Official Band Geek Love Playlist!

I always love it when people post playlists of the music they’re listening to…mostly because I’m too lazy to go out looking for new music ideas myself. But I particularly like playlists with A Purpose, like music to listen to while working out or while falling asleep or, of course and most of all, while writing. Book playlists are so interesting, and looking at what writers were listening to while they built a book always gives me more insight into the story and the writer.

So without further ado, here are the songs that I listened to over and over (and over) again while writing Band Geek Love two (!) years ago. I’d dig up the playlist in iTunes and listen to it again whenever I had to revise or revisit the story and also while I was envisioning the sequel in order to get in the Ellie Snow mood:

Entry Cadence – Michigan Marching Band
Suddenly I See – KT Tunstall
Falling is like this – Ani DiFranco
This Years Love – David Gray
Are You Out There – Dar Williams
So Cruel – U2
The Scientist – Coldplay
Temptation – Michigan Marching Band
Ain’t No Other Man – Christina Aguilera
Hard to Concentrate – Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Shining – Badly Drawn Boy
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Cadence Series – Michigan Marching Band
Sweetest Thing – U2

Needless to say, I’ll never be able to listen to any of the above songs again without thinking about Band Geek Love!

  • Caryn Caldwell

    Oh, I LOVE “Are You Out There”! And “Sweetest Thing” and “500 Miles” have also been long-time favorites of mine. A few of the ones on your list are new to me; I’ll have to give them a try, since it looks like we have similar tastes.