If you’re a music junkie like me, chances are you know a lot of songs, and if you’re here, you probably read a lot of books. Now imagine those two things combining, and how happy that would make you. Fact is, there are so many book titles out there that remind me of songs. Sometimes the titles are exactly the same, and other times they’re close enough that I can’t help but hum the tune of a song whenever I see the cover. Here is a list of just a few of these song/book title mashups for you. Happy listening and even happier reading!
1. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson / Since U Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson
This one is pretty obvious. Both the book and the song go well together. A girl power anthem mixed with a YA story about friendship. Sounds about right.
YouTube Channel: kellyclarkconVEVO
2. Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick / Beautiful by Christina Aguilera
It only makes sense that these two go together. Sure it’s not exact, but Christina’s tune mixed with Rudnick’s wit is pretty powerful when you think about it.
YouTube Channel: CAguileraVEVO
3. The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar / Fairytale of New York by The Pogues (featuring Kirsty MacColl)
One is a wacky novel about a bunch of fairies that get displaced in New York and the adventures they get themselves into, and the other is an unconventional Christmas tune. But they both have heavy Irish influence, and it wouldn’t be surprising if these two pieces of art joined forces in a fictional land.
YouTube Channel: RhinoUK
4. Golden by Jessi Kirby / Golden Years by David Bowie
Between the beautiful golden cover, the fact that Golden Years is the perfect road trip tune, and that both the novel and the song have Golden in the title, I can’t find an excuse to not put these two together.
YouTube Channel: Johnny Burnz
5. The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg / Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
Talk about the perfect break-up mashup. Plus, if the cover of the novel doesn’t scream Abbey Road, I don’t know what does.
YouTube Channel: AndyBoy 63
6. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers / This is Not a Test by Bikini Kill
This is one of my favorite zombie novels, ever! It’s dark, angry, grimy, and sad, so the only song that should go with it should be this Bikini Kill track. It’s angry and grimy too!
YouTube Channel: WieDie Lemminge
7. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas / Girl On Fire by Alicia Keys
Not word for word, though if you’re looking for a girl power song to go with your love of Celaena, this Alicia Keys track is where it’s at.
YouTube Channel: aliciakeysVEVO
8. Hysteria by Megan Miranda / Disturbia by Rhianna
One of these is not a real word, but they both give off the same creepy, eerie vibe. Open up this thriller and turn on Rhianna’s song for the perfect reading experience.
YouTube Channel: RhiannaVEVO
What other song/book pairings would you add to this list? Have fun!
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