I am so excited to write this post about the Priscilla the Great playlist! When I write each book, I actually make a different playlist to get me in the mood. Music is a very important part of the writing process and now I get to share my inspiration! So below, you will find a list of the actual music I used while writing the book and I even give you some sound bites.
Priscilla the Great Book One
Now, before you judge my selection, keep in mind that I wrote the first back in 2009/10. And for all the music, also keep in mind that Priscilla is a very fun character and she’s a great dancer. As such, fun pop and dance music always gets me in the mood to write her. So let’s get started.
Come On Over , What a Girl Wants – Christina Aguilera
Given Josh’s obsession with her, you know she had to be on the list.
Beverly Hills, Pork and Beans – Weezer
Got No Water, Youth – Matisyahu
He is a little known reggae artist that I’m slightly obsessed with. Don’t let his looks deceive you. He has excellent flow. You can listen to his song below.
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
In Love with a Girl – Gavin DeGraw
Just Dance – Lady Gaga
Paper Planes – M.I.A.
Doo Wop – Lauren hill
Handlebars – Flobots
Lazy Eye – Silversun Pickups
This is another song that may have slipped under some people’s radars so check it out below:
Teenage Love Affair – Alicia Keys
All Falls Down – Kanye West
Unwritten – Natasha Beddingfield
Tears Dry On Their Own – Amy Winehouse
Senorita, Like I love You – Justin Timberlake
Nothing makes me want to dance quite like a Justin Timberlake song. In fact, I think I’m gonna take a break and bust a move:
Okay, I’m back. Let’s continue with the list.
Groove is in the Heart – Deelight
Rockafeller Skank – Fat Boy Slim
Ruby Blue – Roison Murphy
I love this song so much I actually choreographed a dance to it for the dance team I was teaching.
Drop it Like it’s Hot – Snoop
I find this song quite appropriate since Priscilla is the Hottest Girl in River’s Bend!
Priscilla the Great The Kiss of Life
Rock and Roll – Eric Hutchinson
I Hate This Part, Buttons, and Hush Hush – Pussycat Dolls
Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Dead and Gone – Timberlake and T.I.
Money Maker – Ludacris
My Love is Like Whoa, Fallen – Mya
Mya happened to be on Dancing with the Stars and I remembered how much I used to love her music so I just had to add her to the play list.
Promiscuous Girl – Nelly Furtado and Timbaland
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Ball and Biscuit – White Stripes
Knock You Down – Keri Hilson
Priscilla the Great Too Little Too Late
Single Ladies – Beyonce
3 – Britney Spears
Green Light – John Legend
One Time – Justin Bieber
Superwoman – Alicia Keys
Fireflies – Owl City
Tik Tok – Ke$ha
Knock You Down (yes, again) – Keri Hilson
Resignation Superman – Big Head Todd and the Monsters
This is my absolute favorite band to see live. I’m obsessed. Check out their song below!
Now I kind of write books three and four together and in order to write those books, I listened to all the other soundtracks as well as Adele’s Set Fire to the Rain, Pretty Girl Rock by Keri Hilson, Whip My Hair by Willow Smith and any and all Justin I could find. (Timberlake and Bieber). I hope you enjoyed the Priscilla the Great playlist. Be sure to check out some of the songs!