Ek’abo Ebi! (Welcome Family!)

You’re finally big time!  You’ve reached a point where your book is about to become a movie.  The music producers actually welcome your opinion and ask you, “If you had to create a soundtrack for your novel, what songs would come to mind?

Based on certain scenes in my book, here are the songs that come to mind. Remember, Amachi’s Hope is a YA novel. J
  1. India Arie – “Strength, Courage and Wisdom”
  2. Bob Marley – “Rasta Man Chant”
  3. Sade – “Soldier of Love”
  4. R. Kelly – “I Believe I Can Fly”
  5. Queen – “We Are The Champions”
  6. Bob Marley – “Get Up Stand Up”
  7. Daniel Powter – “Bad Day”
  8. Bill Withers – “Lovely Day”
  9. Miley Cyrus – “The Climb”
  10. Switchfoot – “Dare You To Move”
  11. Journey – “Don’t Stop Believin’”
  12. Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
  13. Jimmy Cliff – “The Harder They Come”
  14. Ben E. King – “Stand by Me”
  15. U2 – “Beautiful Day”
  16. Bob Marley – “Corner Stone”
  17. Katy Perry – “Fireworks”
  18. John Legend – “If You’re Out There”
  19. Katy Perry – “Wide Awake”
  20. K’naan – “In the Beginning”
    I’m sure there are other songs, but you get the point. These songs are inspirational, emotional and send a positive message in different ways.
    If you haven’t already put together your song list for your novel, try it out. Look at it as one more incentive to finish your book (if you haven’t already J).  When you read your story, what music comes to mind?  What do your scenes demand of you?  What do you see? What do you feel? What do you hear? What is your book’s soundtrack?

Mari e laipe!
See you soon!




Thanks for visiting ‘Amachi is Hope.’ If you were inspired or felt a connection with today’s blog (or any of my previous entries) please leave a comment. J