The King Series Playlists

Book One: Fearless

Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day

And Then You by Greg Laswell

Soul Meets Body by Death Cab for Cutie

65 Mustang by Five for Fighting

Wake the Sun by The Matches

This is Happiness by Gavin Rossdale

Transatlanticism by Death Cab for Cutie

Mesmerized by Lifehouse

Keep Breathing by Ingrid Michaelson

Spinning by Jack’s Mannequin

Revenge by Plain White T’s

Someone to Die For by Jimmy Gnekko

Worth Dying For by Rise Against

Blackout by Muse

Under the Knife by Rise Against

Vessel by Nine Inch Nails

Saved by Spill Canvas

To the Beat of Our Noisy Hearts by Matt Nathanson

Lullaby by Spill Canvas

All in by Lifehouse

The Only Exception by Paramore

Fearless by Taylor Swift

Book Two: Breathless

Changes by A Cursive Memory

Kiss Me Thru the Phone by iSouljaBoyTellem

One Thing is For Sure by Spill Canvas

Days Go By by Lifehouse

All Summer Long by The Beach Boys

At Full Speed by Jack’s Mannequin

Campus by Vampire Weekend

If It Wasn’t For the Night by Abba

Lucky by Jason Mraz featuring Colbie Caillat

Wherever You Will Go by The Calling

Adrift by Jack Johnson

All I Need by Mat Kearney

All We Are by Matt Nathanson

Ready to Fall by Rise Against

Wish You Were Here by Incubus

Sideways by Citizen Cope

Apres Moi by Regina Spektor

Go Go Go by The 88

Know Your Enemy by Green Day

All You Did Was Save My Life by Our Lady Peace

Will I Drown by Adam Pascal

Kids in Love by Mayday Parade

Dying Day by Brandi Carlile

Book Three: Restless

Of all the books in The King Series, Restless probably found most of its inspiration in music. When I heard Lifehouse’s Come Back Down, I knew what was going to happen with Tasmyn and Michael. And You and I by The Kin gave me the confidence that it was all going to end up okay. . .no matter what. (No spoilers here!)

Before It Breaks  Brandi Carlisle (Tasmyn loves Brandi Carlisle, and she listened to this song quite a bit during Restless)

Bound to Happen  Spill Canvas (Spill Canvas is amazing, and this song speaks to a certain element of Tasmyn’s thought process.)

Can’t Break Her Fall Mat Kearney (Although Michael prefers bands and singers who peaked before 1960, he would appreciate the sentiment in this song by the incredible Mat Kearney.)

This Ain’t Goodbye Train (Train could sing the phone book and I’d show up. Another Michael song here.)

Just To See You Smile Tim McGraw (This is one of Tim McGraw’s older songs, and for my money, one of the saddest. Talk about sacrificial love. . .yeah, this is it.)

Let Me Go  3 Doors Down (3 Doors Down. Wow. A Tas song.)

Goodbye  Secondhand Serenade (This was going through Tasmyn’s mind near the beginning of the book.)

Rhiannon  Fleetwood Mac (This is the best witch song ever, vocals by the incomparable Stevie Nicks. It’s for Marica and Nell. . .and Tas.)

Believe  Staind (Another Michael song.  This one breaks my heart!)

Anywhere But Here  Mayday Parade (Tas loves Mayday Parade. They rock. And this is a thought that frequently crossed her mind. . .)

Yesterday Adam Levine (Yes, this is the version from the TV show The Voice. It’s beautiful, and it would be Michael’s choice. Nothing against The Beatles. . .)

Stronger  Kelly Clarkson (This one’s for you, Rafe!)

I Never Told You  Colbie Caillet (Everyone needs a little Colbie.)

Come Back to Me  David Cook (Michael, to Tas.)

Somewhere Out There  Our Lady Peace (This one works for either Michael or Rafe. They could both relate. Plus, it has a line about purple hair, so it had to be on this list.)

If You Only Knew  Shinedown (Yup. Michael.)

Not Meant To Be  Theory of a Deadman (Tasmyn, as related to Michael OR Rafe.)

Breathe Me  Sia (Tasmyn. . .and Rafe)

Come Back Down  Lifehouse (The anchor of Restless and a dang good song.)

Never Bloom Again  The Perishers (Tasmyn)

Come Around  Stars Go Dim (Another Michael OR Rafe song.  I adore Stars Go Dim.)

Always   Switchfoot (Michael. And then again, Rafe. )

Already Home   Ha-Ash (with Brandi Carlisle) (This is beautiful and makes me cry. But it’s hope and redemption and love.)

You & I   The Kin (Oh, yeah!!)

Book Four: Endless

Rhythm of Love  Plain White T’s

All In Lifehouse

Mine   Taylor Swift

Be My Only   FM Radio

Time is Coming   The Elected

I Belong To You (Mon Coeur S’ouvre À Ta Voix)  Muse

Let It Be Me  The Everly Brothers

Romeo’s Tune Keith Urban

Just a Kiss Lady Antebellum

Without Fear   Lacuna Coil

Arms Christina Perri

Begin Again (Reggae Version)  Colbie Caillat

You and I  Lady GaGa

By Your Side  Lifehouse

Parachute Train

If There Was No You   Brandi Carlile

I Won’t Give Up Jason Mraz

Turning Page Sleeping at Last

Dark Side Kelly Clarkson

Falling The Civil Wars

Little Talks Of Monsters and Men

Heavy Cross Gossip

Two is Better Than One  BoysLikeGirls



Peace, love and romance~