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If your life had a soundtrack, what song would have been playing on your 17th birthday?

-- Jackie (, June 12, 2000


Runaway Train by Soul Asylum. Hands down. It was so me then.

"... a little out of touch, little insane. it's just easier than dealing with the pain ...:

-- marilyn (, June 12, 2000.

"A Place in the World", by Mary Chapin Carpenter. "What I'm looking for, after all this time, keeps me moving forward trying to find it....doesn't everyone need a place in the world....there are those who say you can look to hard....takes some of us a little longer......a few false starts makes us stronger.....when I find it, I'm going to wrap my arms all around it." "Know your purpose - it's your place in the world".

Thanks for the question. It really made me explore some old emotions. 17 was tough on me. And "A Place in the World" really hits home.

-- Planet Earth (, June 12, 2000.

One song? Geez... so strict..

"Walkaway Joe" by Trisha Yearwood. I was involved in the last bad relationship of my high school days with a boy by the name of Mike. He was definitely a walkaway joe type of guy. Naturally, he broke my heart.

Also, "Small Town Saturday Night," by Hal Ketchum. That song often brings back memories of my friends and I in high school. There really is nothing to do out here.

-- Michelle (, June 12, 2000.

"Mama's Fallen Angel" by Poison. All i wanted in life was to act and my friends used to joke that this song was the pre-written story of my life.

-- Sherry (, June 12, 2000.

I have three.. I can have three right? Sure I can, I love music..

"Crash! Boom! Bang!" by Roxette becuase not only did I love the song, but it summed up how I was feeling about my love life at the time, just dumped out of a three year relationship (and before that a few minor breakups and failures) the song summed it up almost to the T:

"Cos every time I seem to fall in love, Crash! Boom! Bang! To find my heart but then I hit the wall, Crash! Boom! Bang! That's the call, that's the game, and the pain, stays the same..."

The other two (on lighter notes thank goodness) were "Machine Gun" by Party Nation. ("When some people talk they sound like a machine gun" that suits me I think..)

And "I Wish" by Skee-Lo. The first rap/hip-hop song I ever heard and enjoyed and ended up opening that whole genre to me. It's too bad he was a one-hit wonder, I thought his album was pretty good.


-- Arthur (, June 12, 2000.

The first song that comes to mind when I think of that summer is Martika's "Toy Soldiers." Not at all a favorite, but it's the one I think of when I think of being 17.

That and The Four Seasons "Oh What A Night" before it was remixed into a dance track.

-- Jackie (, June 13, 2000.

Oh okay, guess what's stuck in my head now for the rest of the day Jackie?

"Step by step... heart to heart... left, right, left, we alllllllll fall down (fall down) like toy soldiers"

GRRR! Good thing i liked that song.

Actually i downloaded it off of Napster last week. And the week before i got "Mama's Fallen Angels". Man, i could have an 80s revival night with some of the music i have sitting here on my system.

-- Sherry (, June 13, 2000.

If I was to be realistic, true-to-life, and evocative of me at 17, it would probably be something played loudly and badly on a kazoo.

If I want to get all romantic and misty-eyed about it, I'd say it would have to be "Standing On a Beach," by The Cure. All nihilistic and dangerous and subversive. For the tragically ironic moments, "American Music," Violent Femmes. For my misty-eyed romantic and touching moments, "Somebody," Depeche Mode.

Yeah, I was a punkgoth alternative chick. So?

-- Jen (, June 14, 2000.

And P.S., Jackie, Sherry, thank you for a) reminding me of "Toy Soldiers" (Jackie) and b) ramming the song straight into my head (Sherry).

Don't you look all innocent at me. Do you know what you've done? You've begun the process of driving me totally insane.

Ack! Ack! I can't get it out of my head. It's velcroed. It's super-glued. It's awful!


-- Jen (, June 14, 2000.

'November Rain' by Guns n' Roses.

-- krystyna (, June 14, 2000.

``Dr Jeckyl and Mr Hyde`` by the suedish group, Millencolin. It tells the tale of a young man, slowly but surely, comming of age.

-- Nicolas De Francesco (, July 25, 2001.

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