Shannon Stacey

DG3 Playlist

I’ve probably mentioned this before, but it’s Saturday, we’re not going to play in the mud this weekend and I intend to hit DG3 hard. Gotta preserve the braincell.

Before I post DG3’s playlist, let me note this is for things like plotting, thinking about the story while washing dishes and whatnot. Setting the mood. When I’m actually writing I can’t have words because then I sing. When your mouth is singing one thing while your brain is trying to send something else to your fingers…yeah, interesting sentences. So I listen to scores while actually writing—for Taming Eliza Jane and Becoming Miss Becky it was Last of the Mohicans. But DG3 is all about Transformers. (The score, not the soundtrack—muy importante, that.)

If you’re writing an action scene, it doesn’t get any better than Track 10—Scorponok—from the Transformers score. Best action scene song EVER. Just download the one song if you don’t want the whole CD, even though I recommend the entire thing.

Anyway, without further digression, the playlist for DG3:

The Winner Takes It All—ABBA
Lost in this Moment—Big & Rich
Deadwood Mountain—Big & Rich
Blaze of Glory—Bon Jovi
All for Love—Bryan Adams with Rod Stewart and Sting (One of the two unofficial DG themesongs.)
Please Forgive Me—Bryan Adams
I Just Can’t Live a Lie—Carrie Underwood
Fall—Clay Walker
The Night—Disturbed
Perfect Insanity—Disturbed
I’m Alive—Disturbed
Land of Confusion—Disturbed
Shameless—Garth Brooks
Welcome to the Jungle—Guns N’ Roses (unofficial themesong of this particular DG book)
Savin’ Me—Nickelback
Next Contestant—Nickelback
How You Remind Me—Nickelback
Scorponok (Track 10)—Transformers Score (not soundtrack)
Beer for My Horses—Toby Keith with Willie Nelson
Headstrong—Trapt (the other—and first—unofficial themesong of the DG in its entirety)

3 comments to “DG3 Playlist”

  1. Charlene
      · July 26th, 2008 at 11:45 am · Link

    Great music! I do the same thing, listen before and between writing sessions. Actual music playing WHILE I write is way too distracting. Never thought of writing to scores, though, hmmm…

  2. Patti
      · July 26th, 2008 at 8:15 pm · Link

    Might I suggest Fall Out Boy; This Ain’t a Scene, It’s An Arms Race and Thanks for the Memories and Aldo Nova (original 80’s rocker), Fantasy – complete with helicopter sounds effects at beginning of song. Oh, and Mettalica’s Ain’t My Bitch, my husband’s fav. Seriously, they need to be played loudly. I find it fascinating that you are inspired by music but it makes perfect sense. Enjoy.

  3. Shannon
      · July 28th, 2008 at 9:13 am · Link

    I’ll have to check those out.

    Except for Aldo Nova. :lol:

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