As many of you know, I listen to music while I write. It inspires me and often takes the story in new directions. And sometimes, songs make it into the story itself. With some recent novels, I went all out, making the main character a music lover from the 80s. Exo Hunter and The Order are FULL of music references, and you can get the full effect of what I wrote, by listening to the music while reading. I wanted to make these songs easy for readers to find, so I’ve assembled them in YouTube playlists, while some intrepid fans have added playlists of their own on other platforms. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! If you would like to create your own playlist on the platform of your choice, the full list is below each video.

THE ORDER PLAYLIST

“Feeling Good” Nina Simone (remix by Bassnectar)
“Detachable Penis” King Missile
“We Got The Moves” Eskimo Callboy
“Open Up Your Heart” Frente!
“Intergalactic” Beastie Boys
“Stronger” Kanye West
“Under Pressure” Queen and David Bowie
“Jurassic Park Theme (slowed 1000%)” John Williams (remix by Birdfeeder)
“Three Little Birds” Bob Marley and the Wailers
“The Final Countdown” Europe
“Close To Me” The Cure
“Gimme Chocolate!!” Baby Metal
“Skibidi” Little Big
“Cherry Bomb” The Runaways

MIND BULLET PLAYLIST

While Mind Bullet is not a Dark Horse novel, music played a large part in the story.  Check out the tunes below, all of which are referenced in the novel, and some of which are meaningful to Jonas, the main character.

“The Ballad of Love and Hate” The Avett Brothers
“All By Myself” Greenday
“Paper Planes” MIA
“Wonderboy” Tenacious D
“Gangnam Style” PSY
“Take My Breath Away” Berlin
“Screaming Goat” A Goat
“Paranoia in B Flat Major” Avett Brothers
“Mars Bringer of Ware” Gustav Holst
“Live and Die” Avett Brothers
“Sweet Caroline” Neil Diamond
“Milkshake” Kelis
“Loveshack” B52s
“Picture Pages Theme Song”
“Single Ladies” Beyoncé

 

EXO HUNTER PLAYLIST

Thanks to some fans, you can also listen to the Exo Hunter playlist on….
APPLE MUSIC
SPOTIFY

“Axel F” Harold Faltermeyer
“People Are People” Depeche Mode
“It’s Tricky” Run DMC
“We Will Rock You” Queen
“Sweet Dreams” Eurythmics
“In the Air Tonight” Phil Collins
“Bliztkrieg Bop” The Ramones
“Once in a lifetime” Talking Heads
“Bang” Gorky Park
“Cello Suite #1” Bach
“Video Killed the Radio Star” The Buggles
“Also sprach Zarathustra” (theme song for 2001: A Space Odyssey) by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
“I Think We’re Alone Now” Tiffany
“Holding Out for a Hero” Bonnie Tyler
“I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” The Proclaimers
“Heroes” David Bowie

 

TRIBE PLAYLIST

While this playlist is shorter…and mostly Poison, it has been one of the most requested playlist, primarily for the inclusion of Apashe by Dies Irae, featuring Black Prez.

“Talk Dirty To Me” Poison
“Nothin’ But A Good Time” Poison
“Unskinny Bop” by Poison
“Apashe” Dies Irae featuring Black Prez
“I Want Action” Poison
“El Mariachi Loco”
“Smooth Criminal” Michael Jackson
“Something to Believe In” Poison
“Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” Daft Punk