Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I'd Give Theme Songs To

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Over at The Broke and the Bookish (where I also review things), we like to do this thing called Top Ten Tuesday. Every week is a theme, everyone gets to create a list.

This week, the topic is....

Top Ten Books I'd Give Theme Songs to

I am not sure we will get ten but while I was sleeping on the airplane today I was dreaming about what I would put in this list. Yes. Top ten Tuesday means so much to me that it has infused into my dreams.

Let's see what I can remember.

1. Soundtrack for Our Movie - Mae paired with The Hunger Games from Peeta's perspective
There's only so much I can fake / There's only so much that I can prove /
Well, do it in a minute, / I could go play the fool for you."
There is so much in this song that reminds me of Peeta and the emotional journey he goes through in the series. This particular quote shows how much Peeta is willing to do at the drop of the hat for Katniss, even up to playing the fool, in love, to save their lives.

Even just the pep of this song makes me think of Peeta. I do love this song. lyrics; song

2. Prisoner - Jeffree Star paired with Twilight from Edward's perspective
I got no regrets / And I remember the day that we met /
There was no way that I could forget you / So I followed you home /
And I waited 'til you were alone

And I crept / Into your room while you slept /
I laid next to you and I knew /That I could never let you go
I have no idea how this song ended up on my iPod. Nights in China culminated with music swapping and I got a TON of things. The first time I heard this song, I thought, "Holy shit. What is Edward Cullen doing making electronic dance music?" I seriously cannot hear this song without thinking of creeper Edward. lyrics; song

3. You Don't Know Me - Michael Buble paired with On The Way to The Wedding (Julia Quinn) from Lucy's perspective.
No, you don't know the one / Who dreams of you at night /
And longs to kiss your lips / And longs to hold you tight /
Oh I'm just a friend / That's all I've ever been / 'Cause you don't know me
Oh Lucy. The heartbreak that is a friend with unrequieted love... urg. Tears your heart out. But its a romance novel so there is a HEA (happily ever after). So that makes it all worth while lyrics; song

4. Harry Freaking Potter - A Very Potter Sequel for Harry Potter
You're Harry Freakin' Potter / We don't prefer Gandalf, / Merlin, or Oz, /
You're a whole lot hotter / With that lighting scar / you're a superstar to us all
If we're in trouble we know who to call
Seriously, this just how I feel about Harry Potter. It is totally cheating, but I don't really care. This song, along with Goin' Back to Hogwarts from A Very Potter Musical, pretty much sum up my whole feelings for the whole Potter experience. I heart them so much. lyrics; song

5. You and Me - Lifehouse paired with Across the Universe from Elder's perspective
You've got my head spinning / I don't know where to go from here /
'Cause it's you and me and all of the people with nothing to do /
Nothing to prove / And it's you and me and all other people /
And I don't know why, I can't keep my eyes off of you
Elder and Amy are both confused a bewildered throughout most of Across the Universe. Yet through all that, though there may be a bunch of other people on the ship, they are still falling for each other, if they want to or not. This is more for Elder, because he falls easier. :) lyrics; song

6. The Tower - Vienna Teng paired with Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage from Isabella's perspective
She carries the act so convincingly the fact is
sometimes she believes it /
That she can be happy the way things are /
Be happy with the things she's done
Yay! I love Vienna Teng. Her music tells a story of its own, but as I listened back through my iPod of sleep airplane realizations, this song came up and it fits a lot what what Isabella is going through with her estranged husband. Great book; great song. lyrics; song

7. Hey Now - Augustana paired with The Way We Fall
Hey we're just bleeding for nothing /
It's hard to breathe when you're standing on your own /
We'll kill ourselves to find freedom / You'll kill yourself to find anything at all

So lock all the doors / And put your child to rest
There's fire in the streets now / But it's quiet in your head
Yup. Surprisingly this song is doing a really good job of capturing the dismial reality The Way We Fall enhabits. It fits better just reading the words nut I think the song captures the book brilliantly. lyrics; song

8. Inevitable - Anberlin paired with Everneath from Nikki & Jack's perspective
Amazing how life turns out the way that it does /
We end up hurting the worst, the only ones we really love
I wanna break every clock / The hands of time could never move again
We could stay in this moment / For the rest of our lives
Is it over now hey, hey, is it over now
I wanna be your last, first kiss / That you'll ever have
I love this song. It is hauntingly beautiful. I am kind of turning the words up on their head for their relation to Everneath, but they do relate. Taking this from Nikki's perspective with her limited time, well it put a different spin on breaking every clock. I think reading from both of them, urgh. Great!
lyrics; song

I think this is where I will stop. A solid showing I think. :)


  1. hahahahaha I love how you put a very potter musical. I thought about doing that with Harry and the Potters but decided not to. :)

  2. The lyrics are a big help with this prompt. Thank you.

    Here's my
    Top Ten Books I'd Give a Theme Song To.
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    And I hope you'll also enter the Readerbuzz February Giveaway! You could win All Kinds of Kisses or Paris to the Past or a $25 Amazon giftcard!

  3. Interesting choices! I'll have to check some of these sounds out!

  4. You are my hero for having songs from AVPM and AVPS on this list.

  5. I love the You and Me Lifehouse song!! I need to read Accros the universe :) Great list!! :) ;)


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