Day 107: We Need a Theme Song

Point of this post: We need a theme song. Something that starts playing when you open this blog. And HateToHelp, for that matter. I bet they'd be different. The Smiths, with such hits as, "Girlfriend in a Coma", "America is Not the World," and "Some Girls are Bigger than Other Girls," seem a good bet.

The story that kind of connects:
I'm sure you will be shocked to know that, outside of this blog, Lara and I lead intense email lives. In a recent hourly group exchange with friends, we batted the following question back and forth. I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. And I laugh a lot. Laughing, like berries (remember that post?) is great for your health.

What is the most inappropriate song you can think of to play for a couple's first dance at a wedding?

Poppy and apparently upbeat ones:

That Boy is Mine, Brandy and Monica
Under Pressure, Queen/David Bowie
I'm a Slave For You, Britney Spears
Stuck in a Moment, U2
Love The One You're With, Crosby Stills & Nash
I Don't Want to be a Player No More, ?
Stan, Dido's remix with Eminem
I Touch Myself, Divinyls (?)
Goodbye Earl, Dixie Chicks

Inappropriate slow songs that would be funny and make people go "huh?":

She's Like the Wind, Patrick Swayze
Lady in Red, ?
I Do or Hallelujah, Jude covers
Behind the Wall, Tracey Chapman
Strong Enough, Sheryl Crow
Foolish Games, Jewel
Better Man, Pearl Jam
Both Sides Now, Joni Mitchell

We need your help. Think of more. And we also need a themesong. Why? Because maybe then the people who had this discussion (above) will be a bit more animated when they read this blog (see below for pic of non-animated non-enjoyable blog-reading due to lack of themesong).


Anonymous said...

During their most frenzied LSD period, the Grateful Dead used to perform a painfully loud, long "sound poem" consisting of guitar feedback, random drums and moaning. It was called "What Have They Done With the Baby?"

Anonymous said...

Uncle Paul recalls that at his brother's wedding, the bride and groom's first dance was to a Bob Dylan song, "You Ain't Going Nowhere." Paul's father comented, "That's appropriate!" (They later divorced.)

Lana said...

wow, i laughed SO HARD at this post. i mean i was privvy to the initial emails before this post and i STILL laughed SO HARD. bc its THAT funny. i mean, she's like the wind??? i'm a slave for you? that's funny shit people. also funny is Uncle Paul's Bob Dylan marriage song.

i think that pic is when we're watching that one brit's performance where she strips. remember that? it was such a hot act. oh hot brit, where have you gone?

wait this is funny: there is crazy slang in london, and a "Britney" at a bar means a beer (think "we'll have a round of britney's!") because Britney, Britney Spears, Spear & Beers rhyme. yup, it's all about obscure rhymes here in london.

anyway, mmm a song for your blog... i'm thinking. maybe like:
1. Wasting Time - Jack Johnson. Appropriate (even though you're being productive) and very shill.
2. "Love" by Mos Def - seriously a great song. Upbeat, fantastic lyrics for you girls (bc its about positivity and LOVE!) and would be SO hot on a blog.
3. Island in the Sun by Weezer
4. Man! I feel like a Woman by Shania (i'm kidding).
5. All I Really Want - by Alanis. throwback to middle school angst, girl rage, girl power, and overall good shit. I HEART YOU ALANIS!
6. (i saved the best for last)if you just want a cool awesome chill song, go with "De Camino a la Vereda" by Ibrahim Ferre (it's from the Buena Vista Social Club soundtrack). it's perfect because it doesn't "mean" anything (lyrically) about your blog or what you do or whatever, and there aren't many lyrics so the song won't distract the reader as they chuckle over your day's antics. it's also not commercial at all.

Sunshine said...

*Standing with my hand on my hips, making an appropriately pouty face* But I love Lady in Red. It's my favorite song, ever! T and I are going to dance to that when we get married. I don't care what y'all say - cheesy 80's music rocks!


Claire and Lara said...

i(e)nquiring minds want to know...tell us about T, saavysunshine...

Sarah said...

i nominate chris isaac's "wicked game" for HatetoHelp. maybe manu chau's "bongo bong" for this one? although the lyrics issue is a good one so maybe something without any would be best.
p.s. love your blog! very envious of your travels!!

Mari said...

I think Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's "What a wonderful world" is an obvious choice for Claire, in light of her self-proclaimed affinity for hawaiian music. Paul Simon would also be a good choice (Lana: he's a famous singer. Look it up). Don't know of any appropriate eukelele songs for HatetoHelp...

Mari said...

another inappropriate marriage song would be "two person party" (also features eukelele). Lara, you remember don't you?
"It's a two person party toniiiiiight. Take off your clothes I'll turn out the light..."

Anonymous said...

Yesterday by the Beatles. This actually happened at my friend's wedding (in Turkey, and fortunately not too many people spoke English fluently enough).


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