I was chatting with Janna the other day about our favorite song, Hallelujah. It’s by Leonard Cohen, but it’s been covered by everyone under the sun including Bono and KD Lang, but my favorites are the Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, Damien Rice and Lisa covers – Lisa is a lovely Dutch girl with a fantastic voice. Thank you Janna for introducing me to her version!
Talking about this song made me think of the my go-to songs for writing. While each book’s soundtrack changes, there are some songs that are constants. Here’s my top five writing songs. None of them are particularly happy. Mostly they’re about struggling relationships or dysfunctional relationships and for some reason, that makes good writing music – for me, anyway. Not sure what that says about me as a person other than I love me some wangsty music.
I have tons of other favorite songs ’cause I’m a music girl, but these always do it for me. Well, these and pretty much every song on Counting Crows August and Everything After.
Damien Rice – Rootless Tree
In the Sun – Joseph Arthur
Wonderwall – Ryan Adams (Oasis Cover)
Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan -Volcano
Hallelujah – Rufus Wainwright (Leonard Cohen cover)