This morning as I was working, two songs rotated in my head: Spy in the Cab by Bauhaus and Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor. It wasn’t about the lyrics – I’m not torn between lovers and Spy in the Cab is beyond meaningless. But the tempo matched my mood. Songs will sometimes pop into my head based on the speed I’m operating at. If I’m trying to do something fast-paced, it might be Jesus Built My Hotrod by Ministry feat. Gibby Haynes or Birds by The Butthole Surfers. Sometimes other qualities of the song will enter into it, like a song with lurching or broken rhythm or breathless vocals may pop into my mind if I’m tired or sick, like Going to a Go Go by The Miracles or LA Blues by The Stooges.
Do songs randomly pop into your mind? How do they connect to how you’re feeling?