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Writing Playlist #8: On Repeat Edition

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For this playlist I’ve included songs that I’ve recently been listening to on repeat – a mix of old and newer songs.

 

Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man

The Greatest” by Sia

It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi

(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” – Glee version

Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley

Sweet Sweet Melody” by Katie Sky

Dear Theodosia” – Hamilton

It’s Quiet Uptown” – Hamilton

You and Me” – Descendants 2

Touch” by Little Mix

Shut Up And Dance” by Walk the Moon

Fire and Gold” by Bea Miller


Past Playlists:
General
Old-School
Hamilton
Glee
Broadway
Disney (pt.1)
Disney (pt.2)

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Recent Inspiration From Music And Dance

I know, I know. I’ve done on several posts of playlists to inspire your writing – click here for the most recent. But lately I’ve been reminiscing on certain songs and watching videos of amazing choreography that have really inspired me and allowed my imagination to run rampant.

Yes, I’ve also been inspired by dance. Dancing tells a story without words, utilizing the whole body to express emotions and communicate. So I just had to share with a few videos I’ve been playing on repeat recently.

I hope you enjoy these videos and, perhaps, find some inspiration for your writing or other passion.


Channel Source: Dance On

 

Channel Source: BeaMillerVEVO

 

Channel Source: Brian Friedman

 

Channel Source: JessieJVEVO

 

Channel Source: Brian Friedman

 

Channel Source: LABrecordsUK


And, as always, happy writing!


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Writing Playlist #7: Disney Edition (part two)

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* in no particular order

 

“The Firebird” – by Igor Stravinsky [1919 version] – Fantasia 2000

“Under the Sea”The Little Mermaid

“Be Prepared” – The Lion King

“Zero to Hero” – Hercules

“A Star Is Born” – Hercules

“When You Wish Upon A Star” – Pinocchio

“Eye to Eye” – A Goofy Movie

“Why Should I Worry?” – Olive & Company

“Miracles Happen” – The Princess Diaries

“Shiny” – Moana


Past Playlists:
General
Old-School
Hamilton
Glee
Broadway
Disney (pt.1)


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Writing Playlist #6: Disney Edition (part one)


Music from Disney movies is fantastic, wondrous, and spellbinding. Not only does a song compliment the movie it’s in so perfectly but it stretches the scene within the imagination into something out of this world. Making up a playlist of Disney songs was a must-do. Since this is a part one – because there are SO many Disney songs that I love – this list will contain my absolute faves from the magical world of Disney:

* in no particular order

 

“Circle of Life” – The Lion King

“Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” – The Lion King

“A Whole New World” – Aladdin

“Part of Your World” – The Little Mermaid

“Reflection” – Mulan

“I’ll Make A Man Out of You” – Mulan

“Beauty and the Beast” – Beauty and the Beast

“Go the Distance” – Hercules

“Two Worlds” – Tarzan

“Son of Man” – Tarzan

“When Will My Life Begin?” – Tangled

“Colors of the Wind” – Pocahontas

“How Far I’ll Go” – Moana

“Dig A Little Deeper” – The Princess and the Frog

“Let It Go” – Frozen


Past Playlists:
General
Old-School
Hamilton
Glee
Broadway


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Writing Playlist #5: Broadway Edition

I’ve been waiting for this all year. Today is the Tony Awards, my favorite awards show, and Kevin Spacey is hosting! I’m looking forward to all the performances, especially Dear Evan Hansen, and seeing James Earl Jones, one of my favorite actors, receive a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

I love the theatre. Musicals – the performing arts – have been a huge part of my life and have inspired me so much. So in honor of this special occasion, I’ve put together a playlist of Broadway songs that inspire my (and hopefully your) writing:

 

“A Brand New Day” – The Wiz

“Brotherhood of Men” – How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

“Dear Theodosia” – Hamilton

“Defying Gravity” – Wicked

“Find Your Grail” – Spamalot

“I Know Where I’ve Been” – Hairspray

“King of Pride Rock / Circle of Life (Reprise)” – The Lion King

“Mamma Mia” – Mamma Mia

“My New Philosophy” – You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

“Non-Stop” – Hamilton

“One Day More” – Les Misérables

“Raise Your Voice” – Sister Act

“Revolting Children” – Matilda the Musical

“Ring of Keys” – Fun Home

“The Wizard and I” – Wicked


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Weekend Writing Prompts #2

♦This weekend’s theme is: MUSIC♦

—find inspiration for your writing with these songs—

 

Song: “Decode” | Artist: Paramore

Channel Source: Fueled By Ramen

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Song: “Rise” | Artist: Katy Perry | Cover By: SUPERFRUIT, Mary Lambert, Brian Justin Crum, Mario Jose

Channel Source: SUPERFRUIT

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Song: “Dear Theodosia” | Artist: Lin-Manual Miranda; Hamilton (musical) | Performed By: Leslie Odom Jr. (as Aaron Burr), Lin-Manuel Miranda (as Alexander Hamilton)

Channel Source: Leslie Odom Jr. – Topic

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Song: “Radioactive” | Artist: Imagine Dragons | Cover By: Lindsey Stirling, Pentatonix

Channel Source: Lindsey Stirling

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Songs: “I See The Light” (Tangled), “You’ll Be In My Heart” (Tarzan), “Go The Distance” (Hercules) | Performed By: Voctave; feat. Kirstin Maldonado & Jeremy Michael Lewis

Channel Source: Voctave