It’s no secret that Sage and I are big music fans….the fact that this playlist is 535 songs (and counting) should make that fact abundantly clear. The wonderful thing about music is that you can hear a song and you can instantly be transported to the movie or TV scene it played in or the moment you heard the song for the first time. We’ve got some songs on the playlist that will forever be associated with something else. But that doesn’t mean they can’t apply to Rose and Ten or Doctor Who in general. Let’s take a look at a few, shall we?
“Chasing Cars” – Snow Patrol
“I don’t quite know
How to say how I feel.
Those three words
Are said too much
They’re not enough.
If I lay here,
If I just lay here,
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?”
“Chasing Cars” is FOREVER linked with the Season Two finale of Grey’s Anatomy (“I thought I was a surgeon, but I’m NOT. So I quit.”) but very much applies to Rose and Ten as well. Look at that gif. In my head canon, Rose and Ten had many days like that…peaceful days where no trouble found them. No monsters. No threats of imminent destruction. No need to save the universe. Just days where they were together laying on the ground with his overcoat spread out beneath them while they talked and snuggled and watched the world go by. Yep. It happened all the time.
And “I don’t quite know how to say how I feel. Those three words, they’re said too much”? Nope. Not at all relevant to their relationship.
OH WAIT EXCEPT IT TOTALLY IS RELEVANT.
“My Heart Will Go On” – Celine Dion
“Love can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never let go till we’re gone
Love was when I loved you
One true time I hold to
In my life we’ll always go on
Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you’re here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on…”
I can see you rolling your eyes.
Titanic and Celine Dion are freaking FLAWLESS and I will not hear anything different. Ever. I truly believe that Rose is always in the Doctor’s Heart. That he clings to her memory (“That name keeps me fighting”) and the time they had together and the love that they shared at all times. To quote another flawless movie, Shakespeare in Love, she will never age for him.
And Titanic and Doctor Who feature heroines named “Rose”. Coincidence? I think not. Also, this fan video will make you want to throw yourself off a cliff.
“I Will Always Love You” – Whitney Houston
“I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you’ve dreamed of
And I wish you joy and happiness
But above all this I wish you love.
And I will always love you…”
Sure, we all know this as the theme from The Bodyguard. But it can also describe the end of “Journey’s End”. Sage has previously discussed the conundrum that is TenToo for Rose and Ten fans. I will second the notion that it can be a hard one to swallow. But Rose Tyler got a happy ending, and it’s important to know that. Russell T. Davies has said as much, so it’s canon. Rose and TenToo are happy in the parallel world and they have a TARDIS to have their own adventures, and according to David and Billie at the recent Midnight Convention, they have twins named Gallifrey and Debenhams and shag all the time. David also stressed that TenToo is REAL and that is the point. It wasn’t cheating leaving Rose with his clone. In fact, it was the greatest gift The Doctor could have ever given her. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t one of the hardest things he’s ever done in his entire life. JUST LOOK AT HIS FACE:
He’s devastated. And we haven’t even GOTTEN to what comes next in that episode.
“Journey’s End” is meaner than “Doomsday”, y’all.
“(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
“I’ve been waiting for so long
Now I’ve finally found someone to stand by me
We saw the writing on the wall
As we felt this magical fantasy
Now with passion in our eyes
There’s no way we could disguise it secretly
So we take each other’s hand
‘Cause we seem to understand the urgency
You’re the one thing
I can’t get enough of
So I’ll tell you something
This could be love because
I’ve had the time of my life
No I never felt this way before
Yes I swear it’s the truth
And I owe it all to you”
The flawless theme song from Dirty Dancing (YES THEY HAD SYNTHESIZERS IN THE 60’S WHAT OF IT?!) can also be a theme song for the relationship between the Doctor and His Companions. Ask any of them…well except for Donna Noble (#toosoonKim)…and they would tell you the same thing: They wouldn’t change a THING about the time they spent with The Doctor. It was (sorry if it is a cliché) the time of their lives. It’s why every single Doctor Who fan has their ears always on alert for that TARDIS sound. Because we want that chance to have the time of our lives too. And maybe shag the Doctor all over the TARDIS.
Or is that just me?
Clearly this song applies MOSTLY to the relationship between Rose and The Doctor because of all the mentions of romantic love and well, doing it, but as you can see in this fan vid, it works for everyone else as well. Romantic or platonic, there is ALWAYS love in a Doctor/Companion relationship.
“At The Beginning” – Richard Marx and Donna Lewis
“We were strangers starting out on a journey
Never dreaming what we’d have to go through
Now here we are and I’m suddenly standing
At the beginning with you
No one told me I was going to find you
Unexpected what you did to my heart
When I lost hope you were there to remind me
This is the start
And Life is a road and I want to keep going
Love is a river I want to keep flowing
Life is a road now and forever
A Wonderful journey
I’ll be there when the world stops turning
I’ll be there when the storm is through
In the end I wanna be standing
At the beginning with you”
I’m sorry…this gem of a song (from the woefully underrated Anastasia) was actually written for Rose and the Doctor, right?? It encompasses EVERYTHING that happens with them, from how Rose helped heal the Ninth Doctor’s wounded heart to all of their adventures to his regeneration into Ten to falling madly in love with each other to that final scene on Bad Wolf Bay where Rose and TenToo are about to start THEIR own journey together.
Wonderful journey indeed. Ugh.
Also, this is how I feel whenever I finish one of these posts:
We do it all for you, dear readers. So all of you can feel what Sage and I feel ALL THE TIME. Enjoy 🙂