Fountain Music: The Songs that Inspire You (and Me) | Buzz Blog
We need your help.

Newspapers and media companies nationwide are closing or suffering mass layoffs since the coronavirus impacted all of us starting in March. City Weekly's entire existence is directly tied to people getting together in groups--in clubs, restaurants, and at concerts and events--which are the industries most affected by new coronavirus regulations.

Our industry is not healthy. Yet, City Weekly has continued publishing thanks to the generosity of readers like you. Utah needs independent journalism more than ever, and we're asking for your continued support of our editorial voice. We are fighting for you and all the people and businesses hardest hit by this pandemic.

You can help by making a one-time or recurring donation on, which directs you to our Galena Fund 501(c)(3) non-profit, a resource dedicated to help fund local journalism. It is never too late. It is never too little. Thank you. DONATE

Fountain Music: The Songs that Inspire You (and Me)


1 comment
So, your friends always scoff at your record collection and your proclivities for turning to gaudy radio -- well, it’s time to show them up and “Inspire a Generation” by choosing music to be played at a water fountain at The Gateway.---

In celebration of the London 2012 Olympics -- albeit a few weeks late -- The Gateway Shopping Center is asking shoppers to help pick a playlist to be synchronized with the Olympic Fountain there.

Curious curators can submit songs for consideration until Sept. 17 on The Gateway’s Facebook page. Post song titles, artist and a short description of why the song inspires them.

Some examples thus far include:

Bubby Lords picked “Look at Me Now” by Chris Brown -- and gave no explanation why.

Robyn Greco Connelly suggested “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day: “It seems so fitting as a reminder of those who won and maybe fell just a bit short. It inspires me everytime I hear it. Makes me realize that with perseverance even if I am walking alone ... and some of my dreams may fall around me, I should keep going moving towards my next dream. Many of the athletes that square was built for walked alone ... moved forward and kept going. And those that built that fountain, that brick walkway ... had a dream, a desire, a passion many thought would fail, but it succeeded ... and stands as a reminder dreams can and do come true.”

After Sept. 17, the list will be narrowed down and posted for voting, which ends Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. The new songbook will be announced the following week.

“The fountain will be choreographed to the final songs. Those who suggested the winning songs will have their names engraved on bricks to be laid around the Olympic Fountain and awarded with a $100 gift card,” a press release stated.

Here are a couple of my own submissions:

Jimmy Buffett’s “Cheeseburger in Paradise”

This is the song that really got me into hamburgers, and for that I am forever grateful. Paradises aren’t so bad, either.

Beck’s “Debra”

This song inspires me to strip tease on a pool table while singing along when I’m really good and wasted on tequila.

Dope’s “Die MF Die”

I listen to this song everyday that I’m at the office. It’s how I’m so muthafuckin' hard!

What are the songs that inspire you?