Sophia’s Playlist Makes a Dedication to Book Tropes

Posted September 1, 2015 by Sophia
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I read far too much for my own good during the summer. It’s full of reading, writing reviews, and working, among other things. Other things meaning procrastinating on AP English summer homework, figuring out how this domain thing works, and amusing Lupe through Kik with my sarcasm and snark. Meanwhile, other soon-to-be seniors are probably visiting colleges. Not exactly going to happen.

In that college search I randomly got a brochure from a college I never even considered but despite the distance, they may have won me over just by the in-state resident cost. And then I got told (mom) I should still just stick with community college. Fun fact: It won’t impact me (considering my current ACT score) if I go community college and then transfer. That is a BIG plus on my radar.

In the entire two months of summer, I haven’t actually come up with a single discussion post until I listened to a really random song and it reminded me of certain book tropes. I think you know what happened next. (I totally went through my playlist.)

Have I mentioned I’m on a discussion spree of sorts? It’s weird. Maybe it’s my version of reviewing hiatus (we’ll talk later next week).

Onward… to music! I don’t know if all of these are on YouTube (nor did I have time to actually look them up). I believe most, if not all, are on Spotify. (I’m sorry if I made you hunt, okay?)

Plus, have I mentioned it would take a while to load if I put a bunch of music videos? :p

Apple & Cinnamon – Utada (aka Utada Hikaru)

To that relationship that goes well and then breaks up, and to that person who falls for someone normally out of their spectrum.

Beat the System – Alyson Stoner
To the rebellions that form and anything that contains a lottery.

Beyond the Veil – Lindsey Stirling
To the enclosed societies.

Beautiful Stranger – f(x)
To the Edward Cullens, Christian Greys, Kami Garcia and I finally agree on something by this point: the best friend never wins.

Bring Me to Life – Evanescence
To the characters who are just mopey and slink around until someone brings them to life again (read: the love interest).

Hurry Up and Save Me – Tiffany Giardina
To the damsels in distress who can’t seem to save themselves for the life of them.

I Did It For Love – BoA
To the impulsive and reckless characters who come up with this excuse: BECAUSE I LOVE YOU. And then lip smashing occurs.

Love the Way You Lie – Eminem ft. Rhianna
To Contemporary and New Adult. Abusive relationships seem to be the topic a lot.

Obsessed – BoA
To the Romeos and Juliets out there. Except… Romeo and Juliet weren’t that obsessed with each other. I think we’re talking one level above love at first sight.

Royals – Lorde
To the Queen Bee and company. That includes whiny princesses and her subjects. And whiny princes. Except… I haven’t come across a whiny prince… YET.

Scream – BoA
To the horror novels. “There’s nobody to hear. It doesn’t matter – it’s only you and me and all of your fears.” (I QUOTED!)

Stars Align – Lindsey Stirling
To the happily ever after, when their stars align. Unless, of course, you’re Hazel Lancaster. There was a fault or two in her stars.

Should the songs in your playlist ever write a dedication, which songs would they be? Any particular tropes that pop up when you listen to a particular song? Have any of you guys taken a gap year or know someone that has? What are the consequences, if any?


Sophia is a socially awkward Communications major who has a GIF for nearly everything and is frequently in a Hogwarts House Crisis. More of her bookish reviews can be found at The Arts STL.

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