Saturday, April 21, 2007

Do you have a theme song?

As with reading, my TV viewing taste is eclectic. I love intense action/dramas like 24, Prison Break, and The X-Files, but oddly enough--considering what we write--I don't like any of the CSI or investigative shows. But I have been known to enjoy a few guilty pleasures now and then, like the O.C., As the World Turns and America's Next Top Model.

Back in the late 90’s, my guilty viewing pleasure was Ally McBeal, a show and character I loathed to the extreme, but couldn’t seem to stop watching. In Episode Seventeen, “Theme of Life”, Ally goes to see a therapist (played by the fabulous Tracy Ullman) who tells her she needs a theme song. “Something you can play in your head to make you feel better.” Hers was, appropriately, “Tracy” by The Cuff Links.

Ally thought the advice was nuts, but I actually quite liked the idea, mainly because I already had a theme song – “Rock the Casbah” by the Clash. No political motives intended, I just loved hearing the song.

Does anyone else have a theme song they'd care to share? No? Just me? Okay then.

Amanda Stevens


  1. It's hard to pick just one so I won't :D

    "Rocky Top" Why? I'm from Tennessee, it reminds me of good times with friends, and it perks me up.

    "In the Mood" Why? See last two reasons above.

  2. --it reminds me of good times with friends, and it perks me up.--

    Which is exactly what a theme song should do! Thanks, Jackietoo.

  3. Rock the Casbah is a great, great song. My personal theme song is I get Knocked Down by Chumbawamba.

    If we only had more Tracy Ulmann on the tv and movies, life would be so much better. I love her in everything.

  4. Flip, I agree with you about Tracy Ulmann. I've always loved her. Remember when she used to have a weekly show? That seems ages ago.

  5. i love as the world turns 2007 theme song so much i have it as my ring tone