Monday, November 06, 2006

High School Soundtrack

Gapers Block posits a great question today:
What would be the lead track on the soundtrack for the John Hughes movie about your high school experience?

Mine is easy - "Disappointed" by Morrissey (this is the same song I want played at my funeral; I also want "Let It Be" by the Beatles, just to give everyone some yin/yang and keep 'em guessing).

As a side note, the movie would be cast with completely anonymous, no-name actors (aside from Nathan Lane who would play the principal), get panned by critics for being completely lame and pulled from theaters after 2 weeks, but then years later would resurge into the public consciousness as an ironic cult classic. Because that pretty much sums up the subject of "me and my high school experience" (forgetful, lame, ahead of its time and full of irony).

What is your high school theme song?

14 comments:

Todd said...

Oh so easy. "True Faith" by New Order.

Sizzler Sister said...

Easy - "Everday is Halloween" by Ministry. The title says it all. Plus, I wore a lot of black eyeliner.

.25 life crisis kid said...

HA!

"True" from Spandau Ballet

Especially a lot of slow-mo scenes--close ups of tears falling down faces.

Jenny said...

Definitely "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls.

Or maybe "Barbie Girl" by Aqua.

Hmmm...

Matt said...

"The Only Way Is Up"
Yazz and The Plastic Population

Dammit, now I'm going to have that going round in my head all day!

classyandfancy said...

"Leave Them All Behind" by Ride

1) It's a jam
2) It's shoegazey (so, would be good for a nice walking on campus or an emotional freak out scene)
3) It's kind of what I did

Ryan Charisma said...

'Don't talk to me, no
About people who are "nice"
'Cause I have spent my WHOLE LIFE
in RUINS
Because of people who are "nice"'

love that song!

my high school song would be "Love Is A Battlefield"

Shaun-bodia said...

"Causing a Commotion" by the Madonna

- I was Head Boy, but took the job description rather too literally.

NAME: Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Mine would be All By Myself by whoever the hell sang that. Maybe something by the Wallflowers, since they came out right at the end of my high school years, and I was a wallflower of sorts. The movie would have a lot of HOT sex scenes, most of which would be with one lanky kid alone in a bathroom.

darci ann said...

haha Dr. Ken cracking me up. Very nice.

I will have to ponder this fine question...

Katie in the UK said...

Rumpshaker by Wrecks n' Effex

Pink Hobbit said...

Regulator by Warren G. (because I was THAT cool)

CHW said...

That is a really difficult question. It's either "Walking in Your Footsteps" by the Police, or "It Must Be Hell" by the Rolling Stones.

Sizzler Sister said...

"Like a Virgin" - Madonna. Oy let's not go there.