In Ally McBeal, season one, episode 17 (“Theme of Life“), Ally’s therapist, Dr. Tracy Clark asks Ally to think of a theme song – something she can play in her head to make her feel better, when necessary. In this episode, Dr. Clark says her song is “Tracy” (by The Cuff Links), like her name.
Ally has trouble choosing a theme song, but I think she settles on”Tell Him” (by The Exciters) in the end.
I really related to this episode (not sure if that’s a good thing…!) and have since been trying to come up with the perfect ‘theme song’. I actually have a playlist on my iTunes called ‘Theme Songs’ which I regularly listen to. I’m down to a top 5 now I think. And they are…
What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes
This is a classic for me, and one I always sing at karaoke!
Ain’t Never Been Cool – Lucky Soul
I can just relate to the lyrics of this one – it reminds me of being a kid at school, and I’m disturbed to find that life doesn’t change as you get older!
Perfect – Fairground Attraction
I’m a perfectionist – what more can I say?
Dare – Stan Bush
Classic get-up-and-go song!
Vienna – Billy Joel
This one is probably more of a movie montage song than a theme song. It calms me down though.
So, what do you think?
(1) What should I choose as my personal ‘theme song’?
(2) What would you choose?
Please leave your thoughts and musings (and YouTube links) below! 😀
Oh, and by the way, you’ve gotta love John Cage’s theme song in Ally McBeal…