Friday, November 21, 2008

YOUR Twilight soundtrack

Like many of my friends, I am totally SQUEEEE! over Twilight and read all 4 books and already have my tickets for the movie, etc etc I'm a dork. The movie soundtrack was released a couple weeks ago and I looked it over and was like, what? No.* These are not the Twilight soundtrack songs.

So I made my own soundtrack**:

  1. Something Bigger, Something Brighter - Pretty Girls Make Graves
  2. Only Happy When It Rains - Garbage
  3. Creep (acoustic) - Radiohead
  4. Disarm - Smashing Pumpkins
  5. You Look Like Rain - Morphine
  6. Ageless Beauty - Stars
  7. Waiting For The Night - Depeche Mode
  8. In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
  9. Take My Hand - Dido
  10. Tacoma Trailer - Leonard Cohen
  11. Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
  12. Together - The Raconteurs
  13. Save A Prayer - Eve's Plum
  14. The Horror Of Our Love - Ludo
  15. Blood - Pearl Jam
  16. The Promise - When In Rome
  17. This Modern Love - Bloc Party
If you want I can walk you through my liner notes, but most song choices are fairly obvious, including the fact that my version of the soundtrack is way heavy on bands and songs I liked in jr high and high school and loving boys for the first time, since that is the feeling these books bring back for me. (How Bella feels about Edward = How I feel about "Never Tear You Apart" and that dreamy senior I crushed on.) I also tossed in a heavy dose of songs that remind me of my time in Seattle and the PNW, for obvious reasons.

Now, my fellow Twilight fans, here is the question: What would you put on YOUR Twilight soundtrack??

*I know, I sound like every other hyper-critical Twilight fan out there. "That isn't how I would have done it. That's not who I would have cast. I don't know why they had to change that part of the book." etc etc etc. What can I say? I am a fangirl.

**I also have songs picked out for New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn that I will post later. Cause I'm a nerd and they're awesome.


scott neumyer said...

oh, man... that's a GREAT list! I'd be so much more excited for TWILIGHT (I mean, I heart vampires) if it weren't for the books being SOOOOOO poorly written... She's like the Dan Brown of tween fiction... Just sayin ;)

Dinah said...

They're not THAT poorly written. They're fluff. They're written exactly as well as all the other young adult fluff I ever read as a 'tween (notable exception: Judy Blume). I mean, the Harry Potter series isn't popular because JK Rowling can turn a phrase like Capote, you know? It's all just entertaining fluff. :)

Alison said...

I haven't read the books, but your soundtrack makes me want to! Next time I'm in the mood for melodrama...

scott neumyer said...

Totally agree that they're just fluff, but Rowling is SO much better a writer than Meyer. Leaps and bounds... I need to send you some sickeningly awesomely well-written Tween and YA books, D! :)