It’s no secret that music breathes life into my writing sessions. I am very much driven in my craft by a song’s flow. For those who know me, this shouldn’t come as a surprise, and this method has yet to steer me wrong. For today’s musically charged post, I’m sharing ten songs from the 1940s that drive my writing. This is also a great playlist for 4th of July fireworks, or to play on a train (not even kidding about the train). My love for music of this era comes from my Grandma Redman. When I spent afternoons with her as a kid, she always had either these tunes or the Oldies on the radio.
I hope you’ll also check out other posts I have for this “Music That Drives My Writing” blog series – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3: the Kpop Edition, and Part 4: The Film Score Edition. This is Part 5. I hope some of the names look familiar!
1. “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by The Andrews Sisters
2. “In the Mood” by Glenn Miller
3. “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Benny Goodman
4. “Begin the Beguine” by Artie Shaw
5. “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head” by Dean Martin
6. “Beyond the Sea” by Bobby Darin
7. “Come Fly With Me” by Frank Sinatra
8. “Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny Oh!” by The Andrews Sisters
9. “Lazy River” by Bobby Darin
10. “I’ve Got A Gal in Kalamazoo” by Glenn Miller