Today Sonia from the Style Network show “How Do I Look” hosted by Jeannie Mai contacted me about what I would like to use as my “theme” song: what was a song that I really liked, that would make me want to dance, and that would make me feel good?
Have you ever thought about what YOUR theme music is?
What a question!
My son wasn’t feeling good today so he joined me in the search for the right music to suggest to them.
My first thought was the classic James Brown song, “I Feel Good.” How could someone NOT hear that song and want to jump up and dance?
Then I thought I’d like to have something more original so I asked Jeff Kaiser who is a musician and composer working on his Ph.D at UC San Diego and who has been a friend since we were children.
Unfortunately, they didn’t want anything too original.
I next thought about music that I really liked and identified with, music that had been a part of my life, and I came up with the Tom Tom Club. I have been a huge fan of the Talking Heads since the late 70s and since Day 1, I loved Tom Tom Club (which is made up of Heads band members Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz).
It didn’t take but a minute to know which song: “Tom Tom Club – “Wordy Rappinghood”which was on their original album released in 1981 and which has been recently re-released in a live version:
What do you think–perfect or what?
I really like the idea of having my own theme song–music that will perk me up and motivate me, inspire me and connect me with myself, make me want to dance through life.
What’s YOUR theme music? Please tell–maybe leave a link too!