My sister was recently maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding.
For the reception, they requested that she pick some music to introduce her before her speech or something.
“So, basically, they want you to pick your own theme music?” I asked.
“Yeah,” she replied.
“That seems like a trap!” I said.
“I know! If it weren’t a wedding, I’d pick Don’t Rain on My Parade, but somehow it doesn’t seem fitting. Or Loads of Lovely Love from No Strings.”
“You just want money, a nice position, and loads of lovely love?”
“Who doesn’t?” she asked. “How about Side by Side by Side?”
“Company is so bittersweet. Really anything Sondheim isn’t wedding appropriate.”
“Nope. If I can’t think of anything good I’m defaulting to Dancing Queen, or maybe Good Morning Baltimore cause I used to wake [best friend] up to that. Or maybe Come So Far to Go, but that might be insulting,” and then it was time for her to board the airplane.
So I asked around. My partner suggested the Knight Rider theme song, or Magnum PI, but I think that we’re of a slightly different generation than she is. My mom noted she probably shouldn’t do “Baby I Was Born This Way.” No mom, she probably shouldn’t.
In the end, she went with “Friendship” from Anything Goes. Which is a nice song (and better for a wedding than Bosom Buddies!), but maybe not so much of a theme song for an individual.
I have to admit, I’d be kind of stumped on this question if I were asked. Maybe Loads of Lovely Love after all… she’s right– who doesn’t want money, a nice position, and loads of lovely love?
#2 says: I’ve always thought about what should be my theme music, but nothing seems great enough to truly capture me.
What’s your theme song?