I don’t know what it is with me and theme songs. Music is important to me. In another life, I would have loved to be a) on Broadway, even an under-study or in the chorus line. Or b) a back-up singer. Think Lionel Richie, or Air Supply. Anything with with good cheesy back-up lyrics. Heck, why is Making Love out of Nothing at All an “awesome” song? Best back-up lyrics of all time. Don’t believe me? Take a listen. (And if you do take a listen, check out the equally as “awesome” video.)
I’ve always had a theme song– for whatever season of life I am in, for whatever I am going through. Even if life is going great… a theme song always makes everything better.
Think about it.
Where would Rocky be without his iconic theme music as he conquered the PA museum steps?
What about Jack “I’ll never let go” Dawson and Rose on the bow of the Titanic?
Or the Lone Ranger? Ah, the William Tell Overture. (Side note….Michael desperately wanted to play this theme song at our wedding, right after we were pronounced man and wife. Listen and imagine it. I laughed so hard at the idea, and even asked the organist if he could. But alas, it wasn’t allowed. I don’t think he saw the same humor in it we did.)
My point? A theme song can say a lot. And do a lot. Make you laugh, pick you up and make you stand tall. Make you dance in your car (or your office) while other people stare and make you smile in the face of adversity– giving air high fives all along the way.
So without further ado, my theme song of late: For no reason other than starting a new year, facing challenges and loving life….
Defying Gravity (The Glee Version)