Music of Serpent Song

I love music.

Almost as much as I love writing and reading. And coffee. There’s always time for coffee … and of course, a cupcake. Hmmm! Anyway, back to the music. When I was writing Serpent Song, I compiled a list of songs to help me stage the mood for a particular scene or chapter. The playlist helped me focus when I was on the road and away from the desk.

For the record, may I publicly apologise now to my children, who for six months solid heard the same songs on a loop as we travelled all those hours for sport every week.

Of course, as the Serpent Song story grew and changed shape during the editing phases, (and I mean phases), the music reflected the scene changes.  However, essentially the line up is the same, apart from the addition of Stevie Nicks.  How can you have a playlist without Stevie?

This selection of music I think helps invoke the feelings behind the story. A not so random musical score that rides the ups and downs of Serpent Song. Today, I’d love to share the playlist with you.

In a tribute to Barry Driscolls Take 40 Australia style, here we go …

Black Sheep – Gin Wigmore

All I Need – Matchbox Twenty

Thunderstruck – AC/DC

What You Need – INXS

Where The Streets Have No Name – U2

Kiss – Prince & the Revolution

Turn Around (5,4,3,2,1) – Flo Rida

You and Tequila (feat Grace Potter) – Kenny Chesney

Immortals – Fall Out Boy

I Want You – Savage Garden

Talk To Me – Stevie Nicks

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley

Lie To Me – Chris Isaak

Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen

Disease – Matchbox Twenty

Heart Shaped World – Chris Isaak

Too Much Ain’t Enough Love – Jimmy Barnes

Whisper – Evanescence

Every Mile a Memory – Dierks Bentley

Lost Without You – Delta Goodrem

Going Under – Evanescence

Been A Long Day – Rosi Golan

Inside Out – Bryan Adams

Hazy (feat. William Fitzsimmons) – Rosi Golan

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Just a Kiss (acoustic tribute to Lady Antebellum) – Alex G and Adam Stanton

Downfall – Matchbox Twenty

My Immortal – Evanescence

Love the Way You Lie, Pt. III (Original demo) – Skylar Grey

With or Without You – U2

Gravity – Super Jesus

Flares – The Script

My Last Breath – Evanescence

That’s it! Of course, should you wish to re-create the playlist, please remember that artists and song writers rely on royalties to survive.  Purchase your music from reliable sources and help feed a creative soul today!
So that’s it from me for another week.  Catch you on the turntable, Toni x