I had some ideas for a book about Maddie Dunn, but they all came together when I got Mad World by Gary Jules stuck in my head.
Okay, really Adam Lambert's version from American Idol. But I love both versions. The Tears for Fears one is great, too. Not lyrically haunting, but great.
In case you're wondering, these are the songs Maddie hears that first morning at Ganzfield:
It's Raining Men: The Weathergirls
Blue (Da Ba Dee): Eiffel 65
The songs Trevor doesn't really know the words to are:
Can't Help Falling in Love: Elvis Presley
Unchained Melody: Righteous Brothers
Some of the songs from my playlist have deeper meanings when you're channeling G-Positives:
MK Ultra: Muse
Fidelity: Regina Spector
If they ever make a movie out of Minder, I have a few suggestions as to where these go in the soundtrack, and I really really hope they use Scissor Sisters's Fire with Fire for the first date/Fireball scene.
Carrie Vaughn's Kitty and the Midnight Hour series always includes a playlist. I love that I can sometimes hear the songs playing in certain sections of her writing. Since her main character's a DJ, including the playlist in the book makes sense. I have a writing playlist that I use, as well. Here are some of the songs that inspired me:
Fall For You: Secondhand Serenade
I Gotta Feeling: Black Eyed Peas
Forever Young: Alphaville
Strong: Velvet Chain
21 Guns: Green Day
She is Love: Parachute
Letters from the Sky: Civil Twilight
Only You: Josh Radin
Are We There Yet: Ingrid Michaelson
Cavanaugh Park: Something Corporate
Supermassive Black Hole: Muse
You can find all of these at iTunes; I did.