Top Ten Tuesday (44) : Top Ten EMOTIONAL Songs I Wish That Were Books

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Brokeandbookish. This week’s theme is a freebie theme about music. I don’t know why, but, while I searched songs for that topic, I ended up with an awful lot of EMOTIONAL songs, so I guess that’ll be my topic. Listen to all of these, if you don’t know them, and please, cry with me. I’ll provide you tissues, and we can write emotional books to go with these together, after, if those inspire you !

1 • James Bay, Let it Go

THAT song. I first heard it on The Royals (this show is CRAZY, btw), and I fell in love with it. I can pretty much imagine a sob story or something contemporary and sweet about, well, letting go.

2 • Taylor Swift, All too Well

THIS is my favorite song of all times, I think. Because it tells a story. And I’m always feeling a bit unsatisfied when I listen to it, because I would love to read that story. Maybe I should WRITE it?


3 •  You Me At Six, Fireworks

Okay, confession time: that song has been, for years, my to-go song to get inspired to write. I just feel like it’s so powerful, and expresses so many feelings…I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure if it were a book, I would cry over it for days.

4 • Ellie Goulding, I know you care

I feel like this post is going to be full of sad songs, and let me apologize. BUT this song is so beautiful, and I mean, sorry about the video, but, Ross and Rachel…I cried. I would read the book for that song, and it would break my heart.

5 • Ed Sheeran, Photograph


For that beautiful song, I think I would see a story about childhood, maybe about childhood love -my favorite trope, sorry-, about memories, past and present colliding…That would be a good contemporary story!

6 • The Veronicas, Revenge is sweeter than you ever were

I don’t know if any of you guys know those amazing Australian twins. They’re my favorite singers, I think, and I just love all of her songs. Somehow, with this topic, I picked out this one, because, who doesn’t love a sweet revenge story? .

7 • Sia, Alive


I really like Sia’s songs, I think they are very powerful, and I’m pretty amazed by all the dance moves in her video clips. I have no idea why, but with that song, I would perfectly imagine a kind of dystopian story….

8 • Jimmy Eat World, Hear You Me

Okay, I found out about that song on A Cinderella Story movie, with Hillary Duff. I’m not even sorry. I just love that song so, so much, and I would imagine a story about going away, or about finding who you are, a coming of age story.


9 • All Time Low, Remembering Sunday

I just found out that song, again, and I just remembered how much I LOVED it. Raw emotions, crazy lyrics, I don’t know, but I feel like if this song were a book, it would be one I LOVE.

10 • Ron Pope, In my bones


This song is absolutely beautiful, and if you don’t know about it, well you should listen to it. It’s filled with emotions, and…well, I guess I’m loving when there are EMOTIONS, okay?.

I guess you can deduce from all of that that I’m a big lover of EMOTIONS in songs, and beautiful lyrics. Tell me, which songs would you like to be turned into a book?

What kind of songs do you like to listen to? Emotional, making-me-cry-like-a-baby stuff, rhythmic songs, a little bit of everything? Let me know in comments💬

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46 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (44) : Top Ten EMOTIONAL Songs I Wish That Were Books

  1. I love deep and emotional songs! I just can connect so much better with them, I love going deep into the lyrics and pulling apart the emotions as I listen to the rhythm and the music! These are some lovely song choices.

    Great post Marie!

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    1. I found out about that song thanks to the royals -one of the many reasons why that show is AWESOME, I miss it already 😦 -, and I love it so much! ❤
      you're right, they're kind of under the radar these past years, despite their new album…it's too bad, I think!
      Thank you so much Catia! ❤ (I'm sorry, I can't do the accent on my keyboard 😦 )

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  2. Ooooh I’d love to see any of James Bay’s songs made into novels, or be a part of any romatic movie’s soundtrack. Just like Ed Sheeran’s lyrics, both write such wonderful lines that beg to be read and heard 😀 great list Marie! this week was probably the hardest TTT for me but I love how I’m discovering so many new artists to listen to 😀

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    1. Yes exactly! I love their lyrics so, so much, they are so powerful and filled with emotions, it breaks my heart all the time. Thank you so much Joan! ❤ I agree, I had such a hard time doing this post, at first, finding out which songs to pick, ahah. But yes, for once we'll find new songs to add to our playlists, instead of adding to our TBR :p

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  3. I’m not a huge Taylor Swift fan but I agree that song would make a good book.

    I listen to a little bit of everything, I love songs with powerful messages the ones that make you cry and the ones that make you feel good.

    I love your blog name by the way!

    Tina The Bookworm

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  4. Have you seen the trailer for Me Before You?? It has Ed Sheeran’s Photograph in it… and although the movie is based on the book which isn’t based on the song (ITS A BIT CONFUSING, SORRY), the book is FANTASTIC, and I think it reflects the song really well, albeit in a different way to what you wrote in your post 🙂

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  5. OH MY GOSH, I love that you mentioned All Time Low! They’re one of my all time favorite bands and just listening to their music gives me so many great memories from when I was in school before college. I love this week’s T10T topic. I wish I participated! I would have totally made it K-pop inspired or something. XD


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