Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Theme Songs

Remember the show Ally McBeal from the late 90s?  I LOVED it.  I loved that she was a strong, but super flawed, woman out to conquer the big bad world on her own.  But I also hated her.  She needed to get over her issues with the ex-boyfriend and move on.  She could also be super sappy.  But then again, what woman isn't at times??? Perhaps I was afraid I was too much like her...

There was a pivotal episode where I realized that the quirky show was right up my alley (pun intended). Remember when her counselor (Tracey Ullman!) recommended she have a theme song? All of a sudden, she could hear the words, and feel the beat, to I Know Something About Love/Tell Him...sometimes it was slow and sad, and sometimes it was upbeat. But it was always hers and once she owned it, it gave her a purpose.

I've never been one for a "favorite song" or a having an "our song" with a special boy. I usually just listen to the dribble on the radio. Lately, when I need a boost, I like to get sassy to these songs and in college, before a big night on the town, my sorority sisters and I "cat-walked" to this insanity. But not long ago, I heard the greatest song on the radio and KNEW instantly that it would be MY theme song.

As a single woman, I haven't given up on love or married my career. I haven't given up on hope that Mr. Right is out there, either. I think it's hard for for many of the happy couples around me to figure me out. Sometimes they look at me with the "what is wrong with her" or "what is wrong with guys" quizzical look. Sometimes, they assume that I'm sad and depressed and sometimes they see me happy as a clam. Regardless, I think they sometimes assume that I've given up on love and romance...HOWEVER, I aint givin up on it, yet!!! I still LOVE cheesy romance novels, sappy rom-coms, and yes, romantic songs.

AND...

I finally found the perfect romantic song for singles...and you know what?!?! I'm claiming it as my theme song! It's filled with HOPE, excitement, and even love for the unknown. It makes me happy, puts a smile on my face, and reminds me that HE'S OUT THERE!!!

So, please enjoy it with me today. Let it be exciting for you, too! If you're in a happy relationship, listen to the song and remember what it felt like when you met your someone special!!! Or at the very least, let Michael Buble's dreamy voice sing you a happy song!



So, what about you? Do you have a theme song for you life???  Wanna borrow mine for a while???  Don't worry, I'm happy to share.  : )

Oh, and PS (if you clicked on the links above), I have one more thing to say: ZIG A ZIG AH!


15 comments:

American Bridget said...

HOLY MOSES! I can't believe I just watched that entire Spice Girls video! Blast from the past. Who knew Posh Spice barely sang in that and never had a "solo"!!! I do remember the catwalks down the house halls!!!

Darcy @ m3b said...

Ohhhhh my. I think the real problem is that he hasn't met ME yet. *snort*

Hawtness.

LoveFeast Table said...

Is This Love, Bob Marley...it reminds me of when I fell in love with my hippy wanna be guy! At the time he had long hair, hackey sacked and I met him at the beach. 16 years later, I know it's love.

Kristy said...

I just linked over from...well, I can't remember where. But just wanted to say that I loved this post, loved the song and video - and I'm totally right there with you!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

This is my theme song too... and I'm married. LOL!!!!!

I have that Ally McBeal CD. I'm corny like that. Must be why I like you so much. Love this post... I can picture you walking down the street with this song on in the background too. Perfect:-)

Gwen said...

What? I am sorry, I got lost in Michael Buble's beauty.He was on NBC this morning and I had to wipe the drool off of my face.

My theme song depends on my mood. Lately it has been Fionna Apple's version of Why Try to Change Me Now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uf1n1wUfxE

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Thanks for the little musical break! That's a great song!

I'm not much of a theme song person, but I like the one that says "I get knocked down, but I get up again....ain't nothing gonna keep me down...." I have no idea who sings it! Do you recognize it??

~Kim

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

This is a great theme song! I don't think I ever thought about it but I would definitely want a happy song. Love Feast Table Mentioned Bob Marley and I have to say Two Little Birds would be a great one. I'm pretty mellow and take life as it comes - and Every little thing, is gonna be alright!

P.S. Everytime I think of Ally McBeal I think of what's his name who always says "I like a fresh bowl" and runs his auto toilet flusher. I loved that show!

Lorie said...

Oh! I love that song! Just bought it!

Angry Julie Monday said...

I loved Ally...I was a die hard watcher...

I have many theme songs right now, and I'm typing them out...cause you want to know, right?

Ke$ha-Tik Tok
Miley Cyrus-Party in the U.S.A.
Black Eyed Peas-I Gotta Feeling.

Really, all of these are inspired by our dance party at Fuse.

funtimeswiththebeckers said...

love that song and the video was so cute! i agree it's definitely "one half timing and the other half luck"... and then you get to the point where you realize there is no one else in the world you would rather drive you so crazy! ;-)

visions of rocking out before going out in the AXO house... we just did it a few short years after you all set the stage!

love this post!
Katie B.

Kristen said...

I LOVED LOVED LOVED Ally McBeal...I have the DVD collection of the entire series. I ordered it off EBAY from hongkong because it wasnt released here in the states yet....Yep. I am that crazy person :)

My theme song would have to be Brittany Spears...."I'm not a girl, not yet a woman".
At 30 I still feel caught somewhere in the middle, and I like it.

Briana said...

Oh my goodness, I adore Michael Buble and every song he ever put out. I agree, this one is super sweet and positive and just makes me happy.

NotJustAnotherJen said...

OMG, you're too cute(in a very good way). I love your Ally McBeal inspiration.

As for theme song, "Sea Legs" by The Shins have held that place for a while now. I think the kids did it to me.

Stella said...

I'm a bit partial to "Killer Queen" as a theme song. It so does not describe me but one can always dream...