The Song I Write: a Playlist for Writers

In just a few short days, the Writing Center will be open again! As you eagerly await Monday, February 6th, you can make the time pass a little faster with our literary-themed playlist, broken down by topic:

On Punctuation / Grammar: 

Weird Al’s “Word Crimes”

Vampire Weekend’s “Oxford Comma”

They Might Be Giants have an entire children’s album devoted to the ABCs.  Here’s our favorite tribute to alliteration: “Pictures of Pandas Painting”

On the Art of Writing:

The Beatles’ “Paperback Writer”

Elvis Costello & the Attractions’ “Everyday I Write the Book”

Spoon’s “The Book I Write”

Cake’s “Open Book”

Elton John’s “Your Song”

Songs Based on Famous Books:

Bruce Springsteen’s “The Ghost of Tom Joad”

David Bowie’s “1984”

Sufjan Stevens’ “A Good Man is Hard to Find”

Songs Based on Famous Poems:

Stevie Nicks’ “Annabel Lee”

Simon & Garfunkel’s “Richard Cory”

Rufus Wainwright’s “Sonnet 29”

Bonus Tracks: 

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Yertle the Turtle”

The second appearance of They Might Be Giants with “So Crazy for Books”

Do you feel ready to write yet?

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