Monday 4 April 2016

The Wedding Date Playlist

One of the fun things I find after writing a book (or sometimes during the writing process) is putting together a playlist that represents either the theme, mood or storyline of the book - or sometimes a combination of the three.

Here's the playlist I put together for The Wedding Date:

Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s

I'm sorry, Delilah but it had to go in there (it was either this or Tom Jones' Delilah. I plumped for Plain White T's). If you've read the book, you'll know that Delilah is sometimes teased about her name. And if you haven't read the book, you know it now anyway!

Out of Reach - Gabrielle

I chose Gabrielle's Out of Reach as it mirrors Delilah's relationship with Ben. She was (and still is) in love with him, but were his feelings ever really as strong as hers?

Hopelessly Devoted To You – Olivia Newton-John

Hopelessly Devoted To You is represents Delilah at the beginning of the book. She's still completely hung up on her ex and secretly hopes that they will get back together somewhere down the line.

Also, Delilah is a massive fan of musicals so a song from Grease is perfect for her!

Survivor – Destiny’s Child

I needed to put a little message in there for Delilah that she will get through her break-up with Ben, one way or another. It was a toss up between Survivor, Gloria Gaynor's cheese-fest I Will Survive or Cee Lo Green's Fuck You. I went for the non-cheese, non-sweary option.

Love Today – Mika

Love Today is a happy, upbeat song that I think represents Delilah's return to the dating world. A few of the lyrics are a bit questionable but I'm sticking to the fun, meeting-new-people-and-perhaps-falling-in-love vibe. Plus, the dating website/app that Delilah uses is called Love Today!

Crazy For You – Madonna

We already know Delilah is madly in love with Ben in the beginning, but this song fits in with her story later on. But is it Ben she's still crazy for... or someone else?

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

I've chosen a happy, laid-back song to end the playlist with. But who would Delilah dedicate this song to?

I hope you enjoyed The Wedding Date's playlist.

If you've read the book, I'd love to hear what you thought. Give me a shout on Twitter or Facebook or leave a review over on Amazon here. If you haven't read the book, read on for more details...

Delilah James, singleton and smoothie-addict, has six months to find a date for her oldest friend’s wedding. Oh, and to prove to her ex, best man Ben, that she has totally moved on since he dumped her out-of-the-blue nine months, eight days and seventeen hours ago…

So, with her two BFFs playing Cupid, Delilah launches herself into the high-tech, fast-paced and frankly terrifying world of dating. Luckily there’s the hot new guy at work, Adam Sinclair, to practice her flirting on – even if, as a colleague, he’s strictly off-limits!

Yet time’s running out and date after disastrous date forces Delilah to tell a little white lie – and invent a fake boyfriend! But will her secret crush on Adam ruin everything? Does she even care about Ben anymore? And is it too late to untangle her web of lies and take a real date to the wedding…?

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