okay and "when all the black and white turns into colors" the color is my future as a happy single mom of a wonderful two year old. It's like she's singing about the moment I regained clarity.

    Plus, it's just a cool song :-)

  2. Okay...I've compiled a list and an explanation on why it should go on your playlist.

    "Open Your Heart" - Madonna; because everyone needs Madonna in their life.
    "Listen to Your Heart" - Roxette; because you should listen, especially during recovery. Take care of yourself and go at your pace. Don't overdo it.
    "Pop Goes My Heart"- Hugh Grant from Music and Lyrics; this video makes me laugh, and you should too. Laughter is the best medicine.
    "Groove is in the Heart" - DeeLite. Because it is and you should dance to the beat of yours!
    "Young Hearts Run Free" - Kym Mazelle Romeo & Juliet Soundtrack ('96) - this is a great dance song and your heart will feel young when it's repaired.
    "My Heart Will Go On" - Celine Dion/Titanic - okay yes, cheesy but yes - your heart will go on, for many years.
    And then the entire Beaches Soundtrack because you are an inspiration to me with your strength. "Wind Beneath My Wings" is sappy, but true. And "Otto Titsling" will make you laugh. I sing "Baby Mine" to my kids before bed. Plus "I've Still Got My Health" is fun to remember after your surgery!

  3. I'm very impressed Kelly!

    I've been having a hard time coming up with things... mostly because I haven't wanted to have things with "heart" in the title or make them super weird (like "I will survive").

    So what I've thought of -
    "Rolling in the deep" - Adele, because this song is just awesome
    "R-E-S-P-E-C-T", because everyone needs it
    "Temporary Home", because we need to remember that's what life on earth is (although this one is a little sad sometimes, not sure if you'd want that in the hospital)
    "Jesus, Take the Wheel", because I love Carrie Underwood, and although I trust docs, I still think God's in control
    "It is well with my soul" - the Amy Grant version, "The River is going to keep on Rolling on" - this has been my own theme song for many years.


  4. As a die hard music lover I should be all over this one! But I'm really having a tough time with it ... I'm still thinking :)