Saturday, June 25, 2011

What's Your Theme Song?

As anyone who follows pro wrestling knows, wrestlers each have their own entrance theme, a song so identified with them that when it plays, fans know they're coming. John Cena performs his own theme, The Time is Now. Triple H has The Game by Motorhead.  For the most part, wrestlers choose themes that fit their ring persona--Randy Orton, for example,  has Voices ("I hear voices in my head....").  Stacy Keibler, known for her long, long legs, chose--you guessed it--Legs. The Undertaker, of course, used Rest in Peace for years. And Shawn Michaels became known for his lively Sexy Boy--a song he confessed he once hated.














A few years ago, I took several just-for-fun online quizzes. One of them was "What's Your Theme Song?" According to the quiz, mine would be ABBA's Dancing Queen. I'm not sure I agree with that. There have been days I've thought a better choice might be Britney Spears' Oops! I Did It Again! 






When a friend became embroiled in an online feud with another woman, Collin and I tried to imagine them thrashing it out in the ring--not only how the smackdown would go, but what their entrance themes might be. We didn't agree on music for our friend, but only one song could accurately depict her opponent: Pink's Don't Let Me Get Me ("I'm my own worst enemy, I'm a hazard to myself....")




I was going to suggest themes for friends here, but after giving it some thought, I'd much rather hear what songs you all might choose for yourselves. Go for it!



21 comments:

  1. There had to be something wrong with that quiz, of course. I mean, ABBA is one of the darkest, most malevolent evils ever cast forth from the pits of hell to torment the mortals. Dancing Queen is an abomination of the first order!

    Mine would have to be The Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back....

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  2. I knew yours would NOT be a surprise, William!

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  3. My personality fits into different songs on different days. So, I will say...Smashmouth's AllStar or Edvard Grieg's Theme From Peer Gynt, Suite 1 Op. 46. Of course, Aretha Franklin's R-E-S-P-E-C-T hits high on my chart too- but don't ever associate me with a song called, "Eve of Destruction".

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  4. Isn't it obvious..."I'm Too Sexy."! Okay, really, I'll think of a real one...hmmm...

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  5. Oh, I've got it! This whole year, it's totally been "King of Anything" by Sara Bareilles!

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  6. Christina--I LOVE that one!

    Eve--no "Eve of Destruction?" Okay. You don't strike me as a destructive sort anyway.

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  7. You may be right, by Billy Joel. "It might just be a lunatic you're lookin' for."

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  8. A theme song...how about...The Lazy Song, by Bruno Mars...

    "I don't feel like doing anything...I just want to lay in my bed. Don't feel like picking up my phone, so leave a message at the tone, cause today I don't fell like doing anything. Nothing at all."

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  9. You've got me thinking. I'd have to say it is Celine Dion's song, "Because you Loved Me." There are so many people who've made my overcoming possible. Great post!

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  10. Oh, I've got it....! I had to go over to Youtube to find out who sang this song...it's a song I haven't heard in a long time, but I've always liked it...

    "Bitch", by Meredith Brooks.

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  11. Beth, you're supposed to be picking a song for yourself....

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  12. I think mine would be 'Once Upon a Dream' from Disneys Sleeping Beauty. Some days I think it should be 'The merry go round broke down' or Bobby mcFerrin's 'Don't Worry Be Happy'. But most days, 'Once Upon a Dream.'

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  13. Oh, Donna, you've reminded me of something. I was coming home from the ABA convention--that year in Washington DC--with two friends. Our flight was cancelled and we had to take a cab to Baltimore to get another flight home that night. In the cab, we sang our own version of "Don't Worry, Be Happy." It was "Be Worried, Lief's Crappy."

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  14. too funny, Norma, but what a memory. btw, of all these, I would have picked The Imperial March for William. It fits him.

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  15. Great post! I tend to associate different songs with different times in my life because I've been in different stages that related more to certain songs. Right now, I'd say my theme song would be 'Wish You Well' by Thousand Foot Krutch.

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  16. For decades I've thought of my song as being "I'm All Right", from the movie Caddyshack.

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  17. It seems that I am an old fashioned weirdo! My theme song as always been that standard, "Sunny Side of the Street".

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  18. Disturbia by Rihanna. My mind is definitely in Disturbia most of the time. Fun post!

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  19. My theme song is "Everybody Wants to Rule the World".

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  20. I've come to the conclusion that I've got a bunch of very strange friends!

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