Like many writers, I’ve typically have music playing in the background while I write.
Even when I taught writing in high school and junior high, I would have music going on in the background. Even now, I put music on while students are working on projects, writing speeches, or reading. Yes, there are cd’s specifically for reading—soft instrumental music.
I’ve now started creating play lists for my books.
For BOOK 2 of the Children of Atlantis series (sorry, not revealing the title yet), I’ve started a list of music that fits the characters and theme.
This is not a complete list and I’m constantly adding and dropping songs.
Playlist for Book 2
ABBA: The Winner Takes It All, S.O.S.
Adele: Rolling in the Deep, Rumor Has It
Alicia Bridges: I Love the Nightlife
Andy Gibb: Shadow Dancing
Beatles: Yesterday, Come Together, Let It Be, Get Back, Eleanor Rigby, I Feel Fine
Billy Idol: Dancing with Myself, Rebel Yell, Eyes Without a Face
Bon Jovi: Wanted Dead or Alive
Cher: Believe, If I Could Turn Back Time, Dark Lady, Half-Breed
Culture Club: Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, Time (Clock of the Heart)
Duran Duran: Save a Prayer, Is There Something I Should Know, Notorious, Ordinary World,
Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Here Comes the Rain Again, Love is a Stranger
Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive
Golden Earring: Twilight Zone
Gorillaz: Feel Good Inc.
Gotye: Somebody I Used to Know
Jessie J: Domino
Johnny Cash: Hurt
Kelly Clarkson: Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
Kenny Logins: Danger Zone
Lady Gaga: Bad Romance, Poker Face, Paparazzi, Just Dance
Lemonade Mouth: Determinate
Lipps, Inc.: Funky Town
Midnight Oil: Beds are Burning
Murray Head: One Night in Bangkok
Patti LaBelle: New Attitude
Phil Colins: Another Day in Paradise
Pink: So What, Please Don’t Leave Me
Re-Flex: The Politics of Dancing
Stevie Nicks: Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
3 Doors Down: When I’m Gone, Let Me Go, Kryptonite, Here Without You
Tina Turner: We Don’t Need Another Hero, What’s Love Got to Do With It
Verve: Bitter Sweet Symphony
Walter Murphy: A Fifth of Beethoven