Monday, May 17, 2010

Music Monday: Character Playlists

Hey aces! It's time for music again- so pump up the volume! Yes, I did just use that archaic phrase, but I am cool enough to make it swaggerific again. So, last week I talked about tips on using music in your writing and included a list. In that list, I told you all to make playlists for your characters in order to help you better understand that character's voice and write their scenes. Therefore, I thought I would give an example of playlists for a few literary characters that we all might know. Ready for it! Here we go!

Bella's Playlist (Twilight)
  1. Obsessed-Mariah Carey (Song to Jacob :) )
  2. Crush- Jennifer Paige
  3. Bubbly- Colbie Callat
  4. '03 Bonnie and Clyde- Jay-Z feat. Beyonce
  5. The Only Exception- Paramore
  6. Clumsy- Fergie
  7. All Around Me-Flyleaf
  8. Crush on You- Lil' Kim feat. Lil' Cease
  9. 3- Britney Spears (Ha ha!)
  10. My Life Would Suck Without You- Kelly Clarkson

Melinda's Playlist (Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson)

  1. Don't Speak- No Doubt
  2. More than Words- Frankie J (originally written/recorded by the rock band Extreme)
  3. Another Brick in the Wall- Korn (originally by Pink Floyd)
  4. Talk Show on Mute- Incubus
  5. Enjoy the Silence- Depeche Mode (Re-makes by HIM and Tori Amos)
  6. Numb-Linkin Park
  7. Drop the World- Lil' Wayne feat. Eminem
  8. Our Lips are Sealed- The Go-Go's
  9. Silence- Portishead
  10. Cleaning out my Closet-Eminem
Micha's Playlist (Liar by Justine Larbalestier)
  1. Liar-Rollins Band
That's the only song for this one because I wanted to expose you all to this rare, precious jewel of a song- please check out the link. My cuz Pam can vouch for the beautiful-ness that this song possesses :)

Can you think of any literary characters whose playlist you would like to create?


  1. LOL, this is such a cute idea! I think you're going to start a trend with this. I may want to blog about the playlists of the characters in my WIP. Good work. And yes, the Henry Rollins Band seriously RAWKS. :)

  2. This is an AMAZING idea. It would be so cool to do this for my MC. I might just do that, actually. And Bella's playlist? AWESOME. Clumsy, My Life Would Suck, and Crush? Perfect!

    (BTW, I haven't thought of that Jennifer Paige song in forever... makes me want to go d/l it on iTunes.)

  3. I think you hit the nail right on the head with the Paramour and Kelly Clarkson song for Bella! The movie seems lacking now without it!

  4. this is hilarious! What a good idea to make a character playlist...

    LOVE all the songs for Bella, though I can't say I would ever imagine her picking up a Jay-Z album.

    I am totally going to use this as a way to procrasti.... as a character exercise!!

  5. I haven't thought of that Jennifer Paige song in forever... makes me want to go..

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