Certain songs make you feel a type of way and so do John Green books. As I have said before, I love it when you read a book and there are songs that fit the ‘mood’ of the book. When I read John Green books, I listen to mostly indie, alternative music. Because I feel that that is the type of music that fits his books the most. I also feel like John’s characters would be the types of people to listen to indie/alternative music.
Here, I’ve compiled a playlist of 10 songs each for four of John Green’s novels. I’ll list down the title of the book along with the ‘theme’ of music that I think most suits the story/mood of the book.
(I know that TFIOS and Paper Towns have their own movie soundtracks, and both are really good soundtracks. But I enjoy making my own playlists)
1. The Fault in our Stars //Heartbreaking Love Story// These are songs that give the listener a ‘heartbreaking love story’ feel. The kind of songs that ‘pluck on your heartstrings’ - Bloom by The Paper Kites - One Day by Kodaline - Firefly by Ed Sheeran - Paint by The Paper Kites - King and Lionheart by Of Monsters and Men - Pretend We’re in a Movie by New Politics - Stardust by New Politics - Halcyon by The Paper Kites - Vanilla Twilight by Owl City - What You Wanted - One Republic
2. An Abundance of Katherines //Carpe Diem// These are the songs that give you the desire to jump up and carry out the latin phrase ‘Carpe Diem’ which means ‘Seize the day’ or ‘make the most of each moment’ - Trojans by Atlas Genius - Heroes by David Bowie - Simple Song by The Shins - Whatever by Oasis - Smile by Mikky Ekko - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel - The World is Watching by Two Door Cinema Club - A Comet Appears by The Shins - Something Good by alt-J - Save Rock and Roll by Fall Out Boy
3. Paper Towns //Roadtrip// Basically, songs you’d listen to while on a roadtrip with your friends. These songs also give you that ‘In a car with the windows rolled down and the wind on my face’ kind of feel. - Chocolate by The 1975 - Different Colors by Walk the Moon - Beast of Burden by The Rolling Stones - Take a Walk by Passion Pit - Houdini by Foster the People - It’s Time by Imagine Dragons - Tear in my Heart by Twenty One Pilots - The Kids Aren’t Alright by Fall Out Boy - Another Night on Mars by The Maine - Everywhere I Go (Kings and Queen) by New Politics
4. Looking For Alaska //Teen Angst// Songs about raging demons, self-hatred, regret, bitterness, depression, things Alaska Young might listen to. - Kitchen Sink by Twenty One Pilots - The Mess by The Naked and Famous - Youth by Daughter - Me by The 1975 - Never Let Me Go by Florence and the Machine - Carmen by Lana Del Ray - Asleep by the Smiths - Conversation 16 by The National - Under the Gun by The Killers - Walk Away by Dia Frampton
So that was another one of my ‘Book Playlists’ I hope you guys liked it. And I will be posting a hell of a lot more of these because I love making them. The two things I love combined, music and books.
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Meet Maggie Rogers, the Pharrell Williams-approved producer:
“Maggie Rogers had not written music for nearly three years when, in a cascade of creativity this past March, it took her fifteen minutes to produce a song called “Alaska.” Four days later, Rogers, then a senior at NYU, played the track—which combines the confessional lyricism of folk music with a trotting electronic rhythm—in a master class hosted by Pharrell Williams. “Wow. I have zero, zero, zero notes for that,” Williams said afterward, almost teary-eyed. “It’s singular… . And that is such a special quality.” The video went viral.”
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