Sure, the song itself mentions Juliet at one point. But have you ever thought about how the song really does mimic Shakespeare’s play in certain ways? Continue reading “Romeo and Juliet in Top 40 Music”
Because this song reminds me of two different characters I decided to present both. You can choose which one appeals to you more, turning the music into a “choose your own adventure” of sorts. As always, I love hearing about what other characters the music reminds you of in the comments section so please feel free to share!
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Jane Eyre (Option 1)
and Anna Karenina (Option 2)
“Alone” by Heart is a lot like Continue reading “Songs for Every Book: Les Misérables and Old School Rock”
One of the most beautiful and heartbreaking songs I’ve ever heard has to be “I Found” by the British Indie band, Amber Run. I’ve loved this song for a while now, but recently I realized that the lyrics sound an awful lot like Éponine’s pain as Continue reading “Les Misérables and British Indie Pop (Songs For Every Book)”
Now that it’s back-to-school season, it’s time to talk about everyone’s favorite nerdy witch: Hermione Granger.
I can just picture a modern-day, edgy version of Hermione blasting this song in her headphones while frantically staying up till 2am to finish that awful potions homework.
So there’s your back-to-school motivation for the week! 😉 Continue reading “If Hermione Granger Listened to Alternative Rock”
Sia’s “Alive” could easily be heard as a retelling of the monster’s life in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The similarities are actually kind of crazy: Continue reading “Frankenstein and Sia (Songs For Every Book)”
I was jamming to some music this morning but when this song came on it transported me straight into Macbeth:
About Lady Macbeth:
“I was a loner
I was just waiting by myself
When you, warped temptress
Rose to bring me happiness and wealth”
“You convince yourself that you want it, but you don’t know
You keep trying to wash the blood from your hands, but it won’t go”