One of my favorite stress relievers is music. A song can come on the radio and transport me to another time! I miss the days of CDs - I had binders and binders full. I always had music on, and I prided myself in being able to identify what the next singles would be from a band's latest album. Little known fact: I went to college to get a degree in arts management to work with rock bands, and I always aspired to become a soundtrack producer.
Bigger known fact: I changed majors and became a middle school social studies teacher instead! :)
So for today's Friday Favorites, I wanted to share some of my favorite movie soundtracks that I always had playing!
1) Dick: The Unmaking of the President
Dick: The Unmaking of the President is 70s gold in the 90s! If you haven't seen the movie, two high school girls help take down Richard Nixon. It's funny and worth a viewing if you haven't seen it yet, but the soundtrack is one of my all time favorites! Some of the best songs on the album include:
"ABC" by The Jackson 5
"Crocodile Rock" by Elton John
"Rock On" by David Essex
"The Loco-Motion" by Grand Funk Railroad
"You're So Vain" by Carly Simon
I had the Clueless soundtrack on cassette tape when it first came out and obviously bought it on CD when we had to convert. Whatever! This album will totally transport you back to 1995! Some of my favorites are:
"Kids in America" by The Muffs
"Here" by Luscious Jackson
"Alright" by Supergrass
"Supermodel" by Jill Sobule
3) American Pie
I can honestly tell you that I've never seen American Pie! I know the premise of the movie, but when the Tonic song came out, I was sold on buying the soundtrack and fell in love with the rest without even going to the movies. Some of my favorites from the album are:
"You Wanted More" by Tonic
"Super Down" by Super TransAtlantic
"Good Morning Baby" by Bic Runga and Dan Wilson
4) Empire Records
If you didn't want to be Liv Tyler at some point in your life, then you and I probably shouldn't be friends. My friend Meghan and I watched Empire Records a thousand times every summer, and I'm pretty sure I cracked the soundtrack cd from listening to it so often. My favorites from the soundtrack are:
"Liar" by The Cranberries
"Circle of Friends" by Better Than Ezra
"Here It Comes Again" by Please
"Nice Overalls" by Lustre
5) Can't Hardly Wait
Pretty sure every teen could relate to Ethan Embry's character in Can't Hardly Wait. The soundtrack is pretty diverse, but then again, weren't most kids' music collections pretty eclectic in the 90s? My favorites from the soundtrack were:
"Graduate" by Third Eye Blind
"High" by Feeder
"Tell Me What to Say" by Black Lab
"Farther Down" by Matthew Sweet
If you're in the mood for some angsty-teen anthems of the 90s, head on over to your local Best Buy to buy... oh wait, Best Buy has like 4 cds in their music section these days! AGH! Check them out on iTunes or Amazon, and tell me what some of your favorite movie soundtracks are in the comments below!
In case you missed any of this week's posts:
Life With the Lees: Weekend Recap
Tuesday Training: Week 16
Ladies Who Link: Favorite Target Finds
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I've had a crazy week and had to take a few days off from my workouts, but I'm back at it this morning! We've got a baseball game on the agenda and then Dr. Mom is prescribing a large dose of stay home and relax to catch up on rest! Hope you have a very enjoyable and restful weekend- see you back here on Monday!