My Writing Playlist

This is the Spotify playlist I listen to while I write. It’s been gradually growing over the years (it was originally on my iPod before the days of streaming apps) and it features a pretty random mix of songs. Some are songs that remind me of specific characters or moments in the story, while others are just good background music for writing.

First – Cold War Kids

Demons – Imagine Dragons

Hard Left – Robin Hackett

This Town – Niall Horan

Superheroes – The Script

Vindicated – Dashboard Confessional

Run – Matt Nathanson and Sugarland

Trembling Hands – The Temper Trap

Welcome to the Black Parade – My Chemical Romance

Ghost Town – Adam Lambert

All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers

Shake it Out – Florence & The Machine

Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

Everything – Lifehouse

Say Something – A Great Big World

Say You Won’t Let Me Go – James Arthur

Dancing on My Own – Calum Scott

For the First Time – The Script

Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard

Scars To Your Beautiful – Alessia Cara

Give Me Love – Ed Sheeran

See You Again – Wiz Khalifa

Cold Desert – kings of Leon

Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri

Stay – Rhianna

Revelry – Kings of Leon

Lego House – Ed Sheeran

How to Save a Life – The Fray

You Found Me – The Fray

Don’t Give Up – Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush

Hold Back the River – James Bay

Like I Can – Sam Smith

Lay Me Down – Sam Smith and John Legend

Collide – Howie Day

Breakeven – The Script

Never Say Never – The Fray

Rolling in the Deep – Adele

Photograph – Ed Sheeran

I Won’t Let You Go – James Morrison

Set Fire to the Rain – Adele

The A Team – Ed Sheeran

Keep Holding On – Avril Lavigne

The One I Love – David Gray

Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor

I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders

One Crowded Hour – Augie March

The Space Between – Dave Matthews Band

No More Wishing – Hayley Taylor

The Funeral – Band of Horses

Back for Good – Take That

Timshel – Mumford & Sons

Just Like Fire – Pink

Let it Go – James Bay

Coming Home – Diddy

Long Long Way To Go – Def Leppard

Amnesia – 5 Seconds of Summer

If I Die Young – The Band Perry

Can’t Shake You – Gloriana

I Run to You – Lady Antebellum

Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

It’s All Coming Back to Me Now – Celine Dion

Too Much to Ask – Niall Horan

Slow Hands – Niall Horan

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Holding On and Letting Go – Ross Copperman

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Run – Snow Patrol

Never Let Me Go – Florence & The Machine

Kiss Me – Ed Sheeran

Believe – Mumford & Sons

Rise Up – Ben Lee

Nothing Like You and I – The Perishers

Need Your Love – The Temper Trap

Feeler – Pete Murray

Better Days – Pete Murray

Give Me Your Love – Pete Muray

This Fire – Birds of Tokyo

Lay It On Me – Vance Joy

I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons

Lanterns – Birds of Tokyo

Praying – Ke$ha

Little Wonders – Rob Thomas

Come Undone – Robbie Williams

This is Me – Ke$ha

Leave It Alone – Nathan Hawes

Never Be Like You – Flume

We’re Going Home – Vance Joy

Too Good at Goodbyes – Sam Smith

You Are Mine – Enter The Worship Circle

This Old Love – Lior

One Day Like This – Elbow

Try – Pink

Let Her Go – Passenger

Drunk – Ed Sheeran

Let Your Heart Hold Fast – Fort Atlantic

Hall of Fame – The Script

Believer – Imagine Dragons

Scar – Missy Higgins

What About Us – Pink

Babylon – David Gray

Heroes – David Bowie

Under Pressure – David Bowie and Queen

No One But You – Queen

Hear You Me – Jimmy Eat World

I Will Follow You Into The Dark – Death Cab For Cutie

Save Me – Queen

Everybody Hurts – REM

Bonfire Heart – James Blundt

Undisclosed Desires – Muse

Little By Little – Oasis

Uprising – Muse

Use Somebody – Kings of Leon

Be Mine – David Gray

Sonnet – The Verve

When You’re Gone – Avril Lavigne

Be Still – The Fray

Wings – Birdy

Skinny love – Birdy

Careful – Michelle Featherstone

All Through the Night – Sleeping At Last

Unbreakable – Jamie Scott

When You Sleep – Mary Lambert

Impossible – James Arthur

Never Tear Us Apart – INXS

Long As I Can See The Light – Creedence Clearwater Revival