Ten Tropes & Plot Devices as Songs
Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.
I am LOVING these open-ended topics! This week is about music and books. Some suggested topics included books you’d give theme songs to and love songs you wish were books. I am generally terrible about making book playlists, so here’s my own spin on the topic. I wrote about my least favorite and favorite book tropes a while back and that helped me with reference for this, so thanks past Lauren! I also had some ideas because of songs I was listening to. Just so you know, I tried to write this post two other times with different idea before this one came to me. I thought about the different romance-related tropes and plot points and related them to songs that I happen to love. Enjoy the Spotify widgets and some lyrics too, in case you aren’t familiar with the songs.
And the 7th thing I hate the most that you do
You make me love you
And compared to all the great things
That would take too long to write
I probably should mention
The 7 that I like…
Before you came into my life
I missed you so bad
And you should know that
I missed you so, so bad
Hey, I just met you,
And this is crazy,
But here’s my number,
So call me, maybe
Jealousy you got me somehow
You gave me no warning
Took me by surprise
Jealousy you led me on
You couldn’t lose you couldn’t fail
You had suspicion on my trail
How how how all my jealousy
I wasn’t man enough to let you hurt my pride
Now I’m only left with my own jealousy
I shouldn’t love you but I want to
I just can’t turn away
I shouldn’t see you but I can’t move
I can’t look away
And I don’t know how to be fine when I’m not
‘Cause I don’t know how to make a feeling stop
Just so you know
This feeling’s taking control of me
And I can’t help it
They don’t know how long it takes
Waiting for a love like this
Every time we say goodbye
I wish we had one more kiss
I’ll wait for you, I promise you, I will
Lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
Lucky we’re in love in every way
But I’m open, you’re closed
Where I follow, you’ll go
I worry I won’t see your face
Light up again
Even the best fall down sometimes
Even the wrong words seem to rhyme
Out of the doubt that fills my mind
I somehow find
You and I collide
So far removed from all that we went through
And I tread a troubled track
My odds are stacked
I’ll go back to black
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to…
I go back to us
And the first time you touched me, I felt love
And after all this time,
You’re still the one I love
Look how far we’ve come my baby
We mighta took the long way
We knew we’d get there someday
But just look at us holding on
We’re still together still going strong
Saying that she’s yours not mine
Sending roses and your silly dreams
Really just a waste of time
The doggone girl is mine
Don’t waste your time
Because the doggone girl is mine
What a feeling
Love burns brighter than sunshine
Brighter than sunshine
Let the rain fall, I don’t care
I’m yours and suddenly you’re mine
Suddenly you’re mine
And it’s brighter than sunshine
I love this! Great interpretation of this week’s topic. I don’t really listen to music much, so I cheated and talked about audiobooks.
Thank you! 🙂
I LOVE what you did with this week’s topic! These are great!
Oh this was such a great idea!!You paired them off so well!
Thank you 🙂
Wow, that Miley Cyrus song is SUCH a throwback. I love that song to this very day. I’m glad my friends and me aren’t the only ones who still jam to it. And Shania Twain has a song for EVERYTHING! This is a great list, and I love the way you did this week! Such a unique way to tie together books and music.
Yesss Shania Twain could have so many books JUST from her songs!
Love what you did with the list this week!
LAUREN! These are excellent pairings! I definitely feel like you were right on the money with each trope/song pairing (and it makes me want to listen to some of these again, as they happen to be old favorites). GREAT JOB! <3
YAY! Thanks <33
I love how well formatted your post is *gushes*
I’ve only heard Call Me Maybe and The Girl is Mine, but they totally fit the trope that you picked out!
Nice list, Lauren!
Haha thank you <3
Oh my gosh, I love how you did this Lauren!
7 Things just struck me as how it’d be perfect for the movie, 10 Things I Hate About You.
I love seeing Carly on here! She is such a fave of mine. Jesse McCartney is a surprise! That song would be great for a forbidden romance. Lucky would make a cute story.
Thank you! YESS that song is sooo in line with the movie. Too bad it didn’t exist back when the movie came out lolol Miley Cyrus would have been like 1 year old.
Jesse McCartney is too good <3
Lucky is just such a perfect song for best-friend-turn-lovers kind of romance. The music, the lyrics, the atmosphere… It’s just perfect<3 I'd love to read a book based on that song!
Thank you! me too!
Love your take on this week’s topic!
I totally agree with your song choice for “First Love”. Brighter than Sunshine was on a mix CD that I gave to my first love waaaaaay back in high school. Fond memories there… 🙂
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