It is a well known fact that music is a key part of writing. We have playlists for when we write to send us to those fictional worlds, we have playlists for when we’re waiting to be rejected/accepted to keep us from going insane (anymore than we already are that is) and the best playlist of all which we dance around to like nobody is watching because someone’s just said they like our writing.

This is a page to share those playlists. We hope you enjoy and please feel free to comment with songs that have made it onto your charts.

Hate to Wait Playlist

Everyone knows that waiting is the worst part. This is a playlist to listen to whilst your waiting to hear if your writing has been rejected/accepted. It’s a ‘keep me sane’ playlist, an ‘I don’t care what you think’ playlist, an ‘I can do this’ playlist.

The Room Where It Happens, Leslie Odom Jr (Hamilton Musical)

Backstabber, Kesha

Stressed Out, Twenty One Pilots

Power and Control, Marina and the Diamonds

No Rest For The Wicked, Lykke Li

Can’t Say No, Dan + Shay

Look What You Made Me Do, Taylor Swift

Somebody That I Used To Know, Gotye

F*ck You, Lilly Allen

Cry Me a River, Justin Timberlake

Cry Baby, Melanie Martinez

i hate u, i love u, gnash

Take a Bow, Rihanna

So What, P!nk

Raise Hell, Dorothy

Don’t You Want Me, The Human League

Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Gives You Hell, The All-American Rejects

Start A War, The National 

I Predict A Riot, Kaiser Chiefs

Bad Blood, Bastille

Don’t Let Me Down, The Chainsmokers

Waiting Game, Banks

Game of Survival, Ruelle

Whatever It Takes, Imagine Dragons

Second Chances, Imagine Dragons

Hot N Cold, Katy Perry

I WILL SURVIVE, Gloria Gaynor

Romantic Mystery Playlist

My (Charlie’s) current work in progress is a YA romance mystery with a fairly kick-ass MC who has some major anger issues. This is a list of the songs I’m listening to as I write her scenes.

Irresistible, Fall Out Boy

American Beauty, Fall Out Boy

Centuries, Fall Out Boy

Novocaine, Fall Out Boy

Hey There Delilah, Plain White T’s

Our Time Now, Plain White T’s

Hate, Plain White T’s

Write You a Song, Plain White T’s

Take Me Away, Plain White T’s

Irrational Anthem, Plain White T’s

Welcome to Mystery, Plain White T’s

And having written this playlist I realise it consists entirely of songs by Fall Out Boy and Plain White T’s. But hey, they’re pretty great, so enjoy!



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