Top Ten Tuesday: Songs I Wish Were Books

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Happy Tuesday! This week the folks at The Broke and the Bookish have put together a really unique Top Ten Tuesday theme: mixing music and books. I’ve decided to go with one of the suggestions they offered that I thought sounded really interesting: the Top Ten Songs I Wish Were Books. These are mainly songs that I would like to know the story behind– in bookish form, of course!

City and Colour1. The Girl – City and Colour 

This song makes my heart melt every time I hear it. It’s so adorable and I would love to know the story behind the couple in the song. If the writing reflected the lyrics, I know it would be gorgeous!

Walk the Moon albu2. Portugal – Walk the Moon

Whenever I listen to this song, I always wonder: Why Portugal? Did someone in the band actually meet someone in while in Portugal? Did they use it just because it goes well with the song? I NEED TO KNOW.

You Belong With Me3. You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift

I’ve always loved this song because I think that we can all relate to it at some level. This song applies to a countless number of stories, both real and fictional, yet I think it’s a timeless theme that will continue to be written about nevertheless.

Lifehouse_Album4. You and Me – Lifehouse

This song has been one of my all-time favorite songs for YEARS. It is one of the most down-to-earth, heartfelt songs I have ever heard, and I would love to read a love story as beautiful as the one told within these lyrics.

Passion_Pit_-_Kindred_(album_cover)5. Lifted Up (1985) by Passion Pit

It sounds like 1985 was an amazing year for the singer of this song! I’d love to know why that specific year was so incredible, and– you guessed it!– a book would be a perfect way to explain it.

Imagine Dragons album6. It’s Time – Imagine Dragons

Again, whenever I listen to this song I always have one question in mine: What is it time to begin? WHAT ARE WE BEGINNING? I feel like this could go in numerous different directions, and it’s just a story waiting to be written!

Poison and Wine7. Poison and Wine – The Civil Wars

This song is already almost like a story in the way that this incredibly talented duo converses through the melody. Their feelings about each other seem to change (or at least become amplified) by the end of the song, and it just begs the question: What happened between them?

A Silent Film8. Harbour Lights – A Silent Film

This song is sort of told in the form of a story, with the singer looking back on his relationship and realizing that he took it for granted. What happened to make him realize that? Where is he now? STORY TIME, PEOPLE.

Stacy's_Mom_(album)9. Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne

Am I the only one wondering what happened with Stacy and her mother? This story is begging to be written– it’s been far too long in the making! We need to know about Stacy’s mom ASAP!!

GeorgeEzra_WOV_Standard_600x600-300x30010. Budapest – George Ezra

“My house in Budapest, my golden treasure chest…” The guy in this song is incredibly wealthy, yet he’s willing to give it all up for the one he loves. I’d love to read about their relationship and what makes it so special.

What songs do you wish were books? What do you think of the songs on my list? Let me know in the comments section below!



18 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday: Songs I Wish Were Books”

    1. It always breaks my heart whenever I hear about them disliking each other– their voices just sound like they’re meant to sing together!! I would definitely read a book written about them haha

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  1. Whoa I love this prompt!!! I may do my own post for it, haha. 😀 Also we have such similar taste in music––excellent choices, and I totally agree!

    I actually know the story behind Lifted Up because I was also curious what the significance of 1985 was: it’s the year the singer’s wife was born. They’ve since gotten divorced so it’s kinda sad, haha. But it’s still a really sweet song with that in mind.

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    1. AWWW that’s so adorable and incredibly sad now that they’re divorced. That reason makes a lot of sense now though, thinking about the song. Thanks so much for sharing that awesome factoid! 🙂

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