I’ve had a good number of requests to post the playlist for THE SECRET OF EVERYTHING, and here it is. I had no idea there was so much music in this book, honestly, but music is always playing in my head (and Tessa’s!), so I suppose it is no big surprise.
I had a soundtrack that kept growing and growing and growing as I worked, and this is most of it. Not all songs showed up on the actual pages, of course. And not all the folk songs have names I know.
Orphan Girl, Emmy Lou Harris
The Garden, Mirah
Dark on Fire, Turin Brakes
Ballad of an Outlaw Woman, Annie McCUe
Our House, Crosby Stills Nash and Young
Deja Vu, CSNY
Helplessly Hoping, CSN
It’s a Beautiful Day, It’s a Beautiful Day
Bombay Calling, It’s a Beautiful Day
Long as I Can See the Light, Creedence Clearwater Revival
Hanging on a Star, Nick Drak
Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol
Friend of the Devil, Grateful Dead
Truckin’, Grateful Dead
No Sleep Tonight, Faders
Superman, Three Doors Down
Rescue Me, Aretha Franklin
Mother of God, Patty Griffin
Turtle Blues, Janis Joplin
All You Rolling Minstrels, Fairport Convention
Tessa’s List of Happy Artists
Entire Motown List
Sound of Music (also Natalie’s favorite)
Kirstly McColl’s Tropical Brainstorm
Cat Stevens, Teaser and the Firecat
I would love to have made you a playlist so you could download the whole thing at iTunes, but I haven’t a clue how to do it.
5 thoughts on “Playlist for THE SECRET OF EVERYTHING”
What a great song list! I haven’t thought of Fairport Convention in eons. Must find some. Is the 3 Doors Down song really “Kryptonite”? I have that on my WIP song list too.
Wow! Great play list, Barbara. I’m inspired, just reading the song titles.
Right, Gina. Kryptonite. Love that song insanely.
I’m surprised you didn’t quote or list the CSN song that most obviously influenced your story: Teach Your Children
“You who are on the road
Must have a code that you can live by
And so become yourself
Because the past is just a good bye.
Teach your children well,
Their father’s hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks, the one you’ll know by.
Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.”
Oversight on Teach Your Children. Definitely, it was there.