Song Association: Where Did I Hear It?


Aeryn Windh

An array of different movies

Aeryn Windh, Copy Editor

Have you ever wondered where you may have heard a song? Chances are that you might have heard it through the billboard’s top movies. Students in the school have a connection to music from personal experiences or even just going out it public. Today, they answer the questions of the steps of song associations.

Freshman, Taylor Zinner, believes that “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is one of the best movies, storyline and soundtrack. The movie is a coming-of-age drama representing the struggles of high school and growing up, the main character in particular after coping from his friend’s suicide. Soundtracks make or break a movie. Taylor said, “I think it really enhances the characters’ feelings and gives them depth.” Music helps represent emotions. Sometimes words don’t capture what instruments can. For example, a scene shows Charlie (the main character) listening to The Smiths in bed while crying. Those lyrics helped show his emotion, what a song can bring out in the moment. And maybe how difficult it is for him to put pain in words of his own.

We all have our own opinion which brings the next source, Luke Steven. He is unsure that Dark Knight is one of his favorite movies but still that the soundtrack helps bring the movie to life. This movie continues off Batman Begins and takes you to Batman making life safer in Gotham when suddenly the Joker shows up. Luke described the music saying, “it immersed me more in having a better experience watching the movie.” The emotional feel of music is present mainly in the action scenes. Personally, I thought the music was dull and didn’t keep up with the movie in excitement, but it did immerse me like Luke said.

My favorite soundtrack for a movie has to be Napoleon Dynamite. Although it doesn’t fill up the entire movie to keep its awkward feel, the music is the most important. The prom scene, dancing, or just background noise keeps it interesting. It was a big part of my childhood. Whenever me and my brother saw that it was on, we never fought and sang every song and recited every line. I still can remember all the lines and how the songs represented the emotions. Most of it was instrumental but had a hint of the 80s and 90s with synthesizers and upbeat notes. Any lyrical songs were also 80s/90s to show that wherever the town was set, it was a little behind and stuck to older ways.