This week’s theme for Monday Memories is music. When I posed the idea to my lovely lady bloggers, April and Lily of First Time Mom and Dad and It’s a Dome Life respectively, they both jumped at the thought. I was excited. And then…I thought about it…and I couldn’t think of what in the world I should write about.
I grew up with music. Dad was into the oldies music; Mom was into classic rock; My big sister was into 80’s hair bands and 90’s rock; and me? I was the classic NKOTB and Tiffany kind of kid. But can I think of something hilarious to tell you?
Does anyone else walk through life imagining that hey are the star of their very own musical? Just me? Oh. Okay…well let me explain how this works.
Sometimes, I’ll be walking down the street…having a great day, and all of a sudden my head is full of a song. More often than not, it’s a real song. Sometimes, I make up a song in my head. And it’s usually pretty terrible. But to be a fly on a wall inside my head…could be pretty amusing. Or frightening. One of those.
I sing sad songs and happy songs as my day or week progresses and sometimes, I even start dancing along with the music. I like to think that the musical version of my life is pretty awesome. I’ve decided to give you a list of real songs that often run through my head in the musical of my life. Some of these are mere snippets from the songs, others are the entire songs. I’ll let you figure out which ones are the snippets. Also, please don’t judge my random and sometimes terrible taste in music. People, I give you: Chrissy: The Musical
- Basket Case by Green Day
- All That Jazz from Chicago
- A Thousand Years by Christina Perry
- The Remedy by Jason Mraz
- The Middle by Jimmy Eat World
- Only the Good Die Young by Billy Joel
- 3 Small Words from Josie and the Pussycats
- Circus by Britney Spears
- Seasons of Love from Rent
- Anything by Bon Jovi before 2001
- Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffett
- Tik Tok by Kesha
I know that there are more. I know that there are better, cooler songs. But I’m trying to finish this post today and not next year.
Happy Monday everyone! Go visit Lily at It’s a Dome Life and April at First Time Mom and Dad for some more musical memories. Want to write about your memories with us? Send an e-mail to to let me know!
ALSO, if you’re feeling so inclined, please feel free to make your way to the 2013 Bloggies to vote for me and other much more amazing bloggers (like Words for Worms, First Time Mom and Dad, and Pocketful of Joules)!