Have you ever seen a movie and you wish to get a soundtrack from that movie?
All thanks to development, it’s now easy to search for the soundtrack on the net and download it. Before now we used to place recorders near the speaker, then ask everyone to shut up so we can have a clear record, then listen to the song repeatedly and carefully, line after line to write down the lyrics. Nawa o! All that stress for just one song. So I’m going to share with you some of those songs I had to go that extra length to get.
- “I Believe” by Yolanda Adams
This song was used for the last dance in the movie Honey (Dare to Dance). One great thing I love about this song is the message, it’s inspiring and it’s a constant reminder never to give up. Omo in a time like this when the depression and oppression rate has increased and so many are committing suicide, everyone needs to have this on repeat in their playlist. No matter what they say, always say you can.
- Mela soundtracks
Yea, I had to record all the songs in the movie. It’s an Indian movie, I don’t really know their lyrics or the meaning, but all I got from the movie was that Mela means fair; like funfair, trade fair. The songs are really amazing, I had to download them again last week. This time, I can listen to a clear version of my record.
- “Oh Happy Day” (Sister’s Act)
I can even remember trying to scream “when Jesus washed” like that boy a couple of times until my fighting and determined spirit gave up.
- “We Are One” (Lion King)
There were other versions of this song later. I was actually interested in the song because Senior Nkemdirim said we will sing it in our school choir; The Shepherd Voices. But even as I type, I don’t know if they were singing “Family, family, we are one” or “one mele, one mele, we are one” as Senior Nkemdirim taught us. Meanwhile, one of my classmates whispered that day “This senior doesn’t know it, it’s one family, one family, we are one”.
- Super Story Soundtrack
If you have the song, then you are an Odogwu among your peers. So we had to record and play out loud so that everyone will ask, how did you get it, then you will smile with a wide grin, chuckle and giggle. Funny enough, only a few know the song beyond “This is Super Story”.
I will just stop at these five because I have to prepare for work. Feel free to share your own view in the comment section. Please don’t forget to rate the work by clicking on any of the five rating emoji and submit.
© Nnamdi Dixon Onuoha