The first book that ever really got a song stuck in my head was If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth. The title is taken from a Wings song, “Band on the Run.” If you didn’t know, reading the book would tell you that Wings was a project of Paul McCartney’s after The Beatles, and the main character Lewis is pretty much obsessed with them and with music in general, although his story is happening in the 70s and so he can’t just download them. Anyway, everytime I looked at this book’s cover, the song started playing in my head…
It seemed to be a bit of a trend that year, as I came across I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson. Never actually read the book, because every time I saw this book in the library it was full on David Cassidy and the Partridge Family and I just couldn’t do it.
So, of course, I’ll include the song below so you can have it stuck in your head, too.
After that point, I had songs on the brain every time I saw a book title. That’s the only way I can explain why every time I saw the cover for Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi, I got Metallica’s “Through the Never” stuck in my head.
Thankfully, I stopped getting songs stuck in my head so regularly. But recently it’s come back. I blame the advanced reader copy I received of Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta. Of course. Taylor Swift. You KNOW that’s going to get stuck in your head. ‘Cuz baby now we’ve got bad blood…
And then, while I was reading Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, I couldn’t stop hearing Blondie’s “Heart of Glass.”
And then another Taylor Swift song swooped in while I was reading After the Woods by Kim Savage. Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods? Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet? Good.
It comes to a point where I’m relieved to finish one of these books, just so I can get the damned song out of my head.
What books have given you an earworm?