Songs for Life

By Apple Music

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Music might be something that can be shared among tens of thousands of fellow fans, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a deeply personal experience. In Apple Music’s Songs for Life series, stars from all walks of life talk about the tunes that soundtracked the most important and indelible moments in their lives and careers—moments that are inextricably connected to memories both joyous and difficult, that are as much a part of who they are as those songs themselves.

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Marlon Wayans

To celebrate the release of his film On The Rocks on Apple TV+, Wayans tells Ebro Darden about the ten songs that have soundtracked the key moments in his life.

Nov 20, 2020
Sofia Coppola

To celebrate the release of her new film, On The Rocks, on Apple TV+, Sofia Coppola chooses the ten songs that have marked different milestones in her life.

Nov 13, 2020
Tamika Mallory

In her interview with Ebro Darden, Mallory shares the music that shaped her life—from learning what love means from Bell Biv DeVoe during her youth and motivating herself to Mary J. Blige before a big rally to listening to The Commodores when times are tough.

Aug 16, 2020
Anthony Joshua

The British boxer tells Ebro Darden about the songs that mark significant events in his life—from listening to Fela Kuti during his youth to psyching himself up to Stormzy before the big fight

Jul 26, 2020
Rita Wilson

The actor and singer tells Zane Lowe about the songs that have marked milestones in her life—from indelible classics by legends like Bob Dylan and Sly and the Family Stone to a couple of her own.

Jul 12, 2020
Josh Gad

You might not make a profound connection between Olaf, the endearingly bumbling snowman from Frozen, and Eminem's "Lose Yourself," but you aren't Josh Gad. Before he went on to do things like co-create the new Apple TV+ Original Series Central Park, he was a struggling actor trying to find his path, and Em's 8 Mile classic became his personal soundtrack to growing confident in himself and his career decisions. "I think that the song spoke to so many of us, of my generation, as this anthem to wipe yourself off, get up off your ass, and you're going to take a lot of hits and punches," Gad tells Zane Lowe in the premiere episode of the Apple Music Songs for Life series. "And man, did I take a lot of hits and punches trying to break into acting. But at the end of the day, I put my head down and I fought right back and I got back up and I said, 'No, I'm going to take this opportunity. I'm going to do what I need to do with it.'" Hear what other tunes meant the most to Gad at key moments and milestones in his life in the episode.

Jun 29, 2020