Friday, 7 June 2013

'Dare You To' Publication Day Playlist

Happy Publication Day to 'Dare You To' by Katie McGarry!
The day has finally come!

Now for those of you who have already bagged themselves a copy of the book will know that at the back, Katie has included a playlist for 'Dare You To' - these are songs that she has chosen that she feels fit in with various scenes from the book. I have to say they are an excellent choice - after reading the book I listened to the songs and they seem to fit perfectly. I don't know if you ever get moments when you're reading a book and you can imagine the perfect movie soundtrack for certain scenes. This was definitely how I felt when I listened to these songs - if 'Dare You To' was ever made in to a movie (hopefully one day!) these would be the best songs to accompany the story, it is a great mix of older and newer tracks across multiple genres to make it eclectic and very fitting.

I have picked out some of my favourite ones from Katie's list to share - what do you think? Do you agree with the choices or would you pick other songs instead?

Overall Theme:
For the overall theme there are two songs, both very different but I think they really work, especially Dirt Road Anthem.

Dirt Road Anthem by Jason Aldean

F**king Perfect by Pink

Taco Bell Dare:
The Taco Bell Dare scene is where it all began for Beth and Ryan as well as our introduction to the world of Ryan's dares.

U + Ur Hand by Pink

Beth's Mother in the bar:
This is the scene where we start to delve a little bit more into Beth's life and witness the problems between her and her Mother.

Farmer's Daughter by Crystal Bowersox

Beth wakes in Scott's house:
The start of Beth's brand new life in Scott's house...

Heart Like Mine by Miranda Lambert

Isaiah offers to run away with Beth:
Oh, we still can't quite get enough of how cute Isaiah is with Beth - he will give up his whole life for her and this song seems to sum that up.

Somewhere With You by Kenny Chesney

Isaiah betrays Beth by taking her away from her Mother:
It's hard being betrayed by anyone, but especially when you're caught between the two people you care about.

Hurt by Nine Inch Nails

Ryan takes Beth to a field party:
For me this is where you really start to get a good feel for Ryan and Beth and you can see the trust growing between them, and it's really quite sweet.

My Kinda Party by Jason Aldean

Ryan dances with Beth:
Again you can feel the affection flowing between the two of them by now and Nelly's song seems a perfect fit.

Just a Dream by Nelly

Beth tries to scare Ryan away with the truth:
Beth lets her defense mechanism kick in as she is expecting Ryan to run away when she tells him the truth...

Dont Let Me Get Me by Pink

Ryan teaches Beth to float:
In my head, this scene and soundtrack make for the ultimate movie scene...

Broken Arrow by Rod Stewart

Any favourites of these? I think I have a new found love for Jason Aldean, but I know for sure now that whenever I hear these I will picture scenes from 'Dare You To'.

Would you add any others? Or any songs that you had imagined being different with these particular scenes? Share them!

If you haven't got a copy of 'Dare You To' yet, then what are you waiting for? You can buy it here!
Try listening to some of the songs when you're reading and see if you think they work or not!

1 comment:

  1. I'm not really a fan of listening to music whilst reading, it tends to put me off. The only time I've ever listened to music whilst reading is when I was reading The Amory Wars, but the songs by the band who wrote the comics fit in with the storyline so it makes sense to :P I'm not really a fan of all those artists you've listed above so I don't think I'll be listening to them - sorry! But the book does look good, I'm yet to read the first one, it's sat on my ever growing pile of books and I keep getting distracted from reading it. When I've finished the series I'm reading now I'll definitely read it!