What’s Your Soundtrack?

I was fortunate enough to kick start my Wednesday with a phenomenal conversation relating to The Greatest Showman Soundtrack, which seemed only appropriate as I currently have it on repeat in my car.  It’s a great way to charge up during my 30 second morning commute.  (Literally, I live next door to where I work. 🙂 )

With that, I truly believe Music is the window to the soul, and could potentially be highlighted in a Comedy Central roast with that being one of my “go to” phrases.

If I had a soundtrack catered to my life, it would probably consist of a blend relating to Evanescence, Linkin Park, a couple country songs, tunes in other languages (from my time working with Arabic and Spanish), Seal, Live, radio station 107.5 WGCI jams, some classical mixes, the old school Q101.1 all intertwined with a handful of musicals and club vibes.

I do find that whenever I need relief from stress, a moment to reflect, or a compliment to my work environment, I find a song or play an album.  Music helps me alleviate stress, express happiness, connect to the past, or even find hope for the future.  It’s through music I find support and comfort, vocal practice during a shower, or build ideas and inspirations.  I can’t even begin to fathom what the world would be like without harmonies and melodies, notes and tunes on a page, or beats with rhymes.  I mean, could you imagine life without Ludacris’ Llama Llama Red Pajama rap?  (Youtube it some time.  You won’t be disappointed!)

How many times has music been used within instruction? How does music connect with children? Our students?  I just find music in general to be so powerful.  There really are no limits to its impact, and for that, I’m grateful

What’s your musical soundtrack, or “go to” song?




5 thoughts on “What’s Your Soundtrack?

  1. I love everything about this slice, from “The Greatest Showman” 30 second commute charge up (I am equally amped about this soundtrack) to imagining life without Ludacris’ llama rap! What an engaging prompt, too! I can see my students really getting into writing about their “life soundtrack.”

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  2. Music is just the best. No matter where I am, music is around me. I don’t think I have a soundtrack though– too many songs. I will say Moon River from the Breakfast at Tiffany’s soundtrack is my most played song, but I can’t pick a small selection of songs.

    In high school, after reading The Help in AP English, we had to create a soundtrack if it were a movie. It was one of my favorite assignments to date. The next year, The Help did become a movie!

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  3. Sharon Gubser

    Love this post! My soundtrack ranges from Fleetwood Mack to Wicked depending on my mood. Whenever I hear an old song on the radio, it immediately takes me back to that time of my life. So much of our lives are defined by the music we listened to at the time.

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  4. I love your post. I saw The Greatest Showman a couple of weeks ago and have been playing the soundtrack in my classroom each morning before my kiddos get there. It gets me pumped for the day. I spent 23 years teaching music before moving to ELA. Music is very import in my life. You have gotten me thinking. I hope you don’t mind if I “borrow” this idea and create my own soundtrack.

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  5. So many soundtracks. Music absolutely shapes my day. My son is DJ on the way to and from his school (20 minutes) It helps me know his mood as well. As long as I can sing along, I’m there. 🙂

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