1997 / 1998: My personal Soundtrack [01, quick list]


I started keeping a diary on October 26th, 1997. I was 14 and in 9th grade. I kept up until 2004, and every year, I made a ‘personal soundtrack’ with songs that reflected last years’ themes and storylines.

Here are 20 songs for ‘Season 1’, October 1997 to October 1998.


  • Del Amitri: Nothing ever happens
  • Frank Black: Man of Steel
  • Don Henley: Boys of Summer
  • Alanis Morissette: Thank you
  • REM: Everybody Hurts
  • Gus: Don’t fear the Reaper
  • Cowboy Junkies: Sweet Jane
  • Buffalo Tom: Soda Jerk
  • Green Day: Good riddance
  • Patsy Cline: Never no more
  • Roxette: June Afternoon
  • Silverchair: I miss you love
  • Jewel: Foolish Games
  • Pachelbel: Canon in D (Quartet)
  • David Bowie, Lou Reed et al.: Perfect Day


Some of these songs are on Youtube. Let’s see how long it takes before they are taken down. Here are the videos: Watch them while the links still work!


Del Amitri – Nothing ever happens:

Frank Black – Man of Steel:

Don Henley – Boys of Summer:

Alanis Morissette – Thank you:

REM – Everybody hurts:

Gus – Don’t fear the Reaper:

Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane:

Buffalo Tom – Soda Jerk:

Green Day – Good Riddance:

Patsy Cline – Never no more:

W.G. Snuffy Walden – Theme from ‘My so-called Life’:

Vonda Shepard – You belong to me:

Mark Snow – ‘Millennium’ Theme:

Ryuichi Sakamoto – Harry to Hospital (‘Wild Palms’):

Michael Nyman – The Departure:

Roxette – June Afternoon:

Silverchair – Miss you love:

Jewel – Foolish Games:

Pachelbel – Kanon in D Dur (String Quartet Version):

David Bowie, Lou Reed etc. – Perfect Day:


related Links:

  • Helden meiner Kindheit (Link)
  • My Video Game Biography (Link)