Writing Music Playlist Summer 2010

I’m a big fan of writing while listening to music, with the right music it can keep me going, and focused on the job. It was so effective last night I didn’t stop writing until 4am, which was nice. Fortunately I’m on a week off, (yes, I know I had one of those this time last month as well, my colleague likes to tell me that I’ve got “More holidays than Judith Chalmers”), so I’m free to write at all the odd hours. Its quite liberating waking up at 2pm, and writing until 4am – or whatever other time feels right.

So, yes writing with music really does help me. Of course it has to be the right music, it can’t be too exciting, or too catchy, and anything below three and a half minutes should be considered carefully – if the songs are changing too much you’ll pay more attention to the change. Or I would anyway, but I am easily distrac…

Ooooh Diet Coke, thanks.

Where was I? Oh yes, I’m easily distracted. Back last year, I had planned to do monthly ten song playlists – but I got distracted, I also got writers block, so it never really happened. What I’ve done this time, now I’m writing again, is to make a longer playlist, and call it a seasonal writing playlist.

I’ve got quite a mix of music in my summer version, it’s mostly easy listening, rock, and alternative, with a touch of pop – it works well as background music, while still giving pace to help put fire into the writing process.

If you other suggestions for a playlist for writing music, long or short, feel free to add them to the comments.

Since I got Spotify, it allows me to share my playlist with people – so if you want to have a listen to my summer playlist, just click here.

Click more to see the playlist without Spotify

Spandau Ballet – Gold
Marina And The Diamonds – The Outsider
Boston – Foreplay/Long Time
A Fine Frenzy – You Picked Me
Son House – Downhearted Blues
The Kooks – Naive
Muse – Assassin
ORF Symphony Orchestra – Montagues And Capulets
The Who – Baba O’Riley – Original Version
Green Day – ¡Viva La Gloria!
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Placebo – Every You Every Me
Savage Garden – To The Moon & Back
Ultravox – Vienna
Muse – Knights Of Cydonia
Muse – Resistance
Muse – Take a Bow
Muse – Starlight
Marina And The Diamonds – The Outsider
Panic! At The Disco – From A Mountain In The Middle Of The Cabins
Panic! At The Disco – The Piano Knows Something I Don’t Know
Jace Everett – Bad Things
Muse – I Belong To You [+Mon Coeur S’Ouvre A Ta Voix]
Dido – Look No Further
Muse – Sing For Absolution
Lily Allen – The Fear
Spandau Ballet – Gold
Sublime – Garden Grove
Reel Big Fish – Where Have You Been?
Sweet – The Ballroom Blitz
Bad Company – Ready For Love
Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
Blue Oyster Cult – Burnin’ For You
Boston – Foreplay/Long Time
Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
Garbage – Push It – Re-mastered 2007
Apocalyptica – Bittersweet
Scorpions – Rock You Like A Hurricane
Iron Maiden – Fear Is The Key
Iron Maiden – Weekend Warrior
Iron Maiden – The Apparition

Hope you enjoy – have a happy summers writing.


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