Playlists – Leeds Book Club

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Many of the Playlists below were created for LeedsPlaylist – however, I’m feeling a hankering for doing some more just for the giggles!

World Book Night 

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions – I hope that you’ll find a new favourite book-based song here!

Spotify

  1. ROMEO AND JULIET – Dire Straits – ROMEO AND JULIET – WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
  2. Wrapped up in books – Belle and Sebastian – @PeteCavanagh
  3. Atticus – The Noisettes – TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD – HARPER LEE – @Gazpachodragon
  4. The book of love – The Magnetic Fields – THE BOOK OF LOVE – UPTON SINCLAIR –  @Gazpachodragon
  5. Handsome Devil – The Smiths – @mariemillward
  6. Yeat’s Grave – The Cranberries – W.B. YATES (Poet)
  7. Yertle the Turtle – RHCP – @Hopelesmyth
  8. White Rabbit – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – ALICE IN WONDERLAND – LEWIS CARROLL
  9. I am the Walrus – Bono and Secret Machines – @PvtAccount
  10. Exit Music (For a Film) – Radiohead -ROMEO AND JULIET – WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Spotify

  1. Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush – WUTHERING HEIGHTS -EMILY BRONTE – @WitchyGrrl
  2. Narnia – Steve Hackett – THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA – C.S. LEWIS – @Hopelesmyth
  3. China in your hand – T’Pau – FRANKEINSTEIN – MARY SHELLEY
  4. Read It In Books – Echo and the Bunnymen – @_inmediares
  5. Neverending Story – Limahl – THE NEVERENDING STORY – MICHAEL ENDE
  6. 1984 – David Bowie – 1984 – GEORGE ORWELL – @Hopelesmyth
  7. Hug Me – Meg and Dia – BRAVE NEW WORLD – ALDOUS HUXLEY
  8. Owen Meaney – Lagwagon – A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANEY – JOHN IRVING
  9. Charlotte Sometimes – The Cure – CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES – PENELOPE FARMER
  10. Venus in Furs – Nico and the Velvet Underground – VENUS IN FURS – LEOPOLD VON SACHER-MASOCH

Spotify

  1. The Ugly and the Beautiful – The Real Tuesday Weld – CASABLANCA – MICHAEL WALSH – @Robot_Cooper
  2. The Tain (Part IV) – The Decemberists – THE TAIN (Irish Legend)
  3. The River – P.J. Harvey – THE RIVER – FLANNERY O’CONNOR
  4. Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds – THE BIBLE
  5. Calypso – Suzanne Vega – THE ODYSSEY – HOMER
  6. Deep in the Meadow – Sting – THE HUNGER GAMES – SUZANNE COLLINS
  7. Xanadu – Rush – KUBLA KHAN – SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
  8. Into the West – Annie Lennox – LOTR – J.R.R. TOLKIEN
  9. Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley – THE BIBLE
  10. Defying Gravity – Wicked Musical – THE WIZARD OF OZ – L. FRANK BAUM
Special Mentions to
– Blood and Thunder by the Mastodon – @GoodToBeWood. I just couldn’t make it work with anything else. Apologies. HERE it is on YouTube. Where would you have placed it?

– Norwegian Woods for @WandaPops on Spotify. So HERE it is on YouTube.

#LBCArcadia – Cry the Beloved Country

‘Woman Hanging Washing Township Scene’ by Zimbabwean artist Kaufman Ndlovu

Track list (for a detailed breakdown, visit LeedsPlaylist)

01. Nkosi Sikelele – Abalingani Brothers
02. World In Union – PJ Powers and Ladysmith Black Mambazo
03. Something Inside So Strong – Labit Siffre and Rock Choir
04. Under African Skies – Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo
05. Lion In A Cage – Dolores Keane
06. One Man One Vote – Johnny Cleff and Savuka
07. Beware, Verwoerd (Ndodemnyama) – Miriam Makeba
08. Lakeside – BLK JKS
09. Enter the Ninja – Die Antwoord
10. Shosholoza – Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Lucky Dube and Bhekumuzi Luthuli

#LBCMedusa – Before I go to sleep

 Track list (for a detailed breakdown, visit LeedsPlaylist)

Song List

01. Flagpole Sitta – Harvey Danger
02. #1 Crush – Garbage
03. I will possess your heart – Death Cab for Cuties
04. Possession – Sarah McLachlan
05. Goodnight and go – Imogen Heap
06. It’s warmer in the basement OR You belong to me – Cobra Starship
07. Got Jealous – Hurt
08. Hellfire – Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame
09. You won’t see me – The Beatles
10. Caleb Meyer – Gillian Welch (Spotify Jessica Hains, Mick Kaiser)

Cut for being ‘go-to’ stalker songs but so good I felt I had to include them somewhere!

05. Every breath you take – The Police
06. One way or another – Blondie
10. Love the way you lie – Eminem and Rihanna

Not on Spotify

09. Run for your life – The Beatles
09. Don’t leave me now – Pink Floyd

#WTFBC – Much Ado About Whedon

Track list (for a detailed breakdown, visit LeedsPlaylist)

01. Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Nerf Herder – BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
02. Young Blood – The Naked and Famous – CABIN IN THE WOODS
03. Pavlov’s Bell – Aimee Mann – BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
04. How to save a life – The Fray – FRAY
05. A Place Called Home – Kim Richey – ANGEL
06. Hero of Canton – 4 Irish Whiskey – FIREFLY
07. Everywhere I Go – Lissie – DOLLHOUSE
08. Sigh No More – Mumford and Sons – MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
09. Live To Rise – Soundgarden – THE AVENGERS/AVENGERS ASSEMBLE
10. Dream On – Neil Patrick Harris and Matthew Morrison – GLEE

People of Leeds weeks 1-10 by @PeopleOfLeeds

Music Selection by @PeopleOfLeeds participants weeks 1 – 10. 

Track list (for a detailed breakdown, visit LeedsPlaylist)
YouTube Here!

Week One – Kirsty of Leeds @gazpachodragon – Life In a Northern Town by Dream Academy
Week Two – Wendy of Leeds @Wandapops Unbelievable by EMF
Week Three – Ian of Leeds @qualitylobster – Good Morning Britain by Aztec Camera
Week Four – Avid Reader of Leeds @leedsbookclub Blister in the Sun by Violent Femmes
Week Five – Phil of Leeds @monkeyson Nice Weather For Ducks by Lemon Jelly
Week Six – Declan of Leeds @deccerss Price Tag by Jessie J ft. BoB
Week Seven – Georgia of Leeds @georgiahalston We Are Going To Be Friends by The White Stripes
Week Eight – Rowena of Leeds @yelpleeds The Bomb by The Bucketheads
Week Nine – Katie of Leeds @katie_buffalo 6’1″ by Liz Phair
Week Ten – Tom of Leeds @tdroza Wake up Boo! by The Boo Radleys

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

CD 01 Youtube: Here!

Track list (for a detailed breakdown, visit LeedsPlaylist)

Overview – Young Americans – David Bowie
Chapter 01 – Ocean Drive – Lighthouse Family
Chapter 02 – Non, je ne regrette rien – Edith Piaf
Chapter 03 – The Wanderer – Dion
Chapter 04 – Don’t Speak – No Doubt
Chapter 05 – Secret Smile – Semisonic
Chapter 06 – Rumour Has It – Adele
Chapter 07 – I Want You To Want Me – Letters to Cleo
Chapter 08 – And so it goes – Billy Joel
Chapter 09 – Last Goodbye – Jeff Buckley

(IT’S WORTH NOTING THAT ANY SONG FROM JEFF BUCKLEY’S GRACE COULD BE USED HERE.)

All That Jazz – The Roaring Twenties

CD 02 Youtube: Here!

Track list (for a detailed breakdown, visit LeedsPlaylist)

01. Castle House Rag – James Reese Europe
02. Gulf Coast Blues /Downhearted Blues – Bessie Smith
03. The Charleston – James P Johnson
04. Struttin’ with some barbecue – Louie & Lil Hardin Armstrong
    (look up Lil Hardin – a fascinating woman!!)
05. The Sheik of Araby – Harry Smith & Francis Wheeler
06. Ain’t we got fun – Ruth Roye or Arthur West
07. Livery Stables Blues – Original Dixieland Jazz Band 
     (the first Jazz single ever issued!)
08. It Had To Be You – Aileen Stanley
09. Heebie Jeebies – Louie Armstrong
10. Singin’ the Blues – Bix Beiderbecke

H2G2 by Douglas Adams

Youtube: Here!

Track list (for a detailed breakdown, visit LeedsPlaylist)

01. Don’t Panic – Coldplay
02. Paranoid Android – Radiohead
03. 42 – Coldplay
04. Grand Hotel – Procol Harum
05. Restaurant at the End of the Universe – Lemongrass
06. Reasons to be miserable (his name is Marvin) – Steve Fry
07. Food, sex and Ewe – NOFX
08. One Trick Pony – Paul Simon
09. Tunnel of Love – Dire Straits

10. So long and thanks for all the fish – Neil Hannon.

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

lbc alice

Youtube: Here!

Track list (for a detailed breakdown, visit LeedsPlaylist)

01. Alice – Stevie Nicks
02. White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
03. Eat Me, Drink Me – Marilyn Manson
04. What you waiting for? – Gwen Stefani
05. Very Good Advice – Robert Advice
06. I Am The Walrus – Bono
07. Hall of Mirrors – Siouxsie and the Banshees
08. Don’t Come Round Here No More – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
09. Always Running Out Of Time – Motion Picture Soundtrack
10. Alice – Sisters of Mercy

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