Okay, so I know a lot of writer’s don’t listen to music when they work. They find it too distracting. I, on the other hand, get too distracted without music. And when I get “in the zone” the music disappears and leaves only me and the page.
Usually I just shuffle through my Pandora stations, skipping songs I don’t want to listen too, which can also get distracting. I know book playlists are suuuuuuper popular these days, but maybe there’s something to be said about a well-crafted and tended collection of songs that remind you of your WIP. What better way to get immediately inspired and emotionally connected?
What better way to procrastinate, amirite??
Without further ado, I present to you, the working playlist for Stones and Finger Bones!
All of these songs speak to the story in some way, whether it’s a lyric or a melody or a theme. Or the conjuring of an image or a mood. Or just a plain ‘ole sucker-punch to the feels.
WARNING: Some songs contain explicit language.
WARNING AGAIN: This is probably the most random collection of music, ever. Like, srsly.
Stones and Finger Bones: The Playlist
- “You Had Me from Hello” Kenny Chesney
- “Say Something” A Great Big World
- “Between You and I” Every Avenue
- “Feel It In My Bones” Tiesto, Tegan Quin, Sara Quin
- “Complicated” Rihanna
- “I Don’t Wanna Love Somebody Else” A Great Big World
- “Broken Ones” Jacquie Lee
- “Almost Lover” A Fine Frenzy
- “Say You Love Me” Jessie Ware
- “Somebody To You” The Vamps, Demi Lovato
- “Not Meant For Me” Wayne Static
- “You Save Me” Kenny Chesney
- “Wanted You More” Lady Antebellum
- “Nothing Compares 2 U” Sinead O’Conner
- “A Thousand Years” Christina Perri
- “Fall for You” Leela James
- “Stupid In Love” Rihanna
- “Me and You” Kenny Chesney
- “Slept So Long” Jay Gordon
- “Breathing” Jason DeRulo
- “Trying To Love You” Trisha Yearwood
- “Seven Devils” Florence + The Machine
- “Over You” Miranda Lambert
- “Before I’m Dead” Kidneythieves
I haven’t figured out how to work/share playlists via Spotify (can you even?) so I just had to link to YouTube!