Books singing
June 06, 2021

A playlist: Musicians using books as the inspiration for their songs

Jefferson Airplane

Medium wants us to read more, so they've made a list of the most popular songs inspired by books. There are: 'Pet Sematary' written by the Ramones (1989) after Stephen King himself asked the band to write a song for the 1989 film adaptation of his novel; 'The Ghost of Tom Joad' by Bruce Springsteen (1995) iwas nspired by John Steinbeck’s novel 'The Grapes of Wrath'; 'Shiver Me Timbers' by Tom Waits (1974) pulls from Herman Melville’s 'Moby Dick' and Jack London’s novel 'Martin Eden'; 'Ramble On' by Led Zeppelin (1969) is deep into 'Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'; 'White Rabbit' by Jefferson Airplane (1967) is Lewis Carroll’s 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking-Glass' set to music.