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