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# Application Soundtrack

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Application Soundtrack [#permalink]  06 Aug 2008, 16:20
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I think its good to keep things a little light around here. So here I go. I got to thinking, as I was writing my harvard career vision essay how I want them to hear trumpets sort of as I announce what it is I want to do. If it sounds presumptious, its not, I certainly am not. Its just more my sense of humor.

So. I ask you all. What song if you could would you

(2) Least want playing?

for me:
1) "1812 Overture" by Chicago Sympony

2) "Im A Loser" by Beck
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Re: Application Soundtrack [#permalink]  06 Aug 2008, 16:23
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The song for when they read my application:

The "definitely not" song for when they read my application:
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Re: Application Soundtrack [#permalink]  06 Aug 2008, 18:38
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(1) Superstar by Lupe Fiasco
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Re: Application Soundtrack [#permalink]  06 Aug 2008, 18:51
1) Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
2) Mr. Big Stuff (Who Do You Think You Are?) - Jean Knight
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Re: Application Soundtrack [#permalink]  07 Aug 2008, 04:58
msday86 wrote:

+1

For me, Take it to the Limit by the Eagles
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Re: Application Soundtrack [#permalink]  07 Aug 2008, 05:33
I have a few that I would like to choose from, so for humor's sake, I'll list them all

For when the adcoms read my app, I first thought of that song by Haddaway, "Baby Don't Hurt Me" but then realized it's actually called "What is Love" and then goes to "Baby don't hurt me" ( I think it was used in Night at the Roxbury's)

Nominees for Best Adcom Review Soundtrack
#1) "Let Me In" by Young Buck (feat. 50 cent)
#2) "Allstar" by Smashmouth
#3) "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" Puff Daddy
#4) You Got It (The Right Stuff) - New Kids On The Block

Nominees for Worst Adcom Review Soundtrack
#1) "[He's] a Maniac" by Hall & Oats (Had to change the pronoun 'cuz I'm not a 'she').

I can't think of any more for the Worst list that haven't been said.

I'm going to throw one in that the adcoms should have to listen to after writing my rejection letter (assuming I won't be admitted everywhere):

"Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" - Culture Club
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**I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a$$. GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings CEO Joined: 15 Aug 2003 Posts: 3467 Followers: 61 Kudos [?]: 738 [0], given: 781 Re: Application Soundtrack [#permalink] 07 Aug 2008, 05:40 rolling stones- "you cant always get what you want" Director Joined: 02 Jan 2008 Posts: 597 Location: Detroit, MI Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 0 Re: Application Soundtrack [#permalink] 07 Aug 2008, 06:27 What the Harvard AdComs will be listening to as they read my app (if I do one!) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehl_VQuKRTc - Because they sure as hell won't do anything but take my application money and ding me! Manager Joined: 31 Oct 2007 Posts: 242 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 0 Re: Application Soundtrack [#permalink] 07 Aug 2008, 06:50 One more... Don't Stop Believin' by Journey SVP Joined: 30 Apr 2008 Posts: 1889 Location: Oklahoma City Schools: Hard Knocks Followers: 36 Kudos [?]: 485 [1] , given: 32 Re: Application Soundtrack [#permalink] 07 Aug 2008, 06:52 1 This post received KUDOS "If You Don't Know Me By Now" - Simply Red _________________ ------------------------------------ J Allen Morris **I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a$$.

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Re: Application Soundtrack [#permalink]  07 Aug 2008, 07:47
Love that song choice. +1 for you!

jallenmorris wrote:
"If You Don't Know Me By Now" - Simply Red
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Re: Application Soundtrack [#permalink]  07 Aug 2008, 08:21
A Time to Pretend - MGMT
Baba O'Reilly - The Who
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
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Re: Application Soundtrack [#permalink]  07 Aug 2008, 08:24
I just thought it really fit for the adcoms reviewing our files. If they don't know us by the end of the application, they'll never know us...because we'll get dinged and not go to that school!

Love that song choice. +1 for you!

jallenmorris wrote:
"If You Don't Know Me By Now" - Simply Red

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**I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a$$. GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings SVP Joined: 05 Aug 2007 Posts: 1502 Schools: NYU Stern '11 Followers: 15 Kudos [?]: 208 [0], given: 22 Re: Application Soundtrack [#permalink] 07 Aug 2008, 10:39 Umm, that's only like the most depressing song ever! clarksdv2 wrote: Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve Current Student Joined: 20 Dec 2007 Posts: 72 Schools: MIT Sloan Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0 Re: Application Soundtrack [#permalink] 07 Aug 2008, 10:48 You got to have one for the dings. SVP Joined: 30 Apr 2008 Posts: 1889 Location: Oklahoma City Schools: Hard Knocks Followers: 36 Kudos [?]: 485 [0], given: 32 Re: Application Soundtrack [#permalink] 07 Aug 2008, 11:02 Here's one for us to listen to when we get the rejection letter from the schools to justify why we got the rejection: Bitch - I think it's by Meryl Bainbridge _________________ ------------------------------------ J Allen Morris **I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a$$.

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Re: Application Soundtrack [#permalink]  07 Aug 2008, 12:53
Better Together - Jack Johnson

There's no combination of words
I could put on the back of a postcard,
No song that I could sing
But I can try for your heart,
Our dreams, and they are made out of real things,
Like a shoebox of photographs,
With sepiatone loving,
At least for most of the questions in my heart ,
Like why are we here? And where do we go?
And how come it's so hard?
It's not always easy,
And sometimes life can be deceiving,
I'll tell you one thing, its always better when we're together
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Re: Application Soundtrack [#permalink]  07 Aug 2008, 14:52
I remember during the application last season listening to my ipod one day when a song by a friend's band came on...and thinking how fitting it was for lots of people applying to schools. People who regret various choices they made in their lives, from the undergrad school, to jobs, to pretty much everything from high school on...thinking it is going to keep them from their dream now. Interesting note the singer and writer of the song is a Harvard grad.

By the Suicide File:
The best and the brightest are rotting away
Yesterday's heroes are garbage today
We made the wrong choices, we took the wrong paths
It's easier now just to think of the past
Loose lips sank ships and no one survived
What could have been is all just a lie
High hopes and potential just led to $&#$
Everyone failed, everyone quit
We passed out, We dropped out
We missed out, We lost out...
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Re: Application Soundtrack [#permalink]  07 Aug 2008, 15:42
River - You got a link to a myspace account we can hear that song? I think I'd like to listen to it.

riverripper wrote:
I remember during the application last season listening to my ipod one day when a song by a friend's band came on...and thinking how fitting it was for lots of people applying to schools. People who regret various choices they made in their lives, from the undergrad school, to jobs, to pretty much everything from high school on...thinking it is going to keep them from their dream now. Interesting note the singer and writer of the song is a Harvard grad.

By the Suicide File:
The best and the brightest are rotting away
Yesterday's heroes are garbage today
We made the wrong choices, we took the wrong paths
It's easier now just to think of the past
Loose lips sank ships and no one survived
What could have been is all just a lie
High hopes and potential just led to $&#$
Everyone failed, everyone quit
We passed out, We dropped out
We missed out, We lost out...

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Re: Application Soundtrack [#permalink]  07 Aug 2008, 20:00
jallenmorris wrote:
River - You got a link to a myspace account we can hear that song? I think I'd like to listen to it.

http://www.imeem.com/magnar/music/yZlfQk3C/the_suicide_file_a_pleasure_to_have_in_class/

Its one of the ones on a myspace page for them too (dont think its their official myspace page) if you check that out http://www.myspace.com/thesuicidefile
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