Priscilla the Great Playlists by Sybil Nelson




SybpicThe Priscilla the Great Playlist

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

Homecoming – Coldplay9939122


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!