Ooh La La…The Romance of Music (Post by Anna, Valentine’s Day Special)

Ooh La La…The Romance of Music (Post by Anna, Valentine’s Day Special)

Posted by on Feb 14, 2016 in Anna's Posts, Fun Stuff, Playlists |

witchcraft-sinatraHappy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate this day dedicated to love, I’m turning to one of my favorite subjects, one I often discuss in relation to my writing—music. I’ve earned two degrees in music and studied both piano and voice, so it’s natural that music has become integral to my writing process. I’ve discovered orchestral film scores boost the tension when I write suspenseful scenes and amp up the epic-ness of big moments in the story. Certain vocal songs evoke particular moods, helping me achieve the right state of mind for love scenes and pivotal emotional moments in the book.

Today, I present my romantic playlist for your enjoyment—complete with links to buy the songs, if you so choose, or to just listen to excerpts. I’m breaking the list down to reflect key plot points in a typical romance novel. (No, there is no “formula” for romance, but every genre has its conventions.) Let these songs guide you from the thrill of the first meeting to the heights of passion, and may they conjure for you the true romance of Valentine’s Day.

First Meeting

Gazes connect, hearts skip, sparks fly.

Enchanted by Taylor Swift

Once in a Million Years by Blackmore’s Night

The Way You Look Tonight by Michael Bublé

First Kiss

Lips brush, breaths quicken, sparks erupt into flame.

Witchcraft by Frank Sinatra

Feel Again by OneRepublic

Review My Kisses by Lara Fabian

Passion’s Blaze

Sexual tension explodes into a raging wildfire.

I Want Your Fire by Vanessa Amorosi

Paris (Ooh La La) by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Sensitized by Kylie Minogue

Love is Born

Epiphany strikes, euphoria and anxiety battle.

Round Your Little Finger by Katharine McPhee

Beneath Your Beautiful by Labrinth & Emeli Sandé

All That I’m Asking For by Lifehouse

The Dark Moment

Hero and heroine are torn apart, all seems lost.

One Heart Missing by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Feel So Far Away by Jennifer Paige

In the Blue by Kelly Clarkson

True Love Wins

And they live happily ever after.

Something to Believe In by Linda Eder

You and I by Kelly Sweet

You Set Fire to My Life by Tina Arena

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