642 Things to Write About: My Soundtrack

Today’s challenge is: “If each decade of your life was represented by a pop song, what would they be?”


1970s:  “You Light Up My Life,” by Debby Boone – ’cause I’d like to think that was what my mother was thinking after she gave birth to me – instead of what she was actually thinking which was probably, “damn….that really hurt.”

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1980s: “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” by Chicago.  I’m eternally grateful to my parents for not killing me during the first ten years of my life.  I was a real stinker with a knack for embarrassing my parents whenever possible.  I’d like to tell you I apologized but the truth is, I never did.  I’d like to tell you it was hard to say sorry, but the truth is, I never was sorry.

1990s: “The Love Shack,” by The B-52s – this song doesn’t really describe my life that decade. If it did, I’d have some serious explaining to do.  It does, however, remind me of a time during one of my classes (don’t ask me which one, I wasn’t paying attention) where this kid was passing me notes with the lyrics of this song on it.  It was a cruel joke on his part because he was trying to convince me that he a crush on me when I knew for a fact he didn’t.  Fortunately because I knew it was a joke, I laughed my butt off about it.  Still do.

2000 – 2010: “So What?” by Pink.  I left my now ex-husband in 2008 and this song describes exactly how I felt at that time. I felt empowered every time I heard it.

2010-2015: “F**kin’ Perfect,” by Pink.  I gave birth to my first child in 2012 and my second child in 2013 and this song is exactly how I feel about both of them.  But that’s easy to say right now, they’re not teenagers and they’re still learning how to talk.  Guess we’ll see how I feel when puberty hits.  Pretty sure my opinions won’t change too much.

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