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Soundtrack To My Life ~

soundtrack to my life

You know when you hear a song that just hits home. It is just exactly what you feel and how you think. And it describes a time in your life perfectly. I have had several songs like that in my life – that just take me right back in time.

Soundtrack To My Life

The Right Stuff by New Kids On The Block – Yeah, yeah, I know. Anyway, when I was a preteen, the sun rose and set with the New Kids On The Block. Looking back now, though, I can’t see how adult males {weren’t some of them adults} can sing the songs they did and keep their dignity. “Hangin’ Tough,” anyone? “We’re rough, rough.” HUGE eye roll and judgment face.

Out Of The Blue by Debbie Gibson – When I was a preteen, the sun also rose and set with Debbie Gibson. Unlike NKOTB, I have not grown an aversion to her over the years, though I haven’t listened to her in I don’t know how long. I did see her on a rerun of Beverly Hills 90210 the other day, though, and I was pretty excited about it. :)

I’m Gonna Be Somebody by Travis Tritt – When I was in my teens, I always wondered and dreamed about what I would be when I grew up. This song was so inspiring to me.

Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd – The next song on the soundtrack to my life would be Sweet Home Alabama or something else by Lynyrd Skynyrd. They always takes me back to high school.

I Like It, I Love It by Tim McGraw – The summer after I graduated from high school was awesome. I met some new friends and this one guy that I became really good friends used to always have this song playing in his car. That was definitely the summer of fun.

Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard – I went to my first concert when I was 21. I saw Def Leppard and Joan Jett! Nice choice for a first concert, huh? I had been a humongous fan of Def Leppard since I was like 12 or 13, so it was about time I saw them in concert. Wouldn’t you agree?

Without Me by Eminem – I used to go to clubs occasionally in my 20s with one of my friends. We always LOVED when this song played! I am not a huge Eminem fan but this one is hilarious!

Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac – Most of the time I do what I want to do and try not to follow the crowd. People should make their own paths and go their own way. :)

Hicktown by Jason Aldean – Let’s face it, I live in the boonies. So, I may as well include a song about it. And this is a cool one. :)

The soundtrack to my life would totally be on a cassette or a record. Why? Cause I am cool like that. :P

You just read the soundtrack to my life…

What Songs Would Be On The Soundtrack To Your Life?

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for Eat Play Rock and State By State Travel. Her interests include traveling, home decor and DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her daughter, Amber, and her {and not so furry} friends.


  1. I love The Right Stuff. Great list. I liked it all.

  2. You’re killing me! This post is taking me right down memory lane. I swear I was the biggest NKotB fan <3

  3. My most favorite part of this entire post is the fact that you chose a cassette tape as the photo instead of a CD. I LOVE IT. Those songs bring back memories.

  4. First of all.. do you still have some tapes :)
    Love your soundtrack. Good mix of songs!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      I definitely do! A whole box of them! And I have even more records. :) I have found that records last far longer over the years, at least for me. :)


  5. These were some of my favorites as a child too. Who didn’t love some NKOTB <3

  6. I love most of these! I remember recording things on cassette tapes….oh yeah. I was the cool one who recorded the radio on a whole side of a tape just to get “that” song and then copying it onto another one. So dorky, but I loved my music and was a cheapskate! ha! Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      I totally used to sit there and listen to the radio all day long just waiting to catch the right songs for the perfect mixed tape. :)


  7. Hicktown is definitely a good anthem for my hometown! We have Wagon Train, a week long event where everyone congregates with their horses at the Saddle Club. Then, on Friday, the main street is blocked for a parade of said horses! Reminds me of Hicktown every year!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      That sounds like fun! We have a few fiddler’s conventions here, rodeos and tractor pulls and such. :)


  8. Lol, I’m all about some New Kids On The Block, or NKOTB as they now like to be called :)

  9. I’d have to say Count Your Blessings ;)

  10. Hicktown is my current theme song for my live. My boys love to sing it and I can relate to all of it. Hicktown pretty much is my life story from day one actually if I think about it. Thank you for sharing and bringing back lots of memories of songs I used to love.

  11. My poor dad sat through the NKOTB (with Tiffany) concert with me and one of my friends. We had front row seats. Poor guy. I should call him to say thank you!


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