TOP TEN TUESDAY: Ten book titles which would make great song titles

I always love it when Top Ten Tuesday has a musical twist, so I’ve been looking forward to this week’s prompt since the beginning of Blogtober!

These ten books all have titles which would make great song titles. If I was more talented I’d probably try writing the songs to accompany them, but I’ll just have to be happy using my imagination.

10. Love is For Losers

Love is For Losers by Wibke Brueggemann is coming out in March 2021, and it sounds brilliant. A queer rom-com following a girl who despises love? I am here for it. But we can all agree that the title would also make a brilliant song title. I can imagine this being blasted out by the likes of Busted – a proper cheesy pop-rock song that everyone can singalong to.

9. Crow Mountain

I have no idea what Crow Mountain by Lucy Inglis is about – it was an impulse purchase because it has an absolutely gorgeous cover. However, sometimes the best songs have titles which aren’t related to their lyrics or their music at all, and I think that could be the case if Crow Mountain became a song.

8. You Say It First

Katie Cotugno’s latest novel is about a guy and a girl with differing political beliefs, who strike up a relationship over the phone. That definitely sounds like the plot of Taylor Swift song, so why shouldn’t the title become one?

7. The Gilded Wolves

Roshani Chokshi’s The Gilded Wolves could make an epic song title. I’m thinking it would sound similar to The Wolves by Ben Howard – a beautiful, chill-out, indie tune – but with vitriolic lyrics tearing down the gilded members of society.

6. A Girl Called Shameless

I was torn between A Girl Called Shameless or The Exact Opposite of Okay, but I feel there’s more potential with A Girl Called Shameless. It could fit into any genre, and would definitely be interesting to listen to!

The Exact Opposite of Okay sounds like it would be far too sad as a song – definitely piano-driven and angsty enough to rival Mayday Parade’s Miserable at Best – and although I’d probably love it I’m sure some people wouldn’t!

5. Thirteen Reasons Why

I really didn’t like Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why, but you can’t deny that it would make a great song title. It would have to be like Miley Cyrus’s 7 Things.

4. Muse of Nightmares

This sounds like it would make a great screamo break-up song. “You were the muse, of my nightmares!”. I’d totally rock out to this one.

3. You Had Me At Hola

I haven’t read You Had Me At Hola by Alexis Daria yet, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. It would certainly make a great song title for a Latin music hit.

2. The Girls I’ve Been

The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe is one of my most anticipated releases of 2021, but it would also make an amazing song title! I’m thinking something along the lines of That’s Not My Name by The Ting Tings.

1. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

I can imagine V.E. Schwab’s latest novel making an amazing song title. “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue/I’ll forget her, you will too”… But obviously more lyrical and well-crafted, to live up to Schwab’s standards!

I hoped you enjoyed this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! Which book title do you think would make a brilliant song title?

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