Monday, February 28, 2011

Shayne Leighton's Playlist for Of Light and Darkness





Let me preface by explaining how I did this. These songs are listed in order of particular events/happenings in the book, but are not listed according to chapter necessarily. Next to the song and the artist, I have also listed (in italics) which character’s point of view that particular song is from and possibly a few notes to go along with it. Okay, …here we go.




  1. Blood Lust by Lauren Shera – (Charlotte): This is sort of my theme song for the entire book.
  2. In My Arms by Plumb – (Valek): This song is for the moment when Valek finds Charlotte abandoned in the streets of Prague and decides to adopt her. *not a spoiler because this is in the first chapter which I’ve already released for your previewing pleasure1* ;)
  3. Stripped by Shiny Toy Guns – (Charlotte & Aden)
  4. Good Enough by Evanescence/Amy Lee – (Charlotte)
  5. Our Last Fight by Scala Choir – (Charlotte & Valek)
  6. Welcome Home by Coheed and Cambria – (Charlotte & Valek & Evangeline)
  7. 9 Crimesby Damien Rice – (Charlotte & Valek)
  8. Blinding by Florence + The Machine – (Charlotte)
  9. Look After You by The Frey – (Valek)
  10. The Sharpest Lives by My Chemical Romance – (Valek)
  11. Together by The Kin – (Valek)
  12. Escape by 30 Seconds to Mars – (Valek & Aden)
  13. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Tori Amos – (Charlotte)
  14. Gone With the Sin by H.I.M. – (Valek)
  15. Cosmic Love by Florence + The Machine – (Charlotte)  
  16. Help I’m Alive (Edit) by Metric – (Charlotte)
  17. Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) by Concrete Blonde – (The Rogue Coven)
  18. Howl by Florence + The Machine – (Valek)
  19. Mi Mancherai by Josh Groban – (Valek)
  20. Numbers by Great Northern – (Valek & The Rogue Coven)
  21. Tautou by Brand New – (Charlotte)
  22. Night of the Hunter by 30 Seconds to Mars – (Valek & Aden)
  23. Running Up That Hill by Placebo – (Valek)
  24. Hurricane by 30 Seconds to Mars – (Valek)
  25. Alibi by 30 Seconds to Mars – (Valek)
  26. Lucky by Biff Naked – (Charlotte & Valek)

6 comments:

Maureen said...

Wow. Now I just heard Florence and the Machine on a repeat of SNL the other night. Man, what a set of pipes!

I'm impressed that you saw so much of your book this way. I generally find one or two scenes with a good theme song, but not so many!

Impressive!

Redameter said...

That's a big list for one book.
I don't have playlists for books, I enjoy listening to certain music at certain times, but not into the playlist thing. I find it fascinating though.

We all work differently. Usually I will listen to music just for the sheer inspiration of it, but not to playout my book.

Interesting how writers go about their work though isn't it.

Love and blessings
Rita

Vanessa said...

Nice list! We have a lot of the same tastes.... Great songs on there. I give you credit for assigning each to a scene. I'm never so organized!

shayneleighton said...

Thanks guys! Glad you enjoyed it! Yes - music is a HUGE influence on my writing and I just love the idea of a hand-picked soundtrack partnered up with a story!

xox
Shayne

The Sweater Curse said...

I love the videos...very European...very 80's

Kathleen said...

You did a fabulous job creating a playlist to fit the scenes in Of lIght and Darkness. Love it!