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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: EVERYONE NEEDS A THEME SONG

Jennifer Mejia

 
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Actually dancing here to "This Is What You Came For"

I don't know where I'd be without music in my life. I don't know anything else in the world that can change my mood (for better or for worse) the way a song can. I'm going to ask you all a question that may cause me to lose a few followers. Did any of you ever watch the show "Ally McBeal" when it was on the air? I will admit that the last few seasons went downhill quickly. But I really enjoyed the first few and couldn't wait to watch each week. And if someone were to ask me the one thing I remember most about the show, besides John Cage's squeaky shoes and falling in love with Robert Downey, Jr., it would be the scenes when a theme song was played. I remember Barry White the most, probably because I've loved Barry White since about the age of five.

The truth is that everyone needs at least one theme song. There are moments in life when you just need that extra boost of confidence, an extra pep to your step, or that extra feeling of invincibility. Let's face it, life is full of challenges and defining moments that can make or break us...times when everything we have to gain is riding on just a few minutes. There are also ordinary days when you just aren't feeling it and you need a little kick in the pants (or song in your ear) to change your mood and lighten your load.

I happen to have a few theme songs. Probably more than just the tunes listed here, but these are the first few that came to mind. Before you continue scrolling, I have to warn you that many people think my taste in music is similar to that of a 60-year-old. And they might be right. I'm a huge R&B fan, and my mom is as well, so I listened to a lot of it growing up. I also love show tunes.

While this may seem to be somewhat of a silly post, and while you may not share my taste in music, I hope it will at least inspire you to make your own theme song list and play it often, or at least on days when you need extra confidence or something to lift your spirits. Maybe you have a big presentation or job interview. Perhaps you have a hot date or are getting in the mood for a girls’ or boys’ night out. Maybe you're trying to get back to the gym after a long hiatus. Whatever it is, music always makes life better. Leave a comment and tell me your favorite theme song(s). Ok, sound on! And if nothing else, enjoy the two Soul Train lines.