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La_chica_gomela's avatar

What's your anthem right now and why?

Asked by La_chica_gomela (12488 points ) June 28th, 2009

You know how sometimes there’s a song that just seems to define your summer or just feels right for your life at a given point?

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ragingloli's avatar

the battle music from dragonball.
(the original japanese one, as i heard that the american dub replaced the music with their own)

DrasticDreamer's avatar

“Dig” by Incubus is a major one for me, at the moment.

Edit: Forgot the “why” part, sorry. A lot of people and friends I know, including myself, are going through pretty difficult things. The song is a nice reminder that no matter what, we’ll always be there for each other, in good times and bad. Itspeaks to me on a very deep level and I can’t get sick of hearing it.

TheWatcher's avatar

Voodoo by godsmack.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Mine is still “Just Dance” by Lady GaGa.

The opening lyrics pretty much sum it up:

“I’ve had a little bit too much / All of the people start to rush by”
....
“What’s goin’ on on the floor?/ I love this record baby but I can’t see straight anymore
Keep it cool. What’s the name of this club? / I can’t remember but its alright, I’m alright / Just dance”

TheWatcher's avatar

They beginning to voodoo Is rather catchy…

Randy's avatar

Cotton Crush by Kevin Devine for this minute.

It starts out kinda mellow and sweet and builds up with so much intensity. It speaks so much to me lyrically and it’s all just a really enjoyable experience. Not to mention I love Jesse Lacey. Both him and Kevin Devine are amazing artists.

TheWatcher's avatar

I’ll be in the sky. By I don’t remember.

Grisaille's avatar

Falling Down – Muse

And All That Could Have Been – Nine Inch Nails

9 Crimes – Damien Rice

I’m going through a rough patch, and – I fucking hate to admit this on a public forum – I’m quite lonely. Instead of listening to upbeat music that gets me going and makes me happy, I “enjoy” wallowing in my sorrow.

So much that I should have done; I can’t take my mind away. No matter where I go, I’m reminded of who I should have been, where I should have gone, my own selfishness, etc.

Just writing this makes me… upset.

* Crawls back into the little hole and pulls it in behind him *

kevbo's avatar

https://www.thesixtyone.com/DavidTamaoka/song/Let's+Go+/46332/ because it rocks and because it’s a little something that’s missing at the moment.

avalmez's avatar

i don’t recognize any of the songs mentioned above! sad! but, for me, for years now:

so you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it’s sinking
racing around to catch up behind you again

dates me i’m sure, but even when they and I were fresh, never take today for granted is what these lyrics have told me since i was a teen.

TheWatcher's avatar

The old pokemon theme song!!!!

Randy's avatar

@Grisaille I just found Damien Rice last week. He is unbelievable! Lisa Hannigan’s voice just takes my breath away when I hear it. 9 Crimes is my favorite and I have to admit that when I heard it, I actually teared up. I’ve never had a song do that to me. It, along with the rest of Damien’s music is some of the most beautiful stuff I’ve ever heard.

Tink's avatar

Pink Ego Box -Muse

DrasticDreamer's avatar

I also love Damien Rice. “Cold Water” is one of my favorite songs. Fucking amazing.

TheWatcher's avatar

Whoa don’t drop the F-bomb

Grisaille's avatar

@Randy She’s ethereal. Her delicate voice makes me tear up, too – don’t worry. She’s also incredibly beautiful. :[ Check out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YXVMCHG-Nk PRONTO (if you haven’t done so already). His music amazing; such emotion.

@DrasticDreamer HEY! Long time no see :]

Oh, and here you go, guys. I’ll add links to those songs right here:

Falling Down

And All That Could Have Been This is actually an AMAZING fan video. They used scenes from “Requiem for a Dream” (one of my favs… you don’t know how emotionally drained I was after that movie was over)

9 Crimes

Grisaille's avatar

Okay, that’s a lot of links o.O

kevbo's avatar

Oh yeah, this shit is awesome. [NSFW]

Grisaille's avatar

@kevbo Does a mutha fucka gotta drop Rap Chop up in this bitch?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWRyj5cHIQA

La_chica_gomela's avatar

@avalmez: Here‘s a link! I hope it works…the official site can be kinda buggy for me, but they’ve pulled all her videos from YouTube…

kevbo's avatar

@Grisaille, aw yeah. You’re gonna love my nutz!

Grisaille's avatar

He gets a 5 Star rating and two baby kittens for dropping scenes from Breakin’ in there.

TheWatcher's avatar

What nutz? The two golfballs glued to your crotch with the word nuts written on them? ;)

avalmez's avatar

@La_chica_gomela i recognize the singer’s name because my daughter is into her music. did not recognize the tune but, hey, it’s nice..thanks for the link!

La_chica_gomela's avatar

@avalmez: Mostly I just like to see all her insane outfits and ridiculous props. They make me laugh, so she gets a gold star in my book.

eponymoushipster's avatar

I’m an Animal by Neko Case
The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowning) by The Decemberists

cyn's avatar

Use Somebody- Kings Of Leon
Don’t stand so close to me- The Police
when did your heart go missing?- Rooney
hungry eyes- Eric carmen…was my school life anthem

DeanV's avatar

Imitosis – Andrew Bird
Song 2 – Blur
Percussion Gun – White Rabbits
One Red Thread – Blind Pilot

I guess I’ve always liked the Andrew Bird song, but i’ve just started really listening to it lately.

“Song 2” is a song I just learned with my band, so I’ve been listening to the real version a lot to learn it, and I’ve realized how much I actually like it.

“Percussion Gun” is just a great song built around a really energetic drum beat.

And I’m not sure why I like the Blind Pilot song so much.

eponymoushipster's avatar

@dverhey because that Blind Pilot song is great!

DeanV's avatar

@eponymoushipster It certainly is.

Jude's avatar

Right now, the line from “Wish You Were Here” by Floyd. I changed it a bit, though, to “a lost soul swimming in a fish bowl…”.

TheWatcher's avatar

Spider pig for some reason….

Bri_L's avatar

@TheWatcher – the reason is…. you rock! LURVE!!

I would have to go with Sexyback

Or 16 Tons

applesaucemanny's avatar

Wake up- Coheed and Cambria

Jack79's avatar

The Show Must Go On.

Because it always has been.

sjmc1989's avatar

I have been really loving Ben Harper this summer.
Burn One Down is a good one for summer.

eponymoushipster's avatar

Got a new one – Fat Bottom Girls by Queen

DeanV's avatar

Also have a new one. Burning Down The House – Talking Heads.

Grisaille's avatar

I’m a bit upbeat today – Totally feeling Din Daa Daa – George Kranz

Also, this made my F’N day.

Tink's avatar

I got another one too.
Maybe -Secondhand Serenade

Bluefreedom's avatar

Saturday in the Park – Chicago

I chose this song because life is going really well for me right now and this song by Chicago talks about a fun, carefree, and relaxing day at the park describing nice activities and events going on. It just makes me feel good.

Clair's avatar

@Bluefreedom Saturday in the Park. Wow, that takes me back. Lurve.

Mine for the moment are
Minuet in G – Bach
Antmusic – Adam and the Ants
I’m Your Boogie Man – Rob Zombie
...Obviously I’m going through a phase right now…and loving it.

Jude's avatar

God, at this very moment? It would be this. The whole fucking song.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

i’ve always got one until a question like this comes up. as much as i love this question, any candidates for my personal theme song vanish.
my friends joke that the kitty song is my theme song (listen to it, it is so funny).

in all seriousness, i do not hesitate to think that conor oberst has penned an anthem for every day i’ll ever live. a few that seem like constants to me are:
-bowl of oranges, on my more whimsical, optimistic days
-we are nowhere and it’s now, more or less all the time
-saturday as usual pretty much is all of my paranoia over the future/life/etc as a song
-nikorette and
-june on the west coast in general
i can’t completely word-for-word identify with all of those, but sometimes a song just has a vibe you can’t shake that feels like your life.

Tink's avatar

It’s funny how everytime someone answers this question again I have a new one Wake Up Coheed and Cambria

applesaucemanny's avatar

@Tink1113 I already said that

Tink's avatar

@applesaucemanny Well you don’t know how I’m feeling

Grisaille's avatar

I’m totally feelin’ Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz right now.

Tink's avatar

Ugh now im feeling
Im not okay (I promise) My Chemical Romance

Jude's avatar

This morning I feel like this.

DeanV's avatar

Liking The Who right now. All of them are legends.

cyn's avatar

The other song I’m thinking about is rated R

mm20's avatar

Raphael Saadiq- 100 yard dash

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udPZwivhERY

this song is amazing i actually dont know anyone who would not like this song, got that old school motown flavor its fresh as hell. He dresses like its 1950 all the time too the guy is a baller

Tink's avatar

It’s me again!!
I’m feeling
When I Look At You and
Psycho Bitch

disenchanted_poisongirl's avatar

Negative Creep-Nirvana

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