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Saturday, May 21, 2011

The 25 Songs I'm Listening to Right Now

  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Beat the Devil's Tattoo"
  • Arcade Fire - "We Used to Wait"
  • The Beatles - "Eleanor Rigby"
  • Elliott Smith - "Miss Misery"
  • Vampire Weekend - "Giving Up the Gun"
  • The Beatles - "Can't Buy Me Love"
  • Black Mountain - "Hair Song"
  • Rogue Wave - "Lake Michigan" 
  • Hugo - "99 Problems"
  • Foster the People - "Pumped Up Kicks"
  • The Beatles - "Baby, You're a Rich Man"
  • Ida Maria - "Bad Karma"
  • The Beatles - "You've Really Got a Hold On Me"
  • The Raconteurs - "Salute Your Solution"
  • Mumford & Sons - "The Cave"
  • Ra Ra Riot - "Can You Tell"
  • Led Zepplin - "When the Levee Breaks"
  • Pete Torn - "Lose You"
  • Amos the Transparent - "Greater Than Consequence"
  • Nirvana - "Marigold"
  • The Raconteurs - "Carolina Dreams"
  • The Civil Wars - "Barton Hallow"
  • Peter Gabriel - "My Body is a Cage"
  • The Black Keys - "Howlin For You"
  • Band of Skulls - "Fires"


  1. Great list, and a few I haven't heard. Will check them out. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

  2. The Beatles - "Baby, You're a Rich Man" my favorite, featured on Social network)

  3. Love, love, love The Raconteurs. Yeah, Jack White is my future hubby...he just doesn't know it yet. :)

  4. So many awesome bands. I am really going to need an Amanda Hocking Pandora Channel.

  5. I actually know and love most of those bands! Pumped Up Kicks is the song of the month, I am loving it!!

  6. "Giving Up The Gun" is without a doubt the best song off that album.

  7. You should crank up The Smith's "How Soon Is Now?" and drink plenty of tequila and stare up at the ceiling in your new office after lying on the floor and think about life. It's a real zen experience, lemme tell you.

  8. Postscript: Your least favorite Beatles song will soon be "Taxman'. Trust me on that one.

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  10. Very embarrassed to say that the only ones I know are The Beatles songs (which are ace)! And I'm not that old. At 35, I should know more! Sigh.
    Suzy Turner, YA urban fantasy author

  11. hi amanda, this isn't really in response to your music post above :) but I've been following your blog for a while. I like when you write about publishing and your journey to success. I've gotten a lot out of your posts.

    If you are interested, I have a blog over at I write about how technology is changing how we publish and write. I'd be honored if you'd have a look at some of my articles (I wrote recently about how libraries can survive the google/amazon onslaught). I know you're busy writing so I understand if you have no time.

    Thanks again for the interesting and helpful posts.

    - materurbium

  12. I listened to a lot of music when I was creating my manuscript.

  13. This is so cool. We're listening to the exact same music. Try the Cold War Kids too they are excellent!

  14. My friend just got the Mumford & Sons CD and I'm impressed with how many of the songs I'm enjoying while on the ride to work and back :)
    Damsel in a Dirty Dress

  15. The Civil Wars are amazing! Listening to their entire album non-stop.

  16. "My Body is a Cage" is beautiful song.
    Thanks for share.
    Wedding Song

  17. I's forgotten about Eleanor Rigby. one of the saddest, loveliest songs ever! Thanks!

  18. GEEZ!!!! have you heard 'on the floor' by jennifer lopez

  19. this is kind of off the subject. But I just wanted to tell you that I've read one of your books (switched) and I liked it. But I absolutely LOVE your blog. I've read just about all of it I think. You're very inspiring- and quirky. And you make me laugh. So thanks for all of those things. :)

  20. So much good music on this list. <3 Arcade Fire. Rogue Wave. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. And of course, the late great sad beautiful Elliott Smith. Sigh.

  21. Thanks for the list. I am always looking for new songs. Actually many of the ones you have on your MBA playists were added to mine. I really like Foster the People, but there are so many others.

    @Casey - I will have to check out Cold War kids.

    Another subject, I am fairly new to the site. I've read all your books (Love them) except Letters to Elise and the Zombie series. What is Honalee (sp?) going to be about:?

  22. Superbbbbb.. Cool collection. I loved those tracks and wanna have a copy. Its really amazing. Thanks for the wonderful post.

  23. I actually have a playlist on my ipod of all these songs and all the bands that you mention in your books (the ones that i have read) its called reading Amanda playlist that just goes to show that your taste in music is Amazing and of course your books too :D xxx