Iowa Alumni Magazine | December 2015 | News

Talk Back

By Shelbi Thomas
We recently asked followers of our Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/UIowaAlumni to share their personal theme songs. Here's what they said:

"Part of the Plan" by Dan Fogelberg. It was my soundtrack in college and I was reminded of it following his death a couple of years ago. The message is simple but sometimes hard to fulfill: be true to yourself.
David McCartney


"True Grit" by Glen Campbell. It reminds me that there's more to come in life, even when life seems to be difficult at the moment.
Jayme Kallaus, 07BA

"Till I Collapse" by Eminem. I listened to it on repeat for one of my 20-mile training runs last year. It gives me motivation to not give up when I'm running marathons.
Megan Brennan, 01BA

"The Obvious Child" by Paul Simon.
Errin E. Prybil Frank, 02BM

"I'm Not As Good As I Once Was" by Toby Keith.
Emily Syfert Cornish, 00BA, 08MBA

I have played in Alumni Band since 1973 and that is when we started playing "Hey Jude." Of all the songs that we've played over the years, this is one that has stayed with me.
David Naughton, 69BA

"When I Win the Lottery" by Camper Van Beethoven.
Nic Arp, 03MA

"Thunderstruck" by AC/DC. It starts slow, builds up, and gets the fans in the stands rollin'.
Joel Faga

"I Will Survive." After any rough day and what life throws at you, it is very uplifting–and I love it in the movie The Replacements.
Vera Gillenwater Fornander, 74BA

"Masterpiece" by Jessie J and "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten, because I am quite old and these women are quite young, and we feel the lyrics regardless.
Margaret LeMay-Lewis, 01MFA

"Kooks" by David Bowie since it's fall. We have evening dance parties with the children when it gets dark early and the temperature becomes chilly. It's not exactly a hit song, but the lyrics are charming.
Sharon R. DeGraw, 91BA