I was folding laundry, listening to my iTunes the other day and I realized that during the course of about thirty minutes, I heard three songs that reminded me of books I’d written and more specifically, the characters. It’s as if my heroes and heroines have their own songs. I cannot listen to music as I write. I’m one of those authors who needs relative peace and quiet. However, I typically do a lot of “plotting” time, which consists of me playing Hearts on the computer and listening to music that puts me in the mood of the characters/stories while I figure out what comes next. Obviously, a lot of those songs have stuck.
So…for fun, I thought I’d share a list of “that’s our song” songs from some of my books.
And So It Goes by Billy Joel – Sky and Teagan’s song from Ruby Tuesday
Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova – Ewan and Natalie’s song from Friday I’m in Love (runner up for their song is I Got You Babe by Sonny and Cher)
The Grass is Blue by Norah Jones – Jon, Night and Carly in Retreat
You’re My Home by Billy Joel – Troy and Faith’s song in Do Over
Because You Love Me by JoDee Messina – Bridget, Mark and Matt’s song in (shocker) Because You Love Me. This is the sequel to Because of You and I’m praying my editor at Samhain contracts it.
Stuck in a Moment by U2 – Trey and Ellie in Slam Dunk (coming to Samhain on Sept. 27)
Love’s Recovery by The Indigo Girls – Caleb and Jessie in Because of You
Redneck Woman by Gretchen Wilson – Seth and Jody in Southern Comfort
Late Night Grande Hotel by Nanci Griffith – Ben and Tori in No Regrets
In Spite of Ourselves by John Prine and Iris Dement – Jamie and Grace in Happy Hour
If I Know Me by George Strait – Max, Shaw and Keri in Inflamed
Love Has No Pride by Linda Ronstadt – Hayley and Jack in No Recourse
Waking up in Vegas by Katy Perry – Aaron and Riley in Saturday Night Special
I Do by Colbie Callait – Leah and Sawyer in Western Ties (I’m planning a viral wedding march for the last book with this song. How much fun would that be?!)
Come Monday by Jimmy Buffett – Keira and Will in (surprise!) Come Monday.
Untanglin’ My Mind by Clint Black – Wes and Jill in Three Reasons Why (runner up for this is Cowboy Take me Away by the Dixie Chicks)
And…if you were curious, my husband and I also have two songs – Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton and Ol’ 55 by Tom Waits. 🙂