Question of the Week: 1/10-1/16/2021

What would be the soundtrack song for the lives of certain Civil War era individuals?

19 Responses to Question of the Week: 1/10-1/16/2021

  1. For a movie about the marriage of Abe and Mary Lincoln: George Jone’s “Its Been a Good Year for the Roses”

  2. Every time I listen to “Remember the Name” by Fort Minor, I think if the lyrics were changed just a bit, it could fit different generals (Grant, Sherman, etc.) for each verse. But the chorus is what ties it in for me:
    “This is ten percent luck
    Twenty percent skill
    Fifteen percent concentrated power of will
    Five percent pleasure
    Fifty percent pain
    And a hundred percent reason to remember the name”

  3. “Onward Christian Soldiers,” written by Sabine Baring-Gould in 1865 – General R. E. Lee & Lt. Gen. Thomas Jackson

    “Generals and Majors,” XTC – Maj. Gen. George Custer

    “Burn it Down,” Linkin Park – Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman

  4. For Grant, “Driving South” by Jimi Hendrix. For Sherman, “Hot ‘Lanta” by The Allman Brothers..

  5. “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find you get what you need!” Rolling Stones for Elmer Ellsworth.

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