(Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish!)
I feel as though this week’s topic is the most “me” topic that Top Ten Tuesday has ever covered. In case you haven’t noticed, I write concert reviews and have a feature called New Music Monday: music is my thing, yo!
So, combining music with books? THIS IS THE DREAM. Here are ten songs that I really wish were books (including a couple I’ve tried to write myself…)
10) ‘Misery Business’ by Paramore
Come on, we all love a bitchy high school drama, but I’ve never read one that has utterly blown me away – ‘Misery Business’ being adapted into a book could definitely solve that problem.
9) ‘Children of the Night’ by The Blackout
8) ‘Holy’ by PVRIS
I had ‘Holy’ by PVRIS in mind when I was reading ‘In Place of Never’ by Julie Anne Lindsey earlier this month. The main character’s father is religious but he’s extremely hypocritical, judging the people around him almost instantaneously: it’s something that I haven’t seen tackled regularly but it’s very eye-opening and thought-provoking.
7) ‘There’s No Such Thing As Accidental Infidelity’ by You Me At Six (ft. Aled Phillips)
I wrote a coursework piece for my A Level English based upon this song, and I still think there’s a lot of potential to turn it into a story. Instead of focusing on the cheater and the guilt that they feel, it focuses on the feeling of betrayal that comes from being cheated on: it’s something that doesn’t get talked about enough.
6) ‘Remembering Sunday’ by All Time Low (ft. Juliet Simms)
5) ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ by Kids In Glass Houses
I’ve read a few New Adult books that have focused on the bad boy turning good for a girl, but I can’t think of a single one that works the other way around: with the bad girl turning good for a boy. Pleading “lay down slowly, don’t you fool me, ’cause I don’t wanna be alone tonight” shows a vulnerability that it’s hard to find in most male characters, so this could be a brilliant springboard.
4) ‘Ghost’ by Halsey
3) ‘Makedamnsure’ by Taking Back Sunday
“I’m gonna make damn sure, that you can’t ever leave, no you won’t ever get too far from me” being menacingly whispered by a stalker protagonist following his latest victim down the street. Tell me that’s not creepy as heck. Tell me that wouldn’t be brilliant to read.
2) ‘She Took Him To The Lake’ by Mallory Knox
1) ‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out’ by Panic! at the Disco
I hope you enjoyed this Top Ten Tuesday! Which songs would you like to see turned into books? Are there any books that you’d like to hear as songs?