Being Bodacious: Chapter 2

If music be the food of love, play on
~ Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Ally McBeal considered it.

Carol Burnett had a very famous one.

So did Lucille Ball. And Mary Tyler Moore.

A personal theme song.

And while those ladies of the small screen had songs that were associated with their programs on the telly, the lyrics, when you think about it, were fairly personal and descriptive.

There was a commercial a couple of years ago for some product or other that featured a man who had another dude that walked behind him, pulling a wagon carrying a boom box that played his personal theme song. Loved it. Not only for the humor value but because I’m enough of a diva to consider doing something like that.

A theme song should serve a couple of purposes, the way I see it. First, it should be a song YOU love. Not like, not tolerate, not think is just so-so. LOVE.

Second, it should be a song whose lyrics – and even the melody – should represent some part, some essence of you.

A song that makes you feel good.

Gives you confidence.

Lifts your spirits.

Highlights your bodaciousness.

So, my bodacious sistahs – this week, we all want to know what your personal theme song is… and why you chose it. Why it speaks to you and for you. How it makes you feel.

Remember what the late great Mama Cass said…
You gotta make your own kind of music
Sing your own special song
Make your own kind music
Even if nobody else sings along

There’s one difference though – I bet you’ll have lot of us (me to begin with) singing right along with you.

So let’s hear it y’all – sing it loud. Sing it proud.

It’s all about you.


Karin said...

Fabaluss! I love this one and your choice of song is excellent! I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with this week!

NotAMeanGirl said...

Great song choice!!!! From one Bodacious Babe to another... Love you!

Mitchypoo said...

My post is up. Here's to Being Bodacious!

Web-Betty said...

I'm working on my post. I'm late to the flipping party, as usual, lol!

Love your choice of song, BTW.

Becster said...

Mine's up, fabulous topic!

Misty said...

Forgot to mr linky it last night. im good at this. please forgive typos, have needle in arm

Cylithria said...

Your song is perfect and this was a most moving ans stirring weekly challenge lady. I dedicated mine to YOU. My song always makes me think of you sooooooooo much! Love you

TopSurf said...

Great choice! I love it!! It's hard for me when faced with musical choices, there are so many to choose from it totally depends on my mood at the moment.

Anonymous said...

Helloooo! Just found this place courtesy of Cylithria's blog. Made me happy. Theme songs oh dear I have so many I like to think of as such. Currently I'm really into the Decemberist's The Queens Rebuke.

cocobannan said...

Salutations! I found this Blog via Hazel via Cylithria. I'm mostly about the music so this theme song meme is right up my (thunder) alley! Unlike Hazel who has a hard time ever selecting just one song, mine is easy (it's posted on my about page) Fiona Apple's Extraordinary Machine. ;) Think I'll enjoy this Bodacious Blog Big Time! Later,
Lola Thunder