Nearly a year ago I posted my soundtrack listing for Corroded.
After spending months revising the story this spring-summer, I took a good look at my musical influence. I rearranged, deleted similar songs as well as those that weren’t 100% on target, and even added a special song.
It was difficult culling the list, but it needed to be done. I love music, and the songs I had on the original listing did help inspire my writing moods, but they weren’t all perfect matches.
The new song addition was in response to my early readers’ love of a certain character. Team Ben! Everyone who has read the manuscript connects to Ben so I felt that even though Corroded is told strictly from Mary’s point of view, Ben’s voice is strong enough to merit his own song on the soundtrack.
So, here it is, complete with new tidbits and YouTube videos for your pleasure: Corroded, Second Edition!
Hello Mary Lou (Main character’s name, with classic Ricky Nelson.)
The Very Thought of You (He was so smooth and dreamy. This one is from Mary to Josh.)
You Are a Tourist (How Mary feels at school.)
Burning Down Inside (Great live version from last year. Love knowing that bands can still rock years/decades after their songs came out.)
Dying to Be Alive (Enjoy these guys lots and it fits the mood.)
Somewhere I Belong (The deep search all teens go through.)
I’m the One (Mitch Malloy is my absolute FAVORITE singer/songwriter! Check out his other music and enjoy! This is Ben’s song—swoon away!)
Start from the Dark (By my FAVORITE band and this video has a comic book spin that I think Ben would approve of—even if it isn’t The Avengers.)
Spirit of the Underdog (For Mary at the Sailor Suzy competition. Love this song and Joey Tempest is a maniac with the mic stand.)
Life (In closing, I was fortunate enough to catch a Ricky Nelson Remembered concert in April 2012. R.I.P. Rick, and may the twins keep your memories alive for the next generation.)