Thursday, May 10, 2012

Keep Singing My Song

Now that I'm fully obsessed with writing, I've also become fully obsessed with rounding out this story as best I can with music. I love music. All kinds. OK, maybe not country and death metal, but I do enjoy pretty much every genre out there. My iTunes is overflowing. Music, to me, is an integral part of the soundtrack to life. Certain songs from my childhood still resonate with me today. There's something great that happens when you connect to a song, whether it be the lyrics, the melody or because that song was playing during a pivotal moment in life. 

As a side project, I put together a playlist that I think defines my characters and their story. The songs are in no particular order, but each one speaks to them.

Breathe (2AM)                                                        Anna Nalick
Money Can't Buy It                                                 Annie Lennox
Back At One Brian McKnight
Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen
Cruz Christina Aguilera
Get Mine, Get Yours Christina Aguilera
Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall Coldplay
Paradise Coldplay
Viva La Vida Coldplay
Strawberry Swing Coldplay
Without You (feat. Usher) David Guetta/Usher
Days Go By Dirty Vegas
Simple Things Part 2 Dirty Vegas
Hum Hallelujah Fall Out Boy
Chelsea Dagger The Fratellis
Look After You The Fray
Follow Through Gavin DeGraw
I'll Fly With You (L'Amour Toujours) Gigi d'Agostino
Something Kinda Ooooh Girls Aloud
I Like It Like That (feat. New Boyz) Hot Chelle Rae
Afterglow INXS
Wonderful World James Morrison
Trust A Try Janet Jackson
That's The Way Love Goes Janet Jackson
Run This Town (feat. Rihanna/Kanye West) Jay-Z
Stronger Kanye West
Paranoid Kanye West
Monster Kanye West/Jay-Z/Rick Ross/Nicki Minaj/Bon Iver
Sunshine Keane
Bedshaped Keane
Addicted Kelly Clarkson
Dark Side Kelly Clarkson
Other Side Of The World KT Tunstall
Heal Over KT Tunstall 
Breaking The Habit Linkin Park
Pts.Of.Athrty (Jay Gordon) Linkin Park
1stp Klosr (The Humble Brothers ft. Jonathan Davis) Linkin Park
Waiting for the End Linkin Park
Numb/Encore Linkin Park & Jay-Z
Izzo / In The End Linkin Park & Jay-Z
Points Of Authority / 99 Problems / One Step Closer Linkin Park & Jay-Z
Intoxicated Maria
I Am Free Mariah Carey
Work It Missy Elliott
Starlight Muse
Welcome To The Black Parade My Chemical Romance
Famous Last Words My Chemical Romance
Just a Dream Nelly
Starships Nicki Minaj
Acquiesce Oasis
All the Right Moves OneRepublic
Set Adrift on Memory Bliss P.M. Dawn
Taking Chances Platinum Weird
You're All I Have Snow Patrol
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Engines Snow Patrol
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) The Temptations
Never Leave You [feat. Amelle] Tinchy Stryder & Amelle
Untouched The Veronicas
Bittersweet Symphony The Verve

That's the playlist that I've been listening to as I write. It really has helped add so much to the story. Out of curiosity, do any of you create playlists for your characters as you write? Or maybe just a playlist that sets the tone for the story? Thanks for playing! =)


  1. I'd never thought of that, but I think it's brilliant!