Top 10 Tuesday | Songs I Wish Were Books

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I was so excited to see this week’s topic was a music themed freebie and one of the suggestions was “Songs You Wish Were Books!” What a great topic! So here are my picks and a playlist for you!

  1. “Castle” by Halsey: I love the ominous mood of this song and the lyric, “I’m headed straight for the castle/They wanna make me their queen.” That lyrics just brings such an image of rebellion and storming a castle to mind! Agh! What a great story!
  2. “Love Story” by Taylor Swift: This song obviously lends itself to storytelling really easily. The song compares Taylor’s love to great love stories over time. Imagine a book tying together a modern romance and all the great love stories of history (and yes, I know there’s A Game of Love and Death).
  3. “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift: Once friends, now enemies! What a perfect recipe for a great story!
  4. “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyonce: Who doesn’t love a good ol’ tale of feminist empowerment? It would especially be perfect if it was a fantasy!
  5. “Bad Girls” by M.I.A.: This is in the same vein as “Run the World (Girls), but I picture it as some sort of Middle Eastern Western (Rebel of the Sands much?).
  6. “Waiting Game” by Banks: A tale of angsty lovers torn apart, forced to play a waiting game!
  7. “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga: For some reason I picture this as a mixture of sci fi and cheesy rom com–what a mix!
  8. “Gold (Flume Re-Work)” by Chet Faker: I just picture this song translating into something very ethereal.
  9. “The Seal Lullaby” by Eric Whitachre: This is a choral song but I just picture it as a story of magical seals and a little girl by the sea.
  10. “Run Boy Run”’ by Woodkid: This song brings stories of bravery and facing your fears to my mind.

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Lila is a 25-year-old college student studying physics and a lover of literature. When she's not busy reading or saving the world through science, Lila can be found singing jazz and blues and obsessing over hedgehogs (a.k.a. the cutest animals in the multiverse!)

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