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This week’s topic is top ten books I want to give a theme song to. I’ve been planning this one since it was announced! So, if I really love a book I find everywhere. Especially in songs. Music and books go hand in hand for me, although I can’t listen to music and read at the same time. But nothing reminds me of books more than music. Nothing inspires me with my own book ideas than music. I’ll stop rambling. Here’s my list:
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1. The Hunger Games — Song: Butterflies and Hurricanes by Muse
It’s about stepping up and changing the world. Perfect. I also think that Assassin & Uprising by Muse are very good THG songs. I was sad to see that Muse isn’t on the soundtrack at all. They are the perfect fit for all things dystopian.
4. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer — Song: Drumming Song by Florance + the Machine
This song….just everything about it is amazing. As is Mara Dyer. The overall feeling of the song just reminds me of Mara. Rabbit Heart also feels very Mara-esque to me.
5. Sloppy Firsts –Song: Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) by Arcade Fire
This one just kind of came out of nowhere and reminded me of Jessica. A girl that is stifled by where she lives? Yes, that’s Jessica Darling.There’s also a line in there about sitting on swings and kissing in the dark…Jessica and Marcus! (The video for this song is soooo weird!)
6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Song: Little Lion Man by Mumford & Sons
I was talking about Mumford & Sons on Twitter awhile back and Shannon from Stalking the Bookshelves sent me a link to this video about Ron Weasley….Now I cannot hear this song without thinking of stubborn, stubborn Ron. It’s a great fit. If you are a Harry Potter fan watch that video! It really, really well done.
7. Where She Went — Song: Suburban War by Arcade Fire
This reminds me of Adam and Mia:
“Now the cities we live in could be distant stars
And I search for you in every passing car”
It’s such a melancholy and heart wrenching song. Exactly like Where She Went.
8. The Calling — Song: All Nightmare Long by Metallica
Characters in the Darkest Powers and now the Darkness Rising series always seem to be running for their lives. (Oh and Metallica is one of the greats bands ever…)
9. Ballads of Suburbia — Song: Grind by Alice in Chains
This song is the epitome of the harshness of the 90’s grunge scene. There’s a lot of songs mentioned in Ballads, but this is the one I think of.