Today is Road Trip Wednesday 🙂 RTW is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.
This week’s topic: : What music has been your summer soundtrack?
Yesterday, I introduced you to the characters of my YA Contemporary novel ONE TWO THREE (currently with beta readers), well today you will find out a bit more about my WiP playlist. I listen to music during my commute while I write and in July, it was mainly the songs which reminded me of the story or of the characters. I have a lot of songs, so I’ll just pick five.
Valse de l’Adieu by Chopin
Empire State of Mind Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
Addicted to you by Shakira
Life is Sweet by Natalie Merchant
Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day
Tell me, what song reminds you of a book you recently read?
or which song made it to your summer playlist?
20 thoughts on “My Summer Soundrack…”
I like your choices Elodie, although I’m not sure that is Coldplay, but their song ‘The Hardest Part’ and the piano instrumental ‘Postcards From Faraway’ seems totally relevant to my recent read of the writer/poet Jackie Kay’s Red Dust Road, a true story of her search for her Scottish Highland and Nigerian academic birth parents.
You can read • my review of Red Dust Road here.
Isn’t the song just great!
Thanks Claire, I’ll have to check your post out. I love The Hardest Part 😀 And you were right of course, Boulevard of Broken Dreams is not from Coldplay 😛 but from Green Day. Silly silly me…
Green Day always make it into my WiP playlists, especially Inside the Broom Closet. I can count on them to insult governments. =D
I like how different your songs are. Different genres. The classical piano for your main character and then the hip hop, rap one for her return to New York. Quite a contrast. 🙂
*sigh* I sometimes wish I could listen to music when I write. It’s just too distracting, though. I end up listening to the music and not writing! I can’t read and listen to music at the same time either, for the same reason. That made this weeks RTW a bit of a challenge for me, which is why I did something a little… different. 🙂
Oh man. Boulevard of Broken Dreams. I remember when that came out. 🙂 Great song!
Natasha Bedingfield has had a super effect on my latest writing. One of her songs is actually IN my book! 🙂
Love Natalie Merchant! I’ve been slacking on writing this summer, but listening to a lot of Sigur Ros and the Beach Boys. Which is a weird combination.
Love these songs. Unfortunately, when I’m writing, The Nutcracker seems to be the only thing I can listen to.
“life is sweet” is one of my favorite natalie songs. 🙂
Love that you included Chopin. I have a hard time writing to anything with lyrics. I’ll listen to WIP-inspired music in my off time, but I’ll get to distracted if I try to write to it. I always want to sing along, haha…
Great list. Very interesting mix of genres. Great post. thanks for sharing.
Boulevard of Broken Dreams takes me back ^_^
Aaaaah Chopin. Delightful ❤
Very eclectic! Nice! All of them are great!!
Oh man, there is a lot of diversity here! That makes me even more interested in your WiP!
Liked your song choices! I didn’t put songs that reminded me of my WIPs, but with the revising I’m doing, the song would have to be Tears of an Angel by RyanDan.
Love the colorful mix! I have always loved Empire State of Mind and Addicted to you. Hadn’t heard Life is Sweet before but I love soft music like that 😀
Lovely choices, Elodie! My summer soundtrack is all country (of course!), but specifically Lady Antebellum’s “Dancing Away with my Heart” and Toby Kieth’s “Red Solo Cup”… Lots of fun!
Chopin and other classical music is great for writing too. So much less distracting than music with lyrics. 🙂
My choices stem from what my kids are listening to: Call Me Maybe, Tonight We Are Young, and the Star Wars parody of Somebody That I Used To Know, which I must say is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a loooong time on YouTube!
Ooh, ok. Some of these immediately make sense and others I just have guesses 🙂 I like that Chopin choice!
Oh, Shakira. Always a favorite of mine 🙂