Every book has a playlist.

August 27, 2008

My novels do, anyway. These are songs I play to evoke a mood, a memory or simply to give myself a rhythm to write to.

Here are some of the songs on my Just Breathe playlist. Lots of road songs. Whether you like to play music while reading or writing, or if you simply like to relax and listen–enjoy!

“Breathe 2AM,” Anna Nalick. This inspired the title and set the mood for the entire book. Incredible song by a young woman with an old and shining soul.

And a few others…

I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing,” Aerosmith
“Unchained Melody,” The Righteous Brothers
Crazy For You,” Madonna
“Never Tear Us Apart,” INXS
In Your Eyes” Peter Gabriel
“Love Song,” The Cure
“Eternal Flame,” The Bangles
Come On,” Ben Jelen
“Fade Into You,” Mazzy Star
Faithfully,” Journey
Ruby Tuesday” and “Painted Black,” The Rolling Stones
“I’ll Be There For You,” Bon Jovi
Drive,” The Cars
Babe,” Styx
Save a Prayer,” Duran Duran

And okay, while looking up the links for these songs, I came across this shot of Journey in their parachute pants. Submitted without comment:

Lets hear it for parachute pants!
Let's hear it for parachute pants!

  • Susan… haven’t read “just breath” yet, but i think i’ll like it.. breathe (2am) is one of my top 5 fave songs and i read the playlist and i love all of the songs in it! so im looking forward to read it.
    I have just read “summer by the sea” (wich i really enjoyed.. and cryied so much!).. that’s how i met you.. honestly i’ve never heard of you before but im definetly going to read more of your contemporary novels! keep up good work!

  • Wow. That’s especially hilarious because I think Journey is in town this week.

    Fun! Oh and I was mistaken. My copy of Just Breathe did ship and has been delivered. I just have to go pick it up at our front desk. I can’t wait to start it!

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