Wednesday, March 28, 2012

YAA Soundtrack: This Is Shyness/Queen of the Night

By Noelle

I know you might be shocked, but the very same girl who sends you 6am tweet updates to remember to vote in the DJ Duel likes to make soundtracks for her favorite books too.  You never saw that coming did you.  Now not every book merits a full-fledged soundtrack---that's what our DJ Duels are for--but if you scroll through my favorite books on Goodreads, chances are I have a soundtrack for them in my iTunes.  And like any music-obsessed person, I live to force my favorite songs on others.  Ask my sister.  I once circled the block three times so she would "get to" (sister mandated air quotes right there) listen to the entire song playing on whatever mix CD I was playing over her conversation attempts.

Ahem. Yup, I'm that person. 

Buuuuut, just in case there are any other playlist aficionados out there who enjoy making and listening to book-themed soundtracks, YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!  I will occasionally be posting links to playlists from my personal soundtrack collection.

First up is my soundtrack for Leanne Hall's This Is Shyness series. For this soundtrack I picked songs I thought had a Shyness-vibe of the settings (the streets, the clubs etc) or the people (the Kidds, the dreamers etc.) and as you will be able to tell, I'm unable to resist a good title pun/nod.  I'm weak, people.  You're lucky I couldn't find a Tarsier song.

You can listen to the playlist on Grooveshark by clicking here or check out the tracklisting and liner notes below:

1. Nightcall - Kavinsky: Like I could even resist---it starts with a howl, how perfect is that?
2. DLZ - TV on the Radio
3. Howlin' for You - The Black Keys: OH YES I WENT THERE.
4. Your Lips Are Red - St. Vincent
5. What You Do To Me - Blackroc feat. The Black Keys
6. Breaking it Up - Lykke Li
7. You Know What I Mean - Cults
8. Sleepyhead - Passion Pit
9. Eye - The Smashing Pumpkins
10. Wolf Like Me - TV on the Radio: OH YES I WENT THERE x 2.
11.  Midnight City - M83

Thanks for listening! Hope you had fun with my This is Shyness/Queen of the Night soundtrack.  How'd I do?  Do any of you make your own book-themed playlists?


  1. Oh my goodness, I love this so much!
    Major props for going there TWICE.

    Love it! LOVE IT!

    I occasionally pick theme songs for my books but I haven't done it for a while. Maybe I'll pick one for my review for TiS! :-D

    1. You totally should, Jo! I'd love to see what you picked out for TiS! And thank you m'dear. --N

  2. I love that you make playlists for your fave books! I've got your mix playing now, I love it!

    1. When I obsess, I OBSESS haha :D I'm so glad you liked the playlist! --N

  3. LOL, I am totally that sister who makes my siblings "enjoy" my awesome taste in music. I'm happy there are two BK songs the list, and I'm happy the list is also punny. Eye has been my favorite Smashing Pumpkins song for the past few years. It is so creepily awesome. Keep making the playlists, Noelle. And keep posting them for us:)

    1. Flannery you best believe I spam my sister with my book playlists too. I even have done the "you haven't read this book but..." I wonder if she has a "song" + "noelle" filter that goes directly to her trash haha. Thanks for listening! --N

  4. LOVE this post! Nightcall is amazing, perfect fit.

    High five for great taste in music, Noelle :)

    1. I had my iPod on shuffle and sat up with an exclamation point when that song came on haha. Wolfie! Shyness! Had to do it. :D Thanks for listening Reynje! --N

  5. Yay!! I knew I wasn't the only one who did this! I am so looking forward to these posts Noelle. And - Smashing Pumpkins? M83? TV on the Radio? St. Vincent?!!! This is such a great list. Feel free to force your favorite songs on me any time.

    1. Oh awesome Catie! I love that you make book playlists too! I'd love to hear some of them. I'm so glad you liked this one. It was really fun to make. --N


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