My Writing Playlist

Music has always been a big part of my life. I started piano lessons at age 8. I have always had a knack for playing by ear. At 12, I started playing the Bb clarinet (or as my dad calls it, big B, little b), in my 6th grade beginner band. By 8th grade, I was a top player in town. Not trying to brag; I just felt like I was actually good at something for once. Come high school, I was marching. Marching band was one of the best experiences of my life and taught me discipline. College marching band was also an amazing time.

Now that I’m out of college, I don’t get to play music as much as I want to. I have my Yamaha keyboard that I fiddle with every once in a while. I don’t have a clarinet anymore. The one I marched with had too much ware to be used again. I gave my acoustic guitar to my sister because I knew how much she wanted to learn. I bought a flute not too long ago. I haven’t gotten very far on my personal lessons.

Even though there is little time in my schedule for playing music, I always find time to listen to music. Music is one of the most inspiring things for me when it comes to writing. Next on the list is nature. A good rain storms gets my writing gears moving. I thought I’d share my writing playlist and maybe these songs will get your writing moving too.

Alyssa’s Writing Playlist

  1. Hear Me, Kelly Clarkson
  2. Us Against the World, Mitchel Musso and Katelyn Tarver
  3. Vesper’s Goodbye, Nick Jonas & The Administration
  4. Acting Out, Ashley Tisdale
  5. Road to Perdition, Dirk Brossé
  6. A New Life, Alexandre Desplat
  7. Oltremare, Ludovico Einaudi
  8. Ignorance, Paramore
  9. My Immortal, Evanescence
  10. Zombie, Bad Wolves (The Cranberries)
  11. Loss of A Twin, Brian Tyler
  12. Nine to Survival Job, Michael Giacchino (Jurassic World)
  13. Lamentation For a Lost Life, Max Richter
  14. Norrsken, Karin Borg
  15. Walking Through the Upside Down, Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein (Stranger Things)
  16. The Letter that Never Came, Thomas Newman
  17. The Park is Closed, Michael Giacchino (Jurassic World)
  18. Take Me Away, Christina Vidal
  19. Running Up That Hill, Placebo
  20. Sweet Dreams, Eurythmics
  21. Once Upon a Time in Africa, Hans Zimmer
  22. November 22, Thomas Newman
  23. End Title, Thomas Newman (Shawshank Redemption)
  24. Constantine, Thomas Newman
  25. Finding Nemo, Thomas Newman
  26. Up is Down, Hans Zimmer
  27. As the Jurassic World Turns, Michael Glacchino
  28. National Treasure Suite, Trevor Rabin
  29. Warror, Demi Lovato
  30. Lionheart, Demi Lovato
  31. The Kiss, John Debney
  32. Main Titles, John Debney (The Princess Diaries)


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