Friday, April 11, 2014
My Life's Soundtrack
Recently on Facebook there was one of those things going around where people tagged their friends to list ten things. I find these endlessly interesting - and almost invariably surprising. So I thought I'd break out of the Facebook ghetto and ask my Tote Bag chums the same question.
This particular meme doing the rounds was naming ten albums that have stayed with you. That doesn't particularly mean your favorite albums, but the ones that had some influence over you - or at least that's how I took it.
Here's my top 10 as of today (it's slightly different to the one I posted on Facebook but that's the nature of these things, isn't it?).
1. Swan Lake Ballet - Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic
3. Rubber Soul - the Beatles
4. Standing on a Beach (the Singles) - the Cure
5. Beethoven's Greatest Hits - various CBS artists
6. Les Miserables - Original Stage Cast
7. The Sound of Music - Soundtrack
9. My Fair Lady - Original Stage Cast
10. Lawrence of Arabia Soundtrack
So clearly my tastes run to classical and musicals with a bit of classic pop thrown in. Yup, that pretty much describes it, with a few movie scores as runners up.
It's been great fun to revisit some of the music that's influenced me. And even more fun to look at those album covers. Talk about a trip down memory lane!
Now it's your turn. And if you want to put in a line or two about why you made your selections, I'd be very interested!
Oh, and by the way, if you don't follow me on Facebook, you can find me at:
I'm pretty active there and I regularly do giveaways!
Looking forward to seeing your music lists!