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

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

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

  1. Ed Cunningham says:

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

  2. Mike Maxwell says:

    Nathan Bedford Forrest, “Bad to the Bone” by George Thorogood

  3. M. J. Waters says:

    “Cat Scratch Fever” by Ted Nugent for Joseph Hooker

  4. nygiant1952 says:

    Take Me Out to the Ball Game….for Abner Doubleday

    Notre Dame Victory March…for Father Corby

    Hey Big Spender….for Joe Hooker

  5. nygiant1952 says:

    Twist and Shout….for Stonewall Jackson

    Slow Ride……for George McClellan

  6. billhenck says:

    “Won’t Back Down” for George Thomas

  7. billhenck says:

    “Cruel to be Kind” for William Sherman

  8. 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”

  9. Tim Kelly says:

    Rocky Theme song/Gonna Fly Now- Grant
    Michigan Wolverine fight song/Hail to the Victors- Sherman

  10. JoAnna McDonald says:

    “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

  11. Douglas Pauly says:

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

  12. Duffy says:

    “Another one bites the Dust” Queen…Leadership “Army of the Potomac”until you know when !

  13. Joseph Geml says:

    Goodness, Gratious, Great Balls of Fire! Jerry Lee Lewis. Describing .Pelham

  14. Meg Groeling says:

    “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.

  15. Eric Johnston Hight says:

    Joe Hooker, House of the Rising Sun.

  16. Eric Johnston Hight says:

    George Picket, Disco Boys by Frank Zappa.

  17. “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables makes me think of Lincoln and some of his interactions with the soldiers or waiting for news from a battlefield.

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