Cougar Questions: What song would you consider the ‘soundtrack to your life?’

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We’ve all been there. Life is going great (or maybe not so great) and a song comes on that tells your whole life story. Three minutes that explain exactly what you are feeling. Here are some of the songs BYU students think would best represent them. What’s the soundtrack to your life?

"I really like the song 'The Light' by Sara Bareilles because when you're having a bad day you can always feel better with the light." — Tanan Yesunmunkh, pre-nursing, Mongolia.
“I really like the song ‘The Light’ by Sara Bareilles because when you’re having a bad day you can always feel better with the light.” — Tanan Yesunmunkh, pre-nursing, Mongolia.
"Probably 'The Final Countdown' by Europe. I'm always late for things, and I'm always procrastinating things so I always feel like I'm in crisis mode where at any second I've got to go." — Madeline Murdock, archeology, Missoula, Mont.
“Probably ‘The Final Countdown’ by Europe. I’m always late for things, and I’m always procrastinating things so I always feel like I’m in crisis mode where at any second I’ve got to go.” — Madeline Murdock, archeology, Missoula, Mont.
"'Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)' by Kelly Clarkson. It shows that when things get hard in life, you don't just stop. You keep going, and it makes you stronger." — Katreena Arroyo, undeclared, El Paso, Texas.
“‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’ by Kelly Clarkson. It shows that when things get hard in life, you don’t just stop. You keep going, and it makes you stronger.” — Katreena Arroyo, undeclared, El Paso, Texas.
"I would probably choose 'Banana Pancakes' by Jack Johnson because it's mellow. I love it. It talks about not stressing out about the little stuff and really focusing on what matters. It talks about the family in that song." — Jordan Brown, psychological and developmental biology, Hemet, Calif.
“I would probably choose ‘Banana Pancakes’ by Jack Johnson because it’s mellow. I love it. It talks about not stressing out about the little stuff and really focusing on what matters. It talks about the family in that song.” — Jordan Brown, psychological and developmental biology, Hemet, Calif.
"'The Funeral' by Band of Horses. It's a nice song. It gets me pumped up but can also make me feel sad." — John Gonzales, psychology, Fontana, Calif.
“‘The Funeral’ by Band of Horses. It’s a nice song. It gets me pumped up but can also make me feel sad.” — John Gonzales, psychology, Fontana, Calif.
"The 'Forbidden Friendship' song from 'How to Train Your Dragon' because it makes me feel super happy inside. It makes me feel like I can do anything." — Jessica Tovler, pre-illustration, Boulder City, Nev.
“The ‘Forbidden Friendship’ song from ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ because it makes me feel super happy inside. It makes me feel like I can do anything.” — Jessica Tovler, pre-illustration, Boulder City, Nev.
"Probably 'Acapella' by Karmin because it's so happy and cheerful. It talks about bad dates and good dates all at the same time." — Jessica Sellers, facility and property management, Lakeville, Minn.
“Probably ‘Acapella’ by Karmin because it’s so happy and cheerful. It talks about bad dates and good dates all at the same time.” — Jessica Sellers, facility and property management, Lakeville, Minn.
"I like the hymn 'Have I Done Any Good?' and that would be the soundtrack to my life because I don't think I do enough good, so it's always playing and I could think about it and be like, 'Have I done enough good?'" — Hans Larson, chemical engineering, Phoenix, Ariz.
“I like the hymn ‘Have I Done Any Good?’ and that would be the soundtrack to my life because I don’t think I do enough good, so it’s always playing and I could think about it and be like, ‘Have I done enough good?'” — Hans Larson, chemical engineering, Phoenix, Ariz.
"'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' by Aerosmith. I love life and don't want to miss any of it." — Greg Fultz, pre-management, Wesminster, Md.
“‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’ by Aerosmith. I love life and don’t want to miss any of it.” — Greg Fultz, pre-management, Wesminster, Md.
"Imagine Dragons' 'On Top of the World.' I really like the positive vibe to the song, and I think that's what my life is about —getting over hard problems and being positive." — Adriel Johnson, international relations, Renton, Wash.
“Imagine Dragons’ ‘On Top of the World.’ I really like the positive vibe to the song, and I think that’s what my life is about —getting over hard problems and being positive.” — Adriel Johnson, international relations, Renton, Wash.
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