Cancer/Chemo Theme song?

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SandiaBuddy
SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,381 Member
edited August 2017 in Colorectal Cancer #1

Okay, inspired by Airborne72, here is a hopefully lighthearted question.  If you were to choose a theme song for chemo or cancer, what would it be?

For chemo, I would choose "Love Stinks" by J. Geils Band, but with the word "love" changed to "chemo." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8vHjgViAeQ

For cancer, "Anthem" by Leornard Cohen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48AJBXs5dNc

What about you?

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  • NHMike
    NHMike Member Posts: 213 Member
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    I think that we could have a

    I think that we could have a number of original cancer songs given the various stages, people we deal with, treatments, clinical trials, financial headaches, etc. There are definitely enough people that could identify with the songs.

  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478 Member
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    Fight Song

    I like that song that was popular last year, Fight Song. I can't remember the young woman that sings it, though. But it's not a humourous one.

    Jan

  • Sunnydeecat
    Sunnydeecat Member Posts: 16
    edited August 2017 #4
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    Yesterday DH played me what

    Cool

    Yesterday DH played me what he says will be his Chemo Theme Song... "One" by Metallic. I am not going to lie, I was a little floored and must have shown it on my face. Rich immediately informed me he considered the "war" to be against cancer with the chemo, radiation, faith( whatever needed to fight) to be the " death" of the cancer. i felt more hopeful after he explained LOL. He also said this song got him pumped up and it rocked! The funny part is I can totally see him rocking this song  & really any song by leading a sing along at the cancer center! That's just how he is- wonderful with a little crazy mixed in!! This will make for fun reading. 

  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,381 Member
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    JanJan63 said:

    Fight Song

    I like that song that was popular last year, Fight Song. I can't remember the young woman that sings it, though. But it's not a humourous one.

    Jan

    Fight Song

    Rachel Platten (not that I would know without the internet): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo1VInw-SKc

  • Kazenmax
    Kazenmax Member Posts: 463 Member
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    Bye Bye Bye

    n'Sync....

    I know that I can't take no more
    It ain't no lie
    I want to see you out that door
    Baby bye bye bye

  • lizard44
    lizard44 Member Posts: 409 Member
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    I often visualize

    I often visualize  chemo warriors and little radiation beams brandishing their weapons against cancer cells in a full-fledged battle, so I'd probably have to go with Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture complete with cannons, or the John William's Star Wars theme music. Needless to say, I'm old and not into  modern music (meaning anything more recent than the 1970s Laughing)

  • airborne72
    airborne72 Member Posts: 300 Member
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    50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon

    There must be fifty ways
    To leave your lover (cancer)
     
    You Just slip out the back, Jack
    Make a new plan, Stan
    You don't need to be coy, Roy
    Just get yourself free
    Hop on the bus, Gus
    You don't need to discuss much
    Just drop off the key, Lee
    And get yourself free...from cancer and the associated burdens

    Jim

  • bobby66
    bobby66 Member Posts: 69
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    I really love this.. for me

    I really love this.. for me it will be beat it, Michael Jackson.

  • airborne72
    airborne72 Member Posts: 300 Member
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    50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon

    There must be fifty ways
    To leave your lover (cancer)
     
    You Just slip out the back, Jack
    Make a new plan, Stan
    You don't need to be coy, Roy
    Just get yourself free
    Hop on the bus, Gus
    You don't need to discuss much
    Just drop off the key, Lee
    And get yourself free...from cancer and the associated burdens

    Jim

    John Prine - Dear Abby

    Dear Abby, Dear Abby...
    You won't believe this
    But my stomach makes noises whenever I kiss
    My girlfriend tells me It's all in my head
    But my stomach tells me to write you instead
    Signed Noise-maker

    I thought of this song a few minutes ago when my stomach and intestines were growling so loud that I started to record it!

  • PamRav
    PamRav Member Posts: 348 Member
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    Clever

     You guys are all so clever    The first thing that came to my mind was the line from Led Zepplin ,  and she's buying the stairway to heaven     You know what with the high cost of insurance and chemo and all that 

     But seriously maybe Gloria Gaynor's I will survive !!!

  • PamRav
    PamRav Member Posts: 348 Member
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    After Chemo // Harry Nilsson

    She put the lime in the coconut, she drank 'em bot' up
    She put the lime in the coconut, she drank 'em bot' up
    She put the lime in the coconut, she drank 'em bot' up
    She put the lime in the coconut, she call the doctor, woke 'I'm up

    And said "doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?"
    I said "doctor, to relieve this belly ache"
    I said "doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?"
    I said "doctor, to relieve this belly ache"



    Read more:  Harry Nilsson - Coconut Lyrics | MetroLyrics 

  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,381 Member
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    Another

    A friend suggested "We're not gonna take it" by Twisted Sister.  Here is a touching version related to childhood cancer (which has got to be the worst) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-DhlrMqKNk

  • airborne72
    airborne72 Member Posts: 300 Member
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    Jimmy Buffet - Changes in Lattitude Changes in Attitude

    It's those changes in latitudes,
    changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same.
    With all of our running and all of our cunning,
    If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

     

    Jimmy Buffet is an escapist - from the heaviness of life.  He has a way with lyrics.  This one has always made a point with me.  If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane and another verse, if we weren't all crazy we would go insane.  Cancer truly is a burden and sometimes laughter is the best medicine.

    The only J.B. concert I attended was on the Murray State University campus in 1971.  It cost $3.  The times they sure are changing...opps, there I go again.  That was a Bob Dylan song.

    Jim

  • airborne72
    airborne72 Member Posts: 300 Member
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    Been there. Done that.

    Tim McGraw had a very powerful and popular song in the late 90's that describe a friend's reaction to cancer diagnosis (Live Like You Were Dying).  The message is that we should live each day for that is all we have.

    "I was in my early forties
    With a lot of life before me
    And a moment came that stopped me on a dime
    I spent most of the next days
    Looking at the x-rays
    Talkin' 'bout the options
    And talkin' 'bout sweet time"

    He then shared with his friend what he intended to do with his life...

    "I went skydiving
    I went Rocky Mountain climbing
    I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fumanchu
    And I loved deeper
    And I spoke sweeter
    And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying"

    I told you this is a powerful song.  For those of us who are cancer survivors, these truly have meaning.

    For the record, I have gone sky diving but those other events are still on my list.

    Jim

  • darcher
    darcher Member Posts: 304 Member
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    Don't let the sun go down on me.

    This one isn't too bad.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfTcMtNkE8w   

  • impactzone
    impactzone Member Posts: 551 Member
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    Riding The Storm Out / Pat Benatar - Hit me with Your Best Shot

    "Ridin' The Storm Out"

    Ridin' the storm out, waitin' for the thaw out
    On a full moon night in the Rocky Mountain winter.
    My wine bottle's low, watching for the snow
    I've been thinking lately of what I'm missing in the city.
    And I'm not missing a thing
    Watchin' the full moon crossing the range
    Ridin' the storm out
    Ridin' the storm out.

    My lady's beside me, she's there to guide me.
    She says that alone we've finally found home.
    The wind outside is frightening,
    but it's kinder than the lightning life in the city.
    It's a hard life to live but it gives back what you give
  • Kazenmax
    Kazenmax Member Posts: 463 Member
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    John Prine - Dear Abby

    Dear Abby, Dear Abby...
    You won't believe this
    But my stomach makes noises whenever I kiss
    My girlfriend tells me It's all in my head
    But my stomach tells me to write you instead
    Signed Noise-maker

    I thought of this song a few minutes ago when my stomach and intestines were growling so loud that I started to record it!

    Dear Abby dear Abby

    now who would have thought!

    My favorite John Prine tune!

    Thanks for the smile!

    k

     

  • Kazenmax
    Kazenmax Member Posts: 463 Member
    edited August 2017 #19
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    all Excellent

    tunes!

    I love it!

    k

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
    edited August 2017 #20
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    Need You Now

    Mine is "Need You Now" or (How May Times) by Plumb (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ylnx0NA9X4).  It's a Christian based song so just to let you know.  Another one is "Blessings" by Laura Story (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQan9L3yXjc).  Everytime these songs play I'm crying.  It just lets me know I'm not alone and there is someone higher that is watching out for me.  Those are my two "go to" songs.  It's great that there are songs or phrases for everyone.  It's great that we can relate in a different, but common way, to get through this ordeal.  May you all find your right song in life to make you relate to whatever moves you at the moment.

    Hugs! Kim

  • NewHere
    NewHere Member Posts: 1,427 Member
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    Pet Scan Song

    Always cranked Radioactive Imagine Dragons is for PET scans (first part of lyrics below)  Was kind of fun (or whatnot).  Then I did some parodies of other songs in my head.  Thought of Lion and some of the music stuff he had posted.  One day I may record them.  Can do the music, but really not a singer :) Need to convince my old singer it is okay.  I am allowed to do it as a cancer patient.

     

    I'm waking up to ash and dust

    I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust

    I'm breathing in the chemicals

    I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus

    This is it, the apocalypse, whoa

    I'm waking up,

    I feel it in my bones (enough) to make my systems blow

    Welcome to the new age, to the new age

    Welcome to the new age, to the new age

    Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive

    Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive