Hey guys & happy Tuesday! This is my first Top Ten Tuesday post! Get pumped! If you didn’t already know, every week you are given a topic and you then create a top ten list in response to that topic. Top Ten Tuesday was created by the gals over at The Broke and Bookish. Check them out, their blog is pretty cool. If you’re interested or want to learn more click here for a look at their Top Ten Tuesday page.
This weeks topic is Top Ten songs that I wish were books. I gotta say this topic was really difficult for me. As soon as I read the topic I blanked out and forgot all the songs. All of them. But I got it done and all the songs on this list I love, they’re some of my all time favs. I might say this once or twice or a couple of times through out this post (sorry in advance). Okay, let’s do this.
- Genghis Khan – Miike Snow
I love this song. I’m completely obsessed with it. Its really upbeat which is funny when you consider the lyrics. I get a little bit Genghis Khan, I don’t want you to get it on with nobody else but me.
One word: Creeeeeeeppppy. So I was thinking like a thriller. You know, boy meets girl. Boy becomes obsess with girl. Maybe throw some murders in there and crazy dialogue. But then we got a video. And it gets better cause its a bond-inspired supervillain love story! I mean YES!! I need this. If you haven’t seen it check it out here
2. Hotel California – Eagles
This song, along with the next song on the list are oldies that I adore. My dad & I share an obsessive love over oldies, especially for this song. One of the things that I like about Hotel California is that its sung like a story. So if you take it at face value you’ve got a psychedelic story about a man that finds a hotel in the middle of nowhere. Where the guest are weird and the host won’t let you leave. Possible ghost story maybe?
. A Boy Named Sue – Johnny Cash
I love Johnny Cash. Love his music and love this song. Like Hotel California, A Boy named Sue is sung like a story. The song is about a boy (you guessed it) named Sue on a revenge quest against his father who gave him the name. It’s a very funny song and I can definitely imagine myself reading a story about this kid and his adventures on the way to find his father. Fun fact: A Boy named Sue was written by Shel Silverstein.
4. Adventure of a Lifetime – Coldplay
Adventure of a Lifetime to me is about going through a rough time in your life, getting out of it and finding love in yourself. Like a journey of self discovery. This song is fun, hopeful and who knows maybe this person might find love in another as well.
5. Hymn for the Weekend – Coldplay
Hymn for the Weekend is about finding or having someone in your life that’s like angelic. We all go through rough times where we’re down and feel defeated and finding someone who understands, will protect, and lift us up from any of that is a beautiful thing. I like this concept because it doesn’t necessarily have to be romantic. Just about anyone can come into your life and be that encouraging force that you need to help you in the right direction. Maybe it’s the person that you least expected.
6. Paradise – Coldplay
Last Coldplay song I promise! I just love Coldplay. In Paradise we have the story about a girl who leads a pretty ordinary and boring life, but at night when she closes her eyes she’s transported into another realm. Throw in some adventure and magic, I think we have a winner.
7. Barton Hallow – The Civil Wars
Ohhh this song is so good and creepy and perfect! Set in a place with the same name, Barton Hallow tells the tale of a person that did an unforgivable thing. The events are eating him alive, possibly turning him mad, and he doesn’t think his soul can be saved from what he’s done. This song is so haunting and definitely gives me some Edgar Allan Poe vibes. I just need to know what he did! Who did he murder? Why? Where is he running to?
8. 20 Years – The Civil Wars
20 Years is about a couple where one kept a secret from the other for 20 years. They’ve kept it written on a letter that’s yellowed with time and they sing about how there’s no excuse for keeping this secret from the other for so long but they’ll wait 20 more years for his/her forgiveness. Like Barton Hallow, 20 years never states what the secret is. And naturally I want to know.
9. Primadonna – Marina and the Diamonds
Primadonna is fun and kind of addicting. I was obsessed with this song at one point. I’d like to think of a story with exactly that, a girl who is aware of her inflated ego and wants to be adored by everyone. Everything comes easy to her and she’s all about the spotlight. I think I’d be fun to read from her point of view and witness the rise and fall of a primadonna.
10. Dog Days Are Over – Forence + The Machine
I’d like to interpret Dog Days Are Over as the story of someone who finally learned how to leave all the negativity and self doubt behind them to finally find true happiness.
Okay guys so that’s it! What are some songs you think would make good books? I’d like to know so leave a comment down below.