Soundtrack to My Life

Essay by tdesando86College, UndergraduateA-, April 2007

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Picking two songs that would best fit on the "soundtrack to my life" was in a way surprising to me. Only one of these two songs would appear on my "favorites" list, and yet, in some way, they both have become a part of me. Since the dawn of time, songs have been taken to heart by their listeners. Each song, with its own initial meaning, has been loved by someone and loved again, but for absolutely different reasons, by the person sitting right next to them listening to the same song. Every song you hear is an event; some will be rapidly rising crescendos during the pinnacle moments of your life, while others will be nothing more than simple background noise. Yet they are all threads in the tapestry that we like to call life.

Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen, collectively known as the rock band U2 are one of the most influential bands in rock history.

U2 came out from Dublin, Ireland with their 1980 debut album, Boy. The following years saw the release of October, War and The Unforgettable Fire, but the band's achievement of superstardom in the United States was not realized until the release of their influential album, The Joshua Tree, which was made public in 1987. The hit record contained numerous hit singles, including "Where the Streets Have No Name", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and one of my personal favorites and lead single off of the album, "With or Without You."My favorite song, "Without or Without You" starts out with several bars of drum beats and the placid melodic tones of a synthesizer before that distinctively driving and instantly recognizable bass line kicks in. While the song cycles through the chord changes for the first times,