I received an email from a reader the other day that asked what my writing playlist was. At first I wanted to say “Supernatural episodes on repeat,” but I knew what she meant.
This got my hamster running. I hadn’t really given much thought to what I listened to specifically when writing. Let me say this though– I am a music tramp. I love listening to anything and everything with a beat. This means that my playlist changes often and is usually random to the naked untrained eye.
So! I am going to share my current playlist that I listen to when I’m doing practically anything that requires me to breathe.
- Cassie O’ – George Ezra
- Afire Love – Ed Sheeran
- One – Ed Sheeran
- Hook – Blues Traveler
- Better Man – Pearl Jam
- Cream – Prince (I was not lying when I gave the random disclosure, wait it gets better)
- Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight
- Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
- Shut Up and Dance with Me – Walk the Moon
- Pony – Ginuine
Seriously. I was not lying. I listen to EVERYTHING – clearly at the same time. I’m ok with that though. Because I’m a perfectionist, I feel like I need to provide the reasoning behind each song and why they are ALL on one list.
The “belt it out” tunes
- Midnight Train to Georgia
The “I just need five minutes” tunes
- Afire Love
- Better Man
The “dance it out” tunes
- Shake It Off
- Cassy O’
- Shut Up and Dance with Me
And because Prince is the most fabulous creature on the planet – he needs no category. I just love him.