Monday, February 15, 2016

TTT : Ten Songs I'd Like To Be Books!


Ok - I'm seriously excited about this week's topic. Music is my second love. And it's just a second love in comparison to my love for books by like...a mili-fraction. Books came first. Then came the music.

Please don't mock my musical tastes too much - it's a hit or miss thing. I just like what I like. I also tried to pick songs that had some sort of story or emotion to them. Or something that FELT like it could be a theme song to some great novel or story.

I warned you. 

I mean it. I really did. lol. 

(Also some of the youtube links are showing up - like the picture in the boxes - so I linked through the title of the song as well). 



1. Foreigner's God - Hozier 


Hozier's entire album should probably be on this list. I chose Foreigner's God because it's currently the recently most played song from it's selection. I'm having a hard time refraining from adding 'Work Song', "Jackie and Wilson".  So google them if you don't know Hozier and like the sound. 

2. Fear and Loathing - Marina and the Diamonds



Marina! My favorite pop singer. Ok, well...one of them. She's gorgeous and I love this song and I think it'd be a great emotional base for a book. Not necessarily about a pop singer or a famous artist. I think the message transcends this. 

3. I Need My Girl - The National 


Ok. The music video alone is enough to inspire a love story. It would be amazing. Touching and deep. I envision an outlaw. In love with a crazy girl. I really love this song. Literally just listened to it three times before typing it in. lol. 

4. Stand By You - Rachel Platten


Time to brighten it up! Stand By YOUUUU! Such a fun, happy song. I can see it being turned into a strong female-empowering story of friendship. Or about siblings. Or...anyone being fantastic friends with someone else. lol. 

5. Blue Jeans - Lana Del Rey


Ok. Happy times are over. Let's get back to the haunting melodies of lost love. I'm sensing a running theme here. Irony is - I'm a big fan of happy endings. But, if some of these songs were in novel format (and hit all the notes) I think I could read them and enjoy them. They'd just have to be written well. 

6. This Love - Taylor Swift (Sung by Ryan Adams in this version.)


ALL THE LOVE. I really should read more romance. I think that's what I'm learning from this experience. This would be happy though! Love REGAINED. Very romantic. See? I'm not at all completely depressing. ;)

7. Dustland Fairytale - The Killers


One of my all time favorite songs. I could listen to it over and over and over again. It's my song when I'm sad, when I'm happy, when I'm frustrated, when I'm excited, when I'm sleepy, when I'm wired. This is another one where the ending might have to be completely sad. 

8. Strange Love - Halsey


I could see this being a totally kick-ass main character's theme song. It has a very cool edge. This is like Hozier - I love Halsey and her entire Album. This just so happens to be the recently most played song from it's selection. I also could envision "Castle" and "New Americana" in novel format but those are two of her more popular songs. I wanted to put one down that isn't played as much.

9. Walking On Air - Kerli


I think this could be an adorably creepy and yet inspiring children's book. It sings to the strange little girl inside of us all. (I'm tried to think of a song that sounded like a story and came up with this). 

10. Renegades - X Ambassadors


I LOVE THIS SONG. And it's happy. And freeing. I love underdogs, new kids, the outlaws. Now, I put the lyric video because it goes straight to the song but I originally clicked the music video. It completely surprised me in a pleasant way! Go watch if you have time (Renegade Music Video). It's very cool.

And I'M OUT FOR THE WEEK. For Top Ten Tuesday, at least. What do you think? Any suggestions for me? What did you put up for this week? 

Until next time, 

Jess


21 comments

  1. I've recently listened to Stand By You. I think it's a great song and would be interesting to see as a book!

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    1. Thank you! I love it as a song. It's on my 'Positive' Playlist. :) I listen to it when I need a pick me up. I bet the book would do the same thing!

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  2. Oh my goodness someone else who knows Kerli! I also love both Hozier and Halsey's albums. And everything by X Ambassadors! Great taste :D My TTT

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    1. Kerli is a hidden gem. She really is. Did you know she was the one that wrote Demi's "Skyscraper"? Thank you for the compliment! I love your taste in music too. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  3. I 150% agree with your statement about Hozier - his whole album is worthy of being transformed into their individual novels. For my TTT, I chose Sedated, but now that I think about it I would definitely have considered From Eden, and Foreigner's God as you said. Gah, his songs are just so well-written!!

    Also, I'd be overwhelmingly excited if Blue Jeans became a book - what a tragic, but beautiful novel would that be?!

    Here's my attempt at this week's TTT if you have a spare moment to check it out :)
    https://introtoblurb.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/top-ten-tuesday-songs-as-books/

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    1. YESSS. I can't not listen to him. He's just so addicting. Blue Jeans practically writes itself. It'd be so moving. And sad. And sexy. haha. Your TTT was great! I love all the T-Swift! Thanks for coming by! :)

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  4. So smart to add the videos - good idea! Great list.

    My TTT

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    1. Thank you! And the giveaway looks awesome. I signed up and tweeted about it. Hope you get lots of traffic! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Three cheers for Taylor Swift and Rachel Platten. I've heard both songs but don't remember them well just now. Clearly this means I need to go have a listen again. *Clicks songs in Windows Media Player* :D

    Thanks so much for visiting Dreaming Under the Same Moon, Jessica. I appreciate your visiting - great list! :)

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    1. Taylor Swift and Rachel Platten - happy songs! (Well, for the most part with T Swift, lol). I love Rachel Platten. I think that she's probably the most genuinely positive artist that's come out in a long time. Thank you for stopping by, too! I love your blog. :)

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  7. I definitely see children's book when I listen to Walking on Air.

    Listen to our TTT @ Lazy Book Lovers!

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    1. Yes! Me too. I kind of see it as a Tim Burton production in my head. With unicorns. And a little more sparkles. lol. Thanks for coming by! I loved your list this week! :)

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  8. Great list! I'd love to see some of the Killers' songs as books. I know for sure I'd pick them up and give them a read.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Yea, it was hard to choose but Dustland Fairytale is one of those that I can listen to over and over again. More so than the others, lol. Plus the title is like the perfect book title. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  9. Oh my gosh, so many great songs! Especially love seeing Marina and Hozier on here! <33

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    1. Thank you! Marina and Hozier - could listen to them forever. :) Thank you for stopping by! :)

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  10. Oh my gosh, so many great songs! Especially love seeing Marina and Hozier on here! <33

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  11. You have VERY good taste in music, if I do say so ;) I LOOOOOVE Hozier. Love. X Ambassadors too. Stand By You is a great one too. And Halsey. Yes, yes just very good choices overall!

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  12. I have no problem with your musical taste! :D

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