Music and Characters

Characters roam the corridors of my mind, each one bobbing his or her head to a different tune. I realized some time ago that I associate certain songs to my characters and occasionally flick on my playlist while writing code at work. It’s up to 51 songs, spanning all my characters at different stages in my story. I’ve decided to document the songs I’ve since linked to my characters. These songs span the entire lifetime of the character, so not all are applicable to Thanmir War and some characters will never be seen until later books. Additional songs may be added as I hear them and they move me.

Derek/Derhan –
Santana – Why Don’t You & I
Shakira – Whenever, Wherever
Santana – Smooth
Flogging Molly – The Seven Deadly Sins
Saving Abel – Addicted
Eve 6 – Promise
Modest Mouse – Dashboard
Fall Out Boy – Sugar, We’re Going Down
Kelly Clarkson – What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)
The Killers – Tranquilize (Feat. Lou Reed)
Blink 182 – Feeling This
Matchbox 20 – Unwell
Kanye West – Amazing

MaTisha –
Katy Perry – ET (Alternate version)
Lady Gaga – You And I
Imagine Dragons – It’s Time
Finger Eleven – One Thing
Seether – Broken (Feat. Amy Lee)
Lifehouse – Breathing

Cameron –
Nickelback – Next Contestant
Neon Trees – In the Next Room
Fun. – Some Nights
Linkin Park – Headstrong
Rob Zombie – Dragula

Kaio –
The Offspring – You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid
Green Day – Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Three Days Grace – The Good Life

Cera –
Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
Sean Paul – Temperature
Fun. – We Are Young
Lady Gaga – Just Dance
U2 – Vertigo
Fergie – Glamorous
Ellie Goulding – Lights
Ricky Martin – Livin’ La Vida Loca
Vicci Martinez – Come Along
Ke$ha – Blow
Pussycat Dolls – Don’t cha

LaTonya –
Shakira – Gypsy

Ason –
The Waterboys – Raggle Taggle Gypsy
One Republic – Secrets
Papa Roach – Last Resort

Rio –
Andy Grammer – Fine By Me
Dido – Thank You

Alexander –
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger

Brooklyn –
Britney Spears – Circus

Han –
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know

Tanner –
Cold Play – Viva la Vida
Rufus Wainwright – Hallelujah

Loni Townsend

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2 thoughts on “Music and Characters

  1. Oh, I love so many of those songs … you got some very powerful ones there.
    Darn it, now Some Nights is going to play in the background of my mind whenever I read about Cameron.

    Interestingly, at least for me, I also have the songs Viva la Vida and ET (solo version) linked to characters.

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